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Rallies for Gay Marriage in 300+ US cities Sat 11/15

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in rallies around the country! And a huge thank you to all of our straight-allies who are now stepping forward in solidarity with us! What can YOU DO today to make a difference? Talk to your neighbors, talk to your family, talk to your child's teachers, and your coworkers about why this issue means something to you. When things become personal, opinions change......

Protesters turned out is scores of cities across America to protest the unprecedented stripping of rights from gays and lesbians with the passage of California’s Proposition 8, as well as the passage of anti-marriage amendments in Arizona and Florida.

Sat 11/15 National Rally against Prop 8 - Oregon details

Message from the Democratic Party of Oregon, LGBTQ caucus:

November 4th election night has come and passed.  As Democrats, as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Oregonians and Americans we have much to celebrate.

National Rally Against Prop 8 Sat 11/15 in PDX

We're presented with a rare opportunity to be a positive force in the history of our country, to stand in solidarity with a minority group fighting for its civil rights.  On Saturday, November 15th, protestors will gather in cities across the country to speak out against the anti-gay politics and sentiment of our recent elections, including California's Prop 8.  Please check out the following link:
 
http://jointheimpact.com/
 
As a lesbian, I'm personally moved by the words of Joe Solmonese, President of Human Rights Campaign:
 

Dirty Burly Bitch Show - Dirty Queer benefit for Bitch Magazine

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Dirty Queer is October 10th, but before that, join the lovely and talented sahara dunes, of Burly Girl Productions, and the dirty queer crew in throwing a benefit for

Queer youth documentary seeking participants

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The group of fabulous folks who created Youth Out Loud! (a documentary film and teaching tool) are actively producing an updated version, Youth Out Loud II. They are looking for help in contacting youth, teachers, school administrators and staff who would like to participate with this project about queer youth experience in schools.

Please share the message below with others who might be interested in making this queer youth documentary a success.  Thank you! And a special thanks to those adding their voices to the documentary!

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Contact: Darla Marcus

PFLAG responds to Presidential Candidate John McCain's announcing his opposition to adoption rights for lesbian and gay couples

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PFLAG responds to Presidential Candidate John McCain Announcing His Opposition to Adoption Rights for Lesbian and Gay Couples

John McCain did an interview with the New York Times, and the Sunday, July 13, 2008 paper published an article about that interview which included this:

*Mr. McCain, who with his wife, Cindy, has an adopted daughter, said flatly that he opposed allowing gay couples to adopt. “I think that we’ve proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don’t believe in gay adoption,” he said.*

Read the whole article:

McCain’s Conservative Model? Roosevelt (Theodore, That Is)
by ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL COOPER
New York Times - Sunday, July 13, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/us/politics/13mccain.html

Gay Pride on KBOO

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 June is Gay Pride Month & many KBOO programs will highlight or feature LGBTQ topics.

Look for KBOO's June Program Guide for details.

Portland Pride is June 14 & 15, with the Parade happening Sunday morning, kicking off from W. Burnside and S. Broadway.

 

 

Write Around Portland's Workshop for Transgendered Adults guests on Out Loud on 5/27

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Tune into Out Loud on May 27th @ 6pm to hear from guests from Write Around Portland's Transgendered Adults Writing Workshop.  Barbara interviews three participants and a program coordinator from this series of workshops.

Queer Documentary Film Festival guests on May 20

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Our discussion this week turns to QDoc, the only queer documentary film festival in the US,  happening May 29 thru June 1 at the Clinton St Theater.

SMYRC youth guests on Tues May 6th show

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The Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center is celebraing their 10 year anniversary! We'll hear from local youth, who are also from SMYRC, talk about......whatever they want to talk about!

We'll also get all the details on SMRYC's all ages FREE showdown celebration, happening Sat May 10th. Details on the event on SMRYC's website.

 

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