Monthly Archives: March 2012

Earl Scruggs, banjo legend, dies

Learned about this early this morning on the news. Reposted from USA Today: Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs, a singular talent of collective import, died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital. He was 88. A quietly affable presence, Scruggs … Continue reading

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Vote: Country’s Hottest Bachelorette

Much like Country Weekly’s hottest bachelor contest that I blogged about previously, the ladies of country music are getting equal time in their own poll. The ladies of country music take a back seat to no one when it comes to … Continue reading

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Empowering Videos of REAL Transgender People

While the Protect Your Rights group in Anchorage is posting absurd and offensive cartoon portrayals of transgender people, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition have something really worth watching, the I AM: Trans … Continue reading

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70% of Anchorage LGBTs Have Experienced Discrimination

As reported in Anchorage Daily News, a survey report released by Identity, Inc. and the Alaska LGBT Community Survey Task Force show that Anchorage LGBT people experience some type of discrimination ranging from verbal abuse to physical threats: • 73.1 … Continue reading

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Alpharetta student sues school over denied LGBT-friendly prom policy

Reposted from the GA Voice: An Alpharetta High School student alleges in a lawsuit that he was forcefully removed from his student council position after advocating a change in the school’s “Prom King and Queen” tradition to be more inclusive … Continue reading

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NH Marriage Repeal: I’ll be back!

So says Rep. David Bates, R-Windham, the primary sponsor of the defeated marriage repeal bill HB 473,  in this UnionLeader.com article: “If we have a governor the next term more favorable to traditional marriage,” Bates said Thursday, “that will change … Continue reading

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Mutual support is aim of new senior LGBT group

Reposted from the napavalleyregister.com: A new monthly discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  senior citizens in Napa County will begin on the first Tuesday in April. The group will offer the opportunity for older LGBT people in Napa … Continue reading

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Owning It

This repost comes from one of my favorite blogs, Raising My Rainbow, which is about a mom’s journey as she raises a gender non-conforming son. In this post she writes about her pride in her eldest son’s defense of his … Continue reading

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Maryland Gay Marriage Opponents Gear Up To Repeal Law On November Ballot

Reposted from CBS Baltimore: BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The marriage debate is heating up. Just weeks after same-sex marriage is legalized in Maryland, opponents are intensifying their effort to repeal the law. Andrea Fujii reports the big push starts [Sunday, March 18]. More … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Vt. military college holding first gay pride week

In an onging effort to highlight real-time, concrete items from around the country to show why it gets better come this item from boston.com. The below paragraphs are better than any introduction that I could say it all about why … Continue reading

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