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Barbra Streisand on gay marriage…

About 1991, tabloids outed Jason Gould as being gay. In an interview with The Advocate published August 17, 1999, Barbra Streisand said:

I would never wish for my son to be anything but what he is. He is bright, kind, sensitive, caring, and a very conscientious and good person. He is a very gifted actor and filmmaker. What more could a parent ask for in their child? I have been truly blessed. Most parents feel that their child is particularly special, and I am no different. I have a wonderful son. My only wish for my son, Jason, is that he continues to experience a rich life of love, happiness, joy, and fulfillment, both creatively and personally.

Nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong. I will never forget how it made me shudder to hear Pat Buchanan say that he stood ‘with George Bush against the immoral idea that gay and lesbian couples should have the same standing in law as married men and women.’ Who is Pat Buchanan to pronounce anyone’s love invalid? How can he deny the profound love felt by one human being for another? … Unfortunately, however, as long as people like Newt Gingrich and Pat Buchanan continue in public life, the fight to codify gay marriages will be a tough battle to win.

miss egg mission!

there is this cool new COSMETICS brand, ELLIS FAAS. yet miss egg had some serious question before jumping into all the colors…
Dear Miss Egg,

Thanks for your email. And noooo, of course we don’t test on animals!! Apart from that being illegal in Europe, Ellis has been a vegetarian all here life, so…. We have even trademarked the tongue-in-cheek slogan “Only tested on Supermodels” ;).

Regarding the organic resources: there are natural ingredients in our products, but we find that looking for manufacturers whose products cause the least amount of allergic reactions and so on, is more important than necessarily use organic products. But if there is a choice between products that are good or bad for the environment, of course we choose the good ones!

Does that answer your questions? Hope so!
All best,
Thijs


ELLIS FAAS COSMETICS BV
Thijs Faas – Director Communications & Marketing
PO Box 15593 – 1001 NB Amsterdam
http://www.ELLISFAAS.com

Turkey: Transgender Activist Murdered


The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today.
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This is the second killing of a member of Lambda Istanbul in the past year. In July 2008, an unknown person shot and killed 26-year-old Ahmet Yildiz as he was leaving a café near the Bosporus. No one has been charged with this crime.