Monthly Archives: March 2011

Let’s play smear the qu**r – The Superintendent Version

A month ago I heard about Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Cristi, Texas. A 17-year-old student there named Nikki Peet was trying to start a gay-straight alliance (GSA).

However the Flour Bluff ISD Superintendent Julie Carbajal swiftly moved to block the creation of this student group as ‘non-curricular’ and when pressed about the Jocks for Jesus group meeting on the same campus said I guess I will kick that group off campus too until this all blows over. Continue reading

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Racial Segregation – A Living Legacy

Historic Los Angeles Housing Protest Against Redline Lending and Community Segregation

The 10 most segregated urban areas in America. Continue reading

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“Mothers need to advocate for the rights of gay babies”

1988 NAMES Project Aids Quilt

– Phylicia Rashad on No More Down Low

Yesterday I came across a video of Al Franken and Wendy Walsh introducing the Student Non-Discrimination Act at a press conference and it got me thinking about the many recent news stories of  mothers, sisters, and brothers advocating for gay human rights after the death of a family member.

In that post I failed to mention so many other family members like Mary Griffith of Prayers for Bobby  who became a gay rights activist after her son took his life.  In fact I have  far too many posts remembering these sons and daughters lost to anti-gay violence at school or at the hands of school age children to mention them all in a single post.    Continue reading

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Some Mother’s Son


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Spring Break SLAM

These young poets each speak in a different voice… Continue reading

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Inspired Shopping

Eighth grader Dawn Henderson of Dallas, LA wore a t-shirt to school last week that was considered so distracting she was ordered by the principal to remove it immediately.

What was the distracting message on this t-shirt?

As soon as I finish this blog, I’m ordering up a few of these distracting shirts as door prizes.

The shirt costs $20 and proceeds support counseling and suicide prevention.  And by the way, if you’re a fan of the f-bomb you’re gonna love the site that sells these shirts.  If you’re not be warned, if you start clicking on the video files you’re gonna hear the f-word a – l o t .  And I mean the one that rhymes with duck not drag.

Oh and I guess while I’m busy spending money I don’t have online, I may as well order up a copy of Dan Savage’s new book It Get’s Better: Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.  I just saw that Dan’s going to be in Portland at Powells next month doing the good work sexpert’s do when they become parents and have to start making the world a better place for their children.

And dang if Staceyann Chin doesn’t have a new memoir out too.  The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir

She really is all that.

Yikes, even in all the darkness the times sure are blooming for new voices and new ideas.

Thanks a lot Dawn, now I’m out $100 bucks. 😉

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Enjoy and pass it on…


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Thanks Thinking Queerly ! I needed to see some young people doing something amazingly positive today!

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