The Progress of Progressives in 2008

You know how you can only remember seven of the eight reindeers' names? Or 11 of the 12 Jewish tribes? Well, I find that "year in review" posts work in the reverse: I never have trouble coming up with what to review. The trouble is in keeping the review to a manageable size. ...more

What!  Jill, what makes you think I'm a woman of color?  LOL. Just kidding.  You did a ...more

On the lighter side of things....KUNG FU FIGHTING, to give you all an idea of what I look like, just so you have an initial mental image...I'm short (5'2 ish on a good day), slightly round, blonde, dimples. Okay, I will give you a moment to get this first initial picture in your head. *Singing ABC's backwards*..Alright, I'm assuming the image is there, now...take that image, wrap her in a white martial arts costume complete with belt and hand wraps. Somewhat like a white puff or marshmallow now! :-) Or Po the Panda from Kung Fu Panda! ...more

Let our voices be heard!

As the 9th of the December draws near, I feel this bubble deep inside grow.  A bubble of emotions that I'm not sure I've ever really felt before.  This bubble encompasses a whole range of emotions.  Part of the emotional bubble is a tremendous amount of pride.  Proud that in my small state of Iowa there is a chance that I will have equal rights.  Proud that finally the GLBT community as a whole is finally standing up and saying enough is enough, we count too!  Proud of myself for choosing to be there, no matter who migh ...more

Don't we count too??

December 9th marks a very important day in my home state of Iowa (again, the corn state, not the potato state).  At 10 AM on Tuesday, December 9th, the Iowa State Supreme Court will hear opening arguments for a case that will hopefully change the history of this great state.  It could very well be the beginning of loving same-sex couples getting the right to be married, just like every heterosexual couple that walks this planet.  As identifying as one of those same sex couples that would love to have this right, this is a ...more

Prop 8: This Is How Bad It Is

Judith Warner wrote a spot-on column in the New York Times about the impact of California's Prop 8 on several LGBT families she knows. About two gay dads, she says: They’d also had to go to parent conferences and tell the teachers that their five-year-old daughter, Liza, might be struggling in school because she was scared that her family might fall apart . ...more

Over 400 Posts for Write to Marry Day

Wow. Bloggers contributed over 400 posts for Write to Marry Day, sharing both personal and political reasons for standing against California's Proposition 8. ...more

Today Is Write to Marry Day

Today is Write to Marry Day, a national day for bloggers to join in opposing California's Proposition 8. By being a part of this effort, you will help contribute to a blogsphere-wide education campaign about ways your readers can help defeat this anti-gay measure. As of 11:00 a.m. this morning, over 160 bloggers have contributed posts to this effort against Proposition 8. Passage of Prop. 8 will mean the end marriage equality for all couples in the state. We hope you will take a moment to blog on this important issue today. Our goal for Write to Marry Day is 200 posts by Wednesday evening. When posting, please try to include the Write to Marry Day graphic to the right (It's also available here). ...more

Write to Marry Day Is October 29

Please join bloggers around the country and around the world on Wednesday, October 29 to blog in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples and against California's Proposition 8. The event will give bloggers a chance to voice their opposition to Prop 8 and highlight what they may have already done, online or off, to stop the measure. The campaign will also educate California voters of the need to "go all the way" down the ballot to vote on the proposition. ...more

National Coming Out Day!

Today (October 11, 2008 for those of you without a Calendar), is National Coming Out Day.  In fact, it is the 20th Annual National Coming Out Day.  Twenty years ago today, two men, Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary, celebrated the first Coming Out Day in honor of the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier.  NCOD is a day to raise awareness of the GLBT community and the gay rights movement. ...more

Cynthia McKinney: A Lesser-known Presidential Candidate

I swore I wasn't going to post political arguments, but I seem to have failed numerous times.  So I'm just going to stop apologizing.  McCain's okay, but Sarah Palin scares the shit out of me.  I see her face and my ovaries start to tremble in fear. ...more

Wait a minute, I thought Pres. Bush was the Devil?

Why can't Liberals have a political ...more