Portland’s Arena Football AWESOMENESS!

IMG_0052Football and lesbians. What a great combination! I’ve found that the stereotype is either really true, or not true at all.  There doesn’t seem to be much gray area with regard to football. I do know that I can’t get my gay boyfriends to even consider football (or, really, any sport), yet I know there are as many differences between gay people as there are among people in general.  There are football loving and hating straight people, gay people, males, females, etc.  There is also a reason there are stereotypes…if there weren’t some truth to it, there wouldn’t be a stereotype.

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Cheering for an Ax Murderess??

I can’t imagine how it came to this.  I mean, I’m nice and kind-hearted.  I pay my taxes and am perhaps TOO moral at times.  Yet here I am…cheering for an ax murderess.  Surely you have heard of her…Lizzie Borden? You know the (sick and twisted) childhood jump rope rhyme..’.Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty one.’  Gruesome, unimaginable, right? Yet Portland Center Stage managed to” make” me cheer for her. Four different times so far.

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BREAKING: OREGON Finally Gets Equality

BREAKING: Love wins! Judge rules OR marriage ban unconstitutional! Read more here: http://bit.ly/1jLJPkV

This is the tweet I just got about marriage equality in Oregon and considering all the other states who ruled their marriage ban unconstitutional (like Arkansas and Utah), it is about time !! I went to a rally many years ago and got a T-shirt that says ‘It’s Time’ on the back of it. I’ve been wearing that thing ever since and it’s looking a little threadbare. It has been time for a very long time and that joyous day is here. Time to celebrate!!!

One Step Closer: Oregon Gay Marriage Battle


Here in Oregon, we are finally one step closer to having gay marriage legalized. Today, a judge denied the request by NOM (National Organization for Marriage) to defend Oregon’s amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. This is welcome news, especially since states like Arkansas now allow gay marriage. Honestly, as someone who thinks of Portland and Oregon as very progressive and liberal, it has been quite embarrassing that we don’t yet have gay marriage. Here’s to, fingers crossed, hoping that this will change soon.

The Impossible Shot

I will admit I’m not usually much of a basketball fan. I haven’t been watching the Blazers all my life or all season and I am jumping on the bandwagon now that they are in the playoffs. But for some reason I have been intrigued by the Portland Trailblazers and have actually watched a game or two for the first time since I was a kid. Maybe it’s the excitement of having mass hysteria over our local team that’s doing great. Maybe it’s something to share with my partner, who enjoys basketball much more than my favorite, football. I drag her to football games including those of our arena football team, Portland Thunder. But regardless of the cause, I have really been getting into watching the Blazers.

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