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So some guy and a friend in North Carolina decided the best way to protest their neighbor’s “Vote Against Amendment One” sign is to shoot it with a shotgun while in their neighbor’s yard. The most disturbing part isn’t just what he’s doing, but what he’s saying as wellI.
Video after the jump….
This is a much more personal post than my usual, and if Re-Blogging is lazy posting, then I hope you’ll indulge me, but Natalie Merchant is right: you are blessed and lucky, and sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of that. ;-)
Originally posted on mister stewardess:
I once knew a boy called Richard. “Richard?” you say, “I must know more!” Never let it be said that I don’t know how to scoot my reader to the edge of his seat.
After thirteen years in San Francisco, I am now back where I started, in Colorado. Denver, to be quite precise. Nineteen blocks from the house I grew up in, to be even more so. When I visit the old neighborhood in San Francisco, a Big Gay Memory of some kind lurks around nearly every corner. First dates, tearful good-byes; here is where I ignored the drunken heckling of a passing mendicant and slipped the ring on my husband’s finger, and there you see roughly where my pants hit my ankles while stumbling home from a particularly memorable Dyke March. Yes, fond memories at every turn. Who are you to judge me?! Oddly, though, even though I grew up here, in Denver there is really only one such corner. Probably due to its proximity to Cheesman Park, the one place in 1980s Denver that two men might not be harassed for holding hands, I had more than one Big Gay First (of most of which I’ll spare you the cowboy boot-related details) on the corner of 9th and Gaylord. Richard’s mother worked with my aunt in Washington, D.C., on the staff of a Congressman from Oklahoma, and we had more than one Big Gay Adventure (last one, I promise) in the District, but when I think of him, I always remember him standing on the corner of 9th and Gaylord. Where, in jean shorts and a cardigan sweater, he would secure his place in history as the First Boy Who Ever Kissed Me.
Tulare County is located in the vast Central Valley of California, is the nation’s #1 dairy producer, and ranks consistently #2 or #3 in overall agricultural production in the United States. Visalia, the county seat, was also the home of EricJames Borges, a 19 year old gay man whose suicide garnered attention worldwide in January, 2012.
A collection of short essays written by active duty and former military personnel, “Our Time” chronicles the hardships and joys of gays and lesbians as they navigated the stormy waters before and during “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and in the months between the signing ceremony and the actual end of the policy.
Sometimes joyful, sometimes profoundly saddening, and sometimes infuriating stories of real people caught up in the desire to serve their country, rise to the high standards demanded by that service, and finding themselves having to choose between those standards and those desires. Some chose to come out and accept the responsibility and repercussions of that decision, others chose to remain closeted in order to continue serving the country they love, and some straddle a fence, trying to be honest with themselves and the people they serve with as well as honoring the rules.
The William Way Community Center and The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History have teamed up to give us Pop-Up Philadelphia, a month long exhibition dedicated to the lesser known aspects of queer history.
The exhibition opened April 21st, and will close May 19th, and will be on the ground floor of The William Way Community Center. Pop-Up Philadelphia is featuring a huge variety of exhibits to shed some light on largely unknown histories of queer communities in Philly and all over the globe. Some of the exhibits are:
- A primary source documentation of the use of drag in Philadelphia Mummers’ Parades dating back to the 1880s
- A sculptural memorial for queer communities in Uganda threatened by a proposed law that makes queerness punishable by death
- A video history project about the lives of black lesbian elders.
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