Saturday, January 30, 2010

AIDS ACTION'S DANCE PARTY

Exclusive audio interview with Nancy Adair on her film “Word is Out”, the 1977 groundbreaking gay iconic documentary that is being revived in a restored print and playing at Anthology Film Archives, NYC thru Feb 4th @OUTTAKE VOICES™
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts heated up the night @ “The Disco Beach Party” Friday, Jan. 29. DJ Maryalice spun our favorite dance music from the 70’s & 80’s. This was a fabulous event that supported a great org. We danced the night away to send a message of hope towards the future when AIDS is history & the epidemic ends. For More Info: aac.org

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama & "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (VIDEO)

Obama says he will work with Congress and the U.S. military to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. “We find dignity in our incredible diversity. . . . This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are.” –President Barack Obama, State of the Union, 1/27/10Update....Read More....
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gay Marriage is a Conservative Issue

(AUDIO) There has been a recent surge of conservatives coming out for gay marriage lately. First the NEWSWEEK cover story “The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage”, by Theodore B. Olson then Cindy and Meghan McCain posing for NOH8 campaign. We asked Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus who is one of the architects of gay marriage in this country what she thought about this. Isaacson states, “It’s a very interesting phenomenon and I am thrilled they’re doing it and I’m grateful for that and appreciative that they’re doing it. And another part of me says “ ‘It’s about time’ because we have been arguing for years as have conservative gays like Andrew Sullivan that marriage is a very conservative fight for the gay community to be involved in. I use that argument frequently when lobbying our state legislature on the issue of marriage. I say to them, ‘My God do you realize what a conservative thing the gay community is asking for? We are asking you to allow us to participate in the most conservative institution imaginable’ and the quintessential example of the things that people who exult America believe in. And here it was we were asking to be put into an institution where you love, honor, cherish and obey until death do you part. What could be more conservative than that?”


 
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Cindy McCain Comes OUT For Gay Marriage

2010 has started OUT to be “expect the unexpected” on both ends of the spectrum. First Republican Scott Brown winning Ted Kennedy’s senate seat and now we have Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain and their daughter Meghan have posed for photos endorsing gay marriage forces in the NOH8 campaign in California. Meghan McCain has been outspoken in her support for gay rights even during her Dad’s bid for the White House. "I couldn't be more proud of my mother for posing for the NOH8 campaign. I think more Republicans need to start taking a stand for equality," Meghan McCain wrote on her Twitter page. Read More Updates to Come….:)Listen to Arline Isaacson talk about this & the upset in the Massachusetts senate race & how our LGBT community must become proactive in the 2010 midterm elections
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The 12th Annual Lesbians & Friends Dance

The 12th Annual Lesbians & Friends Dance fundraising event for Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) was a huge success. The dance party included music by DJ Ann Rogers, complimentary hors d’oeuvres & a cash bar. A silent auction raised lots of $$ with many fabulous items like weekend getaways & more! Deborah Shields, Executive Director of MBCC, states “It is empowering & uplifting to know that MBCC & all of its supporters are contributing towards a healthier future; one in which our partners, friends, mothers & daughters will not have to fear that they will be diagnosed with breast cancer.”

Please join us in MBCC’s NOT One More campaign- Not One More Woman & Not One More Generation should be affected by breast cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control, a woman living in the U.S. is estimated to have a 1 in 7 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, as compared to that of a 1 in 11 chance in 1975. And Massachusetts has one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates in the country. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is a statewide grassroots advocacy organization that challenges all obstacles to the eradication of breast cancer. MBCC educates & advocates for policies & programs that will remove the cause of breast cancer from our environment from our environment so that not one more person will face this disease. Your support though the dance makes these programs possible. Updates to Come...:)For More Info & mbcc.org
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wake Up America, The Dems Need a Plan

State Sen. Scott Brown's defeat of Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Senate run for Ted Kennedy’s vacant seat among some of the most blue state voters in the nation could recast elective politics in Massachusetts & the nation. The result of this election threatens to slam the brakes on President Obama's healthcare bill, economic agenda & any chance for LGBT civil rights in this country. Read More
With a large lead just weeks ago in the polls, Coakley loss in a sea of complacency thinking her bid for Senator was a shoe in as out-of-state right wing groups pumped funds into Brown’s camp. With midterm elections coming up in less then a year the Dems should wake up & smell the fascism that could throw this country back to something worse then the Bush Cheney years…..

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Senate Candidate Scott Brown Exposed

1/20/10 UPDATE: Wake Up America, The Dems Need a Plan
Scott Brown will say and do anything to fulfill his personal, political agenda, even poising in the nude for this Cosmopolitan centerfold circa 1982. Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus stated, “Scott Brown has voted consistently against the LGBT community throughout his entire career in the Massachusetts legislature. His has not been an incidental opposition. He has voted against us loudly, proudly and unequivocally. Unfortunately, most people don't realize just how bad his record is:
-He voted over 25 times against marriage equality, even when 3/4
of our legislature and many MA Republican legislators stood with us
- He doesn't support the Transgender Civil Rights & Hate Crimes bill
- He opposes repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
- He opposes repealing the "Defense of Marriage Act"(DOMA)
- He has ridiculed LGBT parents as inadequate
- He supported anti-gay policies of George W Bush & Mitt Romney
Martha Coakley's record on LGBT issues is the opposite of Brown's.
Coakley has stood up for the LGBT community at every opportunity:
-Coakley filed the first national lawsuit against the federal DOMA
-Coakley supports repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
- Coakley supports passage of the Employment Nondiscrimination
Act (ENDA)
-Coakley supports Transgender Rights
-Coakley supports repealing the federal DOMA
-Coakley supports across-the-board equality for LGBT families
Martha Coakley has played a leadership role on LGBT issues in Massachusetts for many years. The LGBT community cannot afford to lose the most pro-LGBT seat in the U.S. Senate to someone who has no respect for our lives or our families. In this special election, turnout will make a huge difference. We urge everyone supporting equality to vote this Tuesday and to please encourage their friends and family in MA to do so as well. Turnout will determine the outcome of this special election. It's in our hands.”

Watch President Obama Endorse Coakley

Friday, January 15, 2010

Martin Luther King & Gay Marriage

Exclusive audio interview with Lea Gilmore, one of the founders of the Maryland Black Family Alliance, a coalition of black families & leaders of many faiths who stand for fairness, justice & equality for all families: @ OUTTAKE VOICES™
“Gay & Lesbian people have families & their families should have legal protections. A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is a form of gay bashing & will do nothing at all to protect traditional marriage.” ---Mrs. Coretta Scott King

Jack O'Dell, former Southern Christian Leadership Conference activist & aide to Dr. Martin Luther King states "Dr. King would have fully supported Gay Marriage." Coretta Scott King agreed.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Federal Gay Marriage Trial Begins...Video

Exclusive audio interview w/ Gay Activist Suzane Northrop, one of the world’s leading Trance Mediums addresses the Afterlife and our LGBT community @ OUTTAKE VOICES™
Monday in California a federal trial began that challenges the constitutionality of Prop 8. "This could be our Brown vs. Board of Education," said former Clinton White House adviser Richard Socarides, referring to the 1954 Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in schools & other public facilities. Whatever the decision it will likely be appealed to the Supreme Court. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger & Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown are defendants in the lawsuit by virtue of their prominent positions in California but both men opposed the ban & have refused to defend the suit in court.

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit last July against the U.S. government that seeks federal marriage benefits for about 16,000 gay & lesbian couples who have legally married: OUTTAKE VOICES™
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

N.J. Senate Rejects Gay Marriage Bill

Exclusive audio interview with gay political humorist Kate Clinton talks about what she would like to see in 2010 for our LGBT civil rights @OUTTAKE VOICES™

TRENTON -- The state Senate rejected a gay marriage bill Thursday. This is a pathetic victory for opponents who contend that the measure would damage religious freedom. They actually think that since the state already has civil unions which provides about 1/3 of the rights of marriage, this justifies making New Jersey's LGBT community 2nd class citizens. The 14 to 20 vote followed hours of public debate inside the packed Senate chamber. Gov. Jon Corzine supported the measure but Chris Christie, who will replace him in 2 weeks, said he'd veto it. Updates to Come…
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year...:)

Exclusive audio interview with gay political humorist Kate Clinton talks about what she would like to see in 2010 for our LGBT civil
right
s @OUTTAKE VOICES™

Jan 1st Gay Marriage Began
in New Hampshire...:)
CONGRATS to All the Newlyweds!!

Wishing our LGBT community
& their Families a
Fabulous & Safe New Year!!
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