Here we go again, more news, updates, commentary, links, and just plain old stuff for the LGBTQ community and beyond. It's another Wednesday outing from COP:24/7 putting it all out their for your reading pleasure. While wait, dive in...
Help Wanted: Need Employment? The MANY MEN, MANY VOICES PROJECT has a part-time opening for an Advocate/Gatekeeper at the Little Rock Office. All positions require a minimum of a high school diploma. Familiar with community events and a strong relationship with diverse populations. Experience in group facilitation, cultural, and social norms is a plus. Call (501) 663-7166 ext. 113 to obtain an application or mail resume to ATTN: HMScribner, 2020 West 3rd, Suite 213, Little Rock, AR 72204. Submit no later than August 31, 2009. EOE, Drug-Free Workplace and Criminal Background check required. As I've mentioned in my AIDS reporting, I cited that locally this health dilemma has been impacted due to the lack of African American SGL entities in the struggle to forward prevention messages and treatment options. It's extremely important that positions such as this be filled with a committed individual who is willing to accept the challenge of facilitating this effort. Is that person you?
Rodeo Royalty: Diamond State Rodeo Association is accepting applications for the upcoming Royalty Competition for the following Positions Mr DSRA (Male competing as a Male)Ms DSRA (Female competing as a Female)Miss DSRA (Male competing as a Female)MsTer DSRA (Female competing as a Male) These positions are the Royalty for Diamond State Rodeo Positions for a two year period. You can and urged to follow the rules to compete at IGRA level at a future time frame, a prestigious position at US level. The application will be sent to all those interested with a deadline to enter of 15 August 2009. The "cheat sheets" for the interview will be sent as well. There are three categories in this Competition:Interview (DSRA "cheat sheets" as well as other knowledge) Western Wear (An close look at you in authentic Western Wear and bearing) Talent (self explanatory) For further info and/or application contact Sandy Bidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Rodney Brown (President) at LittleRockRodney@sbcglobal.net or any Board Member and dont forget to visit our website at http://www.dsra.org/
Step Up and Speak to Power!: Arkansas is a key state in the fight for ENDA! There are three votes in play here. Please call them today to ask for their support. Facts and contact info after the jump.Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat, though fairly conservative on many issues, voted for the hate crimes bill. Please call him at 501-324-6336 to support S 1584.Senator Blanche Lincoln, also a Democrat, has cosponsored a previous bill with sexual orientation and gender identity, and voted for the hate crimes bill. Please call her at 501-375-2993 to support S 1584.Representative Vic Snyder, also a Democrat, voted yes on the hate crimes bill and on ENDA in 2007. According to Wikipedia, while in the Arkansas legislature, Snyder stepped into one of his earliest legislative controversies when he attempted to repeal the state's aged "Sodomy Laws". Ultimately, however, his efforts failed, and the sodomy laws stayed in effect until the state Supreme Court struck it down in Jegley v. Picado in March 2001. Please call him at 501-324-5941 to support HR 3017.The other three Arkansas Representatives, Marion Berry, John Boozman, and Mike Ross, all voted against ENDA in 2007.