Month: February 2010

Karl Rove is coming to DFW

Karl Rove, right, and President George W. Bush Just a little heads up for all our friends out their in Instant Tea Land: Karl Rove is coming to the DFW Metroplex. The World Affairs Council is bringing the man who was President George W. Bush’s senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to town to talk about his newly-released memoir, “My Life as a Conservative in the Fight.” Rove will speak at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd. in Dallas, on March 15 and at the Fort Worth Club, 306 W. Seventh St. in Fort Worth on March 16. Both programs start at noon. Tickets are $55 for WAC members and their guests, and $70 for nonmembers, and can be purchased online DFWWorld.org or or by calling the council’s events hotline at 214-965-8412. I am sure you will all want to get your tickets early. Wonder if he will stay with the Bushes while he’s in town?game rpg mobileсео что...

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RCD urging people to call DART

Resource Center Dallas is urging people to contact DART board members in response to the transit agency’s alleged discrimination against a transgender employee. Representatives from RCD and other groups this week asked the DART board to add gender identity and expression to the agency’s nondiscrimination policies. Here’s RCD’s Facebook message: If you live in the DART service area, Resource Center Dallas urges you to contact your representatives on the DART board and urge them to take action. The next board meeting is Tuesday, March 9. DART’s Customer Response Center is 214-749-3333. Please pass this along. Also, a quick clarification to my story in today’s Voice: LGBT advocates who attended this week’s DART board meeting were Pamela Curry, a friend of the employee’s; Patti Fink of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance; Erin Moore of Stonewall Democrats; Rafael McDonnell of RCD; Latisha McDaniel of Equality March Texas; and Blake Wilkinson and Corbin Bates of Queer LiberAction.siteреклама юридической...

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Thanks, Bryan and Bill

I was hesitant to share this, lest I be accused of navel-gazing, but above is a photo of a plaque and card I received this week from gay AT&T employee Bryan Dickenson of Garland, thanking me for reporting on his struggle to get FMLA leave from the company so he could care for his ailing partner of 30 years, Bill Sugg. Bryan is at home with Bill now, having been granted discretionary leave. Dallas-based AT&T enacted a new policy granting FMLA-equivalent leave to same-sex partners, regardless of whether their relationship is recognized by the state in which they live. However, because Dickenson is a member of union, he must wait for the new policy to be approved by his labor representatives. In the meantime, he’s been granted discretionary leave so he can care for Sugg, who’s undergoing physical therapy and remains on a feeding tube, but is gradually improving. Of course, the real credit for this victory goes to Rob Wiley, Dickenson’s attorney, who had the foresight to contact us when his other efforts failed; to the countless advocates across the country who spoke up in response to my original story; to Dickenson and Sugg, who sacrificed their privacy to fight for equal benefits; and, yes, even to AT&T for responding swiftly and favorably. Still, I felt compelled to post this here and say that in 10 years as...

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir too gay for that super-heterosexual sport of figure skating

Three-time national figure skating champion Johnny Weir is too gay for that super straight sport of figure skating. The other two team members are regularly referred to by their titles. I’m the first write to refer to Weir as “three-time national figure skating champion” since the Olympics have begun. Rather than three-time champion, NBC reporters regularly refer to him as “flamboyant Johnny Weir” or “over-the-top Johnny Weir.” Earth to NBC: HE’S FIGURE SKATING. Let’s see you do a triple axle followed by a triple lutz and then we’ll listen to your homophobic slurs. Current TV did a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek piece about the coverage of the wonderfully talented skater.сайтпродвижение сайта по поисковым...

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I want Kathy Griffin's job!

Mariska Hargitay, left, and Kathy Griffin Okay, I am a Kathy Griffin fan. She makes me laugh, even if sometimes I am ashamed to admit I am laughing at something she said (She says so herself: She tells inappropriate jokes). But I have never found myself thinking, “Hey, I want Kathy Griffin’s job.” At least, not until now. Griffin is guest starring in the March 3 episode of “Law and Order: SVU.” She plays a lesbian activist in the episode and SHE GETS TO KISS MARISKA HARGITAY! Below is a video clip of Griffin talking about her guest star role on the show and about how “really hard” it is to act in a scripted TV drama, as compared to doing her own thing as a stand-up comedian and her own reality TV show. But from my perspective, getting to kiss Mariska Hargitay makes up for any amount of hard work! And I know I’ll be watching that episode next Wednesday! vkracker.ruраскрутка магазин поисковое продвижение...

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