FansShare: Astro compares X Factor sing-off refusal to Muhammad Ali’s refusal to go to war

Do you watch X-FACTOR?? If you do, what was your opinion of the Astro Rant heard ‘round the world? Let us know. 

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Astro compares X Factor sing-off refusal to Muhammad Ali’s refusal to go to war

15 year old X Factor USA contestant Astro, has compared his refusal to perform during Thursday night’s live sing off, to when The Greatest boxer ever, Muhammad Ali refused to go to war. Astro does accept…

There ain't no party like my nanna's tea party: Before I watched Mash Off, I heard a lot of mixed views over the slap....

Calling all XUWC fans and GLeeks! Who do you side with and why?

great-faith-in-fools:

Before I watched Mash Off, I heard a lot of mixed views over the slap. Some sided with Santana, some with Finn.

If I’m honest, I’ll have to side with Santana. She’s a bitch, yes. And she hurts people. But her sexuality is her business. Sure, people had already guessed. But that makes no…


theonlycanvas:

Glee finally started getting better again!

And here’s what you missed…

The Women’s Center held its second ever Gender Based Violence conference on Tuesday, November 8. We had dynamic guests speakers and professionals, students, and everyone in-between traveled to the campus of Xavier University to participate, from miles around. The turn out was stellar, the impact is untold, and the excitement for next year’s conference is already building. Will you be there?

This day in HERstory…
  • Nov 20, 1896 (1965) - Rose Pesotta, union organizer and first woman vice president of the International Ladies Garment Worker Union (ILGWU), 1934
  • Nov 20, 1910 (1985) - Pauli Murray, civil rights lawyer, Episcopal priest, first black person to earn a doctorate at Yale Law School, 1965
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It’s been a while since we have updated. While we haven’t been actively typing out our thoughts and things we would like to share, we want you to know that we have been checking out all the cool, interesting, and inspiring things our followers have had to say. Thank you for letting us in. 

N.J. Anti-Gay comments spark outrage

 

viki-knox.jpgA screenshot of Union Township High School teacher Viki Knox’s Facebook page. School district officials are weighing disciplinary action against Knox for controversial comments she allegedly posted on her personal Facebook page. 

UNION — The Union Township Schools Facebook controversy has gone viral.

The Union Board of Education president said the district has received e-mails from across the globe since The Star-Ledger first reported on nj.com last week that a Union High School teacher had posted remarks critical of a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History Month display inside the school.

“We’ve been getting e-mails from all over the country, all over the world, actually,” said Francis Perkins, the board president, who declined to comment on a district investigation into the matter.

Read more: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/10/more_than_75000_people_sign_on.html

Jane Lynch at a signing for her new autobiography “Happy Accidents”
In Celebration of National GLBT History Month…

You ever wonder what life would be like as arguably one of the nations most famous character actresses starring in a smash-hit TV series, someone who also just happens to be gay in America?

Yeah, I thought you might’ve.

Well look no further than Jane Lynch’s New York Times Bestselling autobiography “Happy Accidents”, in which the out actress (an comedic genius) details her life as an out lesbian in Hollywood, coming out to her family at 32, battling alcoholism, and going on to become one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood.

 I also learned how I made things much harder on myself than they needed to be. I have my own deep, dark places, but the message coming out of it is that it’s all a choice on whether you suffer through your life. That’s very much what the book is about. — Jane Lynch on why she want to publish her memoir / February 08, 2011
Read more: http://www.greatpersonalities.com/jane-lynch/#ixzz1biy4Wd74
This day in HERstory…

Oct 24, 1956 - Reverend Margaret Towner is the first woman ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church

"BIRMINGHAM, June 18 — The Rev. Margaret Towner, the first female ordained in the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, has spent the past 50 years forging ahead as a quiet pioneer.
           
Towner, who will be the speaker for the National Association of Clergywomen luncheon on Monday, was raised in the Presbyterian church and was active in her congregation, but ordination was not a goal to which she aspired. When she was ordained in 1956, it was months before she even realized the historical implications of that act…”

http://oga.pcusa.org/ga217/newsandphotos/ga06066.htm

Famous Birthday:

Oct 24, 1830  - Belva Lockwood, first woman admitted to practice law before Supreme Court, 1879; ran for office of U.S. President 1884 and 1888

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917) was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women’s rights, although the term feminist was not in use. The press of her day referred to her as a “suffragist,” someone who believed in women’s suffrage or voting rights. Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions. After college, she became a teacher and principal, working to equalize pay for women in education.[1] She supported the movement for world peace, and was a proponent of temperance.

Lockwood graduated from law school in Washington, D.C. and became one of the first female lawyers in the United States. In 1879, she successfully petitioned Congress to be allowed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, becoming the first woman attorney given this privilege. Lockwood ran for president in 1884 and 1888 on the ticket of the National Equal Rights Party and was the first woman to appear on official ballots.


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