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#OccupyHartford Planning Meeting Sunday, Oct 2nd, 5PM

The #OccupyWallStreet Revolution is spreading around the country . . . and coming to Hartford . . . http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Hartford/181902045218120 http://www.occupytogether.org/events/northeast/occupy-hartford-ct/ One of the organizers has called for a planning meeting on Sunday, October 2nd, 5 PM, at the Charter Oak … Continue reading

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Rowdy Queers Glamdalize HRC Gift Shop In Memory of Stonewall

The HRC rakes in something approaching 50 million dollars a year in revenue–their executive director, Joe Salmonellamayonaisemanese pulls in a salary of several hundred grand. What have we gotten out of this bloated carcass? Not a thing worth mentioning and every now and then, they eagerly sell trans people up the river. Seriously, this is an organization that hordes money and does nothing useful. It’s a sad, sick dinosaur. Continue reading

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Queer Politics At PRIDE NY March, June 26, 2011

Several contingents proudly advocated Queer politics as part of the NY PRIDE March on June 26, 2011. Act-Up NY rocked Fifth Avenue with the “I Demand Full Equality” chant. Other contingents called for an End to Israeli Apartheid, decriminalization of sex work, and solidarity with gay whistle-blower hero, Bradley Manning. Continue reading

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Trans & Gender Variant Visibility NOW!

It is time for US to take our proper place at the queer table, and to do it openly, genuinely and with PRIDE because we can no longer afford–as a community–to remain silent and sit back, because it is killing us folks. Statistically, the rate of suicide of transgender people is double that of the national average. If we want things to change, if we want to be accepted, embraced, supported, then we need to call the LGB to task and make that happen.

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Call for Proposals: Journal of Lesbian Studies — Lesbians, Sexuality & Islam

Call for Proposals: Journal of Lesbian Studies http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/mZWodq21rE in WORLD, 25/05/2011 The Journal of Lesbian Studies will be devoting a special issue to the topic of LESBIANS, SEXUALITY, AND ISLAM. Possible topics and methods include, but are not limited to … Continue reading

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A Vision & Hope for the Queer Movement From a Two-Spirit Perspective

Although, we today speak a good game of diversity – but in practice it is really a ‘melting-pot’ diversity – meaning holding the ideal of white-heterosexual males as the ideal! Diversity is acknowledging and honoring difference – there is always room at the table for everyone. Continue reading

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Que(e)rying the Israel-linked GayMiddleEast.com: a statement by Arab ueers

While perhaps not as vile as Tom MacMaster, GayMiddleEast.com operates on the same principle: White men speaking on behalf of queer Arabs and white men as gatekeepers of queer Arab voices. We are not victims in need of a white male savior working in London, nor do we need a conduit for our poor brown oppressed voices to be heard in the West, which seems to be GayMiddleEast.com’s intended audience. Continue reading

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1 Million Signatures to Legalise Marriage Equality In the European Union‏

Support the People´s Initiative asking the European Union to stop the discrimination against sexual orientation regarding marriage. If you are a citizen of the European Union please support this initiative, all you have to do is fill in the small form below, it’s that easy. Continue reading

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A Brief Hystory of Queer Liberation & Street Protest

By mid-July, a flier was plastered up around Greenwich Village that read, “DO YOU THINK HOMOSEXUALS ARE REVOLTING? YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS WE ARE.” With that flier, the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was born. Continue reading

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New York Governor Signs Law Approving Gay Marriage‏

“I have to define doing the right thing as treating all persons with equality and that equality includes within the definition of marriage,” Republican Senator Stephen Saland said before the bill was passed. He was one of four Republicans to vote for the legislation. Continue reading

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