The new Kylie video is really hot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Nvnp0MUAI&feature=PlayList&p=FC326DB28EC65D02&index=4 5:51 PM
As Brad and I fell asleep last night, we talked about expectations and wishes for Thanksgiving Day. I actually already had this blog post in my head, but the discussion reminded me that perhaps all of us carry into holidays, expectations and ideas about what a perfect holiday might look like and our perfect day is most likely heavily colored by our past. As a kid, I remember Aunt Florence when I think about any[Read More…]
Well, today is the big day for my boyfriend’s efforts.Â Today Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church anbd his gang will be in Pittsburgh protesting at a funeral and a few other chosen targets. Brad started a FaceBook group, and hopes to have a very silent/peaceful counter demonstration/witness during the protest at the funeral of Catherine Baker Knoll.Â If you are in the Pittsburgh area, and want to support him in this endeavor, please[Read More…]
So, I sit semi-regularly, with a small group of folks at work for a noon-time meditation. Â Most of the folks involved are buddhist, but not all. Â The meditation is simple and comfortable for anyone. Â No matter what your belief system (or lack there of) this can be a welcome place. Â Call it silent prayer, call it what you will, just come and spend about 30 minutes in silence. I say I attend semi-regularly- partly because[Read More…]
I’m possibly an odd one.Â While I am opposed to hate speech, I don’t believe the solution is to stop someone from speaking hateful things.Â Free Speech is just that Free Speech, and one of the prices we pay for it, is that everyone has a right to do it. I think that the solution to hate speech is two-fold.Â First to bear witness to it, and name it as hurtful to a meaningful society,[Read More…]
I haven’t posted any pictures from the Impact/ Antiprop 8 rally. Â Mostly because I haven’t many good ones. Â Here is one that I love the banner. Â It reminds me of the Fred Phelp’s banners.
I found this awesome blog/site yesterday, called Pam’s House Blend,Â http://www.pamshouseblend.com/. awesome site, full of great stuff. Â Check it out.
My friend send me this link for a Day without a Gay. It is sort of a work stoppage, but instead of doing nothing, the time is devoted to volunteer efforts. Â http://daywithoutagay.org/ Â Sounds like an interesting project capable of doing much good. Â Not only by the volunteer work, bt also by the level of visibility it can generate. Â We know that people are often more likely to be supportive of GLBT people when they[Read More…]