James Crump came to Alaska to find himself, and stayed in Alaska to share himself with us. His death on June 25 at Anchorage’s Pride parade was a blow not only to his family & friends, but also to our whole community. But just what is our community — and where do we go from here? Continue reading
Mel the reluctant political blogger is going to Netroots Nation after all — on full scholarship through the LGBT Netroots Connect initiative. Wanna know what I said on my scholarship application? Then read this post.
I was delighted to learn that John had applied for the scholarship for Netroots Nation 2011; & I’m even more delighted to support his candidacy — both as a progressive blogger per se, and as a tremendous ally to LGBT Alaskans. Please vote for him!
A celebration of yesterday’s decision by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker that found California’s Prop 8 to be unconstitutional.
Photos and slideshow from this year’s PrideFest march and picnic in Anchorage.
Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.
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Wishing my newfound blogger friends John Aronno & Heather James (of Alaska Commons & SOSAnchorage.net, respectively) a happy wedding.
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This post has nothing to do with the Anchorage equal rights ordinance — aren’t you glad for a break? — but two of the things I did have to do with two of our staunch allies in that fight. The … Continue reading
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Most of the blogging I’ve been doing these past few weeks — most of it, really, since opening up business at Henkimaa.com — has been about the Anchorage equal rights ordinance, which if passed would protect LGBT people from discrimination … Continue reading