some thoughts on Referendum 71 so far

I haven’t written anything here for almost a month. Among other things that kept us busy, Alec and I observed the signature verification process of Referendum 71 along with a group of great volunteers. It was a longer than expected and grueling process. We were only able to do some two hour shifts because we …

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Jay Smooth: Michael Jackson – Dance You Into The Sunlight

I haven’t posted in a while. Been really busy with work and various and sundry things. I haven’t said anything here about the death and life of Michael Jackson. I’ve had a lot of thoughts and a lot of frustrations about the media hype. Then today I finally had a chance to listen to Jay …

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Jay Smooth on ‘All Things Considered’

I’ve posted here before about Jay Smooth and his great video blog (aka vlog) ill Doctrine. I was delighted to find out that he was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered on June 29th. I missed hearing it on the broadcast but Jay has a link to it on his site Jay Smooth: On Hip-Hop, …

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Besen: Obama’s empty words

In “Obama’s empty words” Wayne Besen wrote: For what seemed like forever, Democrats told us that when the big bad Republicans went away, our lives would improve. Well, the Republican nightmare is over, so why do I still feel like I’m in the middle of a political Friday the 13th movie? Read: Obama’s empty wordsby …

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Forty Years from Flashpoint Stonewall

In her blog Trans Political Vanessa Edwards Foster writes: As the LGBT community been enrapt in Pride celebrations in numerous cities across the globe this month, there’s been plenty of news that’s hit the wires. Most all of it in America has centered around Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (a campaign promise by President Barack Obama …

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Video: How I Got To Play John Lennon’s IMAGINE Piano.

Steve Schalchlin describes “how a simple Internet posting of a friend’s son’s death (Bill Clayton) turned into the opportunity of a lifetime, thanks to pop star George Michael and Kenny Goss, a chance to play the piano upon which John Lennon wrote the song “Imagine.” The interview is by our friend Tracey Thornton.

A special production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Olympia

Alec and I hope to see this show and I wanted to help spread the word. Theater Artists Olympia is pleased to present ‘Romeo and Juliet’ done with a fresh, intriguing perspective: the title roles are played by two young men.The director, Chris Cantrell, has emphasized that this is not a “drag show,” but a …

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