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pet shop boys finally touring in the states [10 Jun 2009|05:12pm]

is anyone going to see psb when they go on tour in the states? they're playing the Moore on Sept 20. it feels like it's been forever since they were here! brooklyn vegan has them listed as playing a bunch of shows:

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Washington Decline to Sign Referendum 71 [23 May 2009|11:03am]

There is a signature drive for referendum 71 to eliminate the Domestic Partnership Expansion Law of 2009 in Washington state. The new law gives many of the rights of marriage to same-sex couples, without changing the current state definition.

Protect equal rights pledge to decline to sign referendum 71.
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Yes!!!! The new Pet Shop Boys album is out now. [24 Apr 2009|01:14am]

Any Pet Shop Boys fans out there? I'm assuming so... they have a new album out now and it's so so so good... i'm kind of a super fan so i'm spreading the love, etc :).


Yes on iTunes
"Love, Etc." Video
PSB Video Medley
PSB Yes Magamix on Out.com

Pet Shop Boys Snake Game
Pet Shop Boys Performing at the Brits with Brandon Flowers and Lady Gaga

Official Website

You can hear the album via this widget, which is cool... but worth buying imho:
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Move to seattle [03 Mar 2009|11:42am]

I'm currently in the process of moving to seattle. I was wondering what everyone uses for internet. Does everyone use comcast? is there an alternative to comcast? is there fiber optic availability such as FiOS? I will be 3 blocks from the QFC at Broadway and Harrison. If anyone has any info that would be helpful please let me know. We are 3 gamer/techie geeks and like our connections fast and loose. well maybe not so much loose but preferably fast.
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Housing in seattle [25 Jan 2009|09:06pm]

Hey if anyone knows of any places for rent in seattle we are currently looking for a 3 bedroom place. preferably on capitol hill and it needs to allow a cat. We are three professionals that are looking for a place together. We are looking at about 2200 or less. preferably less. it doesn't have to be right on broadway but being within walking distance would be nice.
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Did Obama Team Play us On Bishop Robinson? [19 Jan 2009|01:21pm]

During the inauguration kick off party at the Lincoln Memorial, openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of the Diocese of NH gave the opening prayer.

The problem is it was not televised by HBO or NPR and there were 'technical difficulties' making it nearly impossible for the crowd of 500,000 to hear a word.

Demand to know why Bishop Robinson was part of the "pre-show" and therefore not taped.

More info and contact info at http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/01/did-obama-team-play-us-over-bishop.html
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Diversity Lesson 101: LGBT/Queer Little People [23 Dec 2008|12:41pm]

Little People like LGBT people are considered "freaks of nature", they get stares and people misunderstand them. In looking for resources for Little LGBT People, I found virtually nothing. I decided, to make an entry to educate people about little people as well as provide as much info as I can for LGBT Little People. It is my sincere hope that LGBT Little People can find solace, comfort and community and that they can begin to network and build a foundation and support system for their own sub-section of the community.

For more info and resources on LGBT Little People, check out:
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Call for peace-keepers [11 Nov 2008|04:55pm]

[ mood | chipper ]


We need peace-keepers for the Saturday's Seattle protest, which is part of the nationwide protest coiled_metal announced here.

We need YOU and your super pessimistic friend who keeps claiming there are no intelligent and cute folks to date in Seattle to do a little community service. Not only will you be there to protest your outrage against prop 8 BUT you two will have the distinct opportunity to make sure everyone plays nice.

Washington's page: http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Washington

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Proposition 8 Videos - hilarious [14 Oct 2008|03:55pm]

These are great videos that are urging people to vote against prop 8... check them out... the second one stars margaret cho

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John McCain's Chief of Staff Being Outed Today! [22 Sep 2008|02:05pm]

Sources have confirmed to me that Mark Buse John McCain's chief of staff is being outed today! Stay tuned for more info!

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Obama Pride - Video Collage [20 Jul 2008|05:16pm]

Collage of videos demonstrating Obama's commitment to the Queer community!
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Global Queer Rights - Take Action!!! [03 Jun 2008|10:41am]

TAKE ACTION: Support LGBT Rights Worldwide!Collapse )
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Queer Liberationist or Gay Assimilationist? [19 May 2008|09:34am]

There are two opposing political viewpoints when it comes to advocacy and than of course there are a variety of more moderate middleground opinions that fall in between the Queer Liberationists and Gay Assimilationist camps.

Gay Assimilationists - This ideology is to make gay/lesbian people seem like average, normal everyday citizens in the eyes of the general public. They want to make the case that gay families deserve equal rights and recognition and they want what everyone else wants: a house with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids. Some Gay Assimilationists are not inclusive of Bisexuals or Transgender people because they feel these groups hurt the gay rights movement. This is not the case for all Assimilationists and many seek to include all LGBT people and create a sense of assimilation into the general society. Gay Assimilationists often seek to advance their agenda through corporate sponsorships and see getting big business and government on their side as a way to advance equality. The assimilationists strive to paint the LGBT community as being no different than the heterosexual world and just want to fit in. They want the rights to marriage, the rights to adoption, to serve freely and openly in the military. Part of achieving these means, Gay Assimilationists seek to tone down the sexual aspect of gay pride, they feel that sexuality is one component of gay relationships and seek to emphasize much more the loving, financial, community, and faith based aspects of LGBT relationships.

Queer Liberationists - This camp of political theory views gender and sexuality in non-conformist ways. They do not apologize for the differences of Queer individuals and do not seek to "fit in". They embrace the idea of "We're Here, We're Queer, Get Used to it!" and believe society must change to accept them rather than they change to mold into hetero-normative society. Queer Liberationists are often but not always concerned with Queer issues as they relate not only to LGBT people but also to capitalism, anti-militarism, sexism, racism and other aspects of social justice. They are less concerned with same-sex marriage, adoption, and don't ask don't tell. Many times but not always they are against the institution of marriage altogether, feel gays are liberated from the idea of raising kids, and are against gays serving in the military because they are anti-military to begin with. Queer Liberationists often disagree with the idea of corporate partnerships and having big business and government intervene in LGBT issues. Queer Liberationists do not seek to hide their sexuality and gender expression, they seek to embrace it and encourage what has conventionally been frowned upon as inappropriate.

These are two diametrically opposed political camps. Most people have various opinions that don't fall so heavily into one party or the other. Where do you lie and what are your thoughts?

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Free Speech Where do We Draw the Line? [13 May 2008|09:39am]

A few interesting and controversial headlines have popped up in the news and the gay blogosphere that raise some important questions. At what point is gay activism intruding upon free speech and freedom of expression rights? Freedom of speech and expression must be protected even for anti-gay forces, because if we don't have these basic freedoms it becomes a slippery slope and eventually we will not have the right to express our opinions.

I write this in light of some stories recently, such as a student who wore a t-shirt to school saying "Be Happy - Not Gay!" at a diversity event, who got in trouble. The courts have since ruled she is entitled to wear the shirt.

What about Crystal Dixon's case with the University of Toledo V.P. of Human Resources who outside the university wrote an opinion column denouncing homosexuality, claiming it is a choice. She has been fired under grounds that she mentioned she was a worker at the school and is now suing the school.

Finally there was the case at Smith College, where the College Republicans brought in Ryan Sorba who created a book called "The Born Gay Hoax" who spoke about bogus research regarding LGBT people. Students interrupted his anti-gay speech by screaming "We're Here, We're Queer, get used to it" the student protesters overwhelmed the room forcing Mr. Sorba to leave the campus and cancel his speech.

Youtube clip of the Smith protest:

What do you think about GLBT activism and where do we draw the line to ensure free speech rights, or is it okay to intrude upon the free speech of others when they seek to intrude on our civil liberties and spread falsehoods about our community?

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"Voices Against 377" - Human Rights for Singapore! [11 May 2008|01:43am]

‘Voices Against 377 is a coalition of Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) and progressive groups based in Delhi. It is a point of intersection and dialogue between various social movements that these groups represent, where a united voice is being articulated against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalizes private consensual sexual acts deemed to be against the order of nature.

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is cited below:

“377. Unnatural Offences.
Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.”

The law penalizes certain sexual acts equally. For example oral sex, regardless of whether it is heterosexual or homosexual; even penile-masturbation of one person by another – is considered criminal. Although facially neutral, the law has effectively stigmatized and criminalized a section more than others, namely same-sex desiring people, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), hijra, kothi and other Queer people. The law has been used by the police to intimidate same sex desiring people and has been a source of serious human rights violations."

Take action on the issue sign the petition:
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Introducing Queers United [06 May 2008|11:05am]

The activist blog with action alerts for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Intersexual community!

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[09 Dec 2007|04:55am]

Please crosspost where interesting/interested local women may see it!:

Seattle Bisexual Women's Network meeting this Tuesday, December 11th

SBWN (Seattle Bisexual Women's Network) is currently meeting on the
second Tuesday of the month at the LGBT Center (1115 East Pike Street,
Seattle, WA). We are open to all self-identified women 18 and over who are
interested in being part of a bisexual-positive feminist community. We meet
for social time at 6:30 pm and then start a peer-facilitated open rap with
a 7pm check-in, ending at 8:30 pm. Please join us!

Contact SBWN at (206) 331-4810 sbwn@hotmail.com http://www.geocities.com/sbwn
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29 Year Old Professional Gay Guy Needs Place to Live! [28 Nov 2007|02:49pm]

Hi there,

My name is Chris, I'm looking for a place to live for Jan 1. I'm professional, friendly, responsible, and pretty easy to get along with. I have two well-behaved, declawed cats that would need to go with me. Open to any and all options if they're located in Seattle and are around $600 or less. Hit me up at ruggedpoet@gmail.com if you're willing to help a guy out. Thanks! 
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Meeting People [29 Oct 2007|10:36pm]

[ mood | bored ]

Hey everyone! 

Ever get sick of having ONLY straight friends???  Yeah... That's me!!! 

I live on Whidbey Island and haven't had a lot of reason to leave it lately.  So, if you live in the area, give me a shout!

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PrideSmile [22 Oct 2007|02:13pm]


Any gift you want...
You got it...

Click on smile !  :)
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