Diversity skeletons video goes viral
A video by the public service group Ads Council featuring kissing skeletons has gained 40-million views on YouTube. The video promotes acceptance of diverse relationships using an “x-ray screen.” Watch it here.
Take the Home Office quiz
After a lawyer for the UK Home Office argued this week that a Nigerian refugee couldn’t be lesbian because she had children, the Mirror created a quiz to find out if the Home Office thinks you’re gay. Hint: You’d better never have had a straight experience, or believe in God.
Neil Patrick Harris: My soul couldn’t handle another Oscars
After mixed reviews of his role as Oscar host, Neil Patrick Harris told the Huffington Post that he wouldn’t likely host again. “I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it,” he said.
Obama invokes gay rights at Selma
On the 50th anniversary of the march for racial equality in Selma, Alabama, US President Barack Obama connected black activists to the contemporary gay rights movement: “Because of what they did, the doors of opportunity swung open not just for African-Americans, but for every American. Women marched through those doors. Latinos marched through those doors. Asian-Americans, gay Americans, and Americans with disabilities came through those doors… We are the gay Americans whose blood ran on the streets of San Francisco and New York, just as blood ran down this bridge.”
One in five gay UK teens face bullying
According to a study by the UK’s National AIDS Trust, one in five gay teenagers in the country are bullied by teachers and classmates. The study also suggested that poor sex education is driving rising HIV rates among young gay men.