October 7, 2014

My2024: Is there a future for the LGBTQ Movement?

Category: General — Tags: , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:00 pm

Starting today, and running through October 8, you can participate in My2024, a collaboration of The Arcus Foundation, the Institute for Future and a large number of local & national LGBTQ organizations.

My2024 is a national online conversation imagining what the USA may look like for LGBTQ people ten years into the future.

When you sign up to participate, you are able to share any wishes, fears or hopes you may have for the collective future of the LGBTQ movement.

There’s three ways you can take part in this conversation:

•Register at to participate in the October 7-8 event.
•Follow My2024 on Facebook, Twitter @My2024LGBTQ and Instagram @My2024 for news and updates.
•Forward this email to 3 of your friends and share why you’re excited about #My2024

So join the conversation and share your thoughts!

May 12, 2014

Finally Out In the NFL

Category: General — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 3:15 pm

In case you haven’t heard the word by now: the the National Football League (NFL) drafted its first openly gay player over the weekend when the St. Louis Rams picked 24-year old Michael Sam to play defensive end.

It should come as no surprise that the social media reaction to the Rams drafting Sam was swift, as it always is. Thankfully, most of those reactions were overwhelmingly positive, with even President Obama offering his congratulations in a statement released by the White House. Any unfortunate negative reactions that may have occurred in the social media-verse seemed to be mainly in reaction to Sam’s emotionally charged, celebratory kiss with his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Sam and Cammisano’s kiss was aired live on ESPN after his draft pick was annoucned and some commentators, including former and current NFL players, used Twitter to make their displeasure clear about the kiss.

No matter what one’s opinion may be, this will surely go down as a historical moment in both sports and LGBTQ history.