12 January 2013

Borås, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden

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Wow... if it gets any warmer, I'll have to wear a swimsuit!  Here's what's happening... Borås, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden... Saint James, New York... York, England, UK... London, England, UK... Los Angeles, California... Alliance, Ohio... Dublin, Ohio... Mountain View, California... Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany... Mankato, Minnesota... Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador... Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium... Berlin, Germany...  Van Nuys, California... Columbus, Ohio... Redondo Beach, California... Louisville, Kentucky... Zephyrhills, Florida... Lincoln, Nebraska... Clifton Park, New York... Picos, Piaui, Brazil...Corpus Christi, Texas... Orlando, Florida...

Give a hand to a neighbor, near or far!


11 January 2013

Why should I?

If you've been reading this for awhile, you are probably asking this question a lot.  After all, if you live in Florida, or Texas, or Louisiana, or South Carolina... well, they're like a rock down there, aren't they?

Well... not really.  Massachusetts was the first, and the little pebble started rolling down the hill.  And then came Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut (yay!), New York, Iowa, Washington DC and Washington state.  Slowly but surely, these states realized that the laws were simply stupid.  If a priest, minister, rabbi, whatever, objected, there is NO law stating that they must perform a religious ceremony for LGBT people.  There is a remedy, however, that they may have a civil ceremony performed, or it may performed by a more liberal minister. No problem, eh?

The states which are trying to ban same-sex marriage do so by filling their minds with pure, unadulterated bullcrap.  You can stop their craziness by stating that you are on to them, and you will tolerate their nonsense no longer.

But this only happens when you contact your congressperson or  MP.  Please do this today.

Alliance, Ohio - Tim Ryan (D) - OH13

06 January 2013

Mental health issues afflict individuals in LGBTQ community - Kevin Dubouis -

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ezs note:  Are you suffering from anorexia?  Bulimia? Depression?  No matter what the symptom, it's always better to seek help sooner rather than later.  Just be certain that you seek help from a licensed therapist, as there are quacks out there.  C'mon, you can do it!

05 January 2013

An epiphany of transgender lives reveals diversity in body of Christ - An epiphany of transgender lives reveals diversity in body of Christ - James and Evelyn Whitehead - http://ncronline.org

Sunnyvale, California

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Hey, happy New Year!  Here's what's happening... Sunnyvale, California... London, England, UK.... Zephyrhills, Florida... Slacks Creek, Queensland, Australia... Garden Grove, California... San Francisco, California...  Fullerton, California... Lexington, Kentucky... Mckinney, Texas... Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia... Woodland Hills, California... London, Ontario, Canada...Newburyport, Massachusetts... Washington, District of Columbia...  Helena, Montana... Beloit, Wisconsin... Portland, Oregon... Phoenixville, Pennsylvania... Bronx, New York... Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India... Griesheim, Hessen, Germany... Springfield, Virginia... Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Greensburg, Pennsylvania... Arlington, Massachusetts... Carpenedolo, Lombardia, Italy... Spring, Texas... Metz, Lorraine, France... Boise, Idaho... Brooklyn, New York... Lincoln, Arkansas... Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK... Dallas, Texas... San Leandro, California... Sandhurst, Hampshire, England... Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden... Madrid, Spain... Dunedin, New Zealand... Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia...

Livin' ain't easy... but you can make it easier!


04 January 2013

Oh, by the way...

The United States is really an amazing country.  From Nome, Alaska to Key West,  Florida, from Waimea, Hawa'ii to Fort Kent, Maine, we can all particpate in our republic.

Oh, except for a wee backwater that divides Maryland and Virginia. It lies on the Potomac River.

It has more people than the entire state of Wyoming.  But never mind that.  Its congresswoman has been reduced to a toothless thing.  The two Senators are nonexistant. There is a city council, but Congress can nullify their vote on a whim.

Its name is Washington DC.

Cut the crap.  Let them vote.

Woodland Hills, California

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The new Congress is here! Time to bug the hell out of them!

New Congress, old Congress... what's the dif, you say.  Well, watch the news.  John Boehner had the crap scared out of him when Republican lawmakers tore him a new one. Very thankfully, some   tea party crazies were sent home packing.

The fact is this:  Whether you wish to be married, whether you wish to keep the money you earned that your heterosexual neighor  earned, whether you wish to walk home unaccosted... if you don't say anything, IT'S YOUR FAULT. Period.

C'mon, people, you can do it.  Take five to e-write.  I did, and I feel great.

 Woodland Hills, California - Brad Sherman (D) - CA30
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) - CA18
Newburyport, Massachusetts - John Tierney (D) - MA6
Delano, Minnesota - Michele Bachmann (R) - MN6
Washington, DC - Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)  - DC(AL)
Helena, Montana - Steve Daines (R) - MT(AL)
Beloit, Wisconsin - Mark Pocan (D) - WI2
 Portland, Oregon - Earl Blumenauer (D) - OR3
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - Jim Gerlach (R) - PA6
Bronx, New York - Eliot Engel (D) - NY17

The Internet is used to randomly pick out where various Congresspersons are from.  For the US, go to www.house.gov and put in the ZIP code of where you live.  For Canadians, go to http://www.parl.gc.ca, enter House of Commons, and enter your postal code

No reason... I just love this graffiti!

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29 December 2012

London, England

Credit:  lgbthistorymonth.org.uk


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!


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!

Credit:  mirror.co.uk

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!

Credit:  dailycaller.com/Charles Schulz

23 December 2012

Scranton, Pennsylvania

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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!

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!

Credit: Danziger

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

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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