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YouTube: So, my GF and I met this lesbian couple at the club and we we’re going to go to the next one with them. Out of the parking lot we saw them get into a verbal confrontation with a group of people… we pulled over and tried to talk them down. That did not work, one of the girls stormed across the street and started pounding on the car the people got into… they ended up fighting. What you saw was the aftermath of the FIRST fight, the Silver Infiniti was trying to make its way through the intersection when the two drunk girls started pounding on their car too… I was NOT getting in the middle of this drunken fist swinging fest.
- Of Course Someone Captured Footage Of This Street-Fighting Lesbian Couple [Video] (deadspin.com)
- It’s Time To Cry: Lesbian Couple Gets Engaged During Hockey Halftime (thefrisky.com)
- Gay Mormon students at BYU come out in Web video (washingtontimes.com)
- ‘Listen from the Heart’ to This Lesbian Couple’s Story: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
By: Kelli Knight
A lesbian couple from Norway rescued 40 children during the Utoya Island youth camp attacks was nothing short of amazing, but has gained very little recognition internationally. Many feel that the lack of exposure is due to discrimination.
Hege Dalen and her partner, Toril Hansen, were two very brave INDIVIDUALS, regardless of their sexual orientation. They should be rewarded for their sheer instinct to protect and help children that were frightened and confused. They “braved gunfire while making trips to lift frightened youngsters from the water surrounding the island. ”
The original report, from The Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat was translated by the blog Talk About Equality:
“We were eating. Then shooting and then the awful screaming. We saw how the young people ran in panic into the lake,” says Dalen to HS in an interview. The couple immediately took action and pushed the boat into Lake Tyrifjorden.
Dalen and Hansen drove the boat to the island, picked up from the water victims in shock in, the young and wounded, and transported them to the opposite shore to the mainland. Between runs they saw that the bullets had hit the right side of the boat. Since there were so many and not all fit at once aboard, they returned to the island four times.
“We did not sleep last night at all. Today, we have been together and talked about the events,” Dalen said.
Let’s hope that the media didn’t delay in reporting this coverage for over a week due to homophobia. I find that hard to believe, what with the internet and all, but I’d hope that no one would be hateful to people who sacrificed their own lives for the lives of 40 children.
Married Gay Couple Wins Fight Against Deportation
Richard Lawson — Though New Jersey couple Josh Vandiver, a Princeton grad student, and Henry Velandia, a Venezuelan dancer, were legally married in Connecticut, because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Velandia was still facing deportationon an expired visa. Well, no longer!Federal authorities have officially decided to cease deportation procedures, with the simple note that the case is no longer “a priority.” So there’s no official new rule about this or anything (Vandiver still can’t sponsor Velandia for a green card), but it’s still a victory. This is significant because, as the couple’s lawyer points out, it is “the first time immigration officials had made a decision to not deport the spouse of a gay or lesbian American on the basis of their marriage.”
That’s pretty big! Cheers to the happy couple and cheers to the ICE officials and whoever else (judges, etc.) who decided that this was a cruel waste of time. [NJ.com (don't read the comments); photo via Facebook]