We seem to have the first real, credible leak regarding the U.S. Attorney and Department of Justice investigation into the Chris Christie lane closure scandal. Almost exactly one year ago Bridget Kelly ordered local lane closures on the George Washington bridge in New Jersey on the first day of school leading to massive traffic jams and several hour commutes. It was a mess and seemed to be aimed a local mayor who refused to support Chris Christie in his bid for reelection as Governor.
The Advocate posted a list of the Top 50 more influential queers in mainstream media. It caught my eye today and I checked out the list. I’m not familiar with all 50 but I definitely think they got the Top 5 on the list right.
I make no bones about the fact that I’m a liberal Democrat. I also make no bones about the fact that Republicans are a big part of what’s wrong with this country right now. I don’t dislike Republicans simply because the are Republicans. I dislike, and disdain them as a political party, because they are wrong on almost ALL of the issues that are important to democracy and equality. Case in point: Senate Republicans yet again blocked a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act that would help ensure women get the same pay for doing the same job as men.
This month, the GLBT Historical Society will begin a free program series that spotlights how processes of urban renovation that once helped create spaces for queer community and culture now threaten to erase their presence. “The G Spot: Gentrification, Transformation and Queer San Francisco” will bring together historians, activists, residents and visitors to discuss the ways in which history can inform thinking about the place of GLBT people in urban settings today.
Michael Sam was officially signed to the practice squad for the Dallas Cowboys today. This was a great move for Sam and an even better move for the Cowboys. I wished we would have just snagged him off waivers over the weekend but it seems to be working out anyway. You can watch the video of Coach Jason Garrett announcing the move that posted less than an hour ago on the Dallas Cowboys website.
Starting this week, we are moving our direct email list. This is going to be a big endeavor but it’s definitely time. Our email list is just too big to continue to handle manually. We have needed to go back to an opt-in email format for a while but testing different email systems just took longer than expected. We’ve settled for now on Constant Contact for our direct email list needs and we’re super excited and motivated to get it all done so we can move on to migrating QL to the downloadable version of WordPress.