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Awful but funniest story ever [24 Nov 2009|08:07pm]

This isn't even a joke it's a tre newspaper article, my friend found it. Don't doubt it's authenticty it's LEGIT. This will make you cringe. It's awful but so funny to laugh at the stupidity. TEATIME

My lesbian dating blog
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Please take this survey to help other lesbian moms! [13 Oct 2009|02:22pm]


My name is Sequoia and I am a graduate student in Counseling Psych and a lesbian. As part of a GLBT course I am researching lesbian parenting; both so that I can help lesbian couples as a counselor, and in preparation of my own parenting goals eventually. I want to include some women’s voices as part of my paper so that it is not just about dry research. I am collecting these perspectives through an online survey, and then I will include snippets in my paper. Everything will be anonymous and only used in this paper.


Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/yfz4e3h


This survey is to get personalized, subjective opinions and experiences about the decision-making and interpersonal process of lesbian couples who became planned parents through donor insemination.

To complete this survey, please make sure that you match the following criteria:

  • you identify as a woman-who-loves-exclusively-women, regardless of the term you choose to use.
  • you and another woman decided to become parents through using donor insemination (not adoption, not from previous relationship, etc) such that either you or your partner became pregnant and the intention is to raise the child together as co-mothers.

Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable, with as much or little detail as you like.

This survey will be used in a graduate counseling paper, not in formal research. The results will all be anonymous.

Thank you so much for your participation and your inspiration!


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Someone was raped here [01 Apr 2009|05:37pm]

Hope it's alright to share a report from a sister avenger group.

The bold womyn at Feminist Avengers report the latest.
Armed only with spray paint and feminist knowledge, womyn and feminist allies marked some locations in Columbus where rape has occured with the words "Someone was raped here."
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Community of Interest to All Lesbians / BiSexuals / Bi-Curious [09 Jul 2007|01:15am]


We are women. We are ever changing. We are beautiful in our own ways, powerful and outspoken. We're not afraid to be silly. We're not afraid to speak our mind, judge when and however appropriate. We are true to ourselves, expressive and craving change. It's not fair to expect much of anything out of a riot. What does a riot entail, if not unrestrained massive movement? It holds no particular weight or direction. It's just a catalyst in and of itself. What we're trying to say is, everyone will get something different out of this community. Some people are here to have fun. Some people are here to express themselves. Some people are here for support. Some for sisterhood. Some for causing a ruckus. Some in the name of art.
If you don't find what you're looking for, we're sorry... but maybe you're not looking hard enough- or maybe we're just not for you. We can respect that. Maybe you're just not ready for change. Or maybe you're not ready to get on your soapbox and make a personal declaration.

And with that, welcome to Dyke_Riot!, a rating community for lesbian, bisexual, bicurious and transgendered rioteers. Accept no substitutes!

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From Transnews. [07 Nov 2006|11:46am]



An open letter to our communities from “Elliott” (a pseudonym), Kate Loewe stopsexualviolence@riseup.net), Kathy Ni Keefe (nikeefe@riseup.net), Samuel Lurie (slurie@gmavt.net), and Eli Clare (eclare@gmavt.net):

We are writing to let our communities know about a recent hate crime that occurred in New Mexico. We are writing to break silence, to create resistance to violence and space for healing, and to build support for the survivor. We are writing in hopes that we can take care of each other, undercut the community-wide fear that comes with hate violence, and work toward justice.

Please note that what follows contains some graphic details, which could be triggering. Also, the survivor is a parent of two children, and this information MUST NOT reach them.

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True Facts [03 Nov 2006|12:59am]

[ mood | blah ]

I thought I'd post it here to see what other people think.This post was NOT made by me but some guy on AOL's message boards.Sadly I'd have to say there is some truth to this.

I'll put it behind an LJ cut for its length,but its worth reading.

(The Profile of a Woman)

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Request for educator on BDSM & sex work [30 Oct 2006|11:34am]

Hi folks.
Former Boston Avenger here.
I NOW work at Cornell University for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. Our office is helping to advise the students in charge of the "femsex" class--a student-run optional class where people learn about women and women's sexuality and sex. They've asked us to help them find someone to speak in one of their classes, in exchange for travel and housing and expenses. Specifically, they would like to have a woman who's comfortable doing some basic education in BDSM/leather issues and sex work who's worked professionally as a dom. We can cover travel expenses for anyone coming from New York, Boston, Philly, Buffalo etc., in that sort of radius from Ithaca, NY which is in central NY. Does anyone have any leads? People I should talk to? Is anyone here interested?
The class would be from 5-7pm on November 8, so this whole thing is pretty short-notice. If you have thoughts you can e-mail me at lgbtrc@cornell.edu or call 607-254-4987.
Sarah Doherty
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Global Pride, Global Action: Empowering the Spirit of Human Rights [27 Jun 2006|02:59pm]

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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Global, Pride, Global Action: a Fundraising ReceptionCollapse )

*If you have any questions please ask!

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Melissa York gets neck Surgury 3/21/06 ! [18 Mar 2006|10:09pm]

[ mood | apathetic ]

Melissa York gets neck Surgury 3/21/06 !
Body: Hey Guys-

If you didn't know, about a month ago she started having extreme pain in her shoulder and left arm, followed by weakness and some loss of control in her arm. After many visits to several different specialists and lots of asking around, surfing the web, and basically just agonizing over whether this is a good idea, they have come to the conclusion that it's her best option-- she could risk permanent damage in her arm if she waits too long.

Melissa will have to get major surgury on her spine for a ruptured disk in her neck (that's what happens when you drum like a tightly wound tin monkey! :), but seriously...
She has a ruptured disk in her cervical spine (neck) and has to get a discectomy and spinal fusion.
This surgery has a very high success rate and combined with physical therapy and body work after the surgery, she should pretty much be able to return to normal. They have been told that it takes about 6-10 weeks to recover (and about a year to get back to normal).

The Surgury will be taking place on Tuesday , March 21st and she will be returning home on the 22nd.

Because she is such a Bad-Ass Rock Star and has committed her life to Rocking for she doesn't have the best health insurance...

This is where you come in.

We are going to be collecting as much money for her over the next few weeks to help her with the burdening bills she will face.

Please let me know if you can help in any way...either a donation, you organizing a benefit in your town, or just well wishes...any thing would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks so much for your support of her and our band- we love you all!


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So much exciting news [02 Dec 2005|11:11am]


We've had a lot of amazing things happen for us at Heroine Films this month. A lot of it do to support from this community and others. We've gathered support from a lot of different places but honestly, Livejournal has shown us the most amazing people.

So as for what's up: We have finally posted the interview that we did on the NC television show Second Cinema.  You can watch it in at www.heroinefilms.net/scinterview.html

There is an article coming out about us in this months upcoming issue of CURVE Magazine. I believe it comes out on the 15th if you'd like to check it out. Also, MTV's new LGBTQ channel LOGO has put together a package for us for advertising purposes (we'll be showing our trailer to the over 13 million homes LOGO already goes to) and they are interested in buying the finished film. As I said in the last update, we also got a large portion of our funding from the production company AMVF. 

Thank you so much to all of those who have supported us. It is all your continued letters, emails, comments, and donations that has made this possible. There is no way we can express how much it means to us.

                                                    xoxox, the gals at heroine films


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good news [27 Oct 2005|01:11am]


Because we have gotten support from this community in the past I thought I would share our most recent news...


We have gotten a LARGE portion of our funding!!...more details (and how YOU can help) at www.heroinefilms.net

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Just o you know [29 Jun 2005|11:33am]

[ mood | happy ]

Canada approves same-sex marriage

Wednesday, June 29, 2005; Posted: 11:38 a.m. EDT (15:38 GMT)

OTTAWA, Ontario (Reuters) -- Canada's Parliament Tuesday approved legislation to allow same sex-marriages across the country, despite fierce opposition from conservative politicians and religious groups.

Legislators voted by 158-133 to support the bill, which makes Canada only the third country in the world after Belgium and the Netherlands to permit gay marriages.

Most Canadian provinces already allow same-sex marriages, and Canada has become a popular destination for gay and lesbian couples from countries where these unions are banned.

The minority Liberal government said it had to draw up the legislation after courts in eight of the country's 10 provinces ruled that a ban same-sex marriages was unconstitutional because it violated Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Canada's relaxed stance on gay marriage, and on other social issues, stands in contrast to that of the United States, where President George W. Bush wants Congress to back a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.

"We are a nation of minorities and in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry pick rights. A right is a right and that is what this vote tonight is all about," Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin said shortly before the vote.

Thousands of gay and lesbian couples have already been wed in Canada. Some came up from the United States, although their unions are not recognized back home.

Church groups and the main opposition Conservative Party say the law is an attack on organized religion, and some have suggested that it could lead to the legalization of polygamy.

"(This) is effectively exposing people of faith to persecution and prosecution ... I want to make it very clear today that this is the beginning of the formal fight against the definition of marriage," said Charles McVety, president of the Canada Family Action Coalition.

Opponents say they fear churches and religious officials could be sued for refusing to carry out same-sex marriages.

In fact, the legislation grants gays and lesbians the right to full civil marriages, but makes clear that religious officials would not be obliged to marry same-sex couples.

This did not do enough to allay the fears of some Liberal legislators, 32 of whom voted against the bill.

Martin ordered his cabinet to back the legislation, prompting junior minister Joe Comuzzi to resign before the vote so he could vote "no".

The bill still needs to be approved by the Liberal-dominated Senate upper chamber, but that is seen as a formality.

Some Liberal lawmakers admit they fear a voter backlash at the next federal election, expected early next year. Conservative leader Stephen Harper says opposing gay marriage will form a major part of his election platform.

But Harper's stance could also be risky. The Liberals won elections in 2000 and 2004 in part because they portrayed their right-wing rivals as extremists who would hack away at civil rights if elected.

Parliament broke for the summer immediately after the vote. Legislators will resume work September 26.

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shoot to kill... [19 Jun 2005|02:16pm]

Just wanted to stop by and share an open letter to our supporters. Thanks to all in the community who've helped, encouraged, etc.

As some of you read in burnandshiver 's journal, the Heroines are trying to restructure...

Here's the lofty version of things:

When I first moved to New York, I was struck with the realization that I had come home. I moved there to help an SVA fourth year rewrite her thesis script, do a rewrite on my own (the Gladdest Thing, then called Heroine) and to work for the Visibilities the Lesbian Magazine.Read more...Collapse )

Side note - Wish me luck! A Prod Co./Management Company just requested a copy of a script I wrote several years ago about Women's Soccer. What a hoot!

With all the love in the world (just shoot me),

xox Mel


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The Hundred Footer Project [16 May 2005|09:11pm]

hundredfooter invites comments on The Hundred Footer Project, a photography/performance art experiment in which a straight-looking lesbian transforms herself into a "visible lesbian" and keeps a record of people's reactions to her new appearance.

Before & After pictures at Hundred Footer's User Info.  Please see the journal for an in-depth introduction to the project and documentation of Day One and Two. (Day Two brings interesting developments...)

I'm interested in feedback on the problems I've had in tailoring my appearance to this project, or comments on how I might improve the next three days of this project (to take place over the next week and a half.)  If you don't feel comfortable leaving a comment in my journal, please email me at hundredfooter@gmail.com

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Back from the Phelp's protest [07 May 2005|11:06am]


(These are the people from godhatesfags.com and the Rev who protested Matthew Shepard's funeral)

They were protesting a HIGH SCHOOL production of The Laramie Project...a play about how Laramie dealt with life after Matthew's death.

Just got home and wanted to tell you all about it...

If you're interested, please check out PROTEST to read and see how it went down.

Drained and saddened,

the gals at heroine films


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Help! [27 Apr 2005|02:38pm]

Hi! I'm from Russia and I'm looking for some interesting and cute lesbian sites in other countries. Would you be so kind to give me site's addresses you know?
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[23 Apr 2005|05:43am]

Alright, I had this brilliant Idea last year, and the year before but always got bad reviews from people i knew in real life - saying that it was a stupid and pointless Idea, so I never let the project go ahead with my plans for world domination education. Here's the deal, read it if you'd like to be a part of Lyrical Rage - vocal war

All the info is there, this is for real.

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Will be x-posted so sorry if you see this more then once.
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Tori like melted cheese [27 Mar 2005|03:35pm]

got any self-loathing transvestites in denial?? and not the queer cinnamon-raisin kind either. 


Ever hear of 'Far Too Gone'  Its' about some self-loathing transvestite-in-denial who thinks he's Tori Amos
and his gothic slut girlfriend "Malaise". He starts flipping out on everyone, it's quite
grotesque in the same way 'Sense and Sensibility' was. seriously I'm a huge fan. I have several fetishes,
but besides that, surprisingly normal.

I thought
you'd be interested in checkin it out. I hope you like it yo

bye now (kisses)

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What happens when grassroots activism takes on Hollywood? help us find out [24 Mar 2005|09:12pm]

Hello again!

I just wanted to give you a little update let you know that The Gladdest Thing has a NEW promotional trailer (real player) up on our site.


Things have been going insanely well for us. We have been contacted by a distributor who wants to buy the finished film for international release! We've also heard some good things that may appear in the press soon...I'll let you know more when it is stone.

Thank you so much for all the feedback and support and donations. Please keep sporting those Ts and spreading the word!!

<3 Heroine Films

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[20 Mar 2005|09:27am]

hi y'all. just gettin into this whole lj thang... hope dianne won't mind me usin her hothead n chicken drawing - should be good press, right?

i feel your pain, dyketit, we got the same deal goin down here in minnesota as you got in ohio... there was a committee vote on thursday that approved the marriage ban, and it looks like it will go to referendum.

i actually think that all this blatant bigotry against gays and debate about same sex marriage is a great opportunity for the queer community, it raises our visibility - esp if we hear the battlecall and organize around it. more people are talking about gays and gay issues than ever before - even in my parents' smalltown church. i think that since our main obstacle is ignorance and fear here, talking about it will in the longterm prove very beneficial.

there used to be an avengers chapter here in minneapolis, but they seem to have disappeared - my gf and i want to get an activist group going to raise awareness and mobilize support, but people seem pretty apathetic. the lack of solidarity amongst the liberals these days is really agravating sometimes. and just lack of community in general. at the very least, we'll be making some huge banners and hanging them from bridges over the interstate, and doing some guerilla theater - you don't need many people for that.
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