31 December 2012

Happy New Year! (If it's midnight, please don't wake me up...)

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29 December 2012

London, England

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Hello!


The hour is coming soon!  Here's the latest... London, England, UK...Sunnyvale, California... Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium... Nagoya, Aichi, Japan... Decatur, Illinois... Torino, Piemonte, Italy... Evansville, Indiana... Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada...  Lexington, Kentucky... Mountain View, California... Kansas City, Missouri... Morgan Hill, California... Omaha, Nebraska... Lake City, Florida... Lexington, South Carolina... Taoyuan, Hunan, China... Ridge, New York... Montevideo, Uruguay... Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK... Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa... Russian Federation, Russia... Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK... Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden... Lincoln, Nebraska... Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey... Amman, Al Balqa', Jordan... Hightstown, New Jersey... Lebam, Washington... Muscat, Masqat... Woodridge, Queensland, Australia... Calgary, Alberta, Canada...

Make the waning days your best!

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28 December 2012

Makin' the best from the end of 2012!

It certainly has been a topsy-turvy year.  On the plus side, we see Barack Obama and Joe Biden forcefully championing LGBT folks.  On the minus side, we see such great sadness in Aurora and Newtown.

So, as the year ends, you might be wondering what difference you can make.  The year is almost over, right?

But you can make a difference.  You can send an e-letter to your Congressperson or MP.  Let them know that LGBT people are watching - and they vote.  Whether Democratic or Republican, you can put the feet on the fire.

It's true, 2012 is almost over.  But you can make a difference, and you will feel so much better inside.

And as for what is coming, happy New Year!

Vancouver, BC (CAN) 

25 December 2012

To my African-American friends, happy Kwanzaa!

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To all the UK countries, happy Boxing Day!

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Now, transgenders come forward for strong action - Annapurna Jha - http://dailypioneer.com

How social media helped foil an Arizona school shooting plot - Mike Sunnucks - http://www.bizjournals.com

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: Kulia Na Mamo Transgender Organization - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Mark Regnerus Claims Viewing Porn Increases Support For Gay Marriage Among Straight Men - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

To all my Christian friends, Merry Christmas!

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23 December 2012

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Hello!

It was frigid out yesterday!  Here's what's happening... Scranton, Pennsylvania... Mountain View, California...  Corning, New York... Ripley, Derbyshire, England, UK... Mumbai, Maharashtra, India... Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia... Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada... Pottstown, Pennsylvania... Berlin, Germany... Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania... Saint James, New York... Zephyrhills, Florida... London, England, UK... Auckland, New Zealand... Moreno Valley, California...  Buffalo, New York... Villas, New Jersey... Asheville, North Carolina... Woodland Hills, California... Guelph, Ontario, Canada... Tulsa, Oklahoma...  Bocholt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Honolulu, Hawaii... Porterville, California... Bakersfield, California... Meriden, Connecticut... Helena, Montana... Minneapolis, Minnesota... Norman, Oklahoma... Michigan City, Indiana... Kansas City, Missouri... Huntsville, Alabama... Atlanta, Georgia... Austin, Texas... Paoli, Pennsylvania... Anchorage, Alaska... Saint Peter Port, Guernsey...  Lincoln, Nebraska... Wilmington, North Carolina... Luzern, Switzerland... Arcata, California...

Make the Christmas tree brighter!
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21 December 2012

Can I have another?

OK, so I've been a long-winded woman advocating LGBT rights.  But think about this: an elderly woman, Edie Windsor, already sorrowful about the loss of her partner, has to pay 363,000 dollars in estate taxes.

Well, how about if Edie Windsor had married a man?

Then she would owe nothing.

This is but one of many appalling travesties.

And this is why I urge you to urge you to e-write your congressperson.  Please do so.


Arizona cops foil girl’s school shooting plot with help from Toronto police - http://www.660news.com

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel apologizes for gay comment - http://www.cachevalleydaily.com

Congratulations! You have been named Asshole of the Year!

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You know, sometimes people don't give enough credit to selecting the Asshole of the Year.  This year was quite a difficult one, picking out that person who possesses those special qualities which shout out "Hey!  I'm a person who truly possesses those qualities of an asshole!"  I thought my search was in vain for the year 2012.

Then along came Wayne LaPierre, who deservedly, no, most deservedly qualified  for the moniker "asshole". My god, he is an asshole.

For those of you not in the know, I'll let you read the fine Mercury News editorial.  If you feel so moved, go to www.house.gov, enter your ZIP code, then e-write your congressperson in favor of sensible gun control.

And Wayne, thank you for coming out with some of the most vapid, idiotic, and moronic statements I have ever seen.  You do more to advance sensible gun control than you will ever know.

19 December 2012

VIEWPOINT: America the senseless - Sarah Toce -http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

*more here*

ezs note:  This may seem a bit off-topic, but please take the time to read it.  If you are so moved, go to www.house.gov, enter your ZIP code, and tell your legislator that you are for sensible gun control.  Thank you.

Aurora district ceases work on trans policy - Kate Sosin -http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

The Troubles and Tribulations a Transgender Woman Underwent to Change Her Identity - Diana O’Brien - http://www.southfloridagaynews.com

Helena, Mont., unanimously approves LGBT non-discrimination ordinance - http://sdgln.com

16 December 2012

hello...

Here's what's happening... Kansas City, Missouri... Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK...  Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England, UK... Redditch, Worcestershire, England, UK... Tulsa, Oklahoma... Hebron, Kentucky... Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania... Mountain View, California... Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines... West Hartford, Connecticut... Izmir, Turkey... Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada... Sunnyvale, California... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Monroe Township, New Jersey... Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada... River Forest, Illinois... Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan... Taoyuan, Hunan, China... Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts...   Anaheim, California... West Jordan, Utah... Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland...  Charlotte, North Carolina... Chicago, Illinois... Villas, New Jersey...  Terre Haute, Indiana...  Ottawa, Ontario...  Plainwell, Michigan... Huntington, New York...  Guelph, Ontario, Canada... Finale Ligure, Liguria, Italy... Graignes, Basse-Normandie, France... Moorestown, New Jersey... Scarborough, Ontario, Canada... Westlake, Ohio...

www.redcross.org

15 December 2012

unspeakable... unspeakable...

Normally, I've been requesting that you send an e-letter to full rights for LGBT people.  Sadly, these are not normal times.

Twenty children were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut.

Six adults were also murdered.

It took about twenty minutes.

I wrote my Congressperson, John Larson who has failed to write me back... (ahem...) when the last slaying took place in Aurora, Colorado, and I wrote saying that this is of the utmost importance: Congress must ban automatic and semiautomatic weapons.

Whether it's one person or fifty who is slain, we can stop this wholesale slaughter.  But only if you e-write. Please.

Sunnyvale, California - Anna Eshoo (D) - CA14
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Robert Brady (D) - PA1
Monroe Township, New Jersey - Rush Holt (D) - NJ12
River Forest, Illinois - Danny Davis (D) - IL7
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts - Bill Keating (D) - MA10
Anaheim, California - Gary Miller (R) - CA42
West Jordan, Utah - Jason Chaffetz (R) UT3
Charlotte, North Carolina - Mel Watt (D) - NC12
Hebron, Kentucky- Thomas Massie (R) - KY4
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania - Jim Gerlach (R) - PA6

The preceding places were picked at random using the Internet.  To find out your representative is, go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.

To those in Newtown, please know that we are thinking of you.

08 December 2012

Orlando, Florida

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Hello!

Saw Lincoln today... quite moving... here's what's happening... Orlando, Florida... Needham, Massachusetts... Norwalk, Connecticut... San Diego, California... Saugerties, New York... Humansville, Missouri...  Napa, California... Colchester, Essex, England, UK... San Francisco, California... New York, New York...  Amarillo, Texas... Concord, North Carolina... Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines... Zephyrhills, Florida... Guelph, Ontario, Canada... Lynnwood, Washington...  Rochester, New Hampshire...  Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium... Villas, New Jersey... Erkner, Brandenburg, Germany...  Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Arlington Heights, Illinois... Taoyuan, Hunan, China... Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain... Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India... Torrance, California... Berlin, Germany... Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica...  New Haven, Connecticut... APO, Armed Forces Europe, Spring, Texas... Terre Haute, Indiana...

Hey, if both Barack Obama and Chris Christie both endorse something, it must be good!  Support the American Red Cross and lessen the impact of Hurricane Sandy!

www.redcross.org