Posts Tagged Gay Rights

40 years

Posted 30 March 2011 by
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A barricade on the Rue Soufflot (with the Panthéon behind)

There is an show about the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969 scheduled for showing in April 2011. Would I have stood up for my rights if I had been living in Greenwich Village in 1969? My guess is that it would depend on what my options were and what I understood to be at stake. Still, it is easier to man the barricades when you are running out of other options.

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You only have to shoot straight

Posted 2 December 2010 by
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Barry Goldwater campaign button in 1964

Senator John McCain thinks that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” needs more study. Maybe Senator McCain needs to read the reports that the late Senator Goldwater had read. And, listen to Senator Goldwater.

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The real reason is?

Posted 9 October 2010 by
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Gay Rights Flag

Why would someone compare calling someone a slut at a funeral to be the same as calling someone a fag? One is based on behavior. The other is what the person is.

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The Queen’s Birthday

Posted 21 May 2010 by
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Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk

In Canada, the last Monday before or on 24 May is celebrated as Victoria Day. Officially it honors Queen Victoria and celebrates the current monarch’s birthday (whatever the real date may be). One could assume that this happened because Victoria was queen for so long and people became used to marking the start of summer [...]

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Would Harvey Milk, MOF, survive media scrutiny today?

Posted 15 August 2009 by
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Harvey Milk in 1978 at Mayor Moscone's Desk

Harvey Milk filling in for Mayor George Moscone for a day in 1978. (Daniel Nicoletta, retrieved from Wikipedia on 15 August 2009 under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2) This past week was an interesting. It started with me asking my partner to put Milk on his Netflix cue so we could watch it. Why [...]

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So, how many sermons are going to deal with this text?

Posted 2 June 2009 by
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On Sunday, June 28, 2009, we hit a bump in the road in the Revised Common Lectionary. At least it will be a bump in the road for people who pay attention to the reading from the Hebrew Scriptures for this day, 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27. Read a commentary about the propers for this Sunday. [...]

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Marriage versus Partnership

Posted 6 February 2009 by
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Let’s take a detour to California for a moment. “Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo. I do not know anything about the California state constitution. So, I have no clue on whether the California Supreme Court may or should overturn Proposition 8. At the same time, I remember something from from my required [...]

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