Posting History for Milk Men And Women
|Harvey Milk and a Lesser Known Hero
Today is Harvey Milk Day, when we commemorate the birth of the first true gay activist, Harvey Milk, born on this date in 1930.
|Oregon high school junior confronts anti-gay haters, launches beautiful counter-protest
Need a bit of inspiration this morning? I've got just the story for you. On Tuesday, two men showed up on a street corner in Tillamook, Oregon, with signs reading "Homo sex is sin" and "Jesus said ...
|Do I Really Want to Write This Diary?
I have been sitting here for thirty minutes struggling with that question. Why? Because of a diary sitting at the top of Community Spotlight section on Daily Kos written by kay3295 titled "My ...
|Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to say whether state will defy SCOTUS on marriage equality
If you've been following the record-breaking flurry of anti-LGBT bills being filed by Republicans in the Texas legislature, you probably know about HB 4105, introduced by Rep. Cecil Bell, Jr. (R-...
|My husband and I are being sued for being homosexuals
We've had a good run. We've been together 21 years, 7 of them legally wed. But this is all about to crash and burn around our ears thanks to 66-year-old Sylvia Driskell of Auburn Nebraska. ...
|Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
|Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
|IN-Sen: Al Franken (D. MN) Encourages David Letterman To Run For Senate
I grew up in a David Letterman household and while I'm excited for Stephen Colbert to be taking over, I am sad to see Letterman hang it up. Being a native of the Hoosier state, Letterman ...
|NCAA 'Especially Concerned' About Indiana's License To Discriminate Law As Final Four Nears
NCAA President Mark Emmert has stated that the NCAA is "especially concerned" about Indiana's recently passed "religious freedom" law. ...
|My Thoughts on Coming Out
I don't usually write diaries and I rarely even comment on DKos these days, but after reading some of the comments to this diary and then this response diary I decided I would write down my ...
|My Statement re: HB2307 Conversion Therapy Ban in the State of Oregon
I am a mess at the moment, but this is vitally important to me. I have been getting very little sleep, and too much exercise and rain while without shelter. I'm in Salem today after biking down ...
|Horace Boothroyd III||03/24/2015||11||29||1||-|
|PA-Sen: Have A Question For Joe Sestak (D) About The Upcoming Senate Race? Submit Them Here!
Hello fellow Kossacks! I've had the privilege to interview politicians like Rep. Ted Deutch (D. FL-21) and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D. AK) in the past but this upcoming interview I ...
|The war on some drugs has some surprising casualties
Brandon Coats suffered a devastating injury at age 16 that left him in a wheelchair with barely 20 percent of his motor functions intact. But after years of grueling therapy, he was able to ...
|CPAC again excludes Gay Conservatives from its annual event.
It would appear that the growing tide of public support for gay rights has yet to reach the National Harbor in Maryland where the unfortunately named Gaylord National Resort will host the ...
|AL May Be Headed For A Constitutional Crisis As A Few Probate Judges Say They Will Defy ME Ruling
For a while, it looked as if marriage equality was a (complete) go in Alabama beginning on Monday morning. However, with state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore continuing to indicate to ...
|Breaking: Federal judge rules Alabama's marriage equality ban unconstitutional (Updated x6)
Here's some (very) breaking news coming out of Alabama, reported by Equality Case Files . U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade just ruled that the "Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment" and "...
|The US Supreme Court Will Hear All Four Marriage Equality Cases From The Sixth Circuit
The SCOTUS has granted certiorari in all four of the marriage equality cases from the Sixth Circuit -- Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Last October, The SCOTUS denied the requests to ...
|TX GOP state rep introduces bill to stop paying clerks who comply with marriage equality rulings
It's likely going to be a bad 84th legislative session for all Texans with Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick taking the helm, but it's shaping up to be a particularly defensive one for the LGBT community. ...
|Haters, as shrill as ever, fire up effort to repeal LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in Plano, TX
You may remember that, back in December , the conservative Dallas suburb of Plano saw a glimmer of progress when it extended limited anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people. In a 5-3 vote (...
|CA-26th State Senate District: A Chance to Vote for a Leader on LGBT Civil Rights: Ben Allen
On June 3rd of this year, voters in California's 26th State Senate District (which covers much of West Los Angeles and the South Bay and includes parts of Central Los Angeles) did something rather ...
|MI-Gov: Howard Dean Helps Mark Schauer (D) Get Ready To Defeat Rick Snyder (R)||poopdogcomedy||10/30/2014||4||8||1||-|
|NC-Sen: NOM Attacks Kay Hagan (D) For Supporting Judge Everyone Else Supported Too
So stupid: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/28/kay-hagan-gay-marriage_n_6063896.html The National Organization for Marriage launched a new ad ...
|CO-Sen: Human Rights Campaign Helps Get Out The Vote For Mark Udall (D)
I will have a bigger CO-Sen diary out later but wanted to get this news out first. One of the biggest LGBT groups is hitting the campaign trail for Senate Democrats: http://www.sdgln.com/news/2014/
|The Week in Marriage Equality
This diary represents an ongoing attempt by those of us here with an interest in the subject to review the week that was with respect to activity on the front of marriage equality. And what a week ...
|Breaking: America's Largest State Gets Marriage Equality.
The Supreme Court just refused to grant a stay of an Alaska judge's decision that Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The existing stay, put in place by by the Ninth Circuit ...
|Happy National Coming Out Day!
Today is October 11, 2014. It's National Coming Out Day . Happy day to everyone. There's been quite a lot of good advancement in the cause of equality this past week, and one of the most important ...
|Rally in PA for Hate Crimes Protections: Gay Rep. Brian Sims Blasts Legislative Inaction as "B.S."
The horrific bashing of a gay couple in Philadelphia by a mob of men and women has been well covered here, particularly by librarisingnsf ,
|TX woman denied driver license because of her same-sex marriage
Well here's an infuriating story from the Texas Observer sure to add a little piss to your cornflakes this morning. Connie Wilson, who just moved from California to the Houston area with her wife ...
|MI-Gov: Pension Tax Is Hurting Rick Snyder's (R) Chances For Re-Election
That explains it: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-09-03/pension-tax-bites-michigan-s-snyder-in-re-election-...
|MI-Gov: EPIC-MRA Poll Has Mark Schauer (D) Leading Rick Snyder (R) 45-43
Boo ya! http://www.wlns.com/story/26387306/epic-mra-poll-shows-mark-schauer-in-...
|MT-Sen: Democracy For America Goes All In For Amanda Curtis (D)||poopdogcomedy||08/21/2014||6||10||-||-|
|Watch: Straight couple barricade themselves from "Armagayddon" in marriage equality PSA
It's 2017 in Ireland, two years after the 2015 public referendum that brought marriage equality to the country. In dramatic found-footage fashion, a heterosexual couple document their struggle to ...
|CO-Sen: NextGen Ad Hits Gardner (R) On Climate Change, Marriage Equality & Reproductive Rights
Tom Steyer's group is hitting Tea Party Rep. Cory Gardner (R. CO) on everything: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/215497-nextgen-hits-gardner-on-climate-change-abortion-...
|Fredia Hurdle, plaintiff in PA's marriage equality case, has passed away
We owe much to Fredia Hurdle and her partner Lynn, who were among the plaintiffs in the case that paved the way for marriage equality in Pennsylvania. The New Civil Rights Movement reported this ...
|HI-Sen: Special Election For Crucial Precincts In Hawaii Dem Primary Scheduled For Friday
So come Friday, Hawaii will finally get it's Democratic nominee and next U.S. Senator: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/special-one-day-election-colleen-hanabusa-brian-...
|HI-Sen: MoveOn.org Helps Brian Schatz (D) Get Ready To Win In Overtime
Received this e-mail today from MoveOn.org: There's been a dramatic development in the ...
|HI-Sen: We Can't Let Hurricanes Prevent Brian Schatz (D) From Winning On Saturday
|GA-Gov: Jason Carter (D) Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality
This I greatly applaud: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/06/jason-carter-marriage-equality_n_5655437.html?utm_hp_ref=...
|FL-Gov: Crist (D) First Day Policies Include Raising Minimum Wage & Banning LGBT Discrimination
When Charlie Crist (D. FL) becomes Governor of Florida again, he plans on having a busy first day back to his old job: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/politics/florida/2014/07/29/crist-announces-...
|IL-Gov: Rauner (R)-Owned Company Linked To Deaths, Assaults, Legal Action
Man, I have been writing a lot about Bruce Rauner's (R. IL) investment firm and the stories keep on rolling out: http://politics.suntimes.com/...
|The 1950's are alive and well at Fox News Channel as Bill O'Reilly heads to S.F. Gay Pride.
Bill O’Reilly’s show on Fox News, along with its paid funny-guy Jesse Watters, have a long history of promoting ‘ light-hearted ’ segments within an otherwise serious-toned news ...
|FL-Gov: The White House Hits Rick Scott (R) On Medicaid Expansion
Shit is getting real now: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/white-house-to-rick-scott-medicaid-expansion-would-create-63k-jobs/...
|CO-Gov: Bob Beauprez (R) Caught On Camera Saying 47% Of Americans Dependent On The Government
I would like to officially declare this guy's candidacy dead: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26078290/video-shows-beauprez-saying-47-percent-dependant-...
|IL-Gov: Rev. Jesse Jackson Rips Republicans While Rauner (R) Watches At Church
This is one of those things where I wish I could've been there to witness: http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/jesse-jackson-bruce-rauner-address-rainbowpush-gathering/sun-06292014-...
|St. Louis mayor bucks MO same-sex marriage ban, issues marriage licenses to 4 same-sex couples
As reported today by Progress Missouri i: Tears flowed. Blessings were proffered. There were tuxedos and white dresses; bow ties and cummerbunds. But when the four distinct ceremonies ended ...
|OR & CO-Sen: Sen. Patty Murray (D. WA) Helps Merkley (D) & Udall (D) Get Ready To Defeat The Kochs
Received this e-mail today from Senator Patty Murray (D. WA) in support of her colleague, Senators Mark Udall (D. CO) and Jeff Merkley's (D. OR) re-election campaigns:
|ME-Gov: National Bipartisan Group Cutler (I) Helped Create Praises Michaud (D) For Work In Congress
Talk about a real kick in the nads for Eliot Cutler (I. ME): https://bangordailynews.com/2014/06/23/politics/national-bipartisan-group-cutler-helped-create-praises-michaud-for-work-in-congress/
|AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Joins Colleagues In Pushing House GOP To Pass ENDA
Received this e-mail today from Senator Mark Begich (D. AK): In 29 states, it is still legal ...
|MA-Sen: Ed Markey (D) Pushes House GOP To Pass ENDA
Received this e-mail today from Senator Ed Markey (D. MA): We’ve seen real progress for our LGBT neighbors in recent ...
|IA-Sen: Braley (D) To Boehner & House GOP, "Quit Stalling & Pass ENDA"||poopdogcomedy||06/23/2014||4||10||-||-|
|ME-Sen: Shenna Bellows (D) Calls For Expanding ENDA
Received this e-mail today from Shenna Bellows' (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: The US Senate recently ...
|IA-Sen: Quinnipac Has Bruce Braley (D) Leading Joni Ernst (R) 44-40
Some mixed news from Iowa courtesy of Quinnipac: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/06/18/quinnipiac-poll-braley-ernst/10727969/
|PA-08: Kevin Strouse (D) Praises Obama's Executive Order, Pushes Congress To Pass ENDA
Received this e-mail today from Iraq War Vet Kevin Strouse's (D. PA-08) campaign:
|OR-Sen: Jeff Merkley (D) Praises Obama's Executive Order On ENDA
Some very joyous news for a Monday: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/16/obama-enda_n_5499377....
|FL-Gov: Equality Florida & Human Rights Campaign Endorse Charlie Crist (D)
Charlie Crist (D. FL) scored some big endorsements today: Right now, Florida is on the wrong side of history. Rick Scott believes marriage ...
|TX-Gov: Wendy Davis (D) Suggests Republicans Are Intolerant Of "People Who Don't Look Like Them"
Well Wendy Davis (D. TX) said something that is making conservatives' heads explode: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/09/wendy-davis-republicans_n_5474014....
|PA-Gov: Six Arrested, Hundreds Protest Corbett (R), Christie (R. NJ) During Philly Campaign Stop
So RGA Chairman Chris Christie (R. NJ) made a campaign stop in Pittsburgh yesterday for his buddy, vulnerable Tea Party Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA), and they were greeted by angry protestors. ...
|WI-Gov: Mark Pocan (D) Calls On Walker (R) To Denounce All Attempts To Appeal Marriage Equality
Received this e-mail from openly gay and progressive Rep. Mark Pocan (D. WI-02) regarding marriage equality in Wisconsin and Governor Scott Walker (R. WI):
|WI-Gov: WI Dems To Scott Walker (R), "Don't Waste Money To Appeal Marriage Equality Ruling"
Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party:
|MD-Gov: Chelsea Handler Backs Heather Mizeur (D) For Governor
Received this e-mail from comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler in support of Heather Mizeur's (D. MD) campaign:
|MT-Sen: VoteVets Goes After Steve Daines (R), All In For Iraq War Vet John Walsh (D)
|AZ-Gov: Ken Bennett (R) Lead Birther Movement In AZ To Get Obama Off The Ballot
This guy, ladies and gentlemen, is the GOP frontrunner: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/06/ken-bennett-arizona-governor-...
|IL-Gov: Quinn (D) & LGBT Allies Hit Rauner (R) On Opposition To Marriage Equality
Things certainly have changed over the past ten years. Back in 2004, George W. Bush used gay marriage as a wedge issue against then Senator John Kerry (D. MA) when Bush was running for re-election,
|FL-Gov: Crist (D) Slams A.G. Pam Bondi (R) For Claiming Marriage Equality "Imposes Public Harm"
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R. FL) Received this e-mail today from Charlie Crist's (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign:
|MI-Gov: Rick Snyder (R) Supports Gay Rights, Except When He Doesn't
I guess this is something to be sort of happy about: http://www.freep.com/article/20140529/NEWS06/305290132/Rick-Snyder-Elliott-Larsen-Civil-Rights-Act-sexual-...
|Top Comments: Memories of a Penitent Heart Edition
I know. This is supposed to be my end of month music diary, but I have something more important to write about. One of our newest Kossacks, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarando,
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|FRC Prays To Stop LGBT Pride Month
Pierre Bynum, the Family Research Council's prayer director, has called on members to pray to G-d to "stop the advance of this official celebration of sin." From Right Wing Watch : “Only heaven ...
|MN-Gov: Sen. Tom Harkin (D. IA) Backs Mark Dayton's (D) Re-Election Bid
Senator Tom Harkin (D. IA) has been backing some great candidates lately like Angel Taveras (D. RI), Bruce Braley (D. IA), Jack hatch (D. IA), Brian Schatz (D. HI), just to name a few. Now you ...
|East Texas restaurant to gay couple: "We just don't like fags."
If you caught *ericlewis0*'s diary last night, you know that Houston's City Council voted yesterday to approve an Equal Rights Ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people (among other ...
|HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D), "Equalize Social Security for same-sex couples"
Amen brother: http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2014/05/20/schatz-equalize-social-security-straights-
|PA-Sen: Bob Casey (D) Praises Marriage Equality Ruling In Pennsylvania
Say it loud Bob: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bob-casey-gay-marriage-...
|O'Malley signs transgender protections
As expected Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the Fairness for All Marylanders Act yesterday , which outlaws discrimination against transgender citizens. Transgender Marylanders will now be ...
|ME-Gov: Mike Michaud (D) To Lead Maine LGBT Pride Parade
Mark your calendars: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/14/politics/mike-michaud-to-lead-lgbt-pride-parade-in-portland/
|MA-Gov: Baker (R) Oversaw Firm Where Pension Funds Were Invested In Christie Pay-To-Play Scandal
Well this keeps on getting interesting: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/05/13/baker-campaign-acknowledges-pension-fund-money-was-invested-company-oversees/z1e4ywJpF2oVr5DjaopQEL/story....
|Michael Sam Knocks Down another Wall for Gay Rights
I am not a football fan in even the least sense of the word. In fact, if I was having difficulty sleeping, watching a football game would surely end my bout of insomnia. Still, I am a big fan of gay ...
|FL-Gov: Charlie Crist (D) Gives You 13 Reasons Why Rick Scott (R) Is Bad For Florida
Charlie Crist (D. FL) has a pretty good list on his campaign website about why Governor Rick Scott (R. FL) can't be allowed a second term:
|Must-Watch: How to Talk to Your Kids About Michael Sam
This could be my shortest diary ever. I'm just going to leave this video here without much commentary, because it needs none. If you've been paying much attention, you probably know about the St. ...
|First Same-Sex Marriages Take Place in Arkansas!
It began yesterday, with a judge's decision, issued after all the County Clerk offices in Arkansas closed for the day... Arkansas Front Page This Morning! Times They Are A Changing! pic.twitter.com/...
|CO-Sen: Mark Udall (D) Hits Cory Gardner (R) Over Opposition To Marriage Equality
Senator Mark Udall (D. CO) continues to paint Tea Party Rep. Cory Gardner (R. CO) as an out of touch extremist and here's another issue he's touching on to make his point: http://www....
|AIDS/LifeCycle 2014--My Fifteenth Bike Ride for AIDS
Tired of meta, pie fights and flame wars? This diary's for you. If you follow where I'm leading you'll be able to help me make just a wee bit of a difference in the life of someone. This is a diary ...
|GOP State Lawmaker: "Gay sex is not good for the body or mind."
And we come to yet another ridiculous argument against same sex marriage. South Dakota Republican State House rep and pastor Steve Hickey is apparently so distraught at the prospect of his state ...
|ME-Sen Bellows challenges Collins to stand up to GOP on Marriage Equality
With the opening of the Maine GOP Convention today in Bangor, Sen Susan Collins will take the stage with keynote speaker Sen Rand Paul and Governor Paul Lepage. The final draft of the 2014 Maine ...
|Christian band Jars of Clay front-man tweets support for marriage equality, backlash ensues
Another marriage equality endorsement domino falls, and this time from an unexpected place: the contemporary Christian music scene. This week, Dan Haseltine--the front-man for the very popular ...
|Houston Mayor Annise Parker unveils LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance
Well this was some good news to wake up and read. After much anticipation, Houston Mayor Annise Parker has released a draft of her proposed Equal Rights Ordinance, something she listed as a priority ...
|Does the Obama Administration have a Rainbow Ceiling: a Statistical Analysis
We've heard over and over that the Obama Administration has been the most diverse administration ever including for LGBT people. We're told that they have appointed more than 260 openly LGBT people ...
|So Marriage Equality is Heteronormative? So What?
I honestly didn't think I'd ever need to republish any of my diaries, but something tells me that this one didn't get enough readership the first time. Not when somebody decides to publish a diary ...
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|Louisiana: Where Getting Arrested for Gay Sex Has Been On the Books for 200 Yrs. And Will Remain So!
It was only fourteen years ago that the last state undid its anti-miscegenation laws , despite Loving v Virginia being decided in 1967. So it is perhaps not a surprise that Louisiana has refused to ...
|Plea to the Pope on Behalf of Homeless LGBT Youth: Stop Condemning Homosexual Acts
Faith in America , an LGBT friendly Christian organization, has published an open letter to Pope Francis in the New York Times. Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center (for New ...
|NOM Accuses Us Of Lying. That's Rich.
NOM's latest blog post is called "They're Lying Again." It contains an image of people yelling with the caption "Just A Reminder: Radical Anti-Marriage Activists Lie (I have no idea what the photo ...
|LOL: Community college students and instructors find awesome way to protest anti-gay "Porno Pete"
Here's something to brighten your day. Yesterday, "Porno Pete" LaBarbera of the SPLC-certified hate group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality showed up to give a "talk" at Sinclair Community ...
|Tolerating the Intolerant: Conservatives Criticize Liberals for Their Intolerance
There is an argument that conservatives like to make about liberals who espouse tolerance and who take stands against acts of intolerance, are being intolerant themselves for not tolerating the ...
|OH-Gov: Ed FitzGerald (D) Calls For Federal Investigation Into Ohio Voting Restrictions
Yes, this is what I like: http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2014/04/ed_fitzgerald_asks_feds_to_get_involved_in_fight_with_gop_over_early_voting....
|BSADADT: Seattle Scoutmaster Ousted
Growing up in Seattle, Geoff McGrath learned how the Boy Scouts of America can be very empowering to a young kid. Getting out on the trails in the National Parks abundant in the Pacific Northwest, ...
|UMass men's basketball player comes out as gay
Derrick Gordon, a starting sophomore for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, will be the first openly gay player in Division 1 men's basketball. ...
|Matt Barber Explains Why He Wants Folks to Call Gay Activists Homofascists
Matt Barber of Liberty University/Liberty Counsel has decided to explain to us why he wants people to start calling gay activists homofascists. The short answer is because of what happened at Mozilla.
|Jay Carney: ENDA executive order would be "redundant"
As has been reported here before, the LGBT community and its allies have been pushing the White House to act on a proposed executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating ...
|MI-Gov: Mark Schauer (D) Picks Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown (D) As His Running Mate
Some big news today out of Mark Schauer's (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign:
|HI-Sen: President Obama & Harry Reid Endorse Brian Schatz (D) Over Colleen Hanabusa (D)
Boo ya! Sorry to release another diary so soon but I had to spread the good news: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/31/obama-brian-schatz-endorsement_n_5059433.html?utm_hp_ref=...
|MI-Gov: Schauer (D) Calls Out Snyder (R) For Wasting Taxpayer Money Defending Same Sex Marriage Ban
Received this e-mail today from Mark Schauer's (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign:
|MI-Gov: Mark Schauer (D) Urges Rick Snyder (R) Not To Appeal Marriage Equality Ban Ruling
Received this e-mail from Mark Schauer's (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign:
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