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New GLBTQQIA Community [Aug. 11th, 2008|05:30 pm]
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Hi All!
I just created a community at
. It's for members of the GLBTQQIA community to make friends and discuss being gay AND disabled in any way, be it physical, mental, learning, etc. Anyone, gay or straight or anything in between, is welcome to check it out and join. Be sure to tell your friends!
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2006|11:17 pm]
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Hello! My GSA is trying to organize a No Name Calling Week at our highschool this year.

I was wondering, have any of your GSAs organized a NNCW at your highschool? If so, what kinds of activities or things did you do? The ideas on the NNCW website are geared mainly toward middle school students...so any ideas would be supersupergreatly appreciated!
Thankyou abajamillion much! =]

[probably x posted in a bunch of other places]
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(no subject) [Sep. 27th, 2006|01:35 am]
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this is directed to those who support Exodus Internationals new scam.

if you guys want to spread your christianity and love everyone, you would not back Exodus International.

every year thousands of 'family members' send thier GLBT friends and family into 'Love Camps' which brainwashes the members into hating themselves, leads to low self esteem, and in the end most commit suicide, or otherwise end up emotionally crippled.

had he not died of HIV, my fiancee's uncle would have been shipped off there. his family turned thier back on him, and are about to turn thier backs on her too. after his funeral, his own mother said had she known sooner she would have sent him there.

if you wish to be a True Christian, you would know that: 

1) any law prohibiting homosexuality in the bible doesnt apply to you. the Old Testament is the Torah. they are rules for the Children of Israel only. the New Testament and the teachings of Christ apply to Christians. therefore, you should love everyone anyway. which needs to be explained to Fred Phelps...
2) accepting GLBT students does not go against your religion. your religion is about loving and accepting everyone anyway, GLBT kids are everyone. love them for them.
3) hate is not a family value. (i know i stole that...but it is true)
4) if you truly accepted your religion and held it to heart, you would support the Allies mission. Join the HRC. join the ACLU.join your own GSA, but supporting Exodus means you support hate. Christ preached Love, People preach Hate. 

Follow Christ, not his fan club.

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(no subject) [Sep. 25th, 2006|08:45 pm]
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I offer this in sincere interest in the well-being of anyone who has ever been singled out and violently ridiculed just for being different in a crowd.

As you know, each October, Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in high schools across the US promote an event called “Ally Week,” in which members encourage non-LGBT-identifying teens to pledge their support for making schools safe for LGBT students.

We also know that millions of Christian students share the same desire to ensure schools are a safe and harassment-free place for all.

While Ally Week is meant to have this effect, the pledge involved requires students to promise to “actively support safer school efforts” promoted by GLSEN, which often involve policies and ethics which conflict with Christian beliefs concerning sexuality. This in turn marginalizes well-meaning people from participation, leaving many Christian students feeling as though they must choose between holding to their beliefs and looking like a bully.

Still, the fact that our beliefs are different doesn’t mean we can’t work together for safer schools for everyone. So, Exodus Youth is creating the Allies, Too campaign, in which Christian students can voice their support for safer schools without compromising on God's Word!

For those of you who can put aside political or religious differences in the interest of preserving the safety of all students across America, please pass this on to all GLBT groups as well as Christian (or otherwise conservative) circles. Moderators, if you could please consider including a link to allies_too on your profile pages, so that we can work together in stamping out unwarranted acts of hatred against others.

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Global Pride, Global Action: Empowering the Spirit of Human Rights [Jun. 27th, 2006|02:57 pm]
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Join Amnesty International, Gay Games vistores, local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trasgender (LGBT) community members for a one day conference exploring international LGBT human rights issues, and way participants can take action to end LGBT human rights abuses.

♦ Date: Saturday, July, 15

♦ Time: 10 am - 4 pm (Registration to begin at 9 a.m.)

♦ Location: Roosevelt University
Loop Campus - 430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

* This event is free of charge and all are welcome – although space is limited.

* Participants may attend the entire conference or are also welcome to attend individual plenary sessions, panels, or workshops for which they have a particular interest.

Human Rights ConferenceCollapse )

Global, Pride, Global Action: a Fundraising ReceptionCollapse )

*If you have any questions please ask!

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Prom Policies [May. 9th, 2006|04:34 pm]
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[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Take Me or Leave Me- Rent]

Lately prom has been popping up all over the place and there a lot of questions and anger over some school's issues with same sex couples and/or crossdressing at prom. Lambda Legal has prepared a page with students' rights at prom, some history, and suggestions.

Here's the link: http://www.lambdalegal.org/cgi-bin/iowa/osr/index.html?page=osr_prom

I'm taking my girlfriend to prom this Saturday, but my school's admin is pretty good and I'm hoping for the best because I've been looking forward to this for a long time and have a fantastic girlfriend and love my dress.


EDIT: Here are some more prom links from the glsen website. Thanks stsangel1018 !



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(no subject) [Mar. 18th, 2006|07:42 am]
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Hey everyone, My name is Marissa, and I'm a college freshman. I was wondering if anyone knows of any good resources i can look into since I want to try to start a GSA at my school. Any websites, books, anything will help so I can get an idea on how to start it and promote it. Thanks, Marissa
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Phil Bildner's New Gay-Themed Teen Novel, "Playing the Field" [Feb. 26th, 2006|08:35 am]
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I know I’ve contacted a number of you individually so if you’ve received an e-mail from me directly, or if I’ve already contacted you through Myspace I apologize in advance.

I’m trying to get the word out about my new gay-themed, teen novel “Playing the Field” that just came out this week.

I’m reaching out to Gay-Straight Alliances, young adult reading clubs, teen pride groups and other such organizations because I think the novel will be of interest to you. “Playing the Field” is an over the top look at high school life, and the main storylines are focused around the school’s GSA.

Without question, the novel is already rubbing some people the wrong way. Because of the subject matter, some reviewers have refused to review it and some schools have refused to include it in their collections. Whatever.

To be quite honest, the language and sexual content is rather tame (comparatively speaking), but what adult readers are not quite able to grasp is how frank and evolved the characters are.

My intent was never to create the next great piece of teen literature. I wanted to create a fun read with a cool message of tolerance, and I think I did.

“Playing the Field” is available in stores (Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, etc.) and on-line (Amazon and Barnes & Noble). I’ve also included a synopsis of the book below, lifted from the inside flap copy. If you know of anyone who might be interested in the book, please spread the word. In the world of teen novels and young adult literature, nothing beats word of mouth and Myspace!

I’d love to hear from you, and if you hear of others who have read the book, please encourage them to contact me as well. I enjoy the feedback...even negative feedback because that’s when you really know you’ve struck a chord!

Increase the Peace,

Phil Bildner

www.philbildner.com (we’re rebuilding the site right now so some of the links may be a little off)

Playing the Field:

"Insightful, provocative, and laugh-out-loud funny…An inside-out look at high school sports."
--Pete Hautman, National Book Award winner for Godless

"Phil Bildner's screwball comedy sings with wit and originality and a refreshingly frank and funny exploration of bias and discrimination against gays. Like Darcy Miller's magical pitching arm, it sinks a fastball straight into your heart."
-- Tracy Mack, author of Birdland

All Darcy wants is to play on the baseball team, to hear her name announced, "Now batting, Darcy Miller," to play the field. Is that so much to ask?

Unfortunately, it might be. In a few short months, Darcy Miller goes from typical senior in high school to candidate for Jerry Springer. Her mom has started dating Darcy's principal, the very principal whose son Darcy happened to have started a huge flirt-fest with, now brought to a screeching halt. When she decides to let her mom go to bat (so to speak) for her to play on the baseball team, Darcy thinks things are starting to look up. After all, Principal Basset caves and decides to let her play. But he has two conditions that shake up her entire game: She must pretend to be a lesbian (WHAT?) and she must join the GSA, the Gay-Straight Alliance (WHAT? WHAT?), the president of which happens to be her best friend -- make that her ex-best friend, Josh. Okay, Darcy's senior year might seem complicated at first. It's not. It's insurmountably, unforgettably, and -- most of the time -- hilariously complicated.

But if anyone can handle it, it's Darcy. She'll do anything just to play the field.
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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2006|01:51 pm]
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My friends and I have a bit of a dilemma.

We want to start a GSA at our school, but the school board won't sanction the club if we actually call it a GSA, or anything similiar like GLBTQ or Queer Alliance. We come from a pretty conservative community, and we're lucky they're letting us form this club in the first place -- or at least letting us form it without giving us hell. They suggested the name "Tolerance and Diversity Club" but we think that's pretty, well, lame. We were wondering if anyone has any other suggestions, please.
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Gay and Lesbian Book List [Jan. 13th, 2006|01:07 am]
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At my school, our librarian went book shopping around Thanksgiving and offered to get some GLBT themed books if we would tell her which ones we wanted. Someone asked for a list of the ones we got, and I couldn't find the list at the time. But I found it! (It was in my choir folder.) So here it is.

Mira Costa High School's Gay and Lesbian Reading ListCollapse )
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