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Dick Cheney’s a grandpa!

Posted in LGBT Rights, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , on October 7, 2009 by girlonpiano

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Mary Cheney had a baby, and the Republicans don’t like it.  As the Huffington Post puts it, “the righty base dislikes the way she’s all gay and having children with the woman with whom she’s enjoyed a long and loving relationship.”  Read the whole article

Off My Chest is THIS SATURDAY

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, LGBT Rights, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by girlonpiano

Don’t miss this awesome evening of performances by some of your favorite community members!

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Gay marriage definitely threatens our society, but gay divorce is cool…

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , on October 1, 2009 by girlonpiano

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Weeeeird.  A judge in Texas says it’s okay to get divorced, but not to get married.  What up with that, yo??  Still, open the door a crack and we’ll force our way in! Where are the pushy queens???

Trans-Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in Senate

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by girlonpiano

The trans-inclusive ENDA introduced last week is the first one of its kind.  And from a first-term senator, no less.  Way to go, Merkley!

Here’s an online petition you can use to let your senator know you agree with equal rights for transfolk:

Change.org

Police Report from the Rainbow Lounge Raid

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, You Fucked Up! with tags , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by girlonpiano

So the shitheads from the TABC are in loads of trouble!   Representative Lon Bernam (D) said, “There were so many violations that one could readily assert that they had no business walking through the door.”

Some of the things they’re in trouble for:
Not having approval for the operation from Ft Worth Police
Disrupting business
Not wearing uniforms
Failure to follow procedures
Not reporting an injury

I find it really interesting that they’re in trouble for not reporting the injury, when the police report from that night clearly states that they did.  Methinks someone lied on the report?  I also count four separate statements of bar patrons rubbing themselves on officers or making “sexually suggestive” motions towards them.  That sounds really strange to me – like a bad stereotype, or something.  The report also says he hit his head in the parking lot while he was puking while handcuffed.  More lies? What do you think?

TABC Finally Apologizes

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2009 by girlonpiano

Bullshit

Prove it

Alan Steen, the director of the TABC, finally admitted that the raid on the Rainbow Lounge was unfair and that policies were not followed, and he apologized.  The sergeant in charge of the raid has stepped down from his position, and the other two officers are on desk duty during the remainder of the investigation.

These are all great steps in resolving this assault on our community, but there’s still more work to be done.  (Notably, Steen makes no reference to the demands that the city take care of Chad Gibson’s medical bills.) And, although the Forth Worth police department’s decision to create a gay-liason position is a nice gesture, it remains to be seen how effective this move will be.

But, for now, kudos to the activists who have propelled this issue into the limelight.  Make no mistake, without organizations such as Queer Liberaction and other advocacy groups, and without the support of each and every community member (regardless of gender or orientation), this issue would certainly have been swept under the rug.  It’s good to see progress.

Queer Liberaction makes waves…. and Mayor Mike Moncrief apologizes

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, S. Savage with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by girlonpiano

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Queer Liberaction shook things up Tuesday night at the city council meeting.  Apology, newly appointed gay liasion, and more.

Ban on Gay Episcopal Bishops – over?

Posted in LGBT Rights, News, Religion with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2009 by girlonpiano

EPISCOPAL SHIELD BEST

This issue is one that is particularly close to my heart, since my stepfather and maternal grandfather were both Episcopal priests.  My Mom has always been 100% invested in the Church, and when openly gay priest Gene Robinson was ordained as Bishop in 2003, she looked on with great pride at the progress her Church had made. Continue reading

SiP Video from the Rainbow Lounge Protest Rally

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by girlonpiano

Press Release from the Dallas Eagle

Posted in BDSM, Legal, News with tags , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by girlonpiano

DALLAS EAGLE PRESS RELEASE

July 13, 2009 Continue reading