Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time of Uncertainty

We Are One

 

As we work through our emotions of the recently devastating election results of President-elect DJT, let us find comfort & strength in each other & know that we, the LGBT community have moved mountains in our struggles for equality.

We must not give up hope. Rather, we must channel our voices of anger into voices of change. Together, our voices will resonate the message through the halls of DC & America, "we are not going back!"

Looking for ways you can help?
  • Come out to a friend.
  • Come out to family.
  • Contact your local or state elected officials.
  • Contact your U.S. Senators (find your Senator here).
  • Volunteer at a local LGBT community center.
  • Consider getting involved on the political level.
  • Donate to LGBT & civil rights organizations.

 We are in this together. We will do what it takes as our community is strong & resilient!
Yours in Solidarity.



 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hope Against Hate

Hope

 
Thoughts & prayers go out to the families & friends of those affected from the horrific gay nightclub shooting in Orlando Florida this morning.

May this tragic event remind us of the power of hate & to stand up against it, for love & compassion will always find a way.

As you scour the internet, you will see some messages of congratulations for the killer of the innocent lives. That is why we still continue Pride marches as a stand against hate & for acceptance & tolerance.

This senseless, targeted violence against the LGBT community needs to stop. We need to say, NO MORE

 Standing with our community in pain & sorrow.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Patching The "Black Eye"

Never An Issue


 While our country deals with the rhetoric & sometimes violent campaigning to pick our next president, the downturn of our economy, abortion rights are being trampled on by a handful of states, taxes continuing to be an issue, immigration, the Republican party finds the perfect solution to dealing with the issues by targeting the transgender community after it's "black eye" from the 2015 Supreme Court's ruling of Obergefell vs. Hodges, effectively striking down the states ban on same-sex marriages.

This shameful & hatred filled tactic (disguised as religious liberties protections) against a minority group that has had to endure intolerance & discrimination in jobs & housing all the while NEVER having 1 documented case of rape or violence against any cisgender woman or child in a woman's bathroom

Transgender individuals, one's who have felt they were born in the wrong body, go through a lot of emotional stress seeking acceptance from others, often losing friends, jobs or family upon coming out. The process or "journey" is something one can often struggle with in coming to terms with. Often the more traumatic part of transitioning is that of using the restroom of their gender identity.

With current hate laws in North Carolina, Mississippi & the possibilities of Texas & Oklahoma seeking to follow suit, you can help by taking a stand against this shameful & extremely hateful tactic by the GOP by contacting your elected officials & telling them their attacks against the transgender community is just wrong. The transgender community does not want special rights, just equal right's & for the right to live with dignity. 

#BoycottNorthCarolina #BoycottMississippi

Standing up (OK, sitting down) for our rights!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Love Truly (& Legally) Makes A Family!

Law Of The Land!



In a 5-4 ruling, The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down gay marriage restrictions in 14 states, thereby making marriage equality the law of the land.

The majority ruled that preventing same-sex couples from the right to marry violated their Constitutional right under the 14th Amendment & that states were unable to put forth a compelling reason to deny same-sex couples that right.

Kennedy wrote of same-sex couples: “Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.” “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law,” he continued. “The Constitution grants them that right.”

Chief Justice John Roberts read a stinging dissent from the bench, as Kennedy sat beside him, his hand on his chin: “Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law,” he wrote. “Stealing this issue from the people will for many cast a cloud over same-sex marriage, making a dramatic social change that much more difficult to accept.”

Congratulations & Best Wishes To Those Seeking The Right!!!

Love truly does make a family!

Keep a smile on your face and love in your heart!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

BOYCOTT INDIANA!


Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signs "No LGBT Welcome" Bill into law. Send a message to Governor Pence saying legalized hate & intolerance have no place in Indiana.

(317)232-4567


Standing up, (OK, sitting down) for our rights!



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Life Has To Mean Something...

Transgendered Teen Takes Life, Leaves Note
After much pain & suffering & lack of support/understanding for her transgender identity (especially from that of her own mother who looked down upon her & tried to "cure" her through various Christian therapy sessions), 17 Year old Leelah Alcorn of Kings Mills, Ohio decided that she had had enough & on December 28th at around 2:30am took her life by walking out in front of a moving semi.

The note she left read: "My death needs to mean something." "My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at the number & say, that's fucked up & fix it. Fix society, please." Also, she made mention to her feeling like she was a girl trapped in a boy's body since the age of 4.

This sad tragic loss of life should never have happened. Through love, understanding & guidance of adults around her, especially her mother, Leelah would have had the chance to blossom into the person she truly was. 

Our LGBT youth look to us adults for understanding & compassion & we must be there to help & or guide whenever we can.

There is help! Transgender Suicide Hotline - 877-565-8860


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

History In The Making

Legal Discrimination Gets It's Day In Court





Standing up (OK, sitting down) for our rights!

Friday, November 30, 2012

No Procreation, No Marriage.

Federal Court in Nevada Rules Against Marriage Equality

  
Judge Robert Jones on decision against Nevada marriage equality case (Sevcik v Sandoval): "Gay couples have no Constitutional right to marry." Further, going on to say; "straight couples may be disinclined to marry if same-sex couples were allowed to enter into the same institution which would result in additional societal problems."

Justice Jones, a devout Mormon (appointee of George W. Bush (R) ) who's decided that "justice" would best be served for Nevada's straight citizens by disregarding the Forth Amendment & believing that children born out of wedlock would rise due to straight couples not wanting anything to do with the now "no longer sacred" institution of marriage...

It's judges & politicians with this kind of ideology & hatred of a minority group that have continue to divide this great nation.

"All Men Are Created Equal"
"Liberty & Justice For All"
"Life, Liberty & the Pursuit Of Happiness"

Justice, not served...

Standing up (OK, sitting down) for our rights!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Victory!

Moving Forward!


Election Day 2012 - A day that will go down in American history as numerous wins secured continued support for equality!
  • Tammy Baldwin (D) becomes first out gay/lesbian elected to the U.S. Senate.
  • Maine voters stand for fairness by passing marriage equality.
  • Maryland voters stand for fairness by passing marriage equality.
  • Washington voters stand for fairness by passing marriage equality.
  • Minnesota voters reject writing discrimination/hate into state's constitution.
  • Openly gay New York Congressional candidate Sean Maloney (D) beats incumbent Nan Hayworth (R) for the 18th district.
  • Mark Takano (D) becomes the first openly gay Asian elected to Congress.
  • David Wiggins, judge who sided with Iowa marriage equality wins reelection.
  • Openly gay Colorado congressman Jared Polis (D) wins reelection.
  • Openly gay Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline wins reelection.
  • Openly gay Wisconsin Congressional candidate Mark Pocan (D) wins election.
  • Openly gay Pennsylvania Congressional candidate Brian Sims (D) wins election.
  • Openly gay & black Georgia House Representative Simone Bell (D) wins reelection.
  • First openly gay North Dakota Congressional candidate Josh Boschee (D) wins election.
  • Openly gay Ohio Congressional candidate Tim Brown (R) wins election.
  • First openly gay West Virginia Congressional candidate Stephen Skinner (D) wins election.
  • Youngest openly gay Maine Congressional candidate Justin Chenette (D) wins election.
Thanks to the hard work & tireless dedication of those who fought for fairness & equality in making a difference we can all live with!

P.S. Thank goodness it's all over!!

Standing up (OK, sitting down) for our rights!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Call For Equality!

Your Voice Is Needed!


You have the resource to educate others through a powerful & affective tool, your voice.

Join HRC in making a difference. A difference through education & the power of the vote.

Standing up (OK, sitting down) for our rights!