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, 1/27/10
Update....Read More....
AUDIO: Kate Clinton on DADT @OUTTAKE VOICES™

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?”


Listen to the full audio interview w/ Arline
Isaacson, where she talks about this and the
recent upset in the Massachusetts senate race
& how our LGBT community should become
proactive in the 2010 midterm elections
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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

@OUTTAKE VOICES™

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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
Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders @OUTTAKE VOICES™

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.


Updates & Info: Eqca.org
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
right
s @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…

Listen to Arline Isaacson one of the architects of gay marriage
in Massachusetts talk about 'America's Road to Gay Marriage'
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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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