September 21st, 2004

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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - opinions?

Any opinions on the ability of the NGLTF to stay on their guidelines & be inclusive?

I got a call from the HRC asking me to become a member or donate and I'm not going to. (In fact I'm feeling pretty bitchy about queer orgs. in general, but I do like the action- oriented focus of NGLTF & for a Nat. org. they seem pretty on the ball in "big" & "little" issues

Here's what they say: "Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. We work to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders and organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. Our Policy Institute, the community's premiere think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a world that respects and makes visible the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, and Cambridge. For more information on the Task Force, visit http://www.TheTaskForce.org."

But they all say that + in my current mood, if their offices aren't w- chair accessible, who gives a f*ck?
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Boycott the Anti-Queer Boycott -call now!

Call Chairman A.G. Lafley at 513-983-1100 and politely let him know that you support P&G's actions.* And are boycotting the American Family Association's boycott and will ask others to do the same.

I just called**, they turn you over to a short recording that basically says "get out of our faces", as much as a family-oriented corporation can, then press a button if you support or or againdt their actions.

*Procter & Gamble, makers of Crest toothpaste, Tide detergent, and Pampers diapers, has publicly thrown their support and money behind the homosexual political agenda.
The company recently wrote to all their Cincinnati employees urging them to support the overturning of a city law which forbids giving special rights to homosexuals. (source: the American Family Association call to boycott e- mail)

**3 posts in a row - I'm avoiding house cleaning, does it show?
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Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart Threatens To Kill Gays

Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart Threatens To Kill Gays
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2004

Sheri A. Lunn, Director of Communications or
Roberta Sklar, Press Secretary
202-641-5592/917-704-6358

Statement by Matt Foreman, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director:

"The leaders of major organizations heading the campaign to deny same sex couples equal marriage rights frequently say that they do not hate gay people and that they respect us as human beings. Just last night in a national simulcast to oppose same sex marriage, for example, Focus on the Family President Dr. James Dobson said, "I'm not here to cast aspersions on homosexuals - they need our acceptance and respect... We are not hateful people."

The Task Force calls upon the leaders of last night's simulcast - Dr. James Dobson (Focus on the Family), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Ted Haggard (National Association of Evangelicals), Richard Land (Director of the Religious Liberties and Ethics Division of the Southern Baptist Convention) - to immediately denounce anti-gay violence and specifically repudiate evangelist Jimmy Swaggert's statement, "I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I'm gonna be blunt and plain: if one ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died."

All lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and all people of good will be listening."

Read more on Swaggart's statement here (http://www.365gay.com/newscon04/09/092004swaggart.htm)
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Tranny/Butch clothing catalogues

Do they make these? You know for large breasted women who want to be stylin' but men's shirts don't fit right & the feminine thing is just not happenin'.

Ignore the current girly-girl icon, but I'm not being able to find any office work clothes that aren't stereotypically feminine or masculine. And something comfy that looks good.

I always just give up and head to the sports or men's casual sections- but I'm needing something more uptight & uncomfortable formal.