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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
10:12 pm
Well, hi.
You're friendly neighbourhood lesbian again.

Marriage Equality Florida is marching in the Stonewall Pride Parade. Join us and help organize more people to fight for our marriage equality.

Details for Stonewall Pride Parade
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Ft Lauderdale High West Parking Lot
City/Town: Wilton Manors, FL
Phone: 954-703-0691
Email: ithesiren@hotmail.com

PLEASE RSVP! Either at the FaceBook page, by phone or by e-mail. You can text me too.

We can have up to 35 people march in the parade, if you're interested in marching please RSVP and I will send you more details.

You must be there no later than 6pm!


Right now we've only got Three People.

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
6:19 pm
Attention people in South Florida!
I'm trying to put together a group of 25-35 people, dressed in their best wedding attire, to march in the Stonewall Street Festival parade, June 20th. We will have a "Just Married" car and lots of fun!

This Sunday we'll be getting together at my place to go over the details, help anyone who needs it and make White Knots to hand out at the parade and festival.

Details Here:

FaceBook: Marriage Equality Florida
Twitter: eqlmarriagefl

There will be other events and protests organized following the parade, so check us out and stay tuned!

Current Mood: energetic
Saturday, March 21st, 2009
12:48 am
Love Of The South
Please take five minutes to help out a southern girl wanting to pursue her dream!



Polls close April 3rd! If you all would vote and get as many friends to vote/comment as possible I would love you forever!!!! I need 200 more votes! Steal my bandwidth. I don't care!! I love you even if I have no idea who you are!

- Jessica
Monday, November 17th, 2008
2:58 pm
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
10:18 am
Memphis Protest Against Proposition 8 (CA same-sex marriage ban)
Saturday, November 15
12:30 PM
City Hall (125 N. Main)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
11:18 pm
Memphis Transgender Day of Remembrance 2008
Memphis Transgender Day of Remembrance
Saturday, November 22
4 pm
Tom Lee Park

357 Riverside Drive
Memphis, TN 38103

Please join us for this memorial service for transgender people who have been killed as a result of anti-trans violence. Here in Memphis we've had several tragedies in our own backyard over the last two years. That is why it is especially important that we have as many people attend as possible this year.

RIP Duanna Johnson, Tiffany Berry, Ebony Whitaker, and Dre'Ona Blake
Thursday, August 14th, 2008
1:37 pm

The day of August 8 has put a final and irreversible end to the claims of Georgia for this territory. This obvious fact just has to be recognized officially. Today, Moscow possesses an unquestionable moral right for declaring South Ossetia and Abkhazia as territories of Russia. The will of the peoples, expressed earlier at the public referendums, is to be satisfied, as well as their natural desire to be protected by a strong nation.

Saakashvili spent the whole term of his presidency provoking Russia for physical response – to his verbal humiliating statements, to the capture and interrogation of officers of the Russian peacekeeping contingent by his henchmen, to the selection of an alternative government of South Ossetia etc. Thus, when Georgian aircrafts and artillery were systematically bombing living quarters and hospitals of Tskhinval, the center of the breakaway South Ossetia, and killing injured peacekeepers, he was just doing his job. He was doing what he was instructed to do by his US employers. Tskhinvali, as the center of the unrecognized state of South Ossetia, does not exists any longer. What does exist is the Russian city of Tskhinval.

Monday, August 11th, 2008
2:14 pm
2:13 pm
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.
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
7:24 am
My newspaper column on the Knoxville tragedy
On the UU church shootings from last weekend -- giving people unfamiliar with Unitarian Universalism a quick primer on who we are, about the climate that led us to this point (and why in my opinion this was sad, but not surprising), why it's a mistake to think our gentle nature means we're weak, and where the hope is in such a situation.

I was particularly proud of the last paragraph, which came to me after I thought I was finished and was getting ready to e-mail the piece to the op-ed guys:

And when he gets a fair trial instead of a lynch mob, possibly with a public defender provided for him at no cost, then serves his time under humane conditions, he can get back to us on all the ways liberals have made his life more difficult.

That could have been a column of its own, in fact. And it might be, down the road.
Monday, July 14th, 2008
4:13 pm
 ANT is so funny!  Did you know that he has a show on Logo, the LGBT network?  He basically travels around small town America looking for signs of gay life. The best part is when he heads south!!!  Anyway, you can rent the DVD of his gay comedy show, US of Ant. 

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, June 20th, 2008
11:08 pm
Are you people dead? I'm CPR certified. Who needs resuscitation?
Your friendly neighbourhood lesbian here, with a little last minute notice.

Stonewall Pride in Ft Lauderdale will have an Obama booth (right by the main stage!) June 22nd from 10am to 5pm and we will be marching in the parade June 21st at 8pm.

Over 28,000 people come out to celebrate the diversity of South Florida in Wilton Manors on the famous Wilton Drive from 16th Street to Five Points. Businesses and organizations are represented on the drive to meet with the community to expand both knowledge and relationships. Food and drink will be offered all day. The 9th Annual Stonewall Street Festival 2008: Sizzling with Pride! is a spectacular two-day event full of fun and friends and can't be missed!

Stonewall street festival and Exhibition 2008 (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Wilton Drive from 16th Street to Five Points: BOOTH G 2B (Obama Booth)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

The Street Festival MeetUp Sign Up.

The Parade MeetUp Sign Up.

I realize this is very last minute but for anyone who can make it we'd love the support.

Current Mood: Seriously
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
3:01 am
Hello fellow angry liberal type people. Where the hell you at?
Barack Beach Bash!
Come out to the beach for a full day of organizing, fun and sun! We'll have signs, buttons and stickers to hand out. We'll also be serving up some hot dogs and hamburgers (vegans we will have some boca burgers).

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help set up, clean up, bring materials (buttons, stickers etc...) to hand out or food to share please contact Lauren.

E-mail: ithesiren@hotmail.com
Phone: 954-703-0691

Pass the world along! Let's show people there's a presence for Obama here in South Florida.

Where: Pompano Beach, A1A off of Atlantic Blvd by the pier. If you need directions just harass me.
When: May 10th, starting at 8am and lasting all day.

For those of you not in South Florida...sorry?

Current Mood: Why isn't gay a mood?
Friday, April 18th, 2008
6:59 pm
Babies Babies Babies
I've been doing this for three years running and I'm trying to harass more people than usual.

One week until I do March for Babies! Last year I raised over $300 which was five times over my goal. You can keep donating after I've reached my goal, so if anyone out there has a dollar (or ten!) help me make a difference for some unborn babies.

(mods, if this isn't cool then let me know and I'll delete it)

x-posted at charity365.

Current Mood: please?
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
1:04 pm
NC - here we come!


So my husband and I are finally moving to NC this weekend! We are both really excited. We are moving to the Triad area.

We want to meet new people and go to new places...anyone know of any cool places we can check out and meet people? We are in our mid-20's & love music and dogs. 



Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
2:40 pm
Must-read Article

Days away from her seventh birthday, a little girl named Emma Rose is currently trapped in Georgia’s foster care system, unable to reunite with the woman who has been her mother for almost a year — all because the mother is a lesbian.

This makes me so sad. I am trying to spread the word because I feel like people need to know that these kinds of things are happening right now, in this country, in our own backyards.
Sunday, February 4th, 2007
12:19 pm
Calling members of the reality-based community...
If you look at jacksonsun.com, you will see a poll asking whether you believe global warming is a serious, man-made threat.

Vote your conscience, if you wish. (And if you wish to vote more than once, you can -- about once every five minutes.)
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
3:51 pm
A thought occurs...
Something disquieting hit me today. Has there been much of a conservative reaction to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama joinging the '08 race? Maybe it's just me, but I haven't noticed much and that's a bit surprising, but I think I know why;

The both of them running is a bad idea.

Think about it: Both candidates have an extremely energized base who believe that their candidate can bring real change and should be the front runner. An energized base that may well turn their respective campaigns into cults of personality, whether the candidates want it or not. Energized bases that may likely be more devoted to their candidates than to the Democratic party itself. Remember all the die-hard Dean supporters who got pissed when Kerry became the front runner? Think of that on a larger scale. Even if one chooses the other as the VP candidate, there's still a huge risk of alienating a lot of people. Granted it may not be a schism on the scale that the Republican party is experiencing now, but if the GOP can get their front-runner sorted out before we do it may become an issue.

Anyone else have any thoughts?
Friday, November 24th, 2006
12:17 am
Question for any Unitarian Universalists near Nashville
... Is anyone familiar with the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville and the Greater Nashville UU Congregation? Would I be fair in saying that the Greater Nashville congregation is more "liberal Christian" in tone, while First UU is more humanist or simply more all-inclusive? I've visited First UU several times, but only know about the Greater Nashville group from what's on their Web site.

(Cross-posted to chalice_circle.)
Thursday, October 26th, 2006
6:28 pm
George Bush protest!
President Bush is coming to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Geprgia on Monday to campaign for Max Burns, who is trying to gain a Republican seat in the 12th district. He will be speaking at about 10 AM at Hanner Fieldhouse on campus, and protesters are expected to gather much earlier in the morning, as traffic will be a total nightmare and parking even worse. If you are interested in going and joining the ever-growing crowd of protestors outside, please comment or e-mail me at whimseywisp@gmail.com. I will be glad to post directions here or to give them individually to whomever needs them.


Current Mood: hopeful
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