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Town Hall meeting on Relationship Recognition in Delaware

Written on January 9th, 2009 by Pegno shouts

January 15, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd., Newark DE

Civil unions, domestic partnerships, marriage- every week there are new stories about ways that states are recognizing (or withdrawing)the rights of same-sex couples to establish and secure their families. On January 15, come hear Sharon McGowan of the national ACLU LGBT Rights project talk about the state of relationship recognition in the U.S. and the different shapes that recognition takes. Her talk will be followed by a”town hall” meeting for Delawareans to share their ideas on how we can win legal rights for our families here in Delaware!

January 10th – Nationwide DOMA Protests – Join the Impact – Delaware

Written on January 9th, 2009 by Pegno shouts

January 10, 2009
Nationwide DOMA Protests
Dover City Hall – 15 E. Loockerman St., Dover, DE 19901
Time: 1:30 PM

COME OUT!

Why write about Proposition 8 if we live in Delaware?

Written on November 14th, 2008 by Suzanneno shouts

Because it affects all gays and lesbians, no matter where in the United States they live.  I am sick and tired of being made to feel like a second class citizen.  I am sick and tired of being asked to be happy with little handouts – it’s kind of like sitting at the kiddie table and not being allowed at the big table. 

I get tears in my eyes when I hear bigoted idiots talk about me, my loved ones, and my friends, as if we are evil and vile.  What happens to my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in other parts of the United States matters to me – while we may not have much else in common – we share something that is with us every day, no matter where we go and what we do.

Straight people like to ask us to understand them and to be tolerant.  They only say it so we still spend our money in their stores and restaurants and so our money still goes to their families.  Screw that.  I prefer a gay business over one owned by straights any day!

I think every obviously anti-gay business needs to be boycotted.

Some people may think that asking for a boycott of El Coyote, a San Francisco Restaurant whose floor manager gave money to the Mormon Church to pass Proposition 8, is asked too much.  However, 10% of the money that floor manager, Marjorie Christofferson, makes goes to the Mormon Church as required  tithe.  Those 10 percent as well as the one hundred dollars she agave IN ADDITION to the Mormon church was money that she received in parts from El Coyote’s gay and lesbian clients.

And then there comes a half-assed press conference – well, she didn’t convince me.

Watch the press conference below

 

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Californians Against Hate

Written on November 14th, 2008 by equalitydriveno shouts

LOS ANGELES, CA – Fred Karger, Founder of Californians Against Hate, today filed a Sworn Complaint with the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). In the complaint he accused The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) of not reporting numerous non monetary contributions to ProtectMarriage.com – Yes on 8, A Project of California Renewal I.D. # 1302592.

Californians Against Hate.

Harvey Milk (cross posted to redwaterlily.com)

Written on November 14th, 2008 by Suzanneno shouts

I rarely ever go to the movies.  However, I know I will be going and watching “<a href=”http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/milk”>Milk</a>”, in Theaters starting November 26, 2008.

Excerpt from the film’s website:  <em>In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.</em>

After serving less then a year as city supervisor, Harvey Milk was assassinated, together with Mayor George Moscone, on November 27, 1978.  The killer, Dan White, was also a city supervisor.  White had resigned from his job but wanted it back.

This movie isn’t just about gay rights but it is about the fight for civil rights and I believe that every person should watch this movie.  Are you planning on watching MILK?  If yes, what is your motivation for wanting to watch it?

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