Living: April 2006

Great LGBT news from around the state

Filed by Bil Browning | April 21, 2006 | 11:29 AM | comments

This has been an excellent week for LGBT Hoosiers! I'll give a quick rundown, and hopefully Randy can update us further on the situation he was so directly involved in. #1 - Bloomington, Indiana adds "gender identity" to its Human...Read More

Bloomington Gender Identity Amendment Passes

Filed by Bil Browning | April 19, 2006 | 8:46 PM | comments

The City Council in Bloomington, Indiana passed the gender identity amendment tonight. This makes the second city in Indiana to recognize that basic civil rights for people regardless of gender identity. Yay right!? Yes, it's exciting but in the wake...Read More

Bad Apples

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 17, 2006 | 10:23 PM | comments

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro laptop. The MacBook Pros are Apple's new Intel processor laptops. First generation hardware, so yeah, one expects a few problems. What any sane person wouldn't anticipate is what I've experienced with this machine....Read More

He Paid it Forward (for you?)

Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 17, 2006 | 4:21 PM | comments Good Karma and Generosity In Buddhist teaching the law of karma says: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant...Read More

Happy Passover

Filed by Annette Gross | April 12, 2006 | 9:31 PM | comments

Tonight marks the first night of Passover, which signifies the Israelites escape from Egypt and their move toward liberation. Every year I begin to think about the Passover story a few weeks before the holiday begins. As I was reflecting...Read More

Using Bible as a weapon profanes its most important messages

Filed by Linda Perdue | April 09, 2006 | 9:44 AM | comments

Sheila Kennedy sent this out and I think it needs posted here. From the Ashville Citizen-Times, Reverand Steve Runholt writes......Read More

Getting the Boot

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 07, 2006 | 10:38 PM | comments

I got fired yesterday... Well, that's not 100% correct. I got told yesterday that on May 6, I'm getting fired. Why, you might ask, are they telling me a month in advance? Mostly because they were too chicken shit to...Read More

Too many Brokeback Mountains

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 06, 2006 | 10:06 AM | comments

On the Brokeback Mountain website, there's a place for people to write their own stories... I may be one of the few queers in America who hasn't seen Brokeback Mountain. I sense that it will take much courage and time to process and haven't had the luxury of time for that lately, especially as I've been dealing with the resurfacing in my life of the woman ... I lost at twenty-one to family prejudice, her internalized religious bigotry, and my fears of destroying the relationship by letting it grow where it should have ... until she ran into the arms of the first man who offered.Read More

Free Speech: 1 - Censorship: 0 @ Notre Dame

Filed by Bil Browning | April 06, 2006 | 8:32 AM | comments

Notre Dame University recently became embroiled in a little bit of controversy when the new president said he thought a gay film festival and the play "The Vagina Monologues" didn't belong at a Catholic University. Amid outcry from the students...Read More

Tomorrow at one o'clock

Filed by Bil Browning | April 04, 2006 | 6:42 PM | comments

A fact from my brother Dave. "On Wednesday, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning or afternoon, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. That only happens once every one hundred years. Just thought you'd...Read More

Btown to add "gender identity" protections

Filed by Bil Browning | April 04, 2006 | 11:44 AM | comments

Bloomington, Indiana, is likely to become the second city in the state to provide civil-rights protections based on gender identity. On April 12, the Bloomington City Council is scheduled to discuss a resolution to add "gender identity" as a protected...Read More

Horrible Star article

Filed by Bil Browning | April 01, 2006 | 8:54 AM | comments

Today's Star runs an article that is more or less preaching the virtues of the ex-gay movement. Exodus International plans on holding their 31st Annual Exodus Freedom Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana this year. The "conference" will...Read More