In the mailbag
The mailbag is f-u-l-l, folks. Whew. I have a lot to catch up on. Some items for you.
* Lars Clausen, an ordained Lutheran pastor and straight ally, rode a unicycle 1,000 miles from Vermont to Washington, D.C. to ask people along the way what it’s like to be an LGBT person in America today. He chronicles his encounters at visits to Rev. Tinkywinky’s church and the NYC Gay Pride Parade in his book, Straight Into Gay America. You can read more about the book at the web site, and even read three chapters for free in advance of its publication on June 1.
* Check out The North Carolina Advocacy Coalition (NCAC), which local activist Matt Hill Comer is forming “to increase voter participation, public education and to advocate for issues and legislation that are important to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied North Carolinians.” It’s got a lot of work to do, that’s for sure.
* Oh my — QueerBeacon asks: “Mary Cheney and Dana Carvey Separated at Birth?”
* Speaking of MC, I really don’t want to waste more blog space on her or fish-wrap tome any longer, but feel free to comment on these statements, noting who wrote them.
* While recruiting is at a trickle, this news: Military Discharges 2 Service Members Per Day for Being Gay.
* How ridiculous is this: Boy in Slinky Fuchsia Gown Denied Entrance to Prom. (hat tip, Kim)