Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Michael Jackson held a press conference in London today to announce his 'comeback tour' of ten dates at London's O2 Arena.
He's calling the July shows his "Final curtain call" but then again Cher and Barbra Streisand always say they're retiring too.
Both Illinois and Vermont are moving forward in their achievement of full marriage equality.
The Bilerico Project reports:
An Illinois House committee passed a bill that would extend legal recognition and benefits limited to same-sex couples.Full story
And a Vermont television is predicting that the Granite state will approve same-sex marriage within weeks - with or without the Governor's signature.
Gay Face: is a term used to describe someone who is thought to have features that indicate they are gay. A stereotypical "gay face" for men would include tightness around the mouth, higher arched eyebrows, tan and more emotionally expressive features. A lesbians "gay face" has muscular facial tendencies, less emotion, lower brows, and the skin is generally pale
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The President of the United States has confirmed that he intends to nominate John Berry as Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
If his appointment is confirmed by the Senate he will be the most powerful LGBT person in Barack Obama's administration.
Mr Berry is the current director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park in Washington DC and was assistant Interior Secretary under President Clinton.
Read full article here
That's right I said it... bathroom etiquette. What are the rules? When is it ok to say hi and when it is just plain awkward.
So I have been at my job for a little over five months and every time that I run into a co-worker in the bathroom I never really know how to react. For me going to the little girl's room has always been a private matter and I like my privacy. I don't want to be having a conversation with someone in the bathroom while I am relieving my self... it's just not cute. Now in bars and stuff it's different people are in and out as fast as they can so get back to the dance floor. However, at work it is different. People go into the bathroom and chat, or freshen up, and even poo. Now I know that it is a natural process and everyone does it, but girl do it at home. I do not ever do it in public I am just not that kind of girl. So when I walk into the bathroom and there is someone in the stall next to me whose shoe are obivous point away from the toilet you know they are taking a shit. Know I always try and either beat them out of the bathroom, or wait till they leave before exiting my stall. But sometimes it is just unavoidable. Like the other day I walk into my stall and there is someone next to me, so I try and hurry, but apparently so did he. We end up walking out at the same time and it's a co-work. "oh hi martin" he says very chipper and I'll I can think is you just took a huge shit... at work. Now I have only worked there for a small amount of time compared him and there was once that I could wait until I got home so I went to the next floor up and found out that there is a nice private single toilet bathroom to do your business. Is it just me or is this normal. Do most people not have a problem with pooing at work? Like just yesterday I was coming out of the bathroom and a co-worker was walking in with a NEWSPAPER! I mean really... you are going to be in there long enough to read the newspaper?!
I guess I was told once that its a great feeling to get paid to poo.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
No I am not talking about raising awareness for the need of Vitamin D or coco puffs.
California Senator Mark Leno will be reintroducing the Milk Day Bill with Best Actor Oscar winner Sean Penn by his side. The bill will establish gay activist Harvey Milk's birthday, May 22, as a day of significance in California. I was introduced before by Leno, but vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger (R) who said that Harvey was only a local hero in San Francisco. Since the release and great mainstream popularity of MILK the movie people were able to truly see what a great impact Harvey had on not only the gay community in San Fransisco but nationally as well. California should be proud to have had Harvey Milk as a resident and even prouder to recognize all of his accomplishments and legacy.
Read more at 365gay.com
The Southeastern Regional Unity Conference is an annual gathering of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer identified people and their allies in the Southeast. It was founded to create dialogues about the intersections of gender and sexuality with ability, age, class, faith, health, and race/ethnicity, to explore strategies for effective grassroots organizing, and to share work that we and other LGBTIQ activists are doing in the Southeast. In generating these conversations, the Unity Conference serves to foster a progressive Southeastern LGBTIQ movement that affirms and reflects all aspects of the identities of LGBTIQ people.
This year's conference will take place at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5.
For more info and registration go to http://unityconference.webs.com/
Monday, March 2, 2009
Two Spirit: This is a term to refer to third-gendered people. Traditionally it referred to Native Americans who embraced both genders. Today many Native Americans as well as others identify with this duality of masculine and feminine spirits within their bodies.
Don't forget to wear white on Thursday, March 5.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
1. I am not a boy, not yet a woman (Crossroads)
2. I needed to do this for myself (Taylor Perry's Why did I get married?, Thanks Sheila)
3. That no matter what the deed done was a person always deserves to be loved. (The Reader)