Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rhode Island: Fail.

So the Connecticut Supreme Court just ruled that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry there. Good. So, now Rhode Island is bordered by two states with equal marriage rights. Two other New England states have civil unions, and even Maine has some easily accessible although limited protections for same-sex partners. Way to go, Rhode Island, for lagging behind once again.

Now that we can make our own SomeECards, here's one expressing some sympathy:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pirates For the Win!

Excellent: Pirates counter-protest Phelps cult. And drive them away. Yarrr!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Blog changes

I am pretty inept when it comes to technical stuff, but I futzed around a little and gave my blog a slightly new look in the process. More importantly, I added an RSS feed for Rhode Island projects listed at It should go without saying that my little blog is not endorsed by them, nor am I affiliated with them in any way other than being one of many, many donors. But I felt like trying to help out the students in our little state was worth putting the information out there for anyone else who might care. If I knew much about RSS feeds, I would hail the ability to set one up with whatever search criteria you want as an incredible gift. But since I'm cranky and was barely able to figure it out, I'm just glad I got through it finally, and I hope it helps someone. Please give. One of those projects has only three days left to be funded (hint, hint.)

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Newspaper accidentally tells the truth

A commenter on Dan Savage's blog made the Best. Screen. Capture. Ever.

I went to the Daily Oklahoman website to see what they were saying about the Seattle basketball team moving to OKC, and this was on the front page. The animated ad trotted out from the right side and landed right on Jesse's mug. All I did was take a screenshot and add the text in the gray box at the bottom.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sam Nunn? LOL!

Hopefully this stupid idea has already died its deserved death, but just in case it hasn't, here is my warning, in LOL-speak for the clue impaired:

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So sad, so infuriating

You know, there are so many things to be sad and infuriated about if you're an LGBT activist. Myself, I have to be selective in what I get upset or outraged about, else I would always be upset or outraged. But this...well, it bothered me on the usual abstract level to see the pictures and footage of protesters with nasty signs onsite where same-sex couples in California were being legally married. But I just shrugged and was slightly sad that some people won't just let other people be happy. But then I saw this post on Bilerico:

One of the Christian protesters (pictured below) was chanting at his body - "Satan Got You!" "What is the Devil whispering in your ear about now?"

I yelled at the guy, "If you are such a Christian, why aren't you praying for the guy dying on the concrete?" The protester replied, "God killed him for loving fags!!" The cops even stepped in and told the guy to shut his mouth.

I mean, I'm just speechless. I just want to weep. And scream.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Freeway Blogger on video

Short film about the Freeway Blogger. He is truly a hero, and we all can be, too.

Monday, May 05, 2008

RIP Mildred Loving

Thank you, Mildred and Richard. I can't say it any better than this post at Shakespeare's Sister. The quote at the end is particularly beautiful.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

The primary

Are you excited about the primary? I'm not. Nauseated, maybe, but certainly not excited. But of course I will vote because, as the quote attributed to Plato says, "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

So, here's my sincere contribution to Get Out The Vote efforts. Sorry about the formatting; I do not have mad HTML skillz:

Monday, January 28, 2008

Thank you, Tom Tomorrow

Saw this originally on Bartcop, but I'm linking to the original out of respect for Tom's work. Please, please look at this cartoon and heed its message, Democrats. If the link doesn't work anymore, try this one.

Signed, Dub, crying in the wilderness