At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blinded to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere.
Today in Russia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people are facing harassment, arrest and violence under a set of horrific new laws. For their sake, we must come together and start an uprising of love.
THE GOAL OF THIS MOVEMENT IS TWOFOLD:
1. To support the LGBTI community in Russia and foster an atmosphere where Russians feel bolstered to be themselves and speak up for this cause.
2. To raise awareness among the international community to continue to build public pressure and vigilance.
“When I first met Bryan Lourd, I thought, Jay Gatsby is alive and well and living in Beverly Hills. He’s a little Mother Teresa, a little Tony Soprano,” announced Matt Bomer, whose husband, Simon Halls, was Lourd’s college roommate. Bomer then called a surprise guest to join him onstage in a duet—Lourd’s 21-year-old daughter, Billie, who wowed a not-easy-to-please crowd with a rendition of Neil Young’s “Old Man.” “Dad, we couldn’t find a song called ‘Middle-Aged Man.’ ” [vogue.com]
Matt Bomer and his partner Simon Halls cuddle on a couch together at PRIVE club on Sunday evening (January 19) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The 36-year-old White Collar actor reportedly threw his partner a 50th birthday bash at the club that evening with pals Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos, who shared kisses on the dance floor. Part 1 of 3. [x]
The 36-year-old White Collar actor reportedly organized the trip to celebrate Simon‘s 50th birthday, which was last weekend. Joining along for the vacation were talk show host Kelly Ripa and her handsome hubby Mark Consuelos. [x]