Sorry for the serious lack of posting lately, folks. I’ve been having bad blogging fatigue (I’ve hardly even been reading blogs), so I’m taking it easy, in an effort to avoid some kind of spectacular flame-out. And, Emily and I both just started a new semester. I have been incredibly busy; I’m sure Emily has, too.
That aside, here are some interesting links.
2. Don’t Divorce Us! — a very sweet video fighting Prop 8.
4. And on a completely different note, pygmy seahorses!
Well said, Jay. Well said.
Via Bastard Logic.
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It was unspeakably grand to wake up this morning to a new president. Smiles, smiles, smiles! Some relief…
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For the next few days, California’s Legoland theme park will be celebrating Obama’s inauguration with a very detailed miniature lego model of the event to come, complete with over a thousand tiny attendees and plastic accommodations. Here’s a short video about it which I found at List of Now, via Feministe:
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Tell your representatives in Congress to support an Employment Nondiscrimination Act protecting sexual orientation and gender identity. In many states it is legal to fire employees for being gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise queer. This is wrong, and it largely hurts the members of our community who are already the most vulnerable.
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2. Rick Warren to give inaugural invocation–Bad move!
3. So, what to do about the fact that Warren is doing the invocation. This is the message I sent to Emmett Beliveau, director of the inaugural committee:
I am appalled that Rick Warren has been chosen to give the invocation at President-Elect Obama’s inauguration. This is a slap in the face to women and LGBT people. I can’t imagine that any person so callously promoting the hatred and oppression of any other groups would be chosen to have such an important role in this or any ceremony of the Obama Administration.
I thought the Obama Campaign was about change for everybody. Apparently not — bashing LGBT people and denying women control of their own bodies continue to be just fine on Obama’s watch.
Selecting Rick Warren is not an act of inclusivity. It’s a clear message that marginalized people will continue to be excluded, while the farthest fringe of anti-liberty, anti-equality, pro-theocracy fundamentalists will continue to be pandered to.
Contact Beliveau at email@example.com.
3. This is very late, for which I apologize: Transgender Day of Remembrance link round-up.
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1. The wrong reasons for same-sex marriage — on gay conservatism and what Stonewall was really about.
1. Great Expectations — Melissa McEwan on the importance of expecting great things of the Obama administration.
2. Taslim Solangi–links at Off Our Pedestals.