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New GLBTQQIA Community [12 Aug 2008|10:49pm]

Hi All!
I just created a community at
. It's for members of the GLBTQQIA (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, queer, allied and asexual) community to make friends and discuss being GLBTQQIA AND disabled in any way, be it physical, mental, learning, etc. Anyone--be they GLBTQQIA, interested in the subject, or anything in between--is welcome to check it out and join. Be sure to tell your friends!

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[13 Oct 2007|01:38am]

Help to keep transgender protection in the most recent version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress. 



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[01 Dec 2006|11:39pm]

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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[11 May 2006|12:10am]

hey who wants to be maintainer of this community? you don't even have to do anything, you just get say over it

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queer theology [01 May 2006|10:53pm]

So, I'm working on a project that involves reading one major work by a philosopher/theologian and comparing it to another work we have already read in my theology class, or a different work (probably a novel) of my choosing. The idea is to find connections between the theologian's specific field and the themes of the piece of literature. I am looking to find a queer theologian who has written a fairly clear and definitive piece of work that would give me a good introduction to the field and a basis for comparison; I also need to find a novel to compare the theologian's work to.
Any ideas?

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[24 Apr 2006|06:24pm]

Is anyone going to be at the Equality Forum in Philly next month?


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GLSEN Boston's Day of Silence Summit! [07 Mar 2006|09:25pm]

The Day of Silence (DOS), a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is the largest national action of its kind. The Day of Silence is a student-led day of action in which students, teachers, and administrators take a vow of silence to acknowledge the daily harassment of and discrimination against GLBT students in schools.

The Day of Silence is Wednesday, April 26, 2006.

For more information about the DOS across the nation, you can visit www.dayofsilence.org.

GLSEN Boston is holding a DOS meet-up for new and experienced GSA youth members who want to start or to improve the DOS at their school. The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 9:30-2:00. A six-dollar student registration fee is requested but not required. Please email Eva at dayofsilence@glsenboston.org to register in advance (recommended) or for more information.

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Phil Bildner's New Gay-Themed Teen Novel, "Playing the Field" (and it's a comedy!) [26 Feb 2006|08:49am]


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 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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Days of Action [06 Dec 2005|06:03pm]

Hello all,

My name is Eva Rosenberg and I work as a student organizer for GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education network both locally (www.glsenboston.org) and nationally (www.glsen.org). Part of my job is to gather input and support GSAs in the region (I also attend Lexington High School).

I was wondering if any of you have any info on:
-your school's past or planned participation in GLSEN's Days of Action this year (Ally Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Dr. MLK, Jr. Organizing Weekend, Day of Silence)
-any GSA network or group that is in place for Boston-area GSAs, either via meetings, emails, myspace, etc.
-any new GSAs or those that are in the planning stages
-other questions, concerns, news, stories about events or coalitions, etc.

I'd love to hear from you; anything is good, really. You can email me at eva@studentorganizing.org.
P.S. Let me know if you'd like to get on GLSEN Boston's GSA mail list to get occasional emails about conferences, days of action, and other fun events coming up in our area!

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A-Town stands for Awesome! [06 Dec 2005|05:11pm]

Hey there everybody!

The Arlington GSA is holding a movie night this Friday (December 9th) from 5 untill 8. It will be held at the high school in Ms. Holt's room (that's 506.. and yes there will be signs directing you from the main lobby). We're going to be watching "But I'm a Cheerleader" which I hear is extremely funny. It's about a cheerleader who doesnt like kissing her boyfriend, so she gets sent away to a camp that tries to make kids straight. Good plot, right? There will be food and maybe pizza if people seem to want it. Bring more food if you'd like (c'mon kids, this is the Arlington GSA, the more food the better!) and of course bring FRIENDS!!

If you have any questions find me at school or e-mail me at arlington_gsa@yahoo.com .


(PS. please keep sending this to as many friends and schools as you can!)

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GSA DANCE!!! [26 Oct 2005|05:40pm]

The Lexington High Schools GSA is holding its annual Halloween dance this Friday. Details:
When: 7-10, Friday, October 28
Where: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
How much: $5 suggested donation (due to wicked high security and rental costs)
Wear a costume or not, but bring friends! Last year we had about 150 people, and it's always a really good time.
For more info, please email our advisor at mbuttaro@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.

-Eva Rosenberg

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[15 Aug 2005|10:43pm]

I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don’t believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

*Re-post this if you think homophobia is . . . problematic, in a word. (UNDERSTATEMENT)

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Spain [30 Jun 2005|04:45pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

Spanish parliament legalizes gay marriage: Bill also lets same-sex couples adopt children, inherit each others' property



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GLSEN Jump Start Leadership Team [10 Jun 2005|11:08pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Hey all you cats and kittens-

This is my firs tpost, and I'm still on the watchers list, and don't know how to change that exactly... anyway, I would like to let you all know the good news that I received yesterday! Well, technically two days ago, becuase it's after midnight... So, I suppose you all know what GLSEN is. Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network? Well, tehy have this thing called the Jump-Start Leadership Team. Well, I applied, and got in! So, I'm very excited. Right, just figured I'd let you know.


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[26 May 2005|11:39pm]

[ mood | angry ]

Please check out dracutequality for information on one of the newest attempts of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church to spread hate across the country! They have over 15 stops planned in a tour of Massachusetts, in order to spread their disgusting message, attacking GSAs across the state. We plan to use this to springboard a new GSA in Dracut.

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PLEASE READ. im a big loser [22 May 2005|08:35pm]

hey chilluns...

this is bobbie, and you're probably tired of me posting boston youth pride related things, especially because boston youth pride already happened, but this is more a bobbie related thing that happens to have to do with yp.

ok, so i was on the youth committee directing youth pride, and at one point i was standing on charles street directing vendors into the boston common, and two cars from safer homes worcester came in. there was this really cute girl with a tongue ring and a tan shirt and a black hat driving the second car, and she was wicked cool, and i saw her later too, waiting for the butchies but i lost her when everyone went up on stage with the butchies and i didn't even get her name, because i'm a giant wuss and didn't ask her when i had the chance, even though everyone was telling me to. so if anyone reads this and somehow knows who she is...

i know it's a long shot and i'm a loser to do this on LJ but i can't think of another way.

so who knows the cute girl with the tongue ring from safer homes worcester?!?


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Boston Youth Pride [11 May 2005|04:59pm]


The 11th Annual Boston Youth Pride

Use Your Voice

Saturday, May 21st, 2005 at Noon

at our new location: the Parkman Bandstand and surrounding area (Boston Common)

Featuring the Unbelievable and Outstanding

-Leslie Feinberg
-Michelle Tea
-Letta Neely


The Butchies (in their LAST East Coast performance EVER)




For more info: MassYouthPride.org OR leave a comment


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Hi [18 Nov 2004|05:10pm]

[ mood | weird ]

I'm Kia, I go to Tri-C Metro campus in Cleveland and Jared knows me even if he doesn't think so, he knows me...Anyway I have been trying to get a GSA started here so far it has been hard for me because I just don't have the time for it. No matter what happens with it I still want to be a part of it. I have a lot of info from the president that presided last year. He is a very good friend of mine and has since transfered to another college but left me a few things he had. So if anyone is interest please notify me. I do know of quite a few others who are also interested.

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new member [19 Oct 2004|08:04pm]

[ mood | satisfied ]

hiyas! my name's niamee. i'm a 16 year old bi male. i belong to a gsa in chicopee comprehensive high school. i joined there 2 weeks ago. i like it a lot. lots of fun there. nice to see a community like this around lj. well, laters to all. ^_^

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[12 Sep 2004|05:08pm]

Hey guys! This is an announcement from me (Eva) to you (everybody). The Lexington High School GSA is having a Halloween dance, and here are the details:

When: Friday October 29th, 7-10:30 pm

Where: Commons II, Lexington High School. 251 Waltham St. Lexington, MA 02421. I can give directions to anyone who needs them.

What: A Halloween dance! Be you gay, straight, bisexual, questioning, transgender, intersex, noncommittal or anything else, please please come cause it'll be amazing! Costumes are encouraged seeing as it is a Halloween dance!! I'll be wearing one :-D And we'll have a great DJ and awesome decorations and yummy snacks, as well.

How much? Usually we wouldnt charge anything for a GSA dance but we found out a little late last year that we have to pay not only for rental fees but also for the janitorial fees, which is new. So we were way in debt at last year's dance, and this year we don't want that problem. Fortunately you don't have to ask your parents for money though-- it's only $3! AND if you come appropriately Halloween-spirited (in a costume), you can get in for $2!!!

Why? Because it's gonna be a BLAST-- come, bring your friends, bring their friends (just dont bring their ex-girlfriend's mom's neighbor... that could be frickin awkward.). Last year's dance was a HUGE success and I really want this one to be too! Come on guys, we want to see this be amazing!

If you're interested but think you'll forget about it cause its nearly two months away, just email me back and I'll send you a reminder email a week or two before the dance. If you have any questions please contact me at sabergrrl@yahoo.com or 781 861 9568 . I also have AOL Instant Messenger with the screenname xxsaberchicaxx.
Email it, copy it into your livejournal/xanga/deadjournal/whatever. Spread the word! And please contact me with any questions so I feel special.

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