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discuss all that's right, wrong and indifferent in the world. Sometimes Serious.
Sometimes Playful. Always interesting.
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Gay Travel Resources
So many trips, so little time - a lot of GLBT travel destinations and
businesses have sadly gone out of business. Our travel section is updated, and
I'm looking for
suggestions for worthy additions.
Guest Feature: Taking Cover
Jamie Dailey, a viewpoint writer for The Cavalier Daily shares his
take on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" concluding, "“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is an
antiquated, discriminatory military policy."
Don't Ask Don't
Many important updates - don't miss them! Internal survey leaked; important
decision in California, and much, much, more. Important Note to Service
Personnel: Do NOT come out (yet).
Updates on Marriage Equality - California!
So, while the once-and-future governor, Jerry Brown, and the current
governor, the Govinator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, would like an immediate
implementation of the court ruling which decreed Proposition 8 a violation of
the federal constitution, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, does
not support gay marriage. For shame. It may not be politically expedient for
the President to support equal rights for all, but it is morally repugnant that
he does not. Separate is not equal, a concept in which our President should be
Schlessinger - And She's Gone! (I doubt it.)
My thoughts are simple: Laura, who is not a "Dr." anything, has
the right to be stupid, even on the radio. It will be interesting seeing what
her next incarnation is - and how she will play the martyr this time. G/d knows,
she's played it before. She's almost the Sarah Bernhardt of martyrdom.
Rights in D.C.
HRC reports on this advance in our right to marry.
2010 - August
Prop 8 Ruling
The entire text of the brilliantly authored ruling.
Don't miss this very well-written discussion of the Prop 8 ruling, and what it
means. I wish I had written it myself.
As so many of you are aware, gMail has become a quagmire of spam, so
sometimes the important email gets lost in the shuffle. I've just gone through,
literally, thousands of pieces of email, deleting the spam, and saving the notes
and updates. Slowly but surely I will make all the requested changes and
modifications. Thank you all for your diligence in sending me information about
links and sites. Any errors are mine not of the organizations themselves.
In the interim, if you want to reach out to me quickly, don't forget to join our
Facebook group, and/or send me a message via
BOOK REVIEW - and a
lesson in life
A story of my own, and then a review of "Over the Course of a Lifetime" by J.G.
Gay/Lesbian Issues Bookstore
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Take Action Now -
AFA Continues its Hate Campaign!
The American Family Association bought an hour of air-time on local network
TV this Saturday to air a special on "the radical homosexual agenda."
Feature: Not Coming Out
Ace Baxter shares why one can't always come out - and asks for your input.
An except: Most people have a distinct memory of ‘finding out they were gay’
which I never had…I never really ‘found out’. I realize that’s odd, but so are
most things until you understand them. I honestly believe that everything is
possible, I always did, so when I heard stories where mommies and daddies loved
each other, I never once doubted that mommies and mommies, or vice versa daddies
and daddies could be together. I mean really, why not? As I grew up my thinking
obviously did too, but the basics stayed the same. As a great person once said:
I’m attracted to people, not genders.
News From Florida
Organizations United Together, a new federation of local lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied local organizations
held its first meeting on Saturday, January 24, 2009, in Orlando,
Florida. Nearly 100 local leaders from across the state met to
share information, network, and strategize together.
A history...Okay, we don't start back with the Pueblos, but a lot has
happened in the past 30 years plus. Being updated regularly so don't forget to
check back. Let's not forget to revisit
Loving v. Virginia.
Where have all the drag queens gone? The campy spectacle has lost favor with
a generation of young gay men. Can RuPaul's new
reality show bring it back
Make a Difference
(Gifts to Yourself!)
Give yourself the gift of reaching out and trying to make a difference. How many times have you looked up and said, "That's not right, why did they
do that?" or "How can they get away with that?" or "Hey, I'm a voter too, what
about me?" but haven't gone beyond that.
It's not too late - find a special gift for that special someone, or treat
yourself! You know you deserve it!
Ask an Expert
New answers to more questions on sexuality, relationships, life, and "lifestyle"
- Addicted to Hate
The Reverend Fred Phelps Story
- Ask an Expert
Get answers to your questions on sexuality, relationships, life, and "lifestyle"
- Coming Out Stories Gallery
The best collection of Coming Out Stories on the Net
- Gays for God
Worldwide resources for people of faith to find supportive faith
- Guest Features - Your Words
If you have something to say we'll help you share it
- Hate Mail
We must be doing something right to bring out the worst in people
- Health Matters
Vitamins and others supplements to aid weight loss, increase energy, reduce
symptoms of menopause and aging, help you stop smoking, increase virility,
sexual response, and many of your other concerns!
- Historical Calendar Project
Working towards finding and preserving GLBT history
- Laura Schlessinger
She's always so much fun
- News Notes,
Tidbits and To Do List
If you need to know now, it's here now
- Pope Watch
Index of features and news items as we keep an eye on notably homophobic
- Quotes Gallery
What they say, quotes by and about us
- Religious Right
Keeping an eye on the folks who need watching
- Resource Library
Where you'll find anything and everything you need, selective and
It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it - the best of places to shop
for you and yours - some GLBT oriented, all GLBT positive and affirming.
The best of gay and lesbian travel. Cruises, resorts, and more!
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