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Apr. 9th, 2009

ed1nburgh

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Are you a person who considers themselves part of the LGBT community? Are you struggling with issues that others around you can't relate to because they are not? Are you discouraged that most of the peer advice networks for people of alternate sexualities and genders are offline and not so anonymous?

Or are you someone of an alternate sexuality who wants to help their peers go through the same things you did? Are you someone who wants to keep up with LGBT news and socialise with other people going through the same things you are? Are you a heterosexual person who is adamant about LGBT rights?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this community is for you! We are a peer advice community for LGBT youth in crisis. Our dedicated volunteers will help you deal with issues such as coming out, discrimination and homophobia, relationship problems, the fight for equality, reactions of other people, alternate sexualities and religion, and et cetera. We also function as a social group where you can meet other people in their teens and twentysomethings within the LGBT community and stay up to date with news on important issues that concern us all.

We are currently looking for staff that would be willing to help advise young LGBT peers in crisis.

congregaytion

ravidia

anyone want to protest the "Tea party" with me?

This may be really, really short notice, but those tea parties really make me angry! I'd like to go and protest - would anyone be interested in joining me?

These "tea parties" will be at the federal building between 12:00 and 3:00, and then at the post ofc on 2100 s and 1795 w between 5:00 and 7:00.

I have ZERO experience organizing a protest - can anyone here help me?

Here are some ideas I had for signs:

"tea party = greed party"

"don't tax us poor rich people!"

"tax DIVIDENDS as income!!!"

"Right wing = WRONG planet"

"have you even STUDIED history?"

or I'm open to anything better, as well.

Sorry if this is not a good post, but I feel strongly about getting jerked around by the talking heads of the Right wing. The idea of people rallying against their own interests frustrates me to no end!!!

Edited to add: I don't feel like we're at a point where intelligent, useful discourse is occurring. And all these anonymous right wing posts are wasting my time. All I ask of anyone reading this is that they actually get informed. Read alternet.org, read Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs. The Right is not the only alternative to policies you don't like. Look at A New Way Forward. We can disagree, but still have socially responsible viewpoints. The Right, as usual, is anything but right. Their policies got us into this mess. Don't become pawns for their agenda. Follow the money. Pay attention.

Note the fear, on the Right, of actual dissent. Note the unprecedented quantity of anonymous right wing replies in a small local community blog with low traffic. Please pay attention.


Thanks, it's been depressing.

-Alice

Mar. 19th, 2009

Heavy Flow

hematomaalice

PHOTO SHOOT - MARCH 21st

A long shot, but figured I'd ask.

I am a photographer from the East Coast. I'm visiting Utah for the week. This Saturday I'm shooting a series up north in Idaho.
I am looking for hair and makeup artists for this shoot (scheduled help has become available as of today, and looking for replacements).
Please take a look at my work and let me know if you're interested.
For reference, the series will be similar to the one in the first gallery of my website:
www.gemmafleming.com
Please reply to posting or email gemma@gemmafleming.com

Jan. 12th, 2009

keycon

zas

(!!kind of a last minute opportunity notification!!)


(click to enlarge)


The first two Repo! Road Tours completely sold out . . . Hopefully Utah doesn't end up looking weak in comparison!

There's an incredible amount of talent who have worked behind(and not so behind) the music of this film, ranging from people involved with Bauhaus to Busta Rhymes to Rasputina to Slipknot to Poe to X-Japan.

DEFINITELY check out the TRAILER and some other clips off of the site to get a sense of whether or not it's something you're interested in-

Buffy fans, Sarah Brightman fans, Skinny Puppy fans, Paris Hilton fans, gore fans, darkwave fans, and many more may find something to appreciate. :)

Even if it's not for you, be sure to spread the word to anyone else you know who may be interested!



(x-posted like a mofo cuz i'm addicted to the knife)


(The community info lists "cultural events" as appropriate . . . This certainly fits my somewhat skewed, half-Navajo/ex-mo/painter/skeptic's perception as cultural, but if it doesn't fit then I apologize!)

Nov. 13th, 2008

Political Liberty Justice

erin_ruston

Nationwide Anti-Prop 8 Protest

Local info

Date: 15 Nov 2008, Saturday
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: 451 S. State

Organizer Contact Info: elaineballfr@gmail.com or (801) 654-7614

Sign making party at the Center Friday.

It's not just about gay rights, its about separation of church and state. This is going on all over the country at exactly the same time.

Nov. 7th, 2008

Political Liberty Justice

erin_ruston

Gay Rights Protest Tonight

What: A peaceful demonstration at the world headquarters of the LDS Church to protest their involvement with California's Proposition 8.

When: Friday, November 7, 2008 @ 6PM

Where: The corner of State Street and North Temple

Sep. 30th, 2008

Ponyo!!

levityinbrevity

Reminder- please join me today

I guarantee you they will come in droves

That is what members of “Heart for the Lost Ministries” had to say about us today, “I guarantee you they will come in droves”.

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If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for Utah Planned Parenthood Action Network.

Sep. 29th, 2008

Ponyo!!

levityinbrevity

(no subject)

Best way to get to the capital?
I am going tomorrow to the protest and will have 2 kids with me.
so..
Parking?
should I park and ride the bus?
park far away and have a nice walk with the kids?
will I be able to find parking near the capital building?
Ponyo!!

levityinbrevity

Utah prochoicers your help is needed today!

In the midst of Utah’s $350 million fiscal deficit an extremist out-of-state group is partnering with your anti-choice Utah legislators who want to waste our taxpayer money attempting to criminalize abortion.  These legislators and their allies will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon, September 30, at the Utah State Capitol to talk about their hopes of banning abortion in Utah and making us a test case for overturning Roe v. Wade.  

 

[Tomorrow afternoon these legislators, with all of their support coming from outside of Utah, will tell us all why they think we should waste taxpayer dollars on litigation to restrict women’s health and reproductive freedom.]

 

But we at PPAC won’t be taking this outrageous political stunt lying down!  Join us tomorrow as we protest this wasteful affront to women’s health and say NO MORE to ideological assaults on Utah women and families.  Join us tomorrow as we tell these out-of-touch legislators to move on and work on legislation that will actually HELP us, not harm us!  Join us as we stand up to this nonsense in three ways:

 

  • Action Phone bank:  Join us tonight as we call our pro-choice allies to turn out as many people as possible to tomorrow’s protest.  We will be making phone calls at the PPAC office (551 East South Temple) from 5:30-9 p.m. tonight. 

 

  • Women’s Health Rally:  We want to show this small contingent of anti-choice extremists that we are a force that will not let them waste our time and money to restrict our choice.  We will meet at the Capitol in the East Building Cafeteria at 1:45 p.m. to protest this absurdity.  PPAC will provide all signs and banners.  Come help us stand up to this injustice – and bring all of your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers as well.  

 

  • Action Phone bank: To make sure that stuff like this does not continue to happen, help us get the word out about our endorsed candidates – candidates who want to protect women’s health, not affront it.  We will be holding a phone bank at PPAC (551 East South Temple) this Thursday, October 2 from 5:30-9 p.m. to let people know how they can walk for candidates who will make a positive change for Utah families.  Call 801.328.8939 or email ppac@ppau.org to sign up for this phone bank.

 

This is our time – your time – to stand up and make your voice heard.  Sound the alarm!  It’s time for us to stand up for our rights – and for what is right.  JOIN US!!!

 

Yours in action,

 

 

Melissa Bird, CSW

Executive Director

Aug. 11th, 2008

ben_ramman

Georgia

Hi, this video is directed to an American public and the rest of civilized Western world. I am a Russian citizen, I live in United States for a long time, for over 10 years. I happened to be in Russia now and I caught all this "action" that's taking place in South Ossetia, a region in Georgia. I never posted on youtube, but I couldn't hold myself from doing it now. I had to do this.
My message to American public is meant as a wake up call. American and other Western media especially CNN is feeding you complete horse shit! Russia did not invade and did not attack Georgia. It was a response to a horrible war crime committed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, this irresponsible man who just can't stand Russia, hates us, and will kiss America's and Europe's ass just to get a chance to join NATO and European Union. America has always supported Georgian "democracy" and I suspect actually that it was America who instigated Georgia to commit this crime.... on the first day of Olympics! How ironic is that? But please don't take this allegation too close heartedly, my point is not about whether or not U.S. government had any role in this, my point is to give you truth about what really happened Thursday night

So again, Russia did not invade or attack Georgia, as your media outlets are saying.

A brief geography and history lesson. South Ossetia is a very small region about 40 miles by 40 miles in the northern Georgia. It's population is around 70000 people. It borders with Russia. Today, many of the residents of South Ossetia are Russian citizens holding Russian passports, it's our people. South Ossetia had claimed independence from Georgia in 1992. Obviously it was never recognized by any international organizations. In 2006, they held an election where 99% of the voters supported independence from Georgia, and the turn out rate was 95%, it was monitored by a team of 34 international observers from the West. It still was not recognized by the world. As an analogy I would like to bring Kosovo situation, Serbian region in the south that was illegally snatched from Serbia and made into an independent country. Please look it up on Wikipedia and see how similar this situation is. How ironic is that America never supported Southern Ossetia same way it supported Kosovo. Obviously, it was made to show Russia how unfriendly the rest of the world is towards us.

Thursday night, Georgian military started an attack against South Ossetia. It was yesterday. They shelled the main city of Tshinkvali. They killed over a 1000 people. The excuse was to "restore the constitutional order in the region". BULLSHIT! This attack was an attempt to commit "ethnic cleansing", it was an act of genocide. They shelled civilian houses, schools, hospitals, without any warning. They also captured several villages near Tshinkvali. Reports say that they attempt to kill anyone of the Ossetian nationality. It was a pure act of Genocide. Wake up!

Russia couldn't watch this atrocity happening to its own citizens. We had no choice but to bring in our military into the region and protect our people. Whatever happens next the world needs to know, that the cause of this conflict is Georgia and its president. Before you accept what your media tells you, before you get fired up by McCains irresponsible allegations and comments, try remember all the lies that American media had always fed you, try to read news from other media outlets, not russian, but other parts of the world, other than U.S. or U.K.'s media.

America needs to wake up and stop doing what it's doing. Stop seeing an enemy in Russia. Stop using countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia who are basically acting like prostitutes of U.S. government in their public acts of hatred towards Russia.

And finally need to say, Mr. SSHAshvili that's how we like to call him. S.SH.A stands for U.S.A in Russian. Mr. SSHAshvili will pay for what happened yesterday.

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