Pursuit of same-sex marriage promises to be a bumpy one

Americans love our democracy; we want to spread it across the world. We believe in the will of the people. We love our three branches of government, and we are practically giddy electing our peers to represent our districts and our states. And every four years we nearly salivate over the prospect of putting our … Continue reading Pursuit of same-sex marriage promises to be a bumpy one

‘NOH8’ an effective affront to recent wave of hatred

When people see what Adam Bouska captures through the lens of his camera, it’s difficult to deny he has a vision: A world where every face has the chance to express NOH8. NOH8 (phonetically — “no hate”) is a “photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley.” The campaign aims to … Continue reading ‘NOH8’ an effective affront to recent wave of hatred

Memorial Day doesn’t mask divisions from an old war

We united Monday to celebrate Memorial Day, but now it’s time to divide & conquer again. Memorial Day has a disputed origin but an undisputed purpose – to pay respect to fellow countrymen who fought and died during the American Civil War. We’ve been celebrating this national holiday since the late 1800’s, — and we’ve … Continue reading Memorial Day doesn’t mask divisions from an old war

Benham Brothers Believe Bullies got to HGTV

Home and Garden Television made a decision to cancel David and Jason Benham’s Flip it Forward after controversial comments about “homosexuality,” made last year by David Benham, resurfaced. The network hasn’t given a specific reason for abandoning the show, but enough hoopla surrounding Benham’s comments leaves little doubt that his dogmatic views were a factor … Continue reading Benham Brothers Believe Bullies got to HGTV

NOH8 Campaign – Coming to Compass May 5th

In January of this year several of Compass’ staff attended the Creating Change Conference, an annual gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender activists. We encountered the NOH8 Campaign and decided to participate. We recently received our pictures and notice that NOH8 will be making several stops throughout Florida next month. NOH8 is hosting open shoots … Continue reading NOH8 Campaign – Coming to Compass May 5th

PrideFest in Lake Worth – Sarah Greer Santaluces

PrideFest is a celebration to support gay rights in the community and for LGBTQ and their allies to come together for such an occasion. It was a huge party in Lake Worth, right by the beach; there were singers, speakers, dancing and much more. “It was a beautiful day in the downtown area,” said freshmen … Continue reading PrideFest in Lake Worth – Sarah Greer Santaluces

New era dawns where human rights set the Olympic stage

The decision to take an anti-gay campaign abroad – specifically to Russia and the Sochi Olympics – sounded pretty good last year when news broke that Russia’s Vladimir Putin signed bills banning any advocacy for LGBT equality in Russia. The idea became even more tantalizing when Putin signed bills banning the adoption of Russian children … Continue reading New era dawns where human rights set the Olympic stage

Crist’s change on marriage equality fits this “swing” state

If Charlie Crist is as good at being a Democrat as he is at being a punching bag, he’ll be the next governor of Florida. If he is only as good as “just trying to be a good Republican,” Florida’s going to end up with Gov. Rick Scott for another four years. Crist changes political … Continue reading Crist’s change on marriage equality fits this “swing” state