I hope everyone here in the A had an amazing Pride Weekend! To all my LGBTQ friends - you are loved, you are supported, you are valued. I’m proud to be your ally as a human and a small business owner. Feature coming soon *in print* of K & J’s amazing Memorial Day wedding @poncecitymarket. Love is love and theirs was particularly magical to witness.
Photography - @shelbyraephotographs
Planning and Design - @pearlandskyevents
Florals - @wrennwooddesign
Venue - @poncecityroof .
#atlantapride#pride 🌈 #weloveatl#groomandgroom#lgbtqally#gayweddings#loveislove#atlantaweddingplanner#atlantadesigner
Wonder twin powers activate 🤜🤛. We had so much fun at PRIDE. It was so great for my children to see our city and some of the members of the surrounding communities and how they live, have fun, and respect and celebrate each other! Here is my little dude meeting a fellow PRIDE attender. They found each other because of their mesh gloves. Everyone was so kind to one another. I wish the rest of the world loved and celebrated each other’s differences like PRIDE.
Me and my little dude ❤️ If I have anything to do with it [which I do while they live with me🤷🏼♀️], this kid and his sister will grow up knowing that this world has a lot of different people in it and we can either be kind or we can be assholes. And in this family, we choose kind.
Happy to report that after a brief foray into the world of the dressed (so I could go be Liturgist at my church then join the congregation in the Garden State Equality Walk) I am happily back at home. And back in my pajamas. #pride 🌈 #lgbtqally#radicaljesus
CITY OF ASBURY PARK UNVEILS NEW RAINBOW-STRIPED CROSSWALK
Symbol of Diversity and Unity Timed to Coincide with Garden State Equality’s Equality Walk
The City of Asbury Park has unveiled a new rainbow-striped crosswalk on Asbury Avenue in front of the Empress Hotel. The temporary crosswalk was created by resolution to promote awareness of LGBTQ issues in Asbury Park and timed to coincide with Garden State Equality’s Equality Walk, which will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018. “We wanted to do something special to show our support for the LGBTQ community, and for Garden State Equality’s Equality Walk, and we took a cue from Maplewood who was the first municipality in New Jersey to do it, “said Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, “Mayor Moor and Council were quick to support the decision. We hope residents and visitors will see it as more than just a symbol of gay pride, but also as a celebration of the City of Asbury Park being home to one of the most diverse communities in the State of New Jersey.” “The City of Asbury Park is committed to inclusion,” said Mayor John Moor, “and in a time where there seems to be a lot of division and hate, we hope that the new rainbow crosswalk will serve as a daily reminder to treat all people with respect, in addition to serving as a tribute to the ever-growing diversity and acceptance that our City is known for.” “We’d like to thank City officials for continuing to support the LGBTQ community in Asbury Park,” said Christian Fuscarino, Executive Director of Garden State Equality,” It’s more important than ever to focus on inclusion and being that October is LGBTQ History Month, this crosswalk painting is very timely.”For more information on the City of Asbury Park, visit .
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My girl has her outfit ready for PRIDE. We are excited to go to the parade tomorrow to show our love and support for the LGBTQ community. As a Christian it is important for me to teach my children that God is love. We are coming for you Atlanta PRIDE. Bring on the hugs 🤗.
It's DAY FIVE and the last of our #comingoutstories with Darby: "Coming out for me is a constant process of confirming others’ assumptions of me and choosing whether or not to engage in conversation about the Queer and Trans community with them. Going to Long Beach Pride in 2009 is what inspired me to fully come out to family, seeing all the beautiful faces and couples in our rainbow family at Pride gave me hope that I can make life better for myself and other QPOC (Queer People of Color). Since coming out I have gotten involved with as many LGBTQIA organizations and community events in hopes to educate and foster a sense of family among our diverse rainbow family and accomplices. Living as my authentic true self has had its ups and downs, which is the case for everyone, I’m just glad I still have a loving relationship with my family." 🏳️🌈✨💓 Thank you so much for following along and participating with our #comingout celebration this week! 🌈 #loveislove#nationalcomingoutday#lgbtq#beyou#apaitfam#lgbtqhistorymonth
I meant to write something up yesterday for National Coming Out Day, but the day got away from me (as it tends to do!) and I didn’t want it to go unsaid.
We are proud to represent LGBTQIA fiction. We are proud to represent diversity. And we are proud that we are giving the underrepresented the voice and platform that all people deserve.
Thank you to our readers who continue to support us and our titles. And for those of you who subscribe to a label
or not and those of you who are allies to all, love is love and from the bottom of our hearts we value you. ❤️ (A writer friend of mine @horrorscott wrote the post pictured and I think it puts very nicely into words what we feel!) #lgbtq#nationalcomingoutday#allies#lgbtqally#diversefiction#representationmatters#everyonedeservesavoice#loveislove @girlyengine
In honor of Matthew Shepard, a beautiful sky from a place I go to heal my heart. This rainbow is for you. May your soul be at peace. I may not have been an allie for you, but am for so many others. #lgbtqally#matthewsheppard#endhate
Missed posting for #nationalcomingoutday by 4 minutes! 🙊 I was so excited that Worldpay has a LGBTQ+ network, and I joined a couple months ago! To all those who have come out, I think you're incredibly brave and awesome! To those who have not yet, hang in there. 💛 I hope one day that you can be YOU, fearlessly! #lgbtqally#lgbtq#lgbt#noh8#ally#glow 🌈
To all my lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, and non-binary friends, I love you. Whether you are out or not, know how much I (and so many others) support you. Thank you for making me a better, braver person. Thank you for making this world a more beautiful place. Thank you for fighting to be the beauty and truth that you are. And eff you to anyone who doesn’t stand in awe of your awesome courage and light. #myheroes#lgbtqally#lgbtqpride#lgbtq 🌈
I made this beautiful beast for one of my humans this week. Thank #pinterest and #subversivecrossstitches for the inspiration to work from and make a wonderful gift. I can't wait to see this beast on the wall at @ashley.sutton.25 's house. You're my favorite. Stay safe in that stupid hurricane please ❤️ In other news, it's #nationalcomingoutday . I want to thank all my LGBTQ friends for sharing their stories with me, and having the strength to be themselves. For my friends who feel stuck - be it for work, unsupportive family or what have you - you always have a home with me and my family. It's important as an #LGBTQally to be visible. Every person matters and deserves to be their truest self. I'm here for you. I love you. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤
Happy National Coming Out Day 🏳️🌈
May we someday have a world where everyone feels safe enough to live their truth, to love whoever they want without hate or judgment, and to celebrate who they are every day.
In the meantime, here’s to everyone who has paved the way for this day to be possible, everyone who has come out to the rest of the world, everyone who has come out to certain people in their lives, and everyone who hasn’t yet come out to anyone. You always have my support.
Love is love is love. 🌈❤️
Facebook, Why Are You Banning LGBTQ Ads From My News Feed?
From transgender rights to HIV testing, Facebook has admitted to blocking LGBTQ-related ads
Kanishk SinghOct 08, 2018
If you’ve noticed that some LGBTQ-related ads have either been blocked or taken down from Facebook, you’re not the only one. According to an investigation by The Washington Post, dozens of LGBT+ adverts — ranging from transgender rights in The Philippines to anti-LGBT bullying ads in the United States — were blocked by Facebook because the company’s automated and human monitors determined them to be political.
Many advertisers told the publication that LGBT posts concerning pride marches, concerts, conferences, sports events, group therapies as well as HIV testing were all blocked by Facebook.
And now Facebook too has admitted that it had incorrectly censored LGBTQ-related posts as it considered them to be “related to politics and issues of national importance”. Devon Kearns, Facebook’s spokesperson told The Washington Post, “The ones that were incorrectly labelled have been removed from the archive and we apologise for the error. We do not consider all ads that relate to LGBT under this policy, but rather only those that advocate for various policies or political positions, which several of these ads do.” According to Facebook, the posts were erroneously mixed up due to the regulations it had enforced after the meddling of Russian-state actors during the 2016 US elections.
The social media giant came under the scanner after it was reported earlier this year that Facebook had been blocking ad targeting on the basis of sexual orientation, thereby preventing LGBT+ organizations from reaching their target audience. Last year, PinkNews reported that Facebook was taking money from ‘gay cure activists’ who used the social network’s ad tools to target LGBTQ people. In August, it was revealed that Facebook targeted users with ‘predatory’ gay cure adverts that promoted “sexual purity”. #lgbtq2018pride#lgbtqpage#lgbtqartist#lgbtqaplus#lgbtqally#lgbtqhistory#lgbtqart#lgbtqiacommunity#prilaga#lgbtqwedding#lgbtqfriendly#lgbtqaccount#commentforfollow#explorepage ✨💗
It's National Coming Out Day.
As an LGBTQ ally, I am so happy to celebrate and respect this big step in many people's lives.
Notes for allies:
Don't pressure someone to come out, and don't out them yourself - this is a very personal decision for each individual.
It can often take a lot of courage to live authentically in a world that may not always accept you.
If you need resources in coming out, check out this website: https://www.hrc.org/resources/national-coming-out-day
Sending our love to the #LGBTQ community on #NationalComingOutDay . 🌈 We believe love is love and support all those living openly and those who may be struggling. You have an ally in #klsd . 💕