06 Aug 2010

From Prop 8 to Sharron Angle’s Hate: Can a Gay Progressive Nevadan Still Hope?

(Also at Nevada Progressive) This week has been a doozy for me. I was up. I was down. I was right. I was wrong. I was elated with joy. I was horrified and filled with fear. And in the end, I just have to keep on chugging and do what

27 Jul 2010

Netroots Nation, Dan Choi, Harry Reid, & My Equality

(Originally from Nevada Progressive) So today, I get a nice little message from Lt. Dan Choi and GetEQUAL. I read they want to “keep Sen. Reid accountable to his promise” to ensure the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. OK, I agree with that. I’ll toast to that. I just

28 Oct 2009

Washington: It’s Crunch Time to Protect Domestic Partnerships!

(Also at Nevada Progressive) Remember that other election happening next Tuesday? You know, the one in Washington? The one where domestic partnerships are up for a popular vote? Yes, you heard me right. Domestic partnerships are now at risk in Washington. There’s only one week left until Election Day, and

27 Oct 2009

Maine (& Nevada): Why Marriage Matters

(also at nevada progressive) OK, so the Yes on H8/Yes on 1 anti-equality forces are now saying they “don’t oppose civil rights“. Uh-huh. So they just want “equality by another name”? Not really. After all, why did these same religious right forces fight SB 283 here in Nevada that isn’t

26 Oct 2009

Maine: No on 1 Taking Lead & The Opposition Is Now Throwing Everything INCLUDING the Kitchen Sink a

(Also at Nevada Progressive) Well, we have some good news and some bad news to report in Maine today. First, let’s start off with some good news. Maine Public Broadcasting just got the hot new Pan-Atlantic poll numbers. Pan Atlantic’s Patrick Murphy says the survey of 400 likely voters found

14 Oct 2009

Maine: No on 1 Has Small Lead, But the Race is STILL CLOSE!

(Also at Nevada Progressive) We have some good news today on the Maine front. According to new poll data, 51.8 percent of people who plan to vote in November say they will vote no or are leaning in that direction on question 1, the people’s veto of Maine’s same-sex marriage

07 Oct 2009

Washington This Year… And Nevada Next Year?

(Also at Nevada Progressive) Remember when I warned you last week that serial anti-equality campaigner Richard Ziser is threatening Nevada LGBT families again, this time considering a ballot initiative to strip away our hard fought domestic partner rights won with SB 283? Well, the threat is real. We now know.

01 Oct 2009

Nevada Domestic Partnerships: Today’s The Day

(Also at Nevada Progressive) History and Herstory are being made today in Nevada. Finally, FINALLY, LGBT families won’t be at so much of a disadvantage any longer. The state moves just a little closer toward full equality.

29 Sep 2009

Maine’s STILL So Close!

(Also at Nevada Progressive) OK, I have some good news and some bad news for you. Let me start with the bad news. A new poll out today still shows a close race in Maine. And the good news? Democracy Corps shows No on 1 taking a 50-41 lead!

28 Sep 2009

Why I Still Hope for No More H8

(Also at Nevada Progressive) Those first few days were the worst. I was scared. I was depressed. I felt less than human. Prop H8 had passed in California. And even though I didn’t have any immediate marriage plans, I nonetheless felt like all my future hopes and dreams were ripped