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New York.
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DC!

Unless Congress crushes it, that is. But they're unlikely to.
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Houston has overtaken Portland as the largest U.S. city to elect an openly queer mayor.
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Three orders of business:

  • As you may have noticed, these photos are presented in the form of a handy Flash slideshow! The photos are clickable. Let me know if you like it, or if you want me to post photos the traditional way also/instead.

  • I redid my Web site.

  • Relatedly, it is now possible to buy prints of my photos! At the moment, the only photos available are the few I've put on my new site so far. I'll post an update when there are more you can order!

Edit: If the slideshow doesn't work for you, let me know, but in the meantime you can still check out the photos here.
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Note: As always, these pictures are best viewed in a browser that supports color profiles. Safari and Firefox 3.5 do this by default. Or you can enable color profiles in Firefox 3.

All right, also extremely late, here are some pictures of protesters marching in San Francisco the same day Prop 8 was upheld in May. I kind of think they're extremely mediocre but am posting them anyway because people usually want to see.

I'm going to be alternating posting Reed events and California events until I'm caught up, so more Reed photos are on their way.


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Note: As always, these pictures are best viewed in a browser that supports color profiles. Safari does this by default. Or you can enable color profiles in Firefox 3. Do it. You'll thank me.

I'm a little late on this, I guess. I fail at timeliness, but hopefully you guys are still interested.

Last Tuesday, the California Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the legal challenge to Proposition 8, voting 6-1 to uphold it. (See this timeline for some background; read the recent decision here.) A crowd of same-sex marriage supporters in front of the Supreme Court building in San Francisco reacted to the ruling Tuesday morning.

Shortly afterward, about 200 of these protesters, mobilized by the group One Struggle, One Fight, blocked an intersection on nearby Van Ness at Grove and, when they refused to move, were arrested. Those images behind the cut.


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In light of the apparent epidemic of people thinking, based on an article from last year, that the California Supreme Court has overturned Prop 8 (it hasn't), I thought I'd provide a handy basic timeline of the events leading to where we are now.

March 7, 2000 - The people of California vote to pass Prop 22, adding language to the California Civil Code (NOT the Constitution) banning same-sex marriage.

September 6, 2005 - The California legislature passes a bill that would eliminate gender requirements for marriage, making it the first state legislature in the nation to approve a same-sex marriage bill without a court order. Soon after, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoes the bill, arguing that since Prop 22 was passed by the people, it should only be repealed by the people.

May 15, 2008 - The California Supreme Court overturns Prop 22, affirming marriage as a fundamental right.

June 16, 2008 - The first completely legal same-sex marriages in California are performed.

November 4, 2008 - The people of California vote by a small margin to pass Prop 8, which amends the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Under normal circumstances, the only way to reverse such an amendment is to pass another amendment.

November 18, 2008 - The California Supreme Court agrees to hear three lawsuits challenging Prop 8. While the Supreme Court cannot normally strike down constitutional amendments, these lawsuits argue that Prop 8 constitutes not just a constitutional amendment but a constitutional revision because it eliminates a fundamental right. (Unlike constitutional amendments, constitutional revisions require the approval of two thirds of the state legislature; therefore, if Prop 8 is a revision, it is invalid because it has not been approved by the legislature.)

March 5, 2009 - The California Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the cases challenging Prop 8.

Sometime before mid-June - The California Supreme Court will render their decision. They will most likely uphold Prop 8.

May 22, 2009 - The California Supreme Court rules 6-1 to uphold Prop 8.
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Apparently the full documentary The Times of Harvey Milk has been made available on YouTube. I was lucky enough to be shown this film in class more than once in high school, and I highly recommend it. Take some time and go watch.

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Note: These pictures are best viewed in a browser that supports color profiles. Safari does this by default. Or you can enable color profiles in Firefox 3.

This morning Portlanders gathered at Portland State University as part of today's nationwide protest against California's Proposition 8.



These girls had my very favorite signs. In case you can't read them, the one on the left says, "PLEASE LIKE MY FAMILY," and the one on the right says, "I LIKE MY FAMILY." Amazing. If you ever wondered what message initiatives like Prop 8 send to children of gay parents, there it is, right there.

More after the cut.

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[livejournal.com profile] stoneself, via [livejournal.com profile] kynn:
to be a good person you do not need to be not racist.
to be a good person you do not need to be not sexist.
to be a good person you do not need to be not heteronormative.
to be a good person you do not need to be not ableist.
to be a good person you do not need to be not whatever-privilege-ist.

to be a better person you need to work at being anti-racist.
to be a better person you need to work at being anti-sexist.
to be a better person you need to work at being anti-heteronormative.
to be a better person you need to work at being anti-ableist.
to be a better person you need to work at being anti-whatever-privilege-ist.

to be a good person you need to work at being a better person.
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Leftover pictures from Sunday of Pride. They're not great and not very Pride-y, but whatever, I'm tired.


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Saturday afternoon, Ginny ([livejournal.com profile] taira602) and I went into the city for Pink Saturday. We wandered around the Civic Center Plaza for a while before meeting up with my friend from Gay Camp, Richard ([livejournal.com profile] itzeht), and his friends Jennie ([livejournal.com profile] springs_snow) and Fabian. We walked around, then took the MUNI to the Castro, where we met Paddy ([livejournal.com profile] rei_dolor) from Gay School, ate gelato, and explored gay porn stores until the dance party started.

These photos don't represent the event as much as my personal experience, which is kind of unusual for me, but... oh well. I like most of them.


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