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THE HOPES OF CHILDREN-404 | A RUSSIAN LGBT SUPPORT GROUP

Yelena Klimova, the journalist who runs the Children-404 online support group for LGBT teenagers. (file photo)
Yelena Klimova, the journalist who runs the Children-404 online support group for LGBT teenagers. (file photo)

As I was about to start this post, I was alerted, that Czar Putin had just made a statement, that he wouldn’t be Czar for life.  In fact the constitution prohibits him from serving beyond 2024.  Well, that won’t be quite soon enough for Yelena Klimova, the journalist who runs Children-404, an online support group for LGBT teenagers in Russia.     Continue reading

Coming Out Muslim

While not every coming out story has a happy ending, its good to dwell on those that do.  Many of us who must come out to religiously heavy families may find it harder than others.

Comedian, Sabrina Jalees, grew up in a Swiss Pakistani household and found herself faced with this very problem.  She mentions that when she was growing up, she found the idea of two woman being together to be strange.     Continue reading

THE EVER CHANGING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE MAP

same-sex-marriageFor months now, we’ve read and heard, and for some, have been  a part of the ever changing and realization of same-sex marriage.  And at times, it’s hard to remember, at least by name, all the states that now have those marriages, or for that matter, don’t (yet).  So, I thought I would call your attention, because I like visuals, to the most recent map I could locate, (something that Nate has done in the past ), which shows  improvements, more than just getting us past the tipping point, after the jump….

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Gandhi (apocryphal)

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Elliot Trueblood (l), Division leader, GayPorterville.com / Greg Shelton (r), former Porterville City Councilman

For the second year in a row, gay veterans and their supporters marched in the annual Veterans Day Parade, in the rural California community of Porterville.  As you might expect, some folks weren’t happy with the rainbow group.  If you’ve been following the Porterville saga, you won’t be surprised by who.

It’s not a good moment for an “All-America City” when you have to call the police to stop a former City Council member’s harassment  of an entire parade contingent.

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GAY GUYS MAY BE GOOD TO GO SOON ON DONATING BLOOD

Sorry folks, no such thing as "gay" blood.
Sorry folks, no such thing as “gay” blood.

This blood donation conversation has been going on for some time now,  and yesterday, the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (no questions about what they do) voted 16-2 to alter the current ban on gay blood donation, where any man who has had sex with another man, even once, is barred for life from donating blood.

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Interstellar-Comments from a Nonfan of SciFi

interstellarInterstellar is a mammoth of a film. Anyone who has seen the trailer, or who has seen how long it is (almost 3 hours! YIKES!) can figure that out. It is epic, grand, engrossing. It will likely be nominated for many Oscars. I can’t deny any of that. I didn’t realize it was so long, and when the concessions guy, obviously a major sci fi fan, told me how long it is, I groaned and considered leaving. I’m glad I didn’t leave though. It was one of those movies that was long, and you could tell it was long, but you are so interested in what’s going on, you don’t mind.

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