A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
Topics you'll see:
Queer - Liberalism - Activism - Student Issues- Public Transportation - Peace - Environmentalism - Politics - Law - Atheism - Vegetarianism - Feminism - Sex Positivity - Philosophy.

Opponents of Marriage Equality Are Pretending To Be Proponents of It and Are Lying To Voters

Opponents of marriage equality have reached a new low. They have been calling voters in Washington who support marriage equality and lying to them, telling them they need to reject Ref. 74 in order to allow same-sex marriage.

Which is the exact opposite of true.

They are flat out lying to voters and saying they’re volunteering with “Citizens of Washington United for Marriage.” That organization does not exist. But it sounds a lot like Washington United for Marriage, the organization actually working to educate voters about the importance of approving Referendum 74.

Read more at PamsHouseBlend.com

Remember to APPROVE Ref 74

Shoreline Council Votes to Support Referendum 74 for Gay Marriage and Gay Families

Mayor Keith McGlashan, who is openly gay and single, pointed out that the 2010 Census shows that more and more gay couples are moving from big cities like Seattle in suburbs like Shoreline. He also noted his work on the issue as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officals Committee with the National League of Cities and the fact gay marriage is part of the Democratic Party platform this year.

"I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime," he said.

Read more at Shoreline.Patch.com

Washington State Immigrant-rights group endorses same-sex marriage

While OneAmerica’s decision to join the Washington United for Marriage campaign didn’t come with a formal agreement that gays would stand alongside immigrants in lobbying for change, such support was understood — part of a long-term goal to strengthen an alliance that, on the local level, had already begun to take hold.

"It’s certainly an expectation that I hope will be realized," Fraga said of gays working with immigrants. In the past, gay-rights groups like Equal Rights Washington, have quietly partnered with OneAmerica on various immigration issues, including a boycott of the state of Arizona after that state passed a tough immigration law.

Read more at SeattleTimes.com


First introduced last year, The Gay helped us raise over $10,000 for the It Gets Better Project. This year, we are donating 25% of June’s proceeds from The Gay (and The BabyGay) to raise funds for Washington United for Marriage Equality. Our delicious vanilla cake, infused with rainbow sprinkles, is topped with our vanilla buttercream frosting, and then sprinkled with more rainbows.
Delicious and philanthropic —- could this cupcake be more fabulous?

They’re combining my two favorite activities— activism and cupcake eating

First introduced last year, The Gay helped us raise over $10,000 for the It Gets Better Project. This year, we are donating 25% of June’s proceeds from The Gay (and The BabyGay) to raise funds for Washington United for Marriage Equality. Our delicious vanilla cake, infused with rainbow sprinkles, is topped with our vanilla buttercream frosting, and then sprinkled with more rainbows.

Delicious and philanthropic —- could this cupcake be more fabulous?

They’re combining my two favorite activities— activism and cupcake eating

Take a moment to check out Washington United for Marriage

Take a moment to check out Washington United for Marriage