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HERE'S YOUR PWA/LGBTQANEWS FOR THURSDAY JULY 30, 2009! FOR UP TO THE HOUR BREAKING LGBT NEWS, FOLLOW AMERIQUEER ON TWITTER: twitter.com/ameriqueer!


 

NEW ON AMERIQUEER

NEW Lundon-Calling tonight! http://bit.ly/45sLHa


 

FIRST

@bilericoproject The Washington State ENDA Game: Who IS this man? http://bit.ly/xTpWc

@JoeMyGod ENDA Introduced In Senate by Sen. Jeff Merkely (D-OR). http://bit.ly/ns1LR

@bilericoproject The Great Nationwide Kiss-In! http://bit.ly/Fp3bO


 

MORE ON ENDA:

@Queerty Then Some U.S. Senators Introduced Trans-Inclusive ENDAhttp://bit.ly/11MwVK

@365gay ENDA introduced into Senate http://bit.ly/178Amh

@goodasyou Maybe this year we fight opposition rather than each other http://bit.ly/130pBN

@bilericoproject Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in U.S. Senate http://bit.ly/eSKUH

@TheAdvocateMag ENDA Possible by Year's End.http://bit.ly/4pfv5q


 

IN.D.C.

FIRST, @EqualityAmerica help keep bi-national same-sex couples from separation. Support UAFA http://bit.ly/cWH7Z

NEXT, @bilericoproject Judy Chu - An Ardent New Ally in Congress. http://bit.ly/19YJlb

@queerunity Org Spotlight: Vets Do Ask Do Tell. http://bit.ly/3EP69

@DallasPrinciple Dan Savage: Was Obama a One-Night Stand? http://bit.ly/3I5Dzl

@WorkingClassFag 2010 Boycott: Advocate - The Scorecard http://ow.ly/j5uV DONT BOYCOTT VOTING, JUST BOYCOTT THE PARTY!


 

STATE2STATE

FIRST, @queerunity Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San Jose CA May Close. http://bit.ly/LCvSP

NEXT, @TheAdvocateMag Gay NFL Vet Reacts to HI coach McMackin Slur.http://bit.ly/21mXRt

@WorkingClassFag Pam's House Blend Pro-Equality Candidate Running for US Senate in NC http://ow.ly/j75m

@Queerty Without $500k, NYC Gay Men's Chorus Will Have Jaws Wired Shut http://bit.ly/3XbeD

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@TGworldNews In OR Transgender Mayor Dressed-Down for Racy Skirt http://bit.ly/uuQDZ

@HomoPolitico Austin, TX Considering Resolution to Protect LGBT Employees http://bit.ly/3IgAna

@JoeMyGod El Paso TX Sees Fight Over Partners Vote http://bit.ly/yI74d

@lgbtQnews_com @secstatewa: 5,815 more WA #Ref71 sigs checked Tues - rejection rate was 14.4 %. http://tinyurl.com/bwfhfa


 

AROUND/THE/GLOBE

FIRST, @lgbtlife US military investigating IRAQ gay executions claim http://bit.ly/NSzXC

NEXT, @JoeMyGod Male Rape Rampant In CONGO. http://bit.ly/aAQB1

@lgbtlife Bollywood show enters fight for INDIA gay rightshttp://bit.ly/z2N05

@TheAdvocateMag Out Ranks the World's Greatest Gay Bars. http://bit.ly/nrmNj

@HomoPolitico Amnesty International Points Out Gay Discrimination in HONG KONG http://lgbt-pride.info/xa3lv/; @lgbtQnews_com copyranter: Questionable Amnesty International gay ads in HONG KONG http://bit.ly/DhsrC


 

SPIRITq

FIRST, @queerunity @bear54 Herb Silverman on why religion needs to grow up & get past gay. http://bit.ly/MYC6r

NEXT, @EqualityAmerica NY chapel offers Equal marriage servicehttp://bit.ly/b3szC


 

DrDIVA

FIRST, @WorkingClassFag INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION support changes to US HIV Travel regulations. http://ow.ly/j4SH

NEXT, @lgbtlife Stonewall publishes advice for lesbians on getting pregnant http://bit.ly/VktnX


 

OFF/THE/MAP

FIRST, @JoeMyGod LGBT Online High School Launches. http://bit.ly/T4IaI

NEXT, @Blabbeando Village Voice: Principal Comes out to Students, Bosses Fine with it http://bit.ly/QikG4

@EqualityAmerica Same-Sex Marriage: The Big Lie http://bit.ly/2mJm4G YES!


 

@TGworldNews Safe Bathrooms for Everyone – Including Transgender People http://bit.ly/uiyV2

@bilericoproject Lu's Womyn-Born-Womyn-Only Policy: Ongoing Discussions http://bit.ly/bni7E

@Queerty GLAAD to Chelsea Handler: Not Big Enough For Us to Care About http://bit.ly/hKknZ


 

ON/THE/CALENDAR

LGBT GREAT NATIONAL KISS-IN AUGUST 15, 2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific!


 

OURstory

@TGworldNews Allen Thornell, 38, gay activist who enjoyed http://bit.ly/bwZkw


 

FINALLY

@365gay Settlement reached in NJ gay-harassment suit. http://bit.ly/38gQeP

@365gay Speaker Quinn leads Tel Aviv vigil in NY
http://bit.ly/3PvX1K

@bilerico LGBT Challenges: True Leadership http://bit.ly/YWDI3 IF YOU DIDN'T GET A SHOT TO READ MY BILERICO POST YESTERDAY!


 

TOAST TO ACE LUNDON AND LANCE HELMS! SEE YA TONIGHT, BOYS!

Comments

chameleonpixie said…
So this was my first time listening to Lundon Calling and I have to say I was really alarmed at the fat shaming going on. Yes, obesity is an American issue, however so are other eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. I think it is extremely possible to focus on health without focusing on weight. Yeah, I admit to looking at the scale from time to time, but I am working really hard on focusing on my health as opposed to my numbers.

Being healthy or unhealthy can happen at any size. The tone was so negative and left such a bitter taste in my mouth I could only scoff when a hasty disclaimer was put up. It sounded like "But I have gay friends so its ok if I say these mean and hurtful things about gay people." If you want people to think you care about them no matter their size, don't focus on their size, focus on health. That "elephant" referenced on the show is a real person. People need empathy, not judgement. Who knows why she gained all that weight. Maybe she was depressed? Maybe she had a medical condition that went untreated? Maybe she was on medication that contributed to weight gain? Maybe . . . Maybe I don't care. All I care is that she is still treated with respect because she is a human and just as equal as you or I.

I'm not saying one cannot criticize the world they find themselves in, I'm not saying that at all. I am saying that the tone was so off putting that any message that is helpful was lost.

There are plenty of reasons to participate in physical activity and healthy eating habits that do not include "loosing weight." Sometimes weight needs to be lost, but the point was over generalized on the podcast. I hike because I like being outside in the fresh air. I eat a strict (in many people's eyes) diet because it prevents me from getting horrible migraine headaches. I don't do these things to loose weight, and I've noticed I'm much more healthier when I focus on (there's that word again) health than when I start looking in the mirror and panicking that I don't look like a super model.

Granted, Phil out of everyone on the show you were the most level headed on this subject but I was still confused why you didn't speak up more.

-Amy

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