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November 18th, 2018

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Most of the good stuff is locked under a friends-only filter. Some of my business is pretty personal, and I'm not fond of everyone on the damn internet being able to see it, dig?

If you want on my list, leave a comment. And I reserve the right to say yes, no, maybe or even ignore ya. You have been warned. :)

January 13th, 2010

The sun is shining and the Snowpocalypse of 2010 is but a distant memory. But DAMN it's still colder than a witch's uh...wait, this is a family fun event, uh...colder than a roller derby queen's heart when she goes in to massacre the opposing jammer.

Jammer? What?

No, that is not a nice Amish lady responsible for the tasty treats on your toast in the morning, goober. In roller derby, the jammer is the skater with the star on her helmet, and she scores points for her team by passing opposing players on the track.

So here's the deal:

There's a biggo renaissance of roller derby all over the damn country. Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page made a feature film, leagues are popping up all over like crazy, and you, YOU have a seriously badass (ranked 9th on the East Coast, dig?) league RIGHT HERE at the DC Armory.

Righteous women on wheels? Check.
Speeds that'll make you wish you'd sat farther back? Check.
Suicide seats? Double Check.
Family fun, facepainting for the kiddies *and* beer? Checkity check. Oh yes.

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November 26th, 2009

It's that time of the month again. No, I'm not talking about redoing the chore wheel at your group house or washing the car (every month? holy CRAP you keep a clean vehicle) or even calling up Aunt Marge to tell her you love her (and hope she keeps sending those "birthday" checks every 30 days).

Nope. While of course we're thankful for chores done and clean cars and most def Aunt Marge, I'm talking about GIVING THANKS FOR ROLLER DERBY!

That's right, once again it's time to put on your party shoes and haul butt down to the DC Armory THIS SATURDAY for some rockin' sockin' four wheeled action!


Amazingly athletic skaters!
Serious scintillating scoring!
Wild and wonderful halftime entertainment!
Beer for which I have no alliteration!

So come on down to the DC Armory in TWO SHORT DAYS which means THIS SATURDAY and give thanks for all these fantastic women skating around and knocking the everliving crap out of each other, ok? fancy dancy graphic right hereCollapse )


DC ROLLER DERBY
November 28th - THIS SATURDAY
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!


dcrollergirls.com
www.myspace.com/dcrollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6721338766

November 9th, 2009

Check it out, I got to interview the fantastico Bear Bergman for my fave progressive blog in the whole world!!!


http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/11/virtual-book-tour-nearest-exit-may-be.html

September 23rd, 2009



YES, there will be beer.

Why YES, that WAS Holly Morris interviewing the DC Rollergirls on Fox 5 this week in a three part series.
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/holly_live/092209_holly_morris_dc_rollergirls

YES, tix are $12 for grownups, $6 for kids 11 and under and FREE for kiddies under 6.

YES, you can sit up close and near the action but don't say I didn't warn you.

YES YES YES, please come join us for our BACK TO SCHOOL BRAWL!


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DC ROLLERGIRLS
THIS SUNDAY 9/27
Doors 3pm, Action 4pm
DC ARMORY, Stadium Armory Metro
dcrollergirls.com


Tickets available at:
ticketmaster.com
or onsite at the bout!

September 16th, 2009

Instead of saucy commentary, I'm going to just lay it all out (for once).

Transgender Health Empowerment, T.H.E., is a very, VERY important service organization for our community. They serve the people in our community that need them most. We're talking the edge of the margins of the marginalized, folks. T.H.E. gives our people services they couldn't otherwise afford: basic things like health education, HIV testing, counseling, and even supportive housing.

Did I mention that T.H.E's been in a serious shitstorm lately? The city cut nearly all their funding, and two transwomen leaving T.H.E's building were attacked and knifed recently. One of them died, and the murderer? Still at large.

Transgender Health Empowerment is in a hole, and you're the shovel that can help dig them out.

Please consider attending a very special benefit TONIGHT at Phase 1. There's gonna be kickass performances and amazing raffle prizes like:

$50 to Pleasure Place
Two $25 gift certificates to Lambda Rising
$50 towards dinner for two at Jack's
An entire weekend pass to PhaseFest
Two $25 gift certificates to Sugar in Baltimore...

..and a whole lot more.

Please come and celebrate T.H.E.'s mission:

"The mission of T.H.E. Inc. is to enhance the quality of life of the diverse transgender populations we serve by advocating for and supporting a continuum of health and social services. In fulfilling our mission, we seek to unify and empower the transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities."

It's imporant. See you tonight.


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September 8th, 2009

Slut Night, inspired by the courageous Butch & Femme community nationwide, is a night dedicated to limitless self-expression and decadent sexuality. It is a reclamation, a rejoicing at a venue in which DC's queer women and transfolk can feel free to be the sexiest version of themselves.

Join us for a Phase Fest fundraiser like no other by coming to Slut Night in whatever makes you feel most sexy...cleavage, ties, stilettos, boots, polos, feathers or even just jeans. This is a no-holds-barred event where you can be you and be positively free to engage your personal definition of "slutty."

Hosted by Phase 1 Lounge and brought to you by Lure, Where the girls go & Boi Promotions, Slut Night will feature an all-encompassing opportunity to experience sexy. There will be tantalizing performances, shot specials, and door prizes galore!

Cover $10. You must be 21+ years old to enter Phase 1.

SLUT NIGHT
This Friday!
Phase 1 Lounge
525 8th St. SE
9pm until you're good and done
202.544.6831




Phase Fest 2009 is the East Coast's largest Queer Music and Arts Festival and will be held September 24-26th, 2009. For more information about the event and Phase Fest, visit www.phasefestdc.com.

August 27th, 2009

Turns out that the first badass female rapper of all time is a super smartypants. She went back and looked at her record contract where it said Warner Bros. would pay her tuition...for life.

Just call her Dr. Roxanne. And she's using that education to give back to the community, too.

Hot fucking DAMN.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/08/23/2009-08-23_rapper_schools_record_label_qns_ma_makes_warner_music_foot_bill_for_phd.html

August 7th, 2009

I just read a fantastic article on the idea that we're literally becoming a fascist state. You can read the whole thing here. http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2009083205/fascist-america-are-we-there-yet

Here's my own recap of the first part of the article, with direct quotes in italics.


There are the five stages of how facsism unfolds in modern society, according to historian Robert Paxton (a big-time authority on fascist movements).

Stage One
A movement emerges based on a nationalist revival.


They come together to restore a broken social order, always drawing on themes of unity, order, and purity. Reason is rejected in favor of passionate emotion. The way the organizing story is told varies from country to country; but it's always rooted in the promise of restoring lost national pride by resurrecting the culture's traditional myths and values, and purging society of the toxic influence of the outsiders and intellectuals who are blamed for their current misery.


Stage Two
The fascist movement establishes itself as a valid political force, acquires real power and seizes a seat at the table.


Paxton wrote that succeeding at the second stage "depends on certain relatively precise conditions: the weakness of a liberal state, whose inadequacies condemn the nation to disorder, decline, or humiliation; and political deadlock because the Right, the heir to power but unable to continue to wield it alone, refuses to accept a growing Left as a legitimate governing partner."

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Do we even need to get to Stages Four and Five?

Jesus fucking CHRIST this stuff scares the piss outta me.

July 16th, 2009

HELL TO THE YEAH.


July 15th, 2009

Pssst!

This is *actual gay comedy* with actual gay (and they're REALLLY GAY) comedians, folks. You heard right. Actual gays! Doing THREE WHOLE shows, even!

Translation: this is NOT some sophomoric straight asshole being "ironic" or "edgy" by acting out every single stupid stereotype about gay men and expecting us all to say ha ha ha! I am so AMUSED that a heterosexual dude is playing up all ugly things gay so that he can a) make money and b) make money and c) oh yeah, MAKE MONEY.

Where was I? Oh yeah, money. These shows are bargains, people. Three fantastic queer comedians for awfully damn cheap.

First there's kickass cable TV and Logo Network regular ANT, then the aptly named (and ridiculously cute) Jason Dudey, and my own personal favorite badass dyke comedian Sabrina Matthews. I can personally vouch for her stupidly high stage show laugh-levels, and I'm not just saying that because her Comedy Central tv special was AWESOME (although it did crack me the hell up).

Flyers after the cut. Because I care, people.


COME OUT LAUGHING - The Tour!
SUNDAY, July 19th, at 7 & 9pm
The Comedy Factory
36 Light Street, B'more MD
www.baltimorecomedyfactory.com
Reservations: 410.547.7798
$17, with a portion to benefit GLCCB


COME OUT LAUGHING - The Tour!
WEDNESDAY, July 22 at 9:30
Blue Moon in Rehoboth
35 Baltimore Ave
www.bluemoonrehoboth.com
302.227.6515
$25

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June 24th, 2009

Food, Inc.

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Get your ass to see this movie, ASAP.

(here's the youtube url if the clip below doesn't load:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0 )

June 16th, 2009

Dear Beth Ditto

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I loooove you. Especially *because* of your big fat dyke self, missy.

Feel free to search for "the gossip" and "live" on youtube; there's a bunch of clips of her romping around delightedly in her underpants onstage that are totally made of AWESOME.

June 11th, 2009

So A&E is publicizing their new show about MC Hammer and hired...a huge flash mob to do the Hammer dance in a store in LA.

Utterly AWESOME. Especially the guy who has to be at least 60 in a tie Hammering his ass off at about 0:52.

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June 2nd, 2009

IMPORTANT: my friend Fran

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Folks:

Every once in awhile, you get a chance to do something good. It can be as small as helping a stranger in need load groceries into their car, or as big as giving a ginormous chunk of money to Planned Parenthood in honor of Dr. Tiller.

I want something in-between from you.

Fran Varian is one of us. Ours. She's a badass queer femme, and she's spent her whole fucking career as a health worker, counselor and women's health activist...and making precious little money doing it. She's also an extraordinary artist, and her words pack a gorgeous and painful wallop that I highly encourage you to experience.

She's also sick. Fran has late-stage Lyme disease, and after 14 years of mis-diagnosis the disease has destroyed her system.

In order for Fran to get treatment, she needs money.

It won't take much from enough of you. You can go to her page and donate just $10/month, $20/month, whatever you can afford even in a one-time donation, and trust me, it will do more good than you can know.

Please. Please go to http://www.helphealfran.org and donate now.

I did. Will you?

Because we must take care of our own. WE MUST.



xoxo

PSue

May 26th, 2009

Protest the CA Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8 TONIGHT at DUPONT CIRCLE, 8:30PM.

Bring signs, bullhorns, bring whatever (and whomever) you can!

The local facebook page for the demonstration:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=68422232194

For updates on all local demonstrations nationwide, please go to:
http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com/page/Locations


Day Of Decision
Proposition 8
TONIGHT
DUPONT CIRCLE
8:30 PM

May 22nd, 2009

Okay, the word is out from the California Supreme Court. Officially, even.

The Day of Decision for Prop 8 is coming down THIS TUESDAY, Thursday May 26.

We'll either celebrate or demonstrate at DUPONT CIRCLE, 8:30PM. Bring signs, bullhorns, bring whatever (and whomever) you can!

For updates on all local demonstrations nationwide, please go to:
http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com/page/Locations


Day Of Decision
Proposition 8
TUESDAY MAY 26
DUPONT CIRCLE
8:30 PM

(for more information, please contact the organizers, kellan.baker@gmail.com and/or jenna.lowenstein@gmail.com)

May 21st, 2009

You know, even when I vehemently disagree with people whose opinions I find disgusting, abhorrent or even utterly unacceptable, I don't engage in unfair attacks.

Because the LAST thing I want to do is convey, especially to bigots, that it's okay to be racist, sexist, fatphobic, transphobic, homophobic, ablist, or a host of other unacceptable prejudices, just because I don't like someone.

It's never okay, under any circumstances. Ever.

That said, please be warned that this link/story may be very, very triggering.

My heart is just fucking broken, people. And the next person that uses fat as an insult is going to have a serious goddam issue with me and my BIG FAT MOUTH.

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/05/apparently-we-forfeit-our-right-to.html

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May 20th, 2009

Okay folks, this is the latest. I can't figure out if this makes me feel hopeful or hopeless.

EXCLUSIVE: SF Mayor Asked Court To Delay Prop 8

Confidential sources close to San Francisco City Hall told Towleroad's Corey Johnson that the California Supreme Court was prepared to release its opinion on Proposition 8 tomorrow, but decided to delay the ruling after a call from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

"Newsom reached out to the Supreme Court and asked them to hold off releasing their decision so it did not coincide with the White Night riots," said our source.

As mentioned earlier, a ruling Thursday would have fallen on the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco riots, which were set off when the court handed down the most lenient decision possible (voluntary manslaughter) against Dan White for the murders of supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The ensuing riots in San Francisco on May 21, 1979 caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.


Source: http://www.towleroad.com/2009/05/exclusive-sf-mayor-gavin-newsom-asked-court-to-delay-prop-8-ruling.html


Rest assured, there WILL be a Day of Decision celebration or demonstration when the CA Supreme Court makes the announcement. Traditionally, the court releases decisions on Mondays and Thursdays, and the deadline is June 3. So the remaining possible dates are:

Tues May 26 (because of the holiday)
Thurs May 28
Mon June 1


I'll send out the notice as soon as I get it, but for now there is no set date for the Day of Decision. I'll keep you all posted!
Folks:

It looks like the Day of Decision for Prop 8 is coming down TOMORROW, Thursday May 21.

We'll either celebrate or demonstrate at DUPONT CIRCLE, 8:30PM. Bring signs, bullhorns, bring whatever (and whomever) you can!

Tomorrow is also the 30th anniversary of the White Night Riots in San Francisco which occurred after Dan White was given the most lenient sentence possible after murdering Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone.

In addition, Friday would have been Harvey's 79th birthday.

For updates on all local demonstrations nationwide, please go to:
http://dayofdecision.wetpaint.com/page/Locations


Day Of Decision
Proposition 8
THURSDAY MAY 21
DUPONT CIRCLE
8:30 PM

(for more information, please contact the organizers, kellan.baker@gmail.com and/or jenna.lowenstein@gmail.com)

National Facebook Day of Decision page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=68422232194

May 4th, 2009

sad...again

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I'm sorry to report that Ivi Monroe, aka Rock 'n Roll Ramona, died late last month in the Bay Area. She was a pretty vital character in the history of dyke sex workers, dancing in some of the very first lesbian strip shows in the country in the 1980's, as well as posing for one of the very first issues of On Our Backs (in 1985? '84, maybe?). I knew her as a co-worker, a seriously badass femme, and a big ole honkin' pervert. Rest in peace, chickadee. I bet the butches miss you already.



Here are the deets that I know so far:


June 8, 1961 - April 22, 2009

Local legend, Ivi Monroe (aka Rock 'n Roll Ramona) went to that big rock show in the sky on Wednesday, April 22, 2009. She was 48 years old.

She was a writer, singer, sex worker and exotic dancer well known at many San Francisco venues such as Mitchell Brothers, The BayBrick, Chez Badunkadunk and a number of others including her own club, Lez Burlesque.

In 2001 she organized The Stripper's Ball as a benefit for activist Daisy Anarchy.
Her songs can be heard here: http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?AID=359915&t=7536

Sadly it was a suicide. She was found at her apartment in Vallejo, by her lover, Diane Melrose on Saturday, 4/25.

She is survived by her mother, Nancy Mast and sister Debbie Mast of Columbus Ohio, and her son, Daniel, age 12, with her ex, Jenine.


A date has not yet been set for her memorial.
For more info please contact Diane Melrose: 415.785.4259

April 21st, 2009

Because really, the gay storm suuuuure is a'comin'.


::snicker::

April 10th, 2009

no words

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My heart just fucking breaks for this kid, and his family, and his friends.

That's why I call out every single person that uses gay as a slur or insult. Because if enough of us do it, then this kind of shit will eventually stop happening.

(the link is about a child that committed suicide, if you're triggered by this I recommend you don't click)

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2009/04/more-than-words.html

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April 2nd, 2009

Diva?

Oh now you KNOW there's a lot more to a Diva than Beyonce says, honey. 'Cause these Divas aren't just hustling. They're running and blocking and tackling and kicking some major footballin' ASS.

Hmmm. This happens every time I start thinking about women's tackle football...I start daydreaming about all those badass women on the field and lose my train of thought. Now where was I?

Oh right. The DC Divas.

Yes, the season starts in April.
Yes, it is full tackle women's football.
Yes, you can buy game tickets at dcdivas.com.
Yes, you will get THREE FREE DRINKS with your $10 admission at the Divas' Kickoff Party THIS SATURDAY at 5pm. graphic with deets under the cutCollapse )

February 25th, 2009

Yep, it's your last damn chance to head on down to Dyke Night, dig?

February 23rd, 2009

in other news...

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Thanks to several separate facebook peeps, I can. not. stop. watching. this.

Seriously, it's giving me fucking goosebumps. Then I wanna dance. Then more goosebumps. Jesus.

I have such massive love in my heart for the drag queens and big ole musclebound dancer fags and all of us gorgeously massive freaks and weirdos and queers.

The whole number is pretty spectacular but you should seriously watch the first 30 seconds. I've watched it about, oh, fifteen times now.

People, this is the greatest entrance in the history of drag. EVAR.

Tandi Iman Dupree in the Miss Black America Pageant, 2001.
Yep, in just two short days it's your last damn chance to head on down to Dyke Night, dig?

January 29th, 2009

Liss at Shakesville mentioned how normalization can *sometimes* be cause for celebration, and I couldn't agree with her more.



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January 28th, 2009

Come on down and join us TONIGHT for our second-to-last Dyke Night, why dontcha?

January 26th, 2009

To all the wonderful supporters of Dyke Night:

In February of 2002, Schelli Dittmann and Max Steiner decided that the leatherdykes in this town needed an event of our own, and they started Dyke Night at the DC Eagle. Without the two of them, there would be no Dyke Night, and we're damn lucky that they stepped up to the plate to make something special for us.

Over the last six years, Dyke Night has grown and changed a great deal: we got a LOT bigger, focused on conscious (and continuous) outreach to transfolk and dykes of color, started a yahoogroup, wrote monthly announcements, started a myspace page, took (and posted online) monthly photos, created a LiveJournal community, and above all did our very best to be a friendly, casual and welcoming space for ALL of us: the dyke, queer and trans community and our friends.

And now, 71 months, entirely too many online posts, and approximately 1,236 posted photos later, we're moving on. It's been one hell of a ride, folks, and it couldn't have happened without the following people:

Schelli Dittmann, Dyke Night founder
Max Steiner, Dyke Night founder
Bill and Ted of the DC Eagle
Meaghan O'Malley
The DC Kings
MetroWeekly and the Washington Blade
and of COURSE all of you terrific Dyke Night cheerleaders and supporters over the years.

So please come join me THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 for (the second-to-last) Dyke Night at the DC Eagle. There will be, as always, cheap drinks, pool tables and absolutely no attitude. And oh yeah, it's FREE.

And you KNOW we're planning a blowout 6th birthday/finale Dyke Night in February. Of COURSE. See you at the DC Eagle THIS WEDNESDAY!


DYKE NIGHT
WEDS JANUARY 28th
9pm until you're finished, dammit (aka 2am)
DC EAGLE
639 New York Avenue NW
202.347.6025FAQ and deetsCollapse )

December 22nd, 2008

Read it and weep, we're taking exmess eve off so there is no Dyke Night this month!

December 3rd, 2008

I heart Jack Black. And Allison Janney. And John C. Reilly. And Craig Robinson from the Office. And Maya Rudolph. And Margaret Cho. And Neil Patrick Harris.

This seriously almost made me pee.


Proposition 8: The Musical

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

November 26th, 2008

Come on out and throw it down pre-Thanksgiving style at Dyke Night TONIGHT.

November 20th, 2008

Remember, and NOT JUST TODAY

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People:

Today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The lovely goodbadgirl says it a hell of a lot better than I ever could.

And she's fucking right. 30 is thirty too fucking many.

http://goodbadgirl.livejournal.com/332895.html


http://www.feministing.com/archives/012310.html
http://www.transgenderdor.org/

November 18th, 2008

Now I can check one more thing off my list of stuff I've always wanted to do.

Clicky clicky to see my guest post on Shakesville (unless you care that I mostly took some of my original recap and added to it. In that case, uh...nevermind).

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/11/capital-good-time.html

November 14th, 2008

Hey folks:

Tomorrow is the Prop 8 protest, and DC is expecting THOUSANDS to show up and walk for our rights.

This not lobbying.
This is not trying to somehow change current domestic partnership laws in DC.
This is not addressing any specific member of congress, DC city councilperson or city official.

This IS part of a national (and massive) grassroots effort to stand up and make very simple and positive statement, loud and clear, to EVERYONE:


YES on Gay Marriage, NO on H8.


Join in, why dontcha?


PROP 8 PROTEST
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
1:30 PM
U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool
100 Constitution Ave NE



MORE DETAILS FOR DC MARCH:
http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/District+of+Columbia?t=anon

NATIONAL MARCH WEBSITE:
http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/

DOWNLOAD PROTEST SIGNS (or upload and share your own!):
http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Downloadable+Protest+Signs+-+%28Uploads+Welcomed%29

November 13th, 2008

and now, for a smile

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Ok, I fucking LOVE this.

And anyone that responds with something like "violent (sic) actions don't benefit our community" or "there are two sides to every issue" or "that's an inappropriate way to express anger" will be, at a minimum, roundly mocked.

http://bashbacknews.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/bash-back-raises-hell-at-anti-queer-mega-church/

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November 11th, 2008

Keith Olberman is quite extraordinary in the video clip below.

THIS is EXACTLY what I'm talking about when I say we need straight allies. Wow. Just...wow.

November 10th, 2008

Ahem

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At the risk of sounding like a massively less-eloquent version of many brilliant souls on my flist and fave blogs...

Dear white GLBT community:

Black voters are not responsible for Prop. 8 passing. Blaming the African-American community is just as incorrect as blaming senior citizens, or Catholics, or any other clearly defined group of people that voted for the damn thing. Except it's a LOT more fucking divisive and makes you look like a bigoted shithead. So knock it the fuck OFF already, ok?

And oh yeah, racism is not over just because a black man is in the White House. Nothing, absolutely nothing will EVER erase the history of African-American enslavement in the United States, nor the history of institutionalized racism entrenched in our culture. We can't change history, but we can certainly ponder the implications of it and work on changing our own unconscious attitudes about race, and class, and a host of the other -isms that keep interfering with those wacky little things called civil rights.

And white people, this is also specifically directed at you: you live, *I* live in a racist culture that perpetuates the idea, in thousands of ways every single fucking day, that white is the default, that white is better, smarter, prettier, and the most desirable skin color. We live in a world where white people AUTOMATICALLY possess a certain level of privilege and access to things like education and jobs solely based on melanin, for fuck's sake.

I am asking you to wake the fuck up and acknowledge your privilege.Read more...Collapse )

Seriously, people, making a difference is not hard. It's also not always easy and it's not always fun.

It's just right. So DO IT already, willya?

November 7th, 2008

One excellent reason...

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...that Barack Obama is fun, so far.

Dude has his own fucking Photobucket account.

Here is the photo set from his personal photographer on election night of the Obama family waiting for the results, seeing them, then President-elect Obama speechifying.

Try not to blub.

http://flickr.com/photos/barackobamadotcom/sets/72157608716313371/
A friend sent this to me this morning. He sent it to everyone in CA, and told them that we've been there before, we'll be there again, and we will never, EVER stop fighting the good fight. Christian Broadcast "News" video beneath the cutCollapse )

(and on a side note, I'd forgotten that a) I was so scared I almost peed my pants when I gave that speech 4 or so minutes in b) Captain Richard Cairns, who beat the shit outta a buncha queers in the Castro, is interviewed! and c) I have one LOUD FUCKING VOICE especially when I'm screaming in Lou Sheldon's face that he's a murderer. Ha!)

October 30th, 2008

how fucking cool is this?

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A copy of the email I just sent to every single effin' local list I'm on...


Hey folks:

Here's a cool thing for any LGBT folks that want to go to the more, um...red areas of Virginia this weekend OR this weekend thru election day to help get out the vote.

http://obamapride.org/yeswevan

It's an organized series of free van rides for LGBT folk to Get Out The Vote and you can choose to go to Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Roanoke, Lynchburg and Winchester. I don't know all the details, but there's contact info on the page. You can also see lodging info, including community housing stuff, here:

http://obamapride.org/lodging

See ya in VA!
People:

I don't think I can take many more deep goddam feelings about a fucking Presidential election, for chrissakes. I am shocked and amazed, as are no doubt many of you, to actually be invested and passionate about the outcome.  It's scaring the SHIT out of me.

And yet another tearjerker.  Geez.

As Liss over at Shakesville notes, this woman was born before women had the right to even VOTE.

“She made her mark, and we put it in the envelope, my brother and I walked to the mailbox, it was 11 o’clock Wednesday morning and I said ‘Mom its in the mail, you’ve done your thing, Barack’s going to win,’ and she kind of smiled and it was kind of a deep sigh, a sigh of relief, and in less than an hour later, she died,” said M. Fitzgerald.

October 29th, 2008

a very handy Prop 8 tool

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This is where you find out how much your neighbors rule (or suck, depending on where you live).

It's a searchable database of everyone that's contributed to Prop 8 on BOTH sides. And yes, my family is in there, goddamit.

http://www.sfgate.com/webdb/prop8/

(And by the way DC has 665 opposed and a mere 6 for...but one of those six is those "Concerned Women For America" assholes that gave $400,000+. Fuckers.)
But before I toddle off to bed, here's something that's making the rounds and yes, this too made me tear up. People, I'm asking nicely, PLEASE VOTE.

Rosa sat so Martin could walk
Martin walked so Obama could run
Obama runs so our children can fly





xoxo

PSue

October 28th, 2008

People, this will definitely make you cry. I warned you.

I just saw two AMAZING photo posts over at shakespearessister.

And fyi, I am absolutely terrified because for the first time in what seems like forever (like, oh, 1992), I actually have HOPE for the future of our country. Yikes. a few photos and full linky links under the cutCollapse )

October 24th, 2008

holy fucking SHIT

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Courtesy of Jezebel.com.

Greatest. Campaign. Ad. Ever.

October 23rd, 2008

Courtesy of the crush-worthy Sugarbutch.


Here's the background information about the photographer:
http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0810/travels-with-barack.html


And her fucking AMAZING photographs of Obama. Wow.
http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0810/callie-bp.html

October 22nd, 2008

ahem...

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Goddam I have great friends that send me great things.

You can make your own sign here, courtesy of the delightful John McCain himself: http://www.johnmccain.com/actioncenter/joe/


you know this can"t be good, right?Collapse )
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