PBCHRC: 6th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament


6th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament
Wellington, Florida
April 11, 2015

Reserve Your Tailgate Now
for the
6th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament
at the International Polo Club Palm Beach
Wellington, Florida

 

 

Every year, the effort and creativity that goes into creating tailgate spaces at the International Gay Polo Tournament becomes more astounding.  Over the years, all of the tailgate spaces have sold out, so those of you who are interested in showing their competitive spirit Those interested in showing their competitive spirit during the tournament and looking to lock in their spaces at this year’s event are encouraged to purchase now.

Tailgate spaces are $375, which includes one tent, six general admission tickets and one field-side parking place.  (Double, Triple and Quadruple tailgate spaces are also available)

This year’s tailgate competition, which will take place on Saturday, April 11, promises to be the biggest, most impressive and most creative. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Most Enthusiastic Spirit, Most Enthusiastic Theme, Best Cuisine, Best Drink, Best Dressed and the all-encompassing Best In Show. RBC Wealth Management is sponsoring the tailgate competition and their representatives will participate in the judging.

This year, the Gay Polo Tournament and Tailgate Competition
will be held at:

3667 120th Avenue South
Wellington, Florida

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The gates open at Noon on Saturday, April 11, 2015
Polo Matches will be held from

1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

General Admission is $25 (Parking additional) 


To book your tailgate call (561) 753-3389
or e-mail dm@phelpsmediagroup.com

 

About the Gay Polo League

The Gay Polo League (“GPL”) is a community that shares a love for adventure, fun and the challenging sport of polo. It is committed to providing members with an enjoyable, supportive and competitive experience. GPL represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. GPL trains and competes in mainstream matches and events while sharing enthusiasm for the sport, to change perceptions about our community. 

Stonewall National Museum & Archives


TOMORROW – THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, at 7 PM  Like us on Facebook
Teacher Accused & Our Lives Together 
by Alvin Granowsky – AUTHOR PRESENTATION

Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery
Dr. Alvin Granowsky shares excerpts from his books
Teacher Accused: When Homophobia Explodes in a Texas Town and Our Lives Together: Two Men in Love. The two novels are realistic tales of bigotry, courage, integrity and, above all, love in a conservative southern town.
Alvin Granowsky brings a career as a teacher, author and educational consultant to this discussion. Books will be available for sale.

LAST DAY – THIS SATURDAY from 2 pm – 10 pm

DAVID LEDDICK: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE
Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery
David Leddick: Portraits of a Life is a retrospective of the life, work and humor of author, actor and raconteur David Leddick. 
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One Night of Great Entertainment, Cocktails,
Sumptuous Food and Incredible Silent Auction Items,
Benefiting Stonewall National Museum & Archives.
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One Night with Cheyenne Jackson
Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ Parker Playhouse
$200 VIP Tickets with Champagne Meet and Greet
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$100 Tickets with Open Bar and Orchestra Seating
Only tickets purchased through Stonewall support our mission.

IGLHRC urges caution while reporting Islamic State extremists punishing gay people


Fridae Correspondent | January 26, 2015

“Widespread publicity potentially exposes their families, loved ones and intimate partners to harm,” says the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has strongly cautioned against labeling the men gay in photos and videos showing them being thrown to their depths from a high tower by Islamic State extremists.

The commission has urged “people of conscience generally in the strongest possible terms against assuming that the men identified as ‘gay’ and against assuming the men engaged in homosexual acts (because) other than the photos themselves, very little is known about these executions.”

This was after video and pictures of Islamic State atrocities recently emerged including two men being thrown to their deaths and reported that this was punishment for being gay.

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Kids ask the darndest questions about lesbian mums


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Joo-Inn Chew with her partner Lindy and their children Jasper, 6, and Suzy, 4. [photo: Stefan Postles]

Joo-Inn Chew | The Daily Life | January 25, 2015

Our son was one, and he’d cracked the biggie. Walking. After months of furniture cruising, he’d reached that mind-blowing evolution-in-fast-motion moment, standing up and taking his first wobbly step. Then another. Now he was staggering from me to my partner, grinning an I-just-joined-the-vertical-ones grin.

We were at the beach, splashing about with all the other holidaymakers. Our son was zig-zagging between us. My girlfriend lucked out as he wobbled to her, peeing excitedly. She made a face and scooped him up to wash him off in the surf. I took a moment to sit back and soak up the sunshine.

A group of kids who had been watching us drifted over. Gangly and wetsuited, they looked about five or six.

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How the GOP became a party of ideological extremism


Damon Linker | The Week | January 27, 2015

As America’s two major political parties have evolved in the direction of philosophical purity over the past half century — with the Democrats emerging as the home of ideological progressivism and the Republicans as the font of ideological conservatism — it has become common for each to accuse the other of extremism.

Republicans call the Democrats strident socialists eager to bring about the End of Freedom in America, while Democrats accuse the Republicans of waging a War on Women, African-Americans, Hispanics, and just about anyone else who isn’t a Wealthy White Man. The vacuous centrism of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom then reinforces the pox-on-both-your-houses narrative, treating both sides as equally to blame for every failure to reach consensus and Get Things Done.

The reality is far less fair and balanced.

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The intellectual face of anti-gay bigotry


Damon Linker | The Week | January 23, 2015

(George Frey/Getty Images)
The fight over same-sex marriage raises many polarizing issues and provokes passionate denunciations on all sides. Among the most common is the claim by those who support gay marriage that all those who oppose it, no matter their reasons, are motivated by anti-gay bigotry.I’ve rejected that argument on numerous occasions. One may hold for religious or other reasons, and without denigrating men and women who experience and act on homosexual desires, that marriage is an institution properly oriented toward procreation and therefore permanently closed to homosexual couples. This isn’t my view; I strongly support gay marriage. But those who take a different position aren’t moral monsters worthy of condemnation. They are fellow citizens attempting to uphold a traditional view of the family and its social purposes that is no longer universally affirmed, but is still perfectly legitimate.And then there are those who really are anti-gay bigots. You’ll still hear them in bars and frat houses, on playgrounds and ballfields around the country, spewing hateful venom at “f–gots” and “d-kes.” In most cases, their views are a product of ignorance and unexamined prejudice.But what about those who should know better?

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GOP Senator Asks Loretta Lynch: Why Is Gay Marriage OK, But Polygamy Isn’t?


Igor Bobic  | Huffington Post | January 28, 2015

During Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope argument often made against the marriage equality movement by inquiring what the legal difference is between marriage of same-sex couples and that of three or more people.

‘What is the legal difference between a state — a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?” he inquired at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “Could you try to articulate how one could be banned under the Constitution and the other not?”

Lynch, who is the current U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, didn’t take the bait. She cited her inexperience in dealing with cases of precedent on the matter, and promised to “look forward to continuing the discussions with you.”

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Sorry, social conservatives: A Supreme Court defense of gay marriage won’t be the next Roe v. Wade


Damon Linker | The Week | January 28, 2015

(Illustration | Image courtesy Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect.Every year in the week surrounding the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion foes organize marches and rallies to proclaim their opposition to the decision, which in 1973 declared the procedure a constitutional right.The Supreme Court guaranteed that the rhetoric surrounding the anniversary would be especially heated this year when on the Friday of the previous week it granted cert in four cases that could produce a majority opinion declaring a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Right on cue, social conservatives responded by linking any such declaration to Roe and its rancorous aftermath. No, the right asserted, a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage will not “settle” the issue. On the contrary, it will recapitulate the powerful and polarizing reaction to the landmark abortion-rights decision, galvanizing a grassroots movement of opposition to the ruling that could eventually reverse it.

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Germaine Greer: Transphobia does not exist


Darren Wee | Gay Star News | January 29, 2015

Australian feminist pioneer Germaine Greer stunned members of Cambridge University’s student union on Monday (26 January) evening with a vitriolic anti-trans rant.

The renowned academic said at the high-security talk that she did not think there was such a thing as transphobia and sex reassignment surgery was ‘unethical.’

‘Women are 51% of the world’s population and [now I’ve been told] I’ve got to worry about transphobia,’ she said.

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Rafael Cruz warns Christians: ‘God will hold you accountable’ if transgender people use public toilets


Tea Party activist Rafael Cruz. Image by Gage Skidmore, via Flickr Creative Commons]