Posts Tagged “the darling show”

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling in New Jersey

By | October 8, 2013

Same-sex marriage continues to be an uphill battle for the LGBT community. Last month, Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that gay marriage must be allowed in New Jersey. However, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration quickly announced they would appeal the ruling because state law can’t violate the state constitution.

New Jersey has civil unions for gay couple, just not marriages, which are legal in 13 states.

On October 4th, gay rights advocates asked a New Jersey judge to implement the order, allowing same-sex marriages this month. I believe the judge should remove the ban immediately. Even Vice President Biden recently said, “gay marriage is the issue of our day.”

Lets hope the Christie administration drops their appeal and allow the New Jersey LGBT community to enjoy the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples.

NSBN’s 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

By | October 5, 2013

NSBN is hosting its 21st annual charity golf tournament on November 7th at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, CA. This year’s event benefits the USO of Greater Los Angeles. Here is the schedule:

8:00 am – 10:15 am – Registration, Breakfast and Putting Contest
10:30 am – Shotgun Start/4-Person Scramble
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – BBQ Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Golf Clinic Registration and Lunch
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Golf Clinic and Practice
4:00 pm – Hosted Cocktails/Raffle/Dinner

Dress Code: Please note – “Non metal spike” facility – Collared shirts only, no t-shirts or tank tops. Shorts no more than 4″ above the knee, no jeans.

I hope you can join us. Click here to register and check out last year’s photos.

3 Significant Events in LGBT History

By | September 25, 2013

September is a milestone month in LGBT history. Today, I read an article about three different events that happened on September 20. The events happened in three different decades and really helped move the LGBT movement forward and backward (according to how you look at it).

I was very young when the first one took place so I don’t remember much about it but the other two I remember very well.

So what are these three events? Well, in 1973, Tennis superstar Billie Jean King faced Bobby Riggs in the ‘Battle of the Sexes.’ King Won. In 1996, President Bill Clinton announced he would sign the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which recognized married being between a man and a woman. Then, in 2011 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the US policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed.

Of course, this month Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding so September continues to deliver.

Check out the entire article about September 20 here. It includes great videos.

Joe Biden Supports Gay Marriage

By | September 20, 2013

On September 14 Vice President Joe Biden reiterated his support for gay marriage in a speech at Senator Tom Harken’s (D-Iowa) annual steak-fry fundraiser.  According to a published article, Biden said, “Gay rights is the civil rights of our day; it’s the issue of our day.”

As a gay American who is also a very active LGBT activist, I say thank you, Vice President Biden for speaking out. We appreciate your support.

Read the article and watch the video here.

Matthew Shepard: 15th Anniversary of Tragic Hate Crime

By | August 26, 2013

October marks the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, a young man who was beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead in Wyoming. A cyclist discovered Matthew but he died in a hospital a few days later. This upcoming anniversary is a heartbreaking reminder to support LGBT initiatives in your community. If you are in LA, support the LA Gay & Lesbian Center. You can learn more about the organization and hate crimes at To learn more about Matthew Shepard, visit

Moustache Masquerade Ball for AIDS Life Cycle

By | May 25, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Traci Dinwiddie during her fabulous Moustache Masquerade Ball in support of her AIDS Life Cycle involvement.

Traci recently appeared as a guest on our show, and we had a ball discussing LGBT topics, yoga and her acting career.

Watch Traci Dinwiddie on The Darling Show.

Brian Darling & Traci Dinwiddie