Saturday, July 30, 2011

GLAD Provincetown Summer Party

Today the GLAD Summer Party is held outside in the
heart of Provincetown at the Pilgrim Monument
Museum, one High Pole Hill Rd July 30th from 4-7P.
Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD
supporters & learn more about their ground-breaking
cases. GLAD is proud to honor best-selling author
Jodi Picoult for bringing readers a nuanced portrayal of
LGBT families in Sing You Home & her ongoing advocacy.
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) & will enjoy
a range of fun activities. Comedian Kate Clinton will be
returning as auctioneer extraordinaire! You don't want to
miss this exciting auction with travel packages, unique
experiences, massages, theatre & much more. There’s
something for everyone & all in support of Gay & Lesbian
Advocates & Defenders. Summer fare by Above & Beyond
Catering, Ben & Jerry's & Scott Cakes. Cocktails provided
by Bacardi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly & Sam Adams.
For More Info: glad.org
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Prop 8 Has Court Date Sept 6th

Here we go again totally torturing our California LGBT
community as a date has been set for the next hearing in
the Prop 8 case according to the American Foundation
for Equal Rights. The Supreme Court of California has
announced that the hearing date for Perry v. Brown will
be on Tuesday, September 6th at 10AM. This date is the
very first day of the court’s fall calendar. The court will
hear oral arguments on a question of whether under
state law proponents of initiatives have standing to
defend their initiatives when they are challenged in court.
The question was certified to them by the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit earlier this year. With New
York passage of gay marriage hopefully this will finally
be resolved. Updates to Come…:)
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gay Ally Lady Gaga to be Ordained…

Lady Gaga says she wants to be ordained as a minister
to marry her gay friends. The singer & fierce gay activist
said that she wants to be a minister now that marriage
equality was passed in New York. Gaga said she was
'thrilled' that gay marriage in New York has now been
legalized, "I just think for myself as an activist it's
always about being positive and honoring & being
excited about the small steps that are taken toward
equality. I'm excited about the things that are happening
& I'm going to continue to band together with all my
friends & with my generation to continue to fight for
our rights." Updates to Come…:)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Survey on Gay Work Discrimination

As gay civil rights advance in the military & same-gender
marriage becomes legal in New York, the workplace still
presents major discrimination for our LGBT community.
A new survey by the Williams Institute report that 38%
of lesbian, gay & bisexual employees who are out at work
report being harassed because of their sexual orientation.
More than 1/3 surveyed said they were not out to any
colleagues at work. Surveys that focus specifically on
transgender workers in recent years have found even
greater employment discrimination. A 2011 study found
that 78% of trans employees had reported at least one
form of harassment on the job with almost 1/2 saying
they'd experienced discrimination in hiring, & promotion.
We need to focus on passing ENDA (the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act) in 2012!! Updates to Come...:)
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Congrats to New York Gay Newlyweds

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Sunday thousands of gay & lesbian New Yorkers
said "I do" as the Empire State became the 6th
state to embrace gay marriage in the USA. This is
definitely a game-changer following Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont & the
District of Columbia where gay marriage is the law.
The state law signed June 24th by Governor Andrew
Cuomo went into effect as hundreds of couples
statewide tied the knot, including 823 in New York
City alone. This sends a clear message to Washington
that it's time to push for change to federal laws as
Obama endorses the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill
to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act
that denies federal rights & protections to all legally
married same-gender couples. Updates to Come….:)
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Almost Gone

Amy Winehouse Hacked To Death By The Tabloids...
Finally President Obama & our military service chiefs
certified the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" today.
In 60 days it will be done. This week Obama also
endorsed a bill to repeal DOMA (Defense of Marriage
Act) the discriminatory law that forces the federal
government to ignore the rights of those in gay
marriages, even those performed in states where
gay marriage is legal. The New York Times has said
it "ranks with the most overtly discriminatory laws
in the nation's history." Speaking of New York, Sunday
gay marriage will start in that state. This is becoming
a huge month for LGBT civil rights. Let’s keep the
momentum going. Updates to Come…:)
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Friday, July 22, 2011

The Slow Death of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

According to the White House Obama is scheduled to
meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta & Admiral
Mullen shortly before 3P in the Oval Office today to
finally signoff on the certification that will end “Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell”. Once all 3 sign it will take 60 days
before it goes into effect. Last week the 9th Federal
Court of Appeals compromised with the Obama
administration on their ruling stating that though
our gay & lesbian military cannot be fired during the
certification process gays & lesbians could not enlist
in the military until after the 60 day certification.
Updates to Come….:)
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Paula Poundstone to Play Provincetown

AUDIO: Comedian Paula Poundstone Speaks OUT
We’re here in Provincetown for 2 weeks. We have
tickets for our performance pick of the week:
Paula Poundstone at the UU Meeting House tonight
July 22, @ 8:30P, 260 Commercial Street....:)
When Paula came on the comedy scene she thought
her lack of focus would be her downfall. Now it’s called
spontaneity, not lack of focus. These days Poundstone
showcases her spontaneous brand of humor both on tour
& on NPR’s hit weekly news quiz show, “Wait, Wait,
Don’t Tell Me.” Paula states, “To have access to the NPR
audience is pretty darn fun. They’re smart. They’re well-
informed. Not that I fall into either of those categories,
by the way. Less & less so as I grow older, in fact.”
She adds her appearances on NPR actually improve her
stand-up act & vice versa. So you’re in for a real treat.
Tix: VIP $45 & general $35 See You There! For Tix….
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Federal Bill Will Kill DOMA

Today the Senate will hold the first hearing on The
Respect for Marriage Act which will repeal DOMA
(Defense of Marriage Act). This bill will finally grant
our LGBT community access to federal rights &
protections that come with marriage in a state where
gay marriages is legal. “The president has long called
for a legislative repeal of the so-called Defense of
Marriage Act, which continues to have a real impact
on the lives of real people --our families, friends &
neighbors,” said Jay Carney, White House press
secretary. “He is proud to support The Respect for
Marriage Act, introduced by Senator Feinstein &
Congressman Nadler, which would take DOMA off
the books once & for all. This legislation would
uphold the principle that the federal government
should not deny gay & lesbian couples the same
rights & legal protections as straight couples.”
Of course this is great news but we're looking at
years before it goes into effect if passed. Just look
at how long we continue to wait for Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell to be certified after its December repeal.
Updates to Come…:)
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Openly Gay New Federal Judge

J. Paul Oetken was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by
a vote of 80 to 13 to become the first openly gay man
to serve on the federal bench. Obama nominated him
for the bench in January on the recommendation of
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. Schumer said that
Oetken brought “diversity,” which he called a “bonus”
in addition to attributes of “excellence & moderation.”
Oetken will join U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts on
the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New
York. Judge Batts was appointed during the Clinton
administration is the first openly LGBT person to sit
on a federal court. Obama also has nominated Alison
Nathan an out lesbian, for a judgeship in the Southern
District of New York, also on recommendation from
Schumer. Her confirmation awaits a vote in the full
Senate after a hearing last month. Edmund Dumont,
who is gay, has been nominated by Obama to serve as
an appellate judge on the U.S. court of appeals for the
federal circuit but his nomination still awaits a hearing.
Now if the closeted federal & higher court judges would
just bite the bullet & come OUT…:)
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