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This is the last diary I will ever write at Daily Kos
...under this name, because I'm switching to my real name: Scottie Thomaston . If you follow me, you should start following that username, since as soon as I post this I'll be logging off this name. ...
indiemcemopants 02/10/2012 378 264 2 2775
KosAbility: Open Thread, Austerity and budget cuts
Programs for the disabled are among the first to go, when states trim their budgets. This puts a lot of people in danger across the country. -
indiemcemopants 02/08/2012 20 21 - 123
w/Updatex3 Right-wing preacher attacks Pam Spaulding
Patrick Wooden, a preacher in North Carolina who was recently called out for ...
indiemcemopants 02/05/2012 78 65 1 605
RE: Komen scandal, Stacey Campfield says abortion causes breast cancer. w/ Updates
UPDATE: Oh, and donate to Planned Parenthood, obviously .
indiemcemopants 02/04/2012 141 121 - 1024
Sit-ins for Stacey: Our movement is growing!
Yesterday I alerted ...
indiemcemopants 02/03/2012 4 26 - 119
'Sit-ins for Stacey' Campfield, anti-gay TN state senator who was denied restaurant service
Note: this is going up a lot later than I had hoped, since my article just now got posted Over at The Huffington Post , I've written a follow-up [
indiemcemopants 02/02/2012 24 46 - 365
KosAbility: Suppressing the votes of disabled people
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, ...
indiemcemopants 02/01/2012 51 41 - 164
Anti-gay TN State Senator compares being told to eat at a different restaurant to segregation
So, Stacey Campfield, a state senator in Tennessee, ...
indiemcemopants 01/31/2012 146 164 - 1161
H.R. 1981: "Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011"
Crossposted at burn after writing Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) is back ...
indiemcemopants 01/30/2012 22 34 1 237
OutServe Magazine on "The New DADT: Transgender Service''
indiemcemopants 01/29/2012 72 37 - 342
w/ Updates Over 4,000 signatures calling for resignation of transphobic Tennessee Rep. Floyd!
This is just a quick update: ...
indiemcemopants 01/28/2012 23 24 - 194 Petition: Demand Tennessee State Rep. Richard Floyd's resignation (for violent rhetoric) is circulating a petition demanding that Tennessee state representative Richard Floyd should resign. Floyd, along with state senator Bo Watson, introduced a transphobic “bathroom bill”
indiemcemopants 01/27/2012 33 55 2 382
KosAbility: All the boxes in this world won't save us from ourselves
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, ...
indiemcemopants 01/25/2012 39 47 - 217
KosAbility: I should probably be sleeping right now
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, ...
indiemcemopants 01/22/2012 117 62 - 332
GLSEN Study: Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States
Thanks to GLSEN for this story Crossposted at my ...
indiemcemopants 01/18/2012 28 31 - 186
Indiana to offer LGBT specialty license plates
A Fox news affiliate in Indiana reports that the state will soon offer license plates expressing pride and support for ...
indiemcemopants 01/17/2012 30 22 - 154
KosAbility: Some thoughts from an invisible monster
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, ...
indiemcemopants 01/15/2012 96 72 - 501
TN Rep. Floyd "could care less" what I think
So for those who weren't around yesterday, I got information to write a story, ...
indiemcemopants 01/13/2012 40 36 - 203
HUGE UPDATE: Senate version WITHDRAWN! TN State Rep. wants to "stomp" people who are transgender
Some legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly are having a bad day. A bill to restrict access to public restrooms and public dressing rooms designated by sex to members of that particular sex ...
indiemcemopants 01/12/2012 60 91 - 762
Odious new anti-transgender bill introduced in Tennessee General Assembly [MAJOR UPDATES]
Crossposted at The Huffington Post [UPDATE:
indiemcemopants 01/12/2012 84 83 2 493
Uh oh. NOM's pledge-y goodness is wearing off for Rick Santorum!
Way, way back in the early days of a few months ago in August, Rick Santorum ...
indiemcemopants 01/05/2012 31 30 - 266
Barnes & Noble pulls anti-gay calendar
This is just a quick update and it may have already been discussed. In case you missed it, there has been a huge controversy over an anti-LGBT calendar sold by both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
indiemcemopants 12/29/2011 50 80 - 399
Help me out - and help our marginalized voices, too
Daily Kos writer and activist TheFatLadySings has taken the initiative to apply for a Pepsi Challenge grant to help close the gap ...
indiemcemopants 12/23/2011 10 39 1 158
Productive discussions of race and privilege? What is this sorcery?!
This comment was noticed on Facebook by my friend Michael. Sadly, it is just one example of the type of racism appearing on the internet tonight (Facebook and Twitter) - and it started within ...
indiemcemopants 12/18/2011 48 28 - 331
indiemcemopants 12/14/2011 123 134 - 1480
Becoming those we have feared
Having grown up as a minority in a pretty repressive environment in the deep South, aggressive taunts from heterosexuals in my community - my family, even - were a mainstay. You get used to it ...
indiemcemopants 12/12/2011 27 27 - 305
Has anyone looked at you like this before?
Joseph Goebbels, Carlton Hotel, ...
indiemcemopants 12/11/2011 142 238 1 1799
Mitt Romney is apparently okay with DADT repeal
I'm not sure this is going to be very helpful if he's trying to earn respect from the GOP base. Most of these people ...
indiemcemopants 12/10/2011 43 17 - 182
Some more news from my doctor appointment
Yesterday was my appointment with the neurosurgeon to find out if the pain I've been experiencing is ...
indiemcemopants 12/09/2011 243 245 - 1111
"Your dreams are kind of shattered"
It's interesting how if you ask anyone about what happened when they came out to their parents, the parents' version and the kid's version always differ. The first time I 'came out' was when my ...
indiemcemopants 12/07/2011 105 131 - 621
Things really do change sometimes
My mom just called and it was probably one of the weirdest conversations of my life. Her co-worker somehow managed to find "my blog" (I'm not sure if it's this one or the blogspot account I set up a ...
indiemcemopants 12/06/2011 94 265 1 1173
A quick update on my surgery yesterday
I wanted to post an update for my friends here who have been concerned with everything that ...
indiemcemopants 12/03/2011 122 254 1 1152
An update on my health + a note
I have just written an update on my health situation ( see this post for background info) twice ...
indiemcemopants 11/23/2011 145 269 2 1246
The 'rich gays' myth, one more time
And here we go again. The New York Times is getting in on the stereotyping action this time. The article, in the Business Media/Advertising section is titled "
indiemcemopants 11/22/2011 47 52 1 287
I have bad news
One night a few weeks ago, I suddenly got a very high fever, uncontrollable shakes nausea, among other things. I decided to just wait, take some ibuprofen (which usually, for some reason, stops the ...
indiemcemopants 11/20/2011 401 673 7 4372
Disturbing antigay robocall in Iowa asks about gay sex
For weeks now, antigay groups ...
indiemcemopants 11/08/2011 58 57 - 369
KosAbility: We are the 99%, too
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, ...
indiemcemopants 11/06/2011 51 75 1 286
I don't know what to say
Awhile ago I wrote about Lawrence King's ...
indiemcemopants 10/05/2011 73 104 - 669
NOM attacks newborn baby
It wasn't enough for the National Organization for Marriage to launch lying, race-baiting campaigns. It wasn't enough for them to bring out ...
indiemcemopants 10/03/2011 92 140 5 1023
Tea Party audience boos active duty soldier w/ SEVERAL UPDATES
In tonight's Youtube debate, candidates took video questions from the viewing audience. Stephen Hill, a soldier currently stationed overseas in Iraq, said that he's gay and had to lie about who he ...
indiemcemopants 09/22/2011 604 484 4 4056
In compromise with Higgs boson, President Obama cuts gravity
In a surprising development, due to a compromise with President Obama, the Higgs boson has made itself known to scientists. The president had worked behind the scenes day after day with the Higgs, ...
indiemcemopants 08/02/2011 49 48 2 178
NOM and Westboro Baptist Church: a marriage made in heaven
The marriage equality law in New York came into effect at midnight. Eight hundred and twenty-...
indiemcemopants 07/24/2011 43 31 - 151
Breaking: Ninth Circuit asks for DOJ's position on DADT's constitutionality
Pam has the story: Interesting - the ...
indiemcemopants 07/11/2011 85 55 - 385
One of our own is struggling, please help
When things have seemed to reach the lowest point in my life, this community is always there for me. Whether through listening to what I have to say when seemingly no one else will, or helping me ...
indiemcemopants 07/09/2011 192 259 2 1537
Silence = death
On July 3, 1981, newspapers reported an aggressive cancer outbreak among a group of men :Doctors ...
indiemcemopants 07/03/2011 91 38 - 217
US Government recognizes LGBT rights movement's legitimacy
The federal government has played a significant and regrettable role in the history of discrimination against gay and lesbian individuals. The Department of Justice ...
indiemcemopants 07/02/2011 123 76 4 438
"Make the school feel like sh*t"
On September 19, 2010, a thirteen year old boy named Seth Walsh hung himself. His mother found him and brought him to the hospital, where he stayed on life support for over a week. The story made ...
indiemcemopants 07/01/2011 139 282 3 1452
You really can't make this sh*t up
If you're the FBI and you're in such dire need of training, for some reason, that you look to outside groups to work with cops and agents to teach you how to deal with the activist community, who ...
indiemcemopants 06/30/2011 33 34 - 404
The face of gay rights in New Jersey
The New Jersey legislature cannot enact a marriage equality bill in the state right now because their governor has said he would veto it. Seven couples have taken the step of filing a lawsuit ...
indiemcemopants 06/30/2011 45 40 - 199
Bowers v. Hardwick was decided 25 years ago today
This story really starts several decades before the decision and ended in part in 2003. There were rarely-enforced sodomy laws on the books until the past two hundred years or so. The laws were ...
indiemcemopants 06/30/2011 74 49 1 260
DOMA: Great news (no deportation for Henry Velandia)
(Re-posted from late last night so more people see it.) When last we heard ...
indiemcemopants 06/30/2011 23 37 1 152
DOMA: Great news (no deportation for Henry Velandia)
When last we heard about the case of ...
indiemcemopants 06/29/2011 23 30 1 191
We have a long fight ahead
The Republican-led New York Senate's vote to legalize marriage equality is inarguably a turning point in the civil rights fight of our generation. The LGBT and queer rights movement has come a long ...
indiemcemopants 06/29/2011 83 61 - 365
Can you guess the speaker?
One of these speakers is a former Republican president. He won his first presidential election by a 5-4 vote of Supreme Court justices and is known as one of the worst presidents in history. He went ...
indiemcemopants 06/27/2011 359 42 - 694
Homophobia and transphobia contribute to HIV spread
The World Health Organization has released new guidelines on HIV prevention, blaming institutionalized homophobia and ...
indiemcemopants 06/21/2011 25 32 - 168
Talked to Rep. Edwards about LGBT issues
Today Representatives Donna Edwards and Jared Polis spoke at Netroots Nation. Since they'll be recruiting candidates for the House next cycle, and since they're both progressives, I wanted to talk ...
indiemcemopants 06/18/2011 51 33 - 181
(UPDATE)I can't believe what just happened
I'm here at Netroots Nation. It's been a lot of fun so far, with just a few (accessibility-related) but overall it's an improvement on last year, both with accessibility and with everything being ...
indiemcemopants 06/16/2011 479 208 2 3337
What is there to do in Chicago?
I'll be in Chicago after Netroots Nation, from the 19th to the 22nd. I was supposed to be hanging out with a friend for those days, but due to unforeseen circumstances, she won't be able to make it. ...
indiemcemopants 06/09/2011 153 24 - 296
Is this a parody?
I hate to write about Sarah Palin (who?) but after what I just read I felt compelled. Palin (who?) is seriously on a "learning tour", going around the country to different historical landmarks to ...
indiemcemopants 05/31/2011 25 19 - 229
Gays are shoving what where?
The latest news from Illinois is that antigay activists are going to try to ban gay marriage in 2012. They are upset at the advancements of gay people in the state and nationwide. Because they're ...
indiemcemopants 05/28/2011 196 185 1 1136
Homophobia, Inc.
It can't be said that the existence of anti-gay organizations is related in any way to a grassroots uprising of terrified citizens trying to do anything to protect their children and their families ...
indiemcemopants 05/26/2011 54 93 - 448
The law is an ass (a treatise on rectums)
There's been some discussion over the legality of the rectum here so I wanted to give my take. As you all know, in my younger years I was the friend of the brother of Stalin's legal advisor. Since I'...
indiemcemopants 05/14/2011 192 72 - 659
CIA, FBI, DoD, DoJ, Army, Air Force: 'Torture doesn't work.'
This is a re-post from May 1, 2009. Since there seems to be an ongoing discussion here and in the mainstream media about whether or not torture aided in finding Osama bin Laden, I figured this ...
indiemcemopants 05/05/2011 48 46 2 186
Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States
The fight for LGBT rights started with a riot. Gays, drag queens, transgender people, and other gender and sex non-conforming individuals ...
indiemcemopants 04/14/2011 94 110 2 549
No gays allowed at military families event
The White House has refused to allow gay military families to attend an event for military families. Shortly ...
indiemcemopants 04/12/2011 244 109 1 755
Gays should do WHAT? w/ important update
Recently there was a new poll that purported to address the real number of LGBT people in the United States. That's a difficult task for many reasons, and it won't always result in honest, accurate ...
indiemcemopants 04/11/2011 128 75 - 719
Help! I need moving advice!
This community has shown me a lot of love recently and you've been here through the worst, so what better place to come to for advice about moving away? See, I live in south Alabama. As a gay guy in ...
indiemcemopants 04/09/2011 139 51 - 392
House Armed Services Committee holds hearings about the dangers of...
Our troops might have to go without pay because House Republicans want to shut down the United States Government over family planning and a news organization. We're talking about thousands of ...
indiemcemopants 04/07/2011 26 20 1 117
Chief Justice Roberts is white
I have a shocking secret to tell you: John Roberts is white. Not just any white judge but he's also ...
indiemcemopants 04/06/2011 50 60 - 362
KosAbility: You can get out of your house
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, ...
indiemcemopants 04/06/2011 112 48 - 263
New DNC Chair is gay marriage supporter
On the rec list, there's a post informing us that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been picked to run the DNC. Could this be another step in President Obama's "evolution" on gay marriage? Wasserman-...
indiemcemopants 04/05/2011 90 60 - 468
Thanks everyone!
I just want to say thanks to this community. I love you guys. You've helped me to be able to get back on track over the past few weeks and I'm not sure how I can really express how grateful I am and ...
indiemcemopants 04/04/2011 72 124 1 474
The day before DADT was law
There has been some "confusion" (to put it generously) about what exactly the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is, and what the repeal bill does, and what the military regulations on homosexual ...
indiemcemopants 04/03/2011 47 36 - 202
We've seen this all before
One of the tough things about being gay is that it's not necessarily visible. You can't look at a gay person and know they're a member of a minority. For the most part, this is why so many ...
indiemcemopants 04/03/2011 36 51 - 370
Tiny, tiny majority in favor of gay marriage
So, not sure if anyone in the media remembers, but on November 4, 2008 this guy Barack Obama sort of won the presidency. And in a distinct change from 2000 and 2004, he kind of won with a mandate. ...
indiemcemopants 03/19/2011 58 38 1 188
On marriage and racial scapegoating
So, Maryland voted to recommit their marriage bill, assuring that it won't come up for a vote again in the ...
indiemcemopants 03/13/2011 173 65 2 508
State sponsors terrorism against gays
Back in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that it's unconstitutional to ban sodomy. At the time, this was ...
indiemcemopants 03/10/2011 95 149 3 656
Republicans are being nice, and it's freaking me out
Remember the good old days of 2003-2006, when Republicans were all about defending marriage from the gays? Those were great times. The party was being led by its 'Christian' right-wing base and ...
indiemcemopants 03/08/2011 68 67 - 938
Known hate groups are influencing the media
It's increasingly difficult to have a real discussion on gay rights in this country. In fact I'd even suggest that without bloggers, there would be no national conversation worthy of repeating. It's ...
indiemcemopants 03/07/2011 31 64 - 300
Why was DOMA enacted?
Senator Feinstein and Rep. Jerrold Nadler are introducing a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Since the ...
indiemcemopants 03/06/2011 102 59 - 294
Interesting health care news
So, a whole bunch of states are suing the government, arguing that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, and they're specifically outraged by the individual mandate. Already different courts ...
indiemcemopants 03/03/2011 10 22 1 156
Boehner: "I’d be very surprised if the House didn’t" defend DOMA in court
Well this is certainly a switch from a few days ago, isn't it? Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner ran on a campaign to create jobs for Americans. He promised that would be the focus of the ...
indiemcemopants 02/28/2011 89 43 - 329
DOMA misconceptions
Unsurprisingly there have been many misconceptions about the Defense of Marriage Act and the president's decision to stop defending it in court. Most of the inaccuracies stem from conservative ...
indiemcemopants 02/27/2011 60 60 1 287
DOMA: DOJ decides to extend decision to First Circuit cases, too
The administration's decision not to defend DOMA in cases involving the Second Circuit was huge. That circuit apparently has no set standard for review of these types of cases, so the administration ...
indiemcemopants 02/25/2011 38 48 1 183
They want a war? Okay!
Back in 2004, after Massachusetts had legalized marriage for gay couples, Republicans decided to make it a central campaign issue in the presidential election. In 2004, a clear ...
indiemcemopants 02/24/2011 26 33 - 192
Marriage and Broccoli
Oh, boy. So this is an excellent, delicious point :With the Justice ...
indiemcemopants 02/23/2011 51 38 - 218
Sen Feinstein to introduce DOMA repeal bill today
“ As a Member of the Judiciary ...
indiemcemopants 02/23/2011 123 117 2 489
And we thought gays had it bad
It is difficult to not feel some sympathy for heterosexual married couples. They have to contend with having 1,138 extra rights that they have to feel immense guilt for. They get to be with the ...
indiemcemopants 02/20/2011 76 66 1 505
On religion and f*cking murdering gay people
I'm a Catholic who also happens to be skeptical of religion. I believe in God and I believe in the things Jesus spent his life teaching. There's been a lot of back and forth here on religion and ...
indiemcemopants 01/01/2011 456 237 4 168
One word
I was never bullied in school for being gay. That's mostly because I hid it exceptionally well. One thing you need to know about gay people is that we learn to be actors from a very young age. I don'...
indiemcemopants 12/31/2010 240 361 2 113
Hetero privilege, yet again
I wrote about heterosexist privilege in July , mostly in response to some terrible comments and diaries that ...
indiemcemopants 12/30/2010 612 254 3 126
"A group of homosexual American citizens... is picketing the White House today..."
In 1957, Frank Kameny, an astronomer for the government, was fired from his job because he was gay. This was an enormous mistake on the government's part, as Kameny immediately took on the government'
indiemcemopants 12/28/2010 216 285 2 148
VP Biden: gay marriage is "inevitable"
Vice President Joe Biden gave an interview today and touched on the issue of marriage. I don't think anyone expected news to be made and I don't think he was expected to differ from the president. ...
indiemcemopants 12/24/2010 122 98 1 73
With DADT, new hope for healing in Pres. Obama's relations with gays?
A lot of people are asking if the impending possible repeal of DADT will affect the strained relationship between the gay community and the president. We in the gay community have had a rough few ...
indiemcemopants 12/23/2010 460 42 1 45
McCain rebuffs the Family Research Council
There is indeed an anti-gay action that's too extreme for John McCain. He led the fight against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and he even went as far as to spread the idea that repeal will cause ...
indiemcemopants 12/22/2010 44 27 1 55
Gays could potentially be banned from Virginia's National Guard
We have a long fight ahead of us before certification of Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal is complete and the regulations are implemented, but some states aren't wasting time before they try to undo the ...
indiemcemopants 12/20/2010 76 39 - 70
DADT: Gen. Amos says repeal will cost lives and limbs UPDATEx3 w/ takedown
General James Amos, who's been opposed to repealing the military's gay ban has spoken out again. In discussing repeal, he said,
indiemcemopants 12/14/2010 264 181 - 161
Gibbs: Health care law is constitutional, DADT, who knows?
Once again we witness the hypocrisy of this administration's actions toward gay rights. The government does not have to defend a law it believes is unconstitutional. Indeed, the ...
indiemcemopants 12/13/2010 51 50 - 57
Obama DOJ may still ruin woman's career for being gay after all
The Obama administration has appealed the Witt (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) case for no readily apparent reason, angering the LGBT community once again. The only upside was that they had decided not to ...
indiemcemopants 11/24/2010 421 112 1 64
HUGE UPDATE! DADT:  And now, the Air Force Chief undermines John McCain
Yesterday, the head of the Navy, who originally opposed attempts to repeal the military's gay ban, made some positive comments about the yearlong study on DADT. This is important because McCain's ...
indiemcemopants 11/23/2010 41 55 - 76
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