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An Econometric Analysis of Marriage and the Division of Labor among Same-Sex Couples [20 Feb 2010|04:58pm]

I am a graduate student in economics at Tufts University and am conducting a study on the impact of marriage on the division of labor among same-sex couples. I am seeking cohabiting same-sex couples who live in states where same-sex marriage is not legal to participate in an online survey on their division of labor. This survey will serve as a comparison group to a random sample of married same-sex couples in Massachusetts.

Participation in this study will be incredibly valuable in understanding how marriage rights and gender impact the division of household labor among same-sex couples and the potential economic gains accrued through marriage rights.

If you or anyone you know might be interested in participating in this study, the survey is hosted on SurveyMonkey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFW3SLY. To participate, both members of the couple need to respond to the survey; however, they may do so at different times if they use the same computer to access the survey. More InformationCollapse )

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Season finale of season 2 of FEED... [24 Jul 2009|01:05pm]

There is a sizzling hot lesbian sex scene...no nudity but not for young viewers nor is it  SFW.


Catch up on the episodes you missed (featuring Erin Kelly and Guinevere Turner on afterellen as well or at www.feedseries.tv)

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New lesbian webseries [06 Jul 2008|10:10pm]

[ mood | good ]

This may be of interest to some members of this community. It's a new lesbian webseries by the producer of the Sundance winning political documentary American Blackout.

It's very political and edgy and deals with issues within and without the GLBT communities.

you can see the first webisode (3 minutes long) at www.feedseries.tv

and here is the trailer:

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[01 Dec 2007|10:04pm]

I've taken my part in the celebration by sending messages to friends online about discussing the issue regarding aids. I got a response from one of them and she asked me,

(12/1/2007 9:46:28 PM):
what happens if everybody's aware of what AIDS is? does it help anyone?

I know what this cause is about and I know what I'm rallying for. But when people ask the efficiency of dialogue, all I have to say is that discussions may not arrive at any personal commitments but it does raise questions and awareness that definitely broadens the perspective and choices of people.

Have you guys got a better response? If you do, I want to open this entire entry for it.

Thanks so much for you help.

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student in need of help! [19 Nov 2006|03:14pm]

Hi all! I'm new to this online community though not all that new to the New York City trans community. I'm a student at The New School and am writing my thesis on transgender safe space in Greenwich Village, particularly looking at hate crimes and police abuse. I'm doing my fieldwork interviews with advocacy groups, police, and individuals and would like to have more individual input. I have a short survey that I would love to have anyone fill out that identifies as trans and either lives or frequents NYC's The Village. If shouldn’t take more than about ten minutes to fill out the survey. If you’re willing to help, please comment or email me at charb497@newschool.edu. THANKS!
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Global Pride, Global Action: Empowering the Spirit of Human Rights [27 Jun 2006|02:56pm]

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.

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*If you have any questions please ask!

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Anti-FMA video [22 May 2006|10:50pm]


Just passing the word.

(sorry for repeats)
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[03 May 2006|06:18pm]

Hi my name is Kayla, I am sixteen and from Illinois. I'm bisexual with a preferance from females, and currently single. Anyways, I just joined to possibly make some new friends, and converse with peoples like myself.

If you want to be friends, just comment on my friends only page..or here, and I will add you. =)
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news [06 Apr 2006|11:54pm]

my friend (valediction1987) gave me this story to spread.

ignore if you don't want to read. feel free to discuss it. spread the word.

To Whom It May Concern,

In times such as these when we Americans promote a sense of equality for all and a peaceful life it is a shame when they are interrupted. It is shameful when we have fallen back into times where persons are being separated and not given rights as "normal" individuals, especially in a collegiate atmosphere. Today, Thursday April 6, 2006, Jason Johnson, a sophomore at the University of the Cumberland (formerly Cumberland College) in Williamsburg, Kentucky was expelled on charges that he is a homosexual. This was right before he was going to a production of Shakespeare's As You Like It, in which he was stage manager. Close friends of his have said that the campus has students who regularly scan both facebook.com and myspace.com for students who are of deviant behavior and that this is the way that he was "caught." Jason, a well rounded student just like any other, the only difference is that he is homosexual and unafraid. How long must we silence those who are actively living their lives? Please help us. It does not matter if you are a student, newspaper editor, or parent, your voice matters. Please speak out against the injustices that are happening right here in America. Education is being affected, students' lives are being damaged.

crossposted, so apologies if this pops up more than once.
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[02 Apr 2006|02:02pm]

Hi everyone! I'm new to this community so I guess I should tell you about myself.

My names Kayla. I'll be seventeen. I live in Illinois, in the QuadCityArea. I've been out-of-the-closet for three years. I prefer women to men. I'm a cam whore. I'm a music junkie. I love to write and read poetry. I love to party and hang out with my friends.

Okay, well yea that's not too interesting..sorry. I'm really an awesome person. I'm just really tired right now. Time changed. ><

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I can't hold my girlfriends hand in school! [22 Mar 2006|01:45pm]

I have a question for you all.

Do you think it's right for homosexual couples in highschool to be suspended, or otherwise punished, for PDA when everyone knows damn well the straight couples won't be?

I don't think it's right. Not at all. It really pisses me off.

Anyone have any ideas..what should I do about it? I need to get this changed.
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rayray_gaygay [24 Feb 2006|02:03am]


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The host of "30 Minute Meals" on the Food Network. Check her out weeknights at 6. She's got that whole cheerleader peppiness about her but rather than detract (read: iritate the fuck out of me) from her, it somehow fits because you can just tell that off the set there's some serious partying in her. I watch very closely, looking for signs that she may be "in the family" or at least a little inclined to a night's daliance after a great meal and copious amounts of alcohol.--by someone to whom I must 100% concure with. I know me and my wife, Wolfy, watch $40 a day on Food Network each and every Tuesday night @ 10pm (EST)/9pm(CST) to watch and have a good time joking about how lush and lezzie Ray Ray is! =}

This is a community to speculate rather or not Rachel Ray is a lesbian; just for fun and not an actual indicator of her real sexual orientation. You can use screencaps, quotes, body language, where are eyes go, how she acts towards each individual gender; you can even write a lengthy drawn out thesis on "why I think that Rachel Ray is a lesbian" and/or you can be direct and to the point as you want.

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This was from my personal journal and I thought I should share it... [07 Dec 2005|03:50pm]


It's been almost a year since Heroine Films started and a lot has happened. I've been posting updates in communities from time to time, but today as I was sitting here thinking about everything I realized it says something about my, our, generation. Everyone always says that we can't get behind a cause...that we are too coddled and too lazy to do anything. But I've seen something completely different.

Not all of you know the whole story, so here it is in nutshell form:

Heroine Films is a production company started by three women. Mel wrote a script which won the New York International Film and Video Festival, at the time it was called "Heroine". In it's most recent form it is "The Gladdest Thing". Before there was ever such a thing as this production company we were supposed to make this film. We had a cast, a crew and most of our financing. Then we held a reading and to make a long, painful story short some influential people found out that the main character is a lesbian. We are in North Carolina. Our financial backers gave into pressure and pulled out. So we lost everything.
    A year later, Alex, Mel and I were sitting around trying to figure out what to do. How could we get enough to make it? That's when the idea of grassroots struck. There are people who believe in women making art, there are people who believe that a lesbian voice should be heard. There are people who believe in the passion of doing what you believe in at any cost any way possible. So we started a website, made some t-shirts and undies and hit the blogging communities. And we were STUNNED. In the first week we had so many hits we had to get a bigger website to keep from shutting down. We got donations and letters from all over the world. Including sweet high school girls giving what they could from after school jobs and heartbreaking letters from parents of LGBTQ kids who had been put through hell. These people want to do something...want to change something. Some of you who are on my friend's list now I met b/c you were one of the many who touched our hearts and made us cry with your support. It's been beyond incredible. We even had a lesbian screenprinter donate her services to us. And we quickly made a trailer to help attract investors and show the people supporting us what this could be like. An example--if this is what we can do on borrowed equipment with no crew and almost no money imagine what we can do when we are able to make the film.  
    Now we have been lucky enough to get a great deal of the funding from a combination of donations and a production company that has put up a large portion. Not all of it yet, but enough that we are confident that finding the rest is more than possible. We have an article coming out in CURVE magazine next week and we are in talks with LOGO about a marketing strategy on their new network. We aren't where we need to be yet but we are so much farther than we thought we'd be when we lost it all...and our hearts and spirits couldn't be higher. My life will never be the same because I now know that people believe in what I'm doing and want to hear the story we are trying to give a voice. I have even more passion because I know I am not just doing it for me...as cheesy as it sounds...I'm doing it for young girls and young LGBTQ people everywhere...to show that you CANNOT silence us.


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WTF? [26 Nov 2005|05:28am]

[ mood | bitchy ]

I was pissed because I went to www.eharmony.com and found that they do not offer their successful personality profile to same sex orinations. So I wrote them a little note:

From: tony2betrue2self@yahoo.com
Date: 11/24/05
To: usersupport@eharmony.com
Subject: General Questions[#4368680]

I find it very offensive that E-Harmony does not offer its personality
profile access to homosexual or trangendered members. Does the CEO
think that homosexuals are not deserving or hoping to find love like their
straight counterparts? This is iggnorance, your commercials boast how
successful your website is on people finding true love using it. Surely
this should be available to people of all sexual orinations and not
just reserved for just the straight members of society.

Their responceCollapse )<horrible speller I know, and ambiance. I just think its bullshit and then to write a responce like "Oh we don't have the research of successful same-sex unions" I know alot of old couples out there that would be happy to provide that information! Then to say it doesn't stop one from filling out the Relationship Quistionnare and recieving the free Personality Profile using the opposite sex service as we currently provide? I mean are they actually saying that we should pose as straight people to use the website? I don't know, just one of those things. I think about my friends wedding attended over the summer and what a strong family unit they are, and another friend of mine wants to adopt kids, these are both affirmations full of LOVE and why the iggnorant people can't see that sexual orintation does not mean our relationships and family units are not in vain, or wrong and why they should give us our equal right to marriage! Grrrrrr!

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[28 Sep 2005|04:47pm]


Hey all!  Come and check out my unique LJ.  What's so unique about it?  It's all completly fictional!  The LJ is told from the point of view of 4 main characters who take turns writing in the journal.  Go to my user info page (tkrd) for more info!  </span>



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[15 Jul 2005|08:54pm]

COURSE: The Battle Over the Courts: What's at Stake?
Young People For Announces Online Course for College Students on the Court Battle

With Supreme Court Justice O'Connor's announced retirement, the process to appoint her successor will dominate the news in the coming months. With Justice O'Connor's role providing the swing vote on critical 5-4 decisions regarding privacy, reproductive rights, affirmative action, government neutrality toward religion, and more, her replacement will have a profound impact on the direction of American law and society.

In this 6-week online course in our Progressive Online Academy we will examine the substance of what's at stake in detail and hear from activists on the political front lines. Return to campus in the fall energized and informed to fight back against the right wing echo chamber on your campus.

Tentative Schedule - week of …
July 25: Right Wing Nominees: Who are They and What do They Believe?
August 1: The Environment
August 8: Reproductive Rights
August 15: Civil Rights
August 22: Civil Liberties and Free Speech
August 29: Workers Rights and Corporate Power

The class will involve a few short readings distributed over email each week, online discussion, and a 1-hour weekly class conference call held from 4 – 5 PM EST each Thursday. To apply, send your NAME, SCHOOL, YEAR, and a short statement of interest to rgoodspeed@pfaw.org by July 20. The course is open to current undergraduates in 2-year or 4-year degree programs.

x-posted some places
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Civil Rights Violation [13 Jul 2005|01:24pm]

I don't know if you've all heard this already, but I felt the need to post it.

"On June 21, 2005 a good friend’s civil rights were violated. First by the staff and security at Six Flags Marine World, and second by the Vallejo City Police Department. As a season pass holder he was considered "rowdy" while waiting in line for an attraction. His appearence made some of the patrons uncomfortable. He was taken into an office, lectured, and told he was to leave the park. When he asked to go, they told him the police had already been called. When the police arrived he asked his charges, and they told him "we will just have to make something up." They frisked him, twice, and then lead him away in handcuffs, forced him against the car, and as his leg brushed up against the officer, the charge of battery was added to the list. He was not drunk, having only had one 12oz can of Budweiser before he walked the two miles to the theme park from his home in Vallejo. He had no intent to harm or hurt anyone, and he was taken in, arrestted, and forced to endure slander and threats from officers, who at one point made fun of him for "trying to grab an officer's dick," and calling him a "wuss" and a "homo." They asked him his sexuality, which they proceeded to enter into a computer in order to "place" him in the jail. He stayed four days courtesy of the Vallejo police department for being loud at a theme park. He was pushed around, hit, tossed to the floor, and it was repeatedly made evident that his sexuality and stature and appearence were the cause of harassment. Attempts to obtain the police report have gotten us nowhere, they denied access to it unless his attorney (*he doesn't have one) asks for it. Any help would be appriciated. We understand that people do not like to jump on board without information, and we are trying to get as much as possible. Josue is depressed, not eating, and not in good mental condition due to this experience, and we are just trying to keep him from going to jail where he will be subjected to abuse and taunts by these same officers, who we feel have violated his civil rights as a citizen, gay, straight, black, blue, or whatever. Thank you."

Go to the link, add them as a friend and please leave them a comment supporting them.

((X-posted to a whole hoard of places.))
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Different Kind of LJ [23 Jun 2005|11:57pm]


Hi all.  I'm slightly new to LJ, but I'd like to tell you all about my LJ...it's a little different than most because mine is all fiction.  What I mean is I'm telling a story in blog form.  It's really quite neat and you should check it out.


tkrd <--Here's the link

BTW, if you add me I'll add you back ;O)


PS This isn't a community :O)
PPS All the stories have gay-themed story lines ;O)
PPPS If this post isn't allowed I'm sorry and you can just delete it :O/
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[29 May 2005|07:02pm]

Proud Faggot
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LGBT Issues inside Rochester (NY) City Schools... [21 May 2005|05:19pm]

Hello Everyone:

I live in Buffalo, but grew up in Rochester and attended Rochester City Schools from 3rd until 12th grades.
I graduated from Wilson Magnet High School in 1997. Eight years ago, there was no mention of gay people in my high school whatsoever. It was assumed we were not there. I was very much closeted in high school, but when I got to college I became less so. When I found the same situation at Canisius, I started a gay-straight alliance there.

I have been in correspondence with a woman who works inside a city high school and has been experiencing harassment because of the GSA club she started there two years ago. I am sorry to hear that things have not improved (and may have even gotten worse) in the eight years since I’ve been a student in the RCSD.

Please, please please take a few moments to read her story, and to write letters to the D&C/City/Empty Closet regarding this issue… Thanks.

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