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Queer and Queerer Ep. 41 – The Lime Green Gas Mask Episode

Zack’s sick and Peterson’s been busy, so this week’s episode isn’t exactly coherent. The most recent Glee episode gives us plenty to talk about, including bisexuality and anti-gay violence. Plus, there’s that whole Lady Gaga and Target thing. We also honor the passing of a local LGBT activist with the poem that was used in […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 39 – Trans Allies Gone Wild

Freshly back from Creating Change and AWP, Zack and Peterson are energized to be advocates and writers. This week’s episode focuses on a roundup of news related to the transgender community, including unfunny sketches on Craig Ferguson and SNL, hate crimes, and a big new study that reveals “Injustice at Every Turn” for the trans […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 15 – Hottest Queer Destination? Fort Worth, Hell, or Other _____?

Zack and Peterson come to you with travel advice! First up: An in-depth analysis of the reactions from church groups to pro-LGBT policies in Ft. Worth, TX. Where are they coming from and how should we feel about their complaints? Then, it’s the listeners’ turn to chime in! See where Queer and Queerer listeners think […]

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Judy Shepard, An Ally of Strength and Grace

Last night, I had the opportunity to see Judy Shepard speak. What was even more meaningful is I took my own mother with me. The story of Matthew Shepard’s death is familiar and yet no less meaningful. The woman who continues to tell it and to advocate for our community on his behalf is short […]

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Queer Youth of Color Speak Out!

Radical queers are going to fuck shit up! – Juan Gabriel Padilla On Saturday, the main feature of the Creating Change plenary session was a panel of queer youth of color. The discussion dealt with the challenges that youth organizing faces, highlighted by a recent report from FIERCE (Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment), […]

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Some Mid-day Thoughts on Day 7: Powerlessness…

So, they just broke for lunch over at Perry v. Schwarzenegger and I have to say, today has been a heavy day as far as testimony goes. A lot of important points have been made, so I thought I’d share some of them now. First, you have to go take a look at the lawsuit […]

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Protect Marriage, Day 6: Body Blows and Flying Cards

Earlier today, I highlighted the two most significant points in today’s testimony. Keep those handy. As we dive into Andy Pugno’s latest Protect Marriage spin, you’ll need them because he conveniently neglects to include them in his summary. (Also, I’ve included the video of Mayor Sanders’ press conference that was shown in court today at […]

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Day 4 of the Prop 8 Trial: Stigma and Economics

Day 4 was a very long day in the courtroom, with proceedings going past 5:00 (they’ve typically been adjourning at 4:30). This morning we heard testimony from Edwin Egan, chief economist for the city and county of San Francisco. He spoke to all the economic benefits of same-sex marriage, including not only profits from weddings, […]

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Protect Marriage, Day 2: Oh yeah, Discrimination Totally Helps Our Case!

In the wee hours of the morning (at least by east coast standards), Protect Marriage put up another delusional spin post from chief counsel Andy Pugno. In it, he rehashes much of what he said earlier in the day about Ms. Cott, again ignoring pretty much every clarification she made in her follow-up testimony after […]

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Why They Don’t Want Us To See The Prop 8 Trial

In the absence of video coverage, many have been doing a tremendous job of documenting the Proposition 8 trial so far. As I mentioned yesterday, a lot is at stake in this trial, and having folks like Rick Jacobs to keep us informed is incredibly valuable. Check out the coverage to see his detailed almost-transcripts […]

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