Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Swing Out Wednesday

In lieu of Arkansas' Eureka Springs recent marriage registry and the sound defeat of the 2004 marriage amendment comes, Pursuit of Equality an emotionally charged film that puts a face on American citizens who strive for marriage equality.
From the first frame of the film, even before the press is aware, a film crew is with San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom’s senior staff as the nation’s first same-sex couple exchange their vows and ignite the most controversial civil rights topic in recent history.
The story continues on the streets, in the courtrooms, and on the steps of City Hall, where same-sex couples clash with church groups who declare that who they are and how they love is a sin.
The film focuses on the compelling, human rights struggles surrounding same-sex marriage and captures the elation and despair of couples and families who are fighting for equal rights.
As the only film crew in the Mayors Chambers during the most crucial of times, this extraordinary film provides a telling ‘fly-on-the wall’ view as this historic event unfolds. This movie will be debuting nationally in various locales from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, at post time no such luck in the Arkansas area. However, if you are like myself and enjoy home viewing it's available on DVD. Here's the link:

FPride Action: Somewhere in this city they are circiling the waggons against the upcoming Adoption Ban, however, only "they" know when or where. But I was suprised to find an action alert posted within the Federation of International Pride website and a treasure trove of other worthwhile info. The Action Center allows users to directly FAX Arkansas' Attorney General, Dustin McDaniel (pictured) with your concerns about the issue. Did they have to have a series of meeting to come up with this simple process? I think not. It was a direct action tactic that probably most Arkansans don't even know about until now. But since you heard it here first, then get busy at their site with this addy:

Stonewall Meets: Bill Gwatney, Chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, will speak to members and guest at 6:00 - 6:30 pm for the SDC meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at Democratic Headquarters in Little Rock. Please attend and take this opportunity to ask him any questions about the Arkansas Democratic Party or the 2008 elections, enjoy refreshmentes and discuss new officers with elections coming in January 2008. I will be updating shortly on my efforts to become a delegate to the National Democratic Convention being held in Denver in 08,
so stay tune because I will need your help!!

Congratulations to Mr. Sebastian Armonte, Mr. Gay-All American 2008. Mr. Armonte hails from Pittsburgh, Pennnsylvia and will represent the title across the country as a symbol of pride excellence. The yearly event was held at the Habanna Inn complex in OKC, (11/11/07) We will have more info on our Myspace entertainment platform this week.

Have your registered to vote yet? It's aproximately 80 Days to Super Tuesday, Februrary 5, 2008. Every vote will be needed including yours. Contact your local county clerk or register for information. It's your right, so do it TODAY!

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