April 17th, 2007

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Calling All NYC Area Women - Let's Do Brunch!

Hey Ladies! Want to hang out with a cool bunch of bi women of all colours and diversities?
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Especially in a large urban area such as NYC there is a lot going on for bisexual people, but it is sometimes hard for people from one part of the bisexual community to find out about what is happening somewhere else. meet me on MySpace a space for friendsThe New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN) is a central communications network for bisexual & bi-friendly groups, event and resources in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area. Please visit our main Website, our LiveJournal, our MySpace page or call us at 212.459.4784 to find out what is happening in and around YOUR community.
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Making the case

'I thought, this is the same crap I went through 40 years ago.'
- N.H. state Rep. Carol Estes, who is black, and couldn't marry her husband,
who is white, until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned laws banning
interracial marriage, on a proposed amendment to the N.H. constitution to
ban the marriages of same-sex couples.

Ethan Jacobs

On March 28, after listening to her fellow lawmakers debate for nearly 90 minutes about a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in New Hampshire, Plymouth Rep. Carole Estes addressed her colleagues and gave a speech that may go down in history as one of the defining moments in the state’s debate around same-sex marriage. Estes, a 68-year-old Florida native who moved to New Hampshire in 2004, described her experiences growing up as a black woman in the Jim Crow South, giving her colleagues a firsthand look at what it means to be treated as a second-class citizen.

“For the first 38 years of my life my public actions were limited or impacted by constitutional or legislative fiat,” Estes told her colleagues. “Most of you have never had to deal with the actions that I dealt with every day. By law I could not go to a theater, I could not go to a library or a restaurant where whites were. In fact, I was 18 years old before I ever spoke to a white as an equal. I could not attend a first-class elementary or high school. I could not attend a public college. I could not try on any article of clothing, nor could I return it when it was purchased. By law I served in a segregated Air Force unit. In uniform I could not choose my seat on a bus or a train. I could not vote, nor could I marry the man I loved because he was white and I am not.”
Estes told her colleagues that after suffering under a system of discrimination enforced by state and federal law, she could not allow gay and lesbian people living in New Hampshire to endure the same fate.

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Brief Cranbrook lockdown after report of man wearing women’s clothing
April 17, 2007
Classes at Cranbrook went on as normal this morning after a brief lockdown, triggered by an allegation of a man wearing women’s clothing on the Bloomfield Hills campus.
A mother who was dropping off a student in the parking lot told authorities that she saw a 6-foot-tall man wearing a blonde wig, high heels, a skirt and a black coat.
“She thought it was kind of strange, so she called police,” said Bloomfield Hills Detective Lt. Paul J. Myszenski.

Classrooms were locked for about an hour and a half while police searched the campus. They found nothing suspicious.

“In the wake of what happened yesterday in Virginia, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s better to call us than have an oh, whoops,” Myszenski said.

In a news release, the school said, "Cranbrook Schools went into lockdown mode shortly after 8 a.m., when an unidentified person was spotted on the campus of Cranbrook Schools. Cranbrook contacted Bloomfield Hills police and followed its standard lockdown procedures. At 9:20 a.m., the lockdown was lifted and the students are resuming their daily schedules as planned."

Helicopters circled the campus and news media waited outside the campus gates during the search.

Michelle Kim of Birmingham had been waiting outside the Kingswood part of the campus to pick up her daughter since 8:40 a.m. “I was very, very worried about it because of what happened yesterday.”

When asked whether the alleged incident is illegal, Myszenski said no, but, “If you’re a man, you don’t hang around a school dressd as a woman."

“What kind of crime did this person commit? A fashion crime.”
Copyright © 2007 Detroit Free Press Inc.

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