Michael Sulsona, a Vietnam War veteran who lost both legs to a land mine 40 years ago, has been struggling with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the last two years in an attempt to get his worn-out wheelchair replaced. Last week, during a trip to a Staten Island Lowe's, his chair broke down again.
Well this is heartwarming. When an Ohio coffee shop caught a man on camera stealing money out of a tip jar, they didn't call police. Instead, they held a food drive for him. "We assume that if he was desperate enough to steal tips, he's probably in desperate times," store manager Scott Moses told WKYC.
Last Friday in Kansas City, rich engaged woman Sarah Darling spotted poor homeless man Billy Ray Harris in a part of Kansas City called The Plaza. Harris was holding a cup full of spare change, so Darling, because she felt bad that one time or perhaps because she's always been generous, emptied her coin purse into the cup and walked off, probably happy about having performed that day's Good Deed.
We crack wise about a lot of things here at Gawker, and generally avoid getting all serious and earnest about the political issues of the day. But this month, in honor of Pride Month, we've decided to, earnestly and seriously, throw our support behind something we're truly passionate about: marriage equality. So we're hosting a big fundraiser to support the cause, and we need your help.
Once in a while it's good to take a break from the snide and the sarcastic and do something good. In that spirit, we'd like to urge our New York readers to attend Skeletor Saves, a He-Man inspired art show, co-curated by our very own Brian Moylan, benefiting the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth.