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Should white heterosexuals be permitted at a diversity event?

Does being a lesbian make me “diverse”? Does being white and heterosexual make my white heterosexual friends and relatives “not diverse”? Duh. But apparently some people believe you should have diversity credentials to attend a diversity dinner. With a tribute to our allies in the summer 2009 fight for the Anchorage equal rights ordinance. Continue reading

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True Diversity Dinner: September 25, 2009

Shortly after vetoing equal protection for LGBTQ people in Anchorage, Mayor Sullivan changed the name of the Mayor’s Diversity Dinner to the Mayor’s Unity Dinner. But we still value diversity. So we’re having our own Diversity Dinner. Join us.

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No, Debbie, Title VII does NOT prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in employment. Hello?

Wishing doesn’t make it so: despite Anchorage Assembly Chair Debbie Ossiander’s contention that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers sexual orientation discrimination, federal case law consistently shows that it does not. Here’s more proof, with a recent 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals case which found that an effeminate gay man in Pennsylvania (but not actually Emmett Honeycutt) laid off from his job had recourse under Title VII for discrimination based on gender role stereotyping, but not for sexual orientation.

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Queer eye for the sci-fi (& fantasy): LGBTA writers & homophobia

The Outer Alliance was formed to “educate, support, and celebrate LGBT contributions in the science-fiction and fantasy genres” following virulent homophobic statements by Nebula-nominated writer John C. Wright. Orson Scott Card is another prominent SF/F writer with a history of homophobia and antigay advocacy. Get the skinny here, and if you love SF and fantasy consider joining the Outer Alliance.

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Outer Alliance Pride Day 2009: An excerpt from Mistress of Woodland

As a member of the Outer Alliance, I advocate for queer speculative fiction and those who create, publish and support it, whatever their sexual orientation and gender identity.  I make sure this is reflected in my actions and my work. … Continue reading

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Gay-ins at McGinley’s

Brendan Joel Kelley at the Anchorage Press reports on last Friday’s goings-on at McGinley’s — about which I wrote at the time.  Brendan mentions Michael Mason’s conversation with managing partner Jack Lewis: According to Mason, he plans on returning to … Continue reading

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At McGinley's Pub

The planned protest at McGinley’s Pub over the veto of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance by Mayor Dan Sullivan — who has a 10% interest in the pub — turned out to be not so much of a protest after … Continue reading

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McGinley's protests protests

A friend sent along a copy of this press release from McGinley’s: McGinley’s says Sullivan is only 10% owner, upset at Prop 64 protests HIGHWATER, LLC, d/b/a/ McGinley’s Pub Contact: Jack Lewis, Managing Partner Phone: 907-444-3791 Web site: www.mcginleyspub.com FOR … Continue reading

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Protest inequality: Tonight at McGinley's

It’s a Friday night: time for a pub crawl! So crawl your way over to McGinley’s Pub at 645 G Street: not to drink, but to protest Mayor Dan Sullivan’s veto this past Monday of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance. … Continue reading

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The Daily Tweets, 2009-08-18: Dan Sullivan vetoes equal rights

See more photos of the protest of Sullivan’s veto in the post Protesting the veto: Photos. Entirely sickened by the hatred attempting to disguise itself as Christianity pervading the political world. Esp. in Anchorage. Prevo #fail # RT: @okiave: Anchorage: … Continue reading

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