Monday, January 25, 2010
Engaged volunteers needed!
I am looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples. The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.
-Help a doctoral candidate;
-Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;
-Support research on marriage and families; and
-Spend some time thinking about your relationship!
I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.
If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you a link that you can use to access the study.
University of Virginia
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Martin Luther King Holiday is becoming a bigger deal in our nation each year and Atlanta, King's epicenter is no exception. This year I attended the 9th Annual breakfast honoring gay pioneers, Audrey Lorde (poet) & Bayard Rustin (Civil Rights Advocate). The hall was packed with an inter generational and ethnically diverse crowd. Among notables were Simone Bell (pictured), recently elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives.
The discussion was poignant, engaging and long overdue. View highlights in this video of 3LWTV.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
During the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, Atlanta is abuzz with party goers from all over. While many come to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. & Mrs. King, most come to frolic actually paying little or no attention to the sacrifices made for them to allow such luxuries. I had a chance to spend time with two of my friends, Kevin and Makael of the extremely popular YouTube show, The Skorpion Show. While they were in town to have a good time, meet many of their subscribers, and make other appearances, they made it a priority to pay respect to the honor of the man who made the weekend possible.
In this episode of 3LWTV we spend time touring the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm always inspired when I see young SGL men and women on color taking time to recognize and honor their past. It truly gives hope for the future. The Skorpion Show has had more than 20 MILLION video views and is one of the most watched shows on YouTube. Kevin & Makael are known for their passionate debates over entertainment, insane parodies and being surrounded by chaos. On this day fans will see a calm more introspective side of the duo.
This is the first in a series of vids we shot on this day. Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King & Coretta Scott King for teaching us to always stand in our light! We Love YOU!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My friend Justin B Smith surprised me recently when he revealed he was crowned Mr. Maryland Leather 2010....I had no idea Justin...or as he is known in those circles, Mister J, was so entrenched in the leather community. During a recent visit to Washington D.C. I had a chance to grab a bite with Justin where he gave me the low down on the leather life. Watch the video here:
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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STATEMENT BY WYCLEF JEAN ON HAITI EARTHQUAKE
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 02:05PM
"Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake - and several very strong aftershocks - struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.
I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.
President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands 'ready to assist' the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible."
Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text "Yele" to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE BELOW.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I had not been to Argentina in 10 years, so I was quite excited to spend 8 days there recently. The first stop was Buenos Aires where I had a great time absorbing the culture. Great food, great people. So much passion. It was also late spring there so I enjoyed the warm weather.
I took a city tour that I ditched after the first stop. What a mess that was. I had far more fun exploring on my own. I visited the tomb of Eva Peron (Evita) which was quite touching. You can see the video below from this leg of the visit. I hope you enjoy!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I spent New Year's in Bariloche, Argentina and I cannot describe how beautiful this place is! You will see pics and vids soon! I just want to say thank you so much for all of your support! I posted this New Year's message video, please take a look and let me know your thoughts!
Let us appreciate every moment in this new year and claim our health, prosperity and unconditional love!