Monthly Archives: June 2013

Anti-homophobia, Anti-bullying Campaign: Straights Tell Their Younger Selves, Make It Get Better

From gay.net comes this story about an anti-homophobia, anti-bullying campaign where straight adults talk to their younger selves to tell them to treat Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender folks with respect: Minus 18, the largest support network for LGBT teenagers … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Gay Pride: Iowa City

From gay.net: Iowa City is the state’s fifth largest city, and its LGBT Pride celebration — which includes a parade through downtown — comes with a warm and welcoming small-town feel. See the full photo gallery

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Porterville, Calf. Looks Into Rescinding Gay Pride Month Proclamation

On Top Magazine reports that the city of Porterville, Calf. held a council meeting to hear opposition to the Gay Pride Month Proclamation: Opponents of gay rights in Porterville, California are asking the city council to rescind a proclamation declaring … Continue reading

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Lack of Bureaucratic Procedure Brings Down Calistoga, Calf. Gay Pride Flag

“It was beautiful while it lasted.” That’s how Ian Stanley, director of California’s Napa Valley’s LGBTQ Connection described the short life of the rainbow flag that flew over Calistoga, Calf. for three days this past weekend. The rainbow flag was … Continue reading

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VIDEO: SCOTUS Prop 8, DOMA Rallies with Interviews

In March 2013 I attended the rallies for the cases of Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act that were before the Supreme Court of the United States. I walked around and asked people on both sides of the issue … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids, Mich. Has First Gay Pride Parade

From WZZM comes this story about activism through small marching steps: GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Grand Rapids had its first Gay Pride Parade on Sunday. It drew hundreds of people to downtown Grand Rapids. While there is already an annual … Continue reading

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Should Michfest Welcome Transgender Women?

advocate.com is reporting on a controversy surrounding the Michfest Womym’s Music Festival regarding the festivals policy of allowing only women born women to attend: On August 6, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival will take place, with roughly 3,000 women in … Continue reading

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