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Iqreport #11 NEM:Voices from the Street

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Iqreport #10 NEM: St Louis group

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Photos from the National Equality March

Thank you Emily for taking the photos while I shot video! You got some great pictures. See for yourself…I just uploaded them to my facebook page here:
MARCH PHOTOS LINK

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Sat NEM: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Protest & Memorial

I will be adding to this post later so be sure and check back. Emily & I arrived at the Congressional Cemetery minutes before Cleve Jones did and got a few picture of both him and Army Lt. Dan Choi. They were all very sweet to pose for a picture. The others I’m not sure who everyone is so if you do and have time to comment or drop me an email avalonfarms@hughes.net so I can post names that’d be great.
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Leonard Matlovich was the first to volunteer to fight the military’s ban on gays. Here’s is his grave where after the memorial service they were laying a wreath.

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Stop the Hate

Some of the people listening to the right wing noise machine may not be stable. America has seen violence from hateful rhetoric in our past. People bringing guns to healthcare rallies this summer was shocking to me. I’m old enough to remember JFK & Bobby & MLK & Harvey Milk. It’s time we all say no to hate. People willing to stoke the fires of violence in order to regain power have lost all ability to ever lead this country. People who understand what’s going on and do nothing are complicit.

From Republican Rhetoric to Right-Wing Terror:
http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/001458.htm

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Sharing lives together

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This photo was taken of Emily & I on an Olivia Cruise to Guatemala & Belize a few years ago.

I spend a lot of time on this site, facebook & twitter not only catching up with friends and family but protesting things I see happening in the world as unjust, unfair or unhealthy. It’s a release sometimes, a place to unleash creative expressions and sometimes just a place to unload frustrations.

My online community is important to me and has enriched my life via emails, comments to blog posts etc. This year I have reconnected with a lot of family members and friends with facebook. I used to hear what some of them were doing via my Mom who is a letter writer and who kept up with everyone. Now I just open facebook and see if they posted anything today. The last conversation with Mom, I told her what a few of them were up to.

I’m doing a lot of gardening now as it is the planting season. I like gardening because in addition to the physical exercise it doesn’t require a lot of thinking to do. I can think about a lot of other stuff while I’m doing it. I’m thinking how fortunate I am to have so many great people in my life. Other than a few aches & pains and some magnificent hot flashes, I have good health. My partner is not only someone that I love, she’s someone that I truly like & admire. She’s my best friend. Our kid is grown and turning into a really cool young woman.

I don’t know if we can fix things in the world with this internet thing but you know what? A glimpse into all of your day to day lives…a hint of connection between all of us in this way…it’s bringing people together…it’s bringing us together. Peace to you and yours. Now go post something so I can read what’s on your mind.

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Clementine Ford Officially Comes Out: Tells Advocate.com, ‘I’m Gay’

Found this via shewired about an article in the advocate…
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http://www.shewired.com/Article.cfm?ID=22099

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