The initiative, started a few weeks ago, was created to make support for LGBT equality visible. Celebrities, government leaders and regular folks were asked to upload a photo of themselves holding a paper with the phrase #DejaElMiedoEnElCloset to support the cause.
"Our motivation was to say 'enough' to discrimination, to say what we think and feel without fear," said Antonio Capurro, a founding member of the organization and a leading advocate in Peru.
The colors yellow blue and red stand out on the logotype and are "representative of life, love and harmony… you need all these elements to be reflexive in your actions,” Capurro said.
The campaign has been supported by people from numerous countries, including Long Beach mayor Robert Garcia, the youngest Latino man and also the first openly gay person elected Mayor in California.
A civil unions bill was presented to Congress by congressman Carlos Bruce last September in Peru. According to one survey, by the company IPSOS (Peru) done last April 61% of Peruvians disapproved the civil union. Advocates expect the bill to be discussed soon.
Our friends at Immigration Equality have developed a great, graphic resource for the upcoming election that scores politicians in upcoming races based on their votes, actions and inactions on immigration and LGBT issues together. The scorecard lets you see how someone voted and what they said about the issue.
This easily sharable tool will help folks make important decisions in November.
4) Andrea Parker (Pretty Little Liars) is joining the cast of FOX's Red Band Society as the lesbian mother of one of the pediatric unit's patients. Described as a fashionable and connected woman, the character is determined to get her daughter a heart transplant as soon as possible.
7) This Tuesday was the 10-year anniversary of Tegan and Sara's So Jealous! To commemorate the event they are compiling a book and 3 disc box set, So Jealous X, which is scheduled to be released in December. Pre-orders will begin later this fall, and for more info visit their official site.
8) The new musical Developing Daisy is searching for funding help ahead of their January 2015 production at Manhattan's Theater for the New City. The musical follows Daisy Frank, an aging photographer who comes to term with her long lost relationship and embraces her future with the help of a young new assistant. Learn more about the 3-act musical Developing Daisy at their Indiegogo page and check out one of the show's 15 original songs below.