Archive for January, 2012

Occupy is today’s way for being engaged in the process!

Occupy is today’s way for being engaged in the process!

In the LGBT movement, the parallel for Occupy is coming out and being visible. Being a part of the dialogue rather than living a double standard or a lie. That isn’t too hard to compehend, is it?

January 6, 2012 1 comment Activism, general

cis

I am working on a blog post/response to a post on Americablog. Before posting it, I wanted to post some basic info about “cis.” If any reader has more or different information or links they feel is useful to help everyone better understand cis, please post  as a comment.  Thanks! From wikipedia Cisgender ( /?s?sd??nd?r/) (or cisgendered) is an adjective used in the context of gender issues and counselling to refer to a class of gender[Read More…]

January 5, 2012 5 comments general
Rick Santorum hasn’t been talking about gay marriage. Really?

Rick Santorum hasn’t been talking about gay marriage. Really?

He can even claim that he isn’t lying! Because being the good God-fearing Christian that he is, he would hate to be called a liar. Se that comment about “freedom”? That really means religious freedom, and that means keeping marriage safe from the homosexuals. That means supporting religious people who don’t want to sign marriage licenses, or make wedding cakes or otherwise provide services to gay people.

January 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled Election, general
Book Forward: Activist Book Club

Book Forward: Activist Book Club

I don’t know why we know so little about the great work that groups like ACT UP did, and perhaps this book will illuminate this, but too soon for me to tell, having only completed the Forward. Do we not know, because no one thought it important enough to document and pass along/teach? Do we not know, because the larger culture is stil uncomfortable with a very queer movement, and the stigma of AIDS still creates a blockage to adequate discourse?

January 3, 2012 3 comments Activism, Book Club, general

Changing the system without screwing the future.

This is from a Salon article about Occupy Des Moines: Welcome to the latest and perhaps most unique iteration of Occupy Wall Street, where a splinter cell of Occupy Des Moines protestors, many of them former Obama supporters, are heading the movement’s first significant injection of street politics into electoral politics. And if what’s happening in Iowa augurs anything for the 2012 cycle, Democrats nationwide will be facing a vote of no confidence from former[Read More…]

January 2, 2012 1 comment Activism, general
The Changing Definition of Marriage

The Changing Definition of Marriage

Saw this via Twitter: Follow GLBTadvocates for more good stuff!

January 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled general
Activist Book Club: Readers Welcome!

Activist Book Club: Readers Welcome!

Especially as I sit in QUILTBAG meetings, I realize that this younger generation of activists have all the right motivations and passion, but in many ways are re-inventing the wheel all over, sometimes spinning their wheels. Got me wondering if there were any great boks out there to help articulate the lessons learned from ACT UP or other grass roots movements.

January 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled Activism, general
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