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Sleep is impossible right now. But equality for LGBTQA Wyomingites isn’t – so if you’re within driving distance of Cheyenne, Wyo. and can get to the capitol building before noon, do it. The committee hearing is in the Herschler Building, room B63. Before that, we’re rallying in front from 9-11AM.
The Teavangelical crowd will be out in full force. And so will we. I’ll be live-blogging the hearing via my twitter, which is @meglanker.
Let’s do shit, people.
Check out this video directed by my friend Will Welch, and edited/produced by me! It’s called “Out in Wyoming: LGBT Advocacy in the Cowboy State” and gives a summary of what’s coming up in this legislative session, advice from Wyoming state legislators on advocacy, plus instructions on lobbying and communicating with your state legislators — even if you don’t live in Wyoming. (Yes, it’s a little long, but we worked really hard, it’s entertaining, and YouTube has a pause button.)
However, if you know people who live in Wyoming, live in Wyoming yourself, or live near Wyoming, definitely share this video. We have a domestic partnership bill, a marriage equality bill, and a non-discrimination bill going to their respective committees on Monday beginning at noon. We’ll also be demonstrating in front of the state house starting at 9 AM in favor of equality on Monday, January 28. If you live close enough to Cheyenne to get to the state house, DO IT!
This action alert from Wyoming Equality’s Jeran Artery gives point-by-point instructions on what you can do to help. We have an excellent chance of passing non-discrimination and domestic partnership bills in Wyoming this year! If you live in Laramie, we’re phone banking tomorrow in the UW Union RRC from 4pm-7pm. It’s mobilizing constituents around the pro-LGBT bills in the legislature. All the bills have bipartisan support. Here’s the bills, with Republican sponsors in bold:
HOUSE BILL NO. HB 168 Domestic partnerships-rights and responsibilities
Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly, Byrd, Gingery, Greene, Petroff, Throne, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. and Senator(s) Burns, Craft, Rothfuss and Von Flatern (5 Democrats; 7 Republicans)
HOUSE BILL NO. HB 169 Marriage-definition
Sponsored by: Representative(s) Connolly, Byrd, Gingery, Petroff, Throne, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. and Senator(s) Craft and Rothfuss (5 Democrats; 4 Republicans)
SENATE FILE NO. SF 131 Discrimination
Sponsored by: Senator(s) Rothfuss,Burns, Case, Craft, Esquibel, F., Hastert and Von Flatern and Representative(s) Blake, Brown, Connolly, Gingery, Greene, Petroff, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn. (6 Democrats; 9 Republicans)
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE — pass it on! And thank you!
Hey folks! Do you live in or near Cheyenne, Wyo.? The Outlaw Saloon doesn’t want same-sex couples or GLBTQ people participating in their Wednesday night promotions. What’s that, you ask? Well, according to folks who’ve called over there it’s a singles night/speed dating type thing, where single people can wear name tags and meet up with someone. Afterwards, one of the members of the pair gets to drink for free.
My pal Will wrote, “Get this — they don’t allow same-sex couples because then two straight girls could take advantage of the system and a pair could be drinking for half price but not trying to date!”
Yep. Straight girls always pretend to be lesbians to drink for half-price. Duh. It’s not like actual lesbians could be hitting up the bar. </sarcasm>
Or perhaps it’s just plain wrong to put up a sign outside your establishment prohibiting an entire class of people from patronizing it on a certain day. Cue the free market denizens howling about the right to prohibit people from your place of business, but this:
They’ve disabled their Facebook page, but here’s their page on Yelp if you’d like to let them know what you think about this blanket prohibition. After all, the free market picks winners and losers right?
I’d say The Outlaw Saloon is a loser, my friends.
Only available online at Target.com and is that “Boy Meets World”-era Rider Strong on the right? (Taken with Instagram at The land of unicorns and rainbows)
@Veritasworld is a troll who’s been rolling since the Florida debate on Thursday. He’s called me a repressed butch lesbian, and apparently, all of you are butch too. Oh, and you’re only following me to mock me. Check out his twitter. This guy has a hate boner for me and several other progressive women, calling us butch lesbians, sweetie, hon, etc.
cute completely homophobic he thinks being a lesbian is an insult. Though I’m not a lesbian, it’s somehow an insult to be called one. Only a truly misogynistic, homophobic troll would think that’s a horrible, nasty thing to call someone.
Somewhere, there’s an unoccupied bridge. A lot of people are passing without answering riddles. Why? Because this guy is asleep on the job. Shameful.
This photo apparently approximates what Chicago Cardinal Francis George sees when he sees a gay pride parade.
A Catholic cardinal in Chicago on Wednesday compared the gay liberation movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
Appearing on Fox’s Chicago station, Cardinal Francis George complained that this year’s Gay Pride Parade route would mean that Our Lady of Mount Carmel might have to cancel Sunday mass for the first time in almost 100 years.
“You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,” George said.
“That’s a little strong analogy, Ku Klux Klan,” Fox Chicago’s Dane Placko noted.
“It is,” George agreed. “But you take a look at the rhetoric — the rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan, the rhetoric of some of the gay liberation people. Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.”
Upon hearing the church’s concerns, parade organizers agreed to move the event start time from 10 a.m. to noon.
So… I could understand if the cardinal’s concern was that this loud, boisterous, fabulous parade might disrupt mass because of noise/parking access issues. THAT complaint I may not criticize as much.
However, Ku Klux Klan? Really? When was the last time they demonstrated against the Catholic Church? Anyhow, Cardinal George, I assure you - those at pride parades are typically there to demonstrate gay pride, not against your church or anyone else’s.
You should go, cardinal. You might learn something.