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|Friday, May 15th, 2009|
|Monday, January 19th, 2009|
2009 FLORIDA SPRING GATHERING
A GAY NUDIST EVENT
MAY 9 - 16, 2009
SPRING CREEK CAMP
(JUST NORTH OF THE FL / AL STATE LINE)
ONE WEEK OF GAY, NUDE, WARM-WEATHER FUN!
FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
* MEALS & SNACKS
* FULL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
o SHOWS, DISCO, SOCIAL HOURS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, CONTESTS, DANCING AND PARTIES
SPACE LIMITED -- REGISTER EARLY!
TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FROM THE BIRMINGHAM, AL AIRPORT (BHM) FOR $35.00.
Depart BHM Saturday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Arrives BHM Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m.
If you are planning to drive to the West Coast Gathering and don't have a full car,
why not post a "Ride Offered" message along with your travel dates and your City.
If you need a ride, why not post a "Ride Needed" message, including your city and dates.
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|Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008|
Diversity Lesson 101: LGBT/Queer Little People
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:http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/12/diversity-lesson-101-lgbtqueer-little.html
|Thursday, October 23rd, 2008|
Might the "Bradley Effect" Also Hold True for Queer Issues?
Today's open forum is set to examine whether we may see something similar to the "Bradley effect" on queer issues in the upcoming election.
"The Bradley effect, less commonly called the Wilder effect, is a proposed explanation for observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some American political campaigns when a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other. Named for Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California governor's race despite being ahead in some voter polls, the Bradley effect refers to an alleged tendency on the part of some voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his/her white opponent." (Wikipedia)
The "Bradley Effect" was a shocking dose of reality about the inconsistency of polls to determine how truthful people are about their voting decisions. It also went on to show the racial implications of the governor's race.
While it is now 26 years later, the notion of a "Bradley Effect" has resurfaced because Barack Obama, a bi-racial candidate is running for president of the United States of America. It is interesting to ponder whether people are indicating they will vote for the democratic ticket while in private will vote against it because of the racial implications.
I also wonder whether this can be applied to certain LGBT issues up on the ballot this Nov. 4th. There are marriage amendments in California, Arizona, and Florida this year. There is also the question of a constitutional convention in Connecticut and a ban on adoption by unmarried co-habitating couples in Arkansas. All of these referendums hold major implications for Americans straight and gay.
People opposed to gay rights often argue that they "have gay friends" or are "not bigoted against gays." It has become increasingly unpopular to be associated with "homophobia." Is it possible there is a segment of the population that claims they will vote against these marriage amendments and in favor of LGBT rights while secretly espousing another point of view to hide their own fear of being labeled a bigot?http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/10/open-forum-can-queers-have-something.html
|Friday, August 1st, 2008|
Come join the conversation on "A Safe Haven For GBLTSA" Forums!
Come join the conversation on "A Safe Haven For GBLTSA" Forums!
GBLTSA Safe Haven is a support group and online hang out for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Bi-Curious, Asexual, Transgender, Transexual, and GBLTSA supporters/ friends/ family members to meet, socialize, and support each other in our endeavor to makle this world a more friendly and loving place for everyone, reguardless of their gender/ sexual preference.
It is COMPLETLY FREE to join, and participate in our online family!
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY JOINED, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF IN OUR "MEMBERS INTRODUCTION" area.http://safehavengbltsa.lefora.com/forum/category/member-introductions/page1/
|Sunday, July 20th, 2008|
|Monday, June 16th, 2008|
|Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008|
|Monday, May 19th, 2008|
Queer Liberationist or Gay Assimilationist?
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?http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/05/open-forum-queer-liberationist-or-gay.html
|Thursday, May 15th, 2008|
|Tuesday, May 13th, 2008|
Free Speech Where do We Draw the Line?
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?http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/05/open-forum-free-speech-where-do-we-draw.html
|Saturday, May 3rd, 2008|
|Saturday, March 29th, 2008|
|Tuesday, April 29th, 2008|
Same Sex Wedding
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They are looking for any same sex couple who is tying the knot in Florida in 2008!
Offering free and large discounts to same sex couples (the discount depends on the date)
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|Monday, November 12th, 2007|
Where did you go?
Hi, I just joined the community and was wondering where everyone is? I was soo looking forward to some drama free dykes. LOL Keep the dream alive girls.
|Sunday, April 1st, 2007|
lesbians who date men?
please advise me if this sort of post is not allowed.
i'm writing an article on the theme of lesbian-identified women dating/loving/shagging men, and i want to know what you think about it. the angle i'm going to take is that sexuality is fluid, labels mean different things to different people, and that they don't describe the complexity of sex and sexuality. or rather, that will be the moral of my story, the real meat will be describing the 'phenomenon'. you do not have to be a lesbian, or even identify as queer (or anything at all) to answer some of these questions. you can even be straight.( Read more...Collapse )
|Monday, March 19th, 2007|
|Sunday, February 25th, 2007|
*tips hat* helloo alll :D
Just an introduction:
And live in the lil old UK. :D
I'm pretty easy goin so... talk away yeah? Current Mood: blah
|Friday, February 23rd, 2007|
I'm not sure how to make an introduction, I've never been good at these anyway...
I guess I'll just simply say...I'm Allie B. Or just Allie.
I'm new to this comm. and, I like girls :D
Hmmmm, I'm 18 and in my last year of high school and can't wait to finish...
I really wanna make some new friends here or anywhere...anybody, especially gay people.
I've only got 3 gay friends because the town I live in is so sheltered. Tough.
I'm really laid-back and such.
See, I told you I wasn't good at this.
Let's see... I'm deaf so that's one thing that makes me unique. :D
Okay, that's enough.
And sweet group. : )