15 Sep 2009

On Surviving Equality Campaigns Together

I'm a Prop 8 survivor. Our marriage was one of those on the line during the campaign. Like others I've seen post here, my husband and I donated more than we could reasonably afford to a campaign that should have had a reasonable clue of what was coming their way.

11 Aug 2009

My letter to those shell-shocked by birthers and townhall screamers

Ever feel like you’re looking around at your fellow citizens, wondering how the hell you’re so different from them that when they look at you, and at what you believe and live, they see nothing but devil red? Have you lately looked at the people on the television, the columnists

30 Jun 2009

My boilerplate response to Democratic campaign donation requests

Tonight the second quarter of 2009 draws to a close, and it's a significant point in the 2010 campaign cycle. This is the point at which a lot of folks who are considering maybe possibly getting into a race take a hard look at their fundraising, and either throw their

19 Jun 2009

Gay Marriage Should Never Have Happened

At least, not this one. It reminds me of a marriage that shouldn't have happened. You think,”Finally. I'm done with the horrid, fake, endless go-round of the singles scene and I can settle down and get on with my life.” Then, you realize…this wasn't really The One. You have to

04 May 2009

Maine House of Representatives Debates Marriage Equality Tomorrow

Not to steal Louise's fabulous thunder, but it appears tomorrow around 10:00 in the morning they'll begin debate on L.D. 1020. If you'd like to follow the debate live, you can link into the live video at http://www.maine.gov/legis/ — look at the menu on the right of the page.  I also

30 Apr 2009

Dear Miss California

cross-posted at DailyKos Dear Anita Bryant Miss California, Look, I know you're desperate to make a name for yourself. It's a tough world out there, and you want to be a star. You've found the right people to step on to get there, and you've found desperate friends who need

22 Apr 2009

An apology to other readers

Below a diary sometime back, I made a comment that I phrased badly, and it inflamed some people (rightly). Here it is:  “The comments from older gay people interest me. I have come to the conclusion that older gay folks are less concerned because (a) they've weathered the storm; and

16 Mar 2009

Pardon me, but will you kindly f**k off?

cross-posted at DailyKos This has been a rather annoying Monday. The ether absconded with a project I've been working on, which I was able to relatively hastily reproduce ahead of deadline. That was enough. Then, out of the blue, I get an email from someone I don't know at my

24 Feb 2009

A Farewell to my Mother

crossposted at DailyKos “Shit.” Sob. (head down on table) “Fuck.” “Don't ever let me catch you in a pride parade. And don't worry about dying of AIDS if you get it. I'll kill you first.” These were my mother's loving words when I told her I was gay. This is

20 Nov 2008

Nepal Moves Ahead of the USA in Equality

It looks like the Supreme Court of Nepal has ruled that not only are gay people born that way, but they are entitled to government recognition of their relationships and should not be discriminated against in the law.   In a landmark verdict, the apex court in Nepal has given