LGBTQ Helpline Calls In Taiwan Surge After Marriage Vote; Rider University’s No Way To Chick-fil-A; Ryan Murphy’s Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

LGBTQ Helpline Calls In Taiwan Surges After Marriage Vote

This is what can happen when life altering equality issues like same sex marriage are left up to common voters to decide. And my heart breaks for the LGBTQ people in Taiwan.

LGBTI people in Taiwan are suffering greatly after losing three referendums on their rights, with calls to a LGBTI helpline jumping 40%.
On Saturday (24 November), the country went to the polls to vote in general elections and the referendums. Voters said no to changing the Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage. They also voted against teaching gender equality in schools and to keep the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Here’s more. It wasn’t easy in the US either, and I remember feeling down most of the time during the process of legalizing same sex marriage. It took decades. 

Rider University’s No Way To Chick-fil-A
This happened at Rider University in New Jersey, which isn’t that far from where I live in New Hope, PA. So I heard about this on local news earlier this week. 
A private university in New Jersey removed Chick-fil-A as an option for a new campus restaurant due to the company’s perceived anti-LGBTI record.
Chick-fil-A responded with this statement.
 ‘We have no policy of discrimination against any group, and we do not have a political or social agenda. More than 120,000 people from all different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand.’

Ryan Murphy’s Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
It’s not easy for anyone who is LGBTQ to reach this point in life, especially in Hollywood. He’s brought a lot more LGBTQ content into the mainstream, which I think helped sway public opinion in many ways. 
This just in: Ryan Murphy is being honored with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining the ranks of several other iconic LGBTQ celebrities, including Ellen Degeneres, Elton John, and Nathan Lane.


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