Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

Opinion
[caption id="attachment_559" align="alignright" width="300"] Living Out Loud with Darian[/caption] Darian Aaron is a new leader in the black gay and lesbian movement for visibility and equality. He is a former staff writer for Clik Magazine and the creator of Living Out Loud with Darian, a popular gay blog where he gives commentary on social, political, and religious issues that impact the LGBT community. In 2006, he created Living Out Loud with Darian and was listed as one of the ‘Top Emerging Black Gay Men under 27’ by UNEQ Magazine in February 2007. His blog has been credited for giving a voice to those who are often too afraid to speak out and was named Best LGBT Blog by The Black Weblog Awards in 2008. When he’s not writing you can…
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Video: Either way, it’s gonna be historic

Film, News
LIST OF EVENTS - http://bit.ly/Prop8DOD (compiled by Rex Wockner) The Prop 8 ruling is coming out on Wednesday, August 4, and rally/celebration events are being organized across California and the United States. To find the event nearest you, continue below and click on the link above. Promo Video: Sean Chapin The following list was compiled by Rex Wockner as of 6am, Wednesday, August 4. MAJOR CITIES LOS ANGELES: 6 p.m. | West Hollywood Park | 647 N. San Vicente SAN DIEGO: March: 6 p.m. @ 6th & University | Rally: 7 p.m. @ LGBT Community Center | 3909 Centre St SAN FRANCISCO: 5 p.m. | Castro & Market | March to City Hall | Rally: 6:45 p.m. SACRAMENTO: 6 p.m. | Party | K & 21st | In the unlikely…
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Maine voters say No to Gay Mariage

News
Over the next couple of days, there will be considerable Monday Morning Quarterbacking of what went wrong in Maine. There will be blame. HRC will undoubtedly ask for money. Perhaps, this will give pause to those who want to bring the issue back to the California voters in 2010. "You can't put a civil rights issue on the ballot and let the people decide. You have to have elected officials to who have courage to make the right decision. If you left it up to the people, we'd have slavery, depending on how you worded it." - Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura, responding to Maine's vote on CNN last night. The reality is civil rights rarely gets resolved (if ever) at the ballot level. Our greatest civil…
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It’s been a big ole gay week!

News
Obama spoke at HRC, said nice things, which is nice - but seriously - WHEN?  A couple hundred thousand of you Marched on Washington despite Barney Frank's concern for the grass.  The Prop 8 suit clears its first challenge.  At the very least, LGBT issues are being discussed at the national level! The White House finally makes a statement about Antigay Referanda White House Says No to Antigay Referenda | News | Advocate.com Source: www.advocate.com In response to an inquiry from The Advocate, the White House sent the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s position on same-sex relationship recognition voter referenda in Maine and Washington.“The ...    Staff Sergeant Leblanc Source: WWW.STAFFSERGEANTLEBLANC.COM I was summoned by my commanding officer and he directed me to report to OSI, Office of Special…
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Sally Kern is off her meds and Sarah Palin resigns

News
There should be a house landing any moment now . . .   Obama's Reality On Civil Rights, Gay Rights - http://bit.ly/CdUVV     Poverty in the LGBT Community - http://bit.ly/b8vVX     During the McCarthyist period 1947 to 1953 more people lost their jobs for being homosexual than for involvement with the Communist party.    7/2/1953 The Los Angeles Herald-Express reports that the state department in California had fired 531 sex perverts and other security risks. Rep Sally Kern is off her meds, again-http://bit.ly/nhSLV          Judge clarifies purpose at federal Proposition 8 hearing - http://bit.ly/2oS7sX          Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney - http://www.reuters.com/arti...          Google Marches in Gay Pride: We believe in the Gay Dollar.  It is one of the most important…
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The Times Of Harvey Milk

Film
YouTube has posted the full version of the 1984 documentary, The Times Of Harvey Milk. The Oscar-winning documentary film about the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first openly gay man to be elected to office.
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Another Week on the Big Ole Gay Cruise Ship of Life

News
Camp offers 'a safe haven"-http://bit.ly/ryw4i     CA AG Brown again says Prop. 8 should be struck down - http://bit.ly/Go6sA5 Gay pride activists march in Rome, Warsaw, Zagreb - http://bit.ly/L25X6    Gay Resources - The Ultimate Resource for the LGBT Community - http://gayresources.ning.com/    The Uniting American Families Act: from our friends over at Out 4 Immigration I’m sending a long email. I .. http://tinyurl.com/nvlxng    Bourne Free: [ July 10, 2009 to July 12, 2009. ] Bournemouth's Pride Festival UK Pride Dates 2009 http://tinyurl.com/m9gy2w    The Politics of DADT: Recently, we had the chance to speak with Dr. Aaron Belkin, the Director of the Palm Cente.. http://tinyurl.com/lda5yw     Isn’t Time for a New Approach?: The credibility of National LGBT organizations is seriously in jeopardy. Despi.. http://tinyurl.com/m9yelf    3D Channel Set Rainbow Stone Pendant: This beautiful pride pendant is one of a kind in…
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Isn’t Time for a New Approach?

Politics
The credibility of National LGBT organizations is seriously in jeopardy. Despite multi-million campaigns – think Prop 8 – they just aren’t delivering. In the competitive landscape of fundraising, they tend to operate with out consulting one another for risk of exposing one’s donor base. What is more important – raising money or moving equality forward? You have to wonder. We have to try a new approach. We must use our dollars wisely, we must be visible, and we must be good citizens. Shop Gay - support LGBT merchants and professionals. They are more likely to support LGBT causes. When you buy at big box retailers, the money goes back to places like Arkansas and do you think they support domestic partner benefits? Come Out already. Polls suggest those who know…
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