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Prop 8 = Hate

Protests all over the country occurred yesterday speaking out about Prop 8.  Below is footage from the Minneapolis protest.  Its not just about marriage.  Its about equality.  Your friends and family and co-workers just want equality, they want and deserve to have the civil rights of those who are not gay.

 

And just in case you think that Minneapolis is just to liberal, check out this link for more protest footage from across the nation

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Prop 8 Protests in Minnesota Set for Saturday

From OutFront Minnesota:

OutFront Minnesota wants to share information about this weekend’s protests against the passage of Prop 8 in California on November 4th, which extinguished equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Demonstrations are being planned around the country as part of a strong grassroots response to last week’s vote.

OutFront Minnesota has had many inquiries about Minnesota events for the national day of protest. Here is the information we have:

                     All protests are scheduled for Saturday, November 15th, 12:30 pm

Minneapolis
Hennepin County Government Center
350 S. 5th St, Minneapolis

St. Paul
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd

Duluth/Superior
MN Power Plaza at Lake Ave. and Superior Street

Fargo/Moorhead
Fargo (west) side of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Main Ave.

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What is it to you?

 

Keith Olbermann, I liked him before, and now  I may like him a little more.

From November 10, 2008 Countdown with Keith Olberman (MSNBC)

If you voted for this Proposition [Proposition 8] or support those who did or the sentiment they expressed, I have some questions, because, truly, I do not understand. Why does this matter to you? What is it to you? In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships, these people over here want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is your option. They don’t want to deny you yours. They don’t want to take anything away from you. They want what you want—a chance to be a little less alone in the world.  More

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That is just so $@&

From American Libraries Direct

WASILLA — Wasilla Public Library has decided not to shelve two children’s books dealing with homosexuality donated by a gay activist in California.Michael Petrelis, a 49-year-old from San Francisco, donated the books in September after learning of Gov. Sarah Palin’s question about banning certain books when she was Wasilla’s mayor.

In 1996 Palin asked Wasilla’s librarian how she would feel about banning certain books at the library. While no books were banned, Palin’s question started a brief controversy over censorship at the library. Palin reportedly took issue with the book “Pastor, I Am Gay,” by local author and now-retired minister Howard Bess.

The censorship story, reported that year in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, largely faded into history until Republican presidential candidate John McCain named Palin as his running mate in August.  The ensuing media attention rehashed the 12-year-old story.  Petrelis, who runs a popular blog dealing with gay and lesbian issues, donated the books “Heather Has Two Mommies” and “Daddy’s Roommate” during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association’s celebration of the freedom to read.  “I said, ‘I’m going to send copies of both books just to make sure they’re on the shelves,’” Petrelis said in a previous interview.

When the books arrived, Library Director KJ Martin-Albright said they would go through an approval process that doesn’t look at content but focuses more on durability and appeal, and determines whether there is enough space, among other factors.  Petrelis’ donated books failed the test, Martin-Albright said.  “Anything on the library has to earn its real estate,” she said Wednesday.  The Wasilla library does have children’s books dealing with homosexuality, including one title, “And Tango Makes Three,” about two male penguins raising an egg together.  More

If you don’t have time to read the article, at least try to make some time for the article’s comments.  Interesting dialogue.

One title?  What?  About penguins?  Ok, “And Tango Makes Three” is a really great book; I own it.  However,  it is a book about animals.  Is there no room for a children’s book that has two gay characters who are people?  Can someone please explain to me why these books about two people who are in a committed relationship are so taboo?  Ok, I get that the sex freaks people out.  I get that.  But guess what, there is no talk of sex in these books.  arghhhhhhh.  The books are poorly made?  Poor illustrations?  Get real.  Do you know how many books were read to me about farmers, firemen and princesses?  This kid is never going to be a farmer, fireman, or a princess (well, when I was 5 does not count.)

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Super proud of my grrrl Ellen!

So most of my close friends know that I adore Ellen.  Maybe I do or do not have a Mrs. DeGeneres t-shirt and maybe I did or did not I receive Ellen skivvies from my GF’s mom last year for the holidays.  I am just so proud of her for being so vocal!  And if I could ever have the chance to dance next to that womyn, omg.

 

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Hallmark finally cashing in on the gays

Finally, I won’t have to edit my Hallmark cards. That is, if my local Hallmark carrrier chooses to allow gay marriage greeting cards in its inventory.  

I met a 61 year old man last night and had a delightful conversation about how Will and Grace saved the gays from hating themselves in the media as well as everyday life.  He calls the time we are living in now, Post Will and Grace.  He talked about how even 15 years ago many gay bars had no windows (19 Bar) and patrons would run in so no one would see them.  He talked a lot about how many were ashamed.  However, now gay bars have windows and front patios (Camp and Innuendo) and it is cool to be gay (Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl was #1 on the charts for 7+ weeks).  However, he started to talk smack about how tv and video games are makinig us dumb and fat to which I replied, I don’t totally agree with you.  He had never heard of Wii or the book called Everything Bad is Good For You.

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Sally Kern’s not going to fade this card carrier’s rainbow

 

I am sure you have all heard about Sally Kern, the Oklahoma Represenative and her hating ways.  Just in case, check out this video for part of Kern’s speech as well as Ellen’s response.

I think it is also important to know  that Represenative Kern has been hating on the gays when it comes to library collections too.  Gays and libraries are two of my favorite things.  The ALA has some more info if you are interested. This did not pass, thankfully, Sally Kern does not have as many friends as she thinks.

I am not one to spread rumors, but I also heard from a dear friend of mine whom I have never met, Perez Hilton, that Kern has a gay son.  This time I am going to hate the player as well as the game.

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