Illinois couples taking advantage of civil unions

According to a release from Equality Illinois, almost 4000 couples have taken advantage of the new Civil Union law that went into effect in Illinois on June 1st.  I know that I was one of those couples when I married, er I mean Civil Unionized, with my partner this summer. Equality Illinois went to every... Read more »

Big Gay Kiss in FIFA 2012

Now I’ll be one of the last people in the world to say that I know anything about sports – but I do know that there is a big old gay kiss in the current version of the soccer video game FIFA 2012. Through a bug or who knows what, in the clip it appears... Read more »

Rick Perry has most hated video on YouTube

Rick Perry, you know that Texas guy that’s trying to get the Republican nomination for President, well apparently he’s more hated than Rebecca Black if you can believe that – at least on YouTube that is. For quite a while now, the Rebecca Black train wreck song “Friday” was the most hated song on YouTube... Read more »

VIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell talks about her engagement

Here’s a great video clip of Rosie O’Donnell talking about her recent engagement to Michelle Round.

We are truly insignificant

With all the in-fighting and politicking going on lately, sometimes we need to step back and realize just how insignificant we really are. Please take 6 minutes and 41 seconds from your oh so busy life and watch this video – and then breathe! The Known Universe from AMNH on Vimeo.

Rosie O'Donnell engaged - expects to get married over Christmas

Rosie O'Donnell engaged - expects to get married over Christmas
Chicago has been good to Rosie O'Donnell, she announced to her show audience last Friday that she's engaged!  CONGRATULATIONS to the both of you! Yep, she and partner Michelle Rounds will apparently be "tying the knot" during the Christmas break - I think that's wonderful.  But I have a feeling that she won't be doing it here in Illinois, she'll most likely be flying back to New York where same-sex couples now enjoy the benefit of in Illinois we only have Civil Unions. So why doesn't she get married here, well quite frankly it's because Illinois only offers same-sex Civil Unions - not full marriage like they do in New York and six other states (Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, DC).  What's the difference you ask between Civil Unions and Marriage?  A LOT!  Click through to read more about the differences between marriage and civil unions...

Michele Bachman and the young activist

Michelle Bachman got an ear full from 8 year-old Elijah, just watch: It’s kind of hard to hear but apparently Elijah said that his Mom was gay and that she didn’t need fixing. The look on Michelle’s face is PRICELESS!   **UPDATE**  Here’s an update from the person that actually took the video – Jennifer... Read more »

Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day
Do you know your status?  Check over here for some startling statistics and testing resources.

HIV out of control in US patients

In these few days leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1st, the CDC has released a report that in US patients infected with HIV, 3 out of 4,  don’t have the virus under control with treatment. The CDC reports that only 28% of those infected with HIV have the virus “under control” meaning... Read more »

Illinois Allows Joint Tax Filing for Civil Union Couples

Hot off the presses! Well the internet presses that is. Illinois couples in a civil union will for the first time ever in the state be able to file joint state tax returns – the same as heterosexual couples. Here’s all the news from Equality Illinois: Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest organization advocating... Read more »