Random Acts Of Kindness

Charity Roundup: People Practice Random Acts Of Kindness Around The Country

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When was the last time you practiced a random act of kindness? MSNBC reports that as Thanksgiving approaches, a few Americans are showing their gratitude by giving back to others without any expectations.

The random givers include HuffPost favorites Magnus Knudsen, the World Trade Center mystery donor and a formerly homeless couple.

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Gay Bashing · Homophobia · Uncategorized

The Season of Gay Whiplash

The New Yorker Magazine has an excellent article on the recent rash of gay bashing, bullying and assaults…

Between Paladino, the Bronx tortures, and the suicides, are things really getting better?

A few weeks ago, I found myself wondering whether the Logo reality show The A-List—in which a handful of vapidly handsome men make fools of themselves in the playground of Manhattan—would be “bad for the gays.” That this would even occur to me as a concern shows just how blissfully easy it can be to be a gay man in New York.

How embarrassingly silly that worry seems this week, with the news of the torture of three young gay men in the Bronx. That came on the heels of a string of gay-teen suicides nationwide, including one young man at Rutgers who felt so humiliated by his roommate that he jumped off the George Washington Bridge. And in the midst of it all, this state’s Republican nominee for governor declares that homosexuality is not a “valid or successful” option. As we were trying to process all of this, the Washington Post allowed Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, to write a thuggish op-ed inspired by those suicides, as though his bigoted gay-conspiracy theories are legitimate.   Continue reading…

March To Restore Sanity · Rally To Restore Sanity

HuffPost Sanity Bus: Arianna Offers Buses To Jon Stewart’s Rally To Restore Sanity (VIDEO)

This is an offer you can’t refuse!  Hey, I’m hoping to attend.

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Tonight on The Daily Show, Arianna announced that HuffPost will provide buses from New York for all those attending Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity, scheduled to take place in Washington on October 30.

Arianna joined Stewart to talk about her new book Third World America, but the conversation quickly turned to Stewart’s march and how people would be getting to Washington for the event. One audience member told Stewart that he would have difficulty getting there from Manhattan and Arianna told him that he should come to SoHo and ride on the “HuffPost Bus”. She then surprised Stewart and his studio audience by pledging that, “we have as many buses as people to fill them.” Arianna told Stewart later in the interview, “you just work on the message, I’ll work on logistics.” A full video of the appearance is below.

Stewart has described the event as “Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement.” As of Tuesday, a Facebook page dedicated to the rally shows that over 170,000 people have committed to attend.

Details of the HuffPost Sanity Bus are still in the works, but you can sign up below to participate. As soon as we know more, we’ll alert you via email.

In the meantime, follow the HuffPost Sanity Bus on Twitter, and stay tuned for more!

Video:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/28/sanity-bus-arianna-offers_n_742739.html