ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
(You may have already read this elsewhere.)

Today, the Maryland Senate voted 25-21 to end marriage discrimination. The marriage equality bill next needs to pass the House of Delegates, and then it goes to the desk of Governor Martin O’Malley, who has pledged to sign it.
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
With  only a few weeks left until the Senate's lame-duck session ends, the clock is running out on on repeal of the military's failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy -- perhaps for years to come.

The Courage Campaign is asking us to help Rep. Patrick Murphy finish the job. With the lame-duck session starting today, I urge you to sign its petition to Senators Reid, Levin, McConnell and McCain immediately.

Rep. Murphy, a former West Point professor and an Iraq war veteran, will deliver your signature -- and nearly 600,000 other signatures collected by Courage in favor of repeal -- once Congress is back in session.

If you are actively in the military, a vet or a member of a military family, please go to this page to show your support:

If not, go to this page to sign in support of our troops:

Thank you so much!

Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 01:56 pm
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
Originally posted by [ profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

Seen on too many of my LJ friends' pages to list them all!


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
Got this from Spart, and it seems legit:

A bill in the Ugandan parliament proposes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of having same-sex relations and imposes the death penalty for "serial offenders." NGO employees working to prevent the spread of HIV could be imprisoned for up to 7 years for "promoting homosexuality." Even members of the public face up to three years in jail if they fail to report homosexual activity to the police within 24 hours!

The bill had been delayed because of some initial international criticism. But after a well-funded and vicious lobbying effort by extremists, it now looks set to be passed -- threatening widespread persecution and bloodshed.

With the decision expected in days, only an irresistible wave of worldwide pressure will be enough to save the lives of gay people in Uganda.

I just signed a new international petition to stop the gay death law. Will you join in?



Oct. 22nd, 2009 06:31 pm
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
The Senate has passed the expanded Hate Crimes measure (named for Matthew Shepard) as part of a defense bill.
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
This is the first state to legalize it via legislature (not through courts).
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
Go here for a video protesting the move to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marraiges performed in CA before the passage of Prop. 8.
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
The UU newsletter edtiors listserv was just sent this clip of a video produced by the UUA on equal marriage.

Made me cry.

ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
More on today later (probably tomorrow, at this rate). Making dinner now.... (And Samurai, notice the shop sign almost in the middle of the top of the photo! :D I saw Herself today....)

We had about 700 people, organizer estimates. )
ar_wahan: (LGBT Ally)
Gay Marriage Can't Hurt My Straight Marriage -- pass it on!

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.


(Interesting timing, Rantie -- I just made this icon yesterday!)


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