On Oct. 11, 2008 (Coming-Out Day), a Daily Kos reader who is a PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)Mother and who posted using the name "1864 House," wrote about how she acquired two gay sons.
The 1,049-mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled
Dog Race in Alaska is taken seriously. During and after the race the
urine of the sled dogs used in the race is tested to make sure the dogs
have not been given any performance-enhancing drugs.
Willie Mays was a great, but often
modest, baseball player. When he was called up from the minor leagues to
the major leagues, he protested that he wasn't ready yet. When the
baseball official asked what he was batting, Mr. Mays replied, ".477."
Gore Vidal's name is a Russian phrase that, literally translated, means, "He has seen grief." However, author/critic Jonathan Raban asked his Russian housekeeper about it and discovered that it has a stronger meaning than you may suppose.
Comedian Jackie Gleason grew up poor.
When his mother died, it looked as if she would be buried in a potter's
field due to lack of money for a proper funeral. Fortunately, her fellow
workers at the BMT - she worked in the subway as a token clerk - took
up a collection and came up with enough money so that she could receive a
In the summer of 2014,Jasmine
Jafferali was busy with her cell phone as she walked west along Van
Buren Street in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois, going to a workout
when a man - who she thought looked deranged - accosted her.