Parents of Rutgers student who committed suicide say “Sin needs to be taken out of homosexuality” – Rock Center with Brian Williams

But the Clementis also say they realize their son was wrestling with demons unrelated to the spying incident. Just weeks before he left home to attend Rutgers he told his mother he was gay. She says the news “shocked” her, in part because of her strong Christian faith. Since then she says she’s gone from “point A” in her beliefs “to point B.”

“Was that point A, the point of “homosexuality is a sin?” asked Holt.

“Well, yes,” Mrs. Clementi answered. “And of trying to just accept it.”

She said she also realizes that Tyler may have misread her reaction during their conversation. He later texted a friend that his mother had rejected him after he came out to her.

“It just was like a dagger,” Mrs. Clementi said. “And that took me a long time to process. Because I did not think I had rejected him.”

via Parents of Rutgers student who committed suicide say “Sin needs to be taken out of homosexuality” – Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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The Out Traveler G.P.S.*: Top 10 Gayest Neighborhoods in America

The list for male same-sex couples is as follows:

  1. (94114) The Castro, San Francisco, Calif.
  2. (92264) Palm Springs, Calif.
  3. (02657) Provincetown, Cape Code, Mass.
  4. (92262) Palm Springs, Calif.
  5. (33305) Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  6. (90069) West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  7. (94131) Noe Valley/Glen Park/ Diamond Heights, San Francisco, Calif.
  8. (75219) Oak Lawn, Dallas, Tex.
  9. (19971) Rehoboth Beach, Del.
  10. (48069) Pleasant Ridge, suburban Detroit, Mich.

As for the ladies, the top spot goes to Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass. I know, another shocker. But isn’t there comfort in knowing where to find out kin? Here’s the top 10:

  1. (02657) Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass.
  2. (01062) Northampton, Mass.
  3. (01060) Northampton, Mass.
  4. (02130) Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  5. (19971) Rehoboth Beach, Del.
  6. (95446) Guerneville, north of San Francisco, Calif.
  7. (02667) Wellfleet, Cape Code, Mass.
  8. (94619) Redwood Heights/ Skyline, Oakland, Calif.
  9. (30002) Avondale Estates, suburban Atlanta, Ga.
  10. (94114) The Castro, San Francisco, Calif

via The Out Traveler G.P.S.*: Top 10 Gayest Neighborhoods in America.

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Gay Pride: The world through rainbow-colored glasses

This week, the Pentagon held its first ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Event, nine months after the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy officially ended government-sanctioned discrimination against gays serving in the military.

LGBT pride is celebrated every June, commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 — the start of the modern gay rights movement and remembers the struggles and victories of the movement. Today, this “out and proud” mentality emphasizes a culture and community of diversity, tolerance, fashion and flare.

via Gay Pride: The world through rainbow-colored glasses.

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