FIRST: Victories all around! Why should you come out? It leads to MORE victories!
NATIONAL: We know that Cheney is closer to us now on Marriage Equality (at least in the states) is GOP head Michael Steele there with him? It seems he 'agrees' in part with Cheney's position that the states should do what the states want to do.
UAFA: Senator Jeff Sessions has absolutely no heart. LEARN WHAT THE UNITING AMERICAN FAMILIES ACT IS ALL ABOUT!
ENDA: Looks like an INCLUSIVE ENDA is in our near future! We need to get behind our viral campaign for ENDA and make sure we get HEARD!
DADT: Right Lies-Coming out DOES NOT affect unit cohesion.
WHITE HOUSE WATCH: We're all more than happy to bitch and moan about President Obama's LGBT screw-ups, but are we just getting ridiculous now when we attack his Pride Proclamation? Maybe the President's problem isn't lack of care, but an outdated playbook that was not prepared for the avalanche of legislative change and public opinion shifts. Maybe its time he evolve too.
STATE2STATE: In CALIFORNIA, inequality rings true--a lesbian who collapsed at the MeetInTheMiddle4Equality March in Fresno could not be accompanied by her parter in the hospital. Amen, sister. Californians are evenly split on a 2010 Prop 8 repeal. In the time since the MeetInTheMiddle march, Fresno organizers are hesitant to release the data, which angers many in the LGBT community. Many non-organizational-affiliated voices were especially angry about the top-secret meeting after MeetInTheMiddle. However, on the other side of the Equality coin, Snapple, Sonic and Chipotle have pulled ads from a California radio station whose shock jocks encouraged violence against transgender youth. A California pastor has refused to marry anyone in the wake of the Prop 8 decision. Also, will the Gubernatorial candidates make Prop 8 an issue? NEW YORK Unions endorse Marriage Equality. In ARIZONA, current DP benefits for State Workers could be in danger. HRC has put together a wonderful slideshow for our NEW HAMPSHIRE Victory! UTAH's gay community to honor Gov. John Huntsman.
OFF THE MAP: Stephen Colbert offers a solution to our Separate But Equal Problem. The Sundance Channel shows their Pride. One Missouri couple gets married in Iowa and gets their local Newspaper to change its policies. Where the tops and bottoms are, state-by-state. Are straight girls 'collecting' gay men? If they are, is that so bad? Sesame Street's definition of Marriage sounds very right.
OUR HISTORY: Some great analysis of the Fresno march.
FINALLY: Though HRC isn't getting the best name lately, they aren't the only ones who make mistakes. When it comes to 'doh' moments, everyone makes their mistakes--including the same leaders that shout and moan about what HRC screws up.
TOAST TO CALIFORNIA. THEY'LL NEED YOUR THOUGHTS/PRAYERS THIS YEAR!