Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Good News Story

How's this for positive news involving a gay couple?

Vancouver's Claude and Kurt Blanchette-Ebert won the $50 million Lotto Max jackpot last Friday, the largest lottery winning in B.C. history.

This time, we don't have to read yet another news story about someone gay losing his job because of his sexual orientation; or dying from AIDS; or being bashed somewhere in Vancouver's West End; or committing suicide; or being discriminated against.

This time, a gay couple, celebrating their thirtieth anniversary next month, wins a life-changing amount of money, and the newspaper article presents them like any straight couple who's won lottery monies in the past.

We can use all the good news we can get.

To read the full news story, click here:

To see a video of the Blanchette-Eberts receiving their lottery cheque, click here:


  1. This is how each and every story featuring Gay couples should be written and presented! I'm so thrilled!

    Good for them, time to enjoy their winnings! :)

  2. Thanks for your comment, chaoticGRRL.
    My only hope is the two men who won this enormous lottery jackpot are old and wise enough not to allow all that money to change who they are. One is 52 and the other is 63. They should have their shit together. I hope.
    Thanks again. I appreciate your interest in what I have to say.