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Archive for May, 2010
It may seem tempting to sit back, and as one long time Democrat put it to me, watch the GOP implode, but I’m not so sure that 1) that is what is going to happen, or 2) even with implosion, it won’t spell hardship for LGBT issues.
This is a really wonderful blog post, and a perfect kick off to Pride Month. Â I don’t read Daniel Scogin’s blog on a regular basis, but this post is a must read! Quoting just the end- read it all by following the link- I am gay I am not defined by this I define me! via I Am Gay, Not Those Other Things You Say I Am! – The Queer Guy Tells it Straight.
Campaign sites are designed with an intended audience and purpose. They are not a bad source of information, but may not display the whole picture. Still, many bloggers do not do even half this level of research, so Gaudini is really to be applauded.
Elected officials don’t really respond well to being called names or told that something is the right way or the wrong way. But, when you tell your own story- when you talk about how something will impact you or your loved ones, you make a difference.
Most Americans are ready for DADT to be repealed, but most also assume that a repeal of DADT would mean that openly gay or lesbian troops will be allowed to serve. Guess what? The current compromise bill doesn’t accomplish that at all! All the compromise does is repeal DADT, and return the military to the pre-DADT conditions where gays and lesbians were not permitted to serve.
Polls are important for a number of reasons, but when we start to act based only on the polls, we fail Democracy/democratic system. Now that the primary is over, it is time to stop exclusively following poll results and begin to look at the actual candidates hoping to be the next Pennsylvania governor. Rasmussen said Corbett’s name recognition is one of the main reasons he has a large lead. Corbett leads rival Dan Onorato 49[Read More…]
Nate Phelps, the estranged son of the controversial Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, will join activist Cleve Jones and Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes to promote equality at the first ever Advocacy Rally in Pittsburgh.
But what about a constitutional convention? The only way that all of the voters get the same level of voice is if the convention included 100% of the voters. Which would be impossible. So, by the very nature of the convention, some people do not have a voice while others get to make decisions that impact those who have been silenced.
Corbett may be running on being a good prosecutor, but that doesn’t really give him the credentials needed to be the State’s highest ranking executive. Dan Onorato supports a far wider range of change that will not only improve the ability for our government to be representative of the people, but will lower costs, and fight corruption.