Seasons of Pride
A little bit queer – stories from the LGBTQI Community

Urgent! DADT Repeal vote likely tonight!

Dear friends and family, Please forgive my once a year (or less) political email.  But, this is a personal because I was kicked out of the military many moons ago for being a lesbian.  SO, I’m asking for your help. THE VOTE TO REPEAL DON’T ASK DON’T TELL (part of National Defense Authorization Act) IS[…]

Striking Down Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Where do we go from here?

Striking Down Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Where do we go from here? November 9, 2010 with Professor Pam Karlan This past September, a federal judge declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. President Barack Obama has promised he would work to repeal the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. What do these[…]

Republicans use filibuster to block efforts to repeal ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy

Gay rights advocates waiting for the Senate to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” got the message loud and clear from Republicans on Tuesday — don’t hold your breath. Voices of Honor tour -These 800 flags are in place for the Voices of Honor tour and each of them represent a specialist that has been discharged[…]

God had a busy week

This week both Carrie Prejean and AZ Gov Jan Brewer both announced that God had picked them to save the world from gays.  Apparently, He is too busy picking the new Idol judges to do it himself.  In other news, the Respect for Marriage bill was introduced to overturn DOMA, while the gay community is[…]

Rome wasn’t built in a day

OK, so maybe Obama isn’t the worst thing to happen to the LGBT community.  Is he moving as fast as we would like?  Nope.  Has there been some major f*@k ups – DOMA, DADT – Absolutely!  But Obama continues to support equality and say the right things (albeit actions speak louder than words) when it[…]

Gay Exorcism? Ugh, just another week over the rainbow

Signorile Vs. Barney Frank – HIV Travel Ban To Be Lifted – Al GAMEA is a non-profit organization serving the GLBT Arab, Chaldean, Assyrian, Kurdish, Persian – How to win back same-sex marriage – http://www.gaylesbiantimes…. A Truly Queer History –… A Look at the Gay Rights Movement Beyond Marriage and the[…]

What Would YOU Say To Obama?

We asked, you  told us – David Carrasco at 10:47am June 26 buy me lunch? Daniel Anthony Aguayo at 10:49am June 26 I wish you the best of luck on fixing this busted ass country…. You should kick GWB’s ass Marcelo Martins Quaresma at 10:54am June 26 Daniel Aguayo said what I would say. Rick[…]

Mr Jones Goes to Washington

Recently, we chatted with Cleve Jones about the March on Washington, his critics and DOJ’s response to DOMA. What has been the criticism against A National March? It’s too expensive, it redirects resources and the timing isn’t right.  The timing couldn’t be better.  We are seeing a backlash to the DOJ’s defense of DOMA, a[…]

77 members of Congress ask for suspension of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

from the office of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings: Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-Miramar) and 76 Members of Congress sent the following letter to President Barack Obama urging him to suspend the investigation and discharge of service members in the Armed Forces because of their sexual orientation.  Under the discriminatory law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t[…]

Another Week on the Big Ole Gay Cruise Ship of Life

Camp offers ‘a safe haven”-     CA AG Brown again says Prop. 8 should be struck down – Gay pride activists march in Rome, Warsaw, Zagreb –    Gay Resources – The Ultimate Resource for the LGBT Community –    The Uniting American Families Act: from our friends over at Out 4 Immigration I’m sending a long[…]