Monday, March 17, 2014

Sweeping the COP 24/7 Cloud Part 2

Most likely some of you are getting your corn beef and cabbage going, possibly still some green beer in the fridge and all manner of celebrating the four clovers of St. Patrick's Day 2014. We are all about kissing the blarney stone here at COP 24/7 with our unique take on who and who is not getting any favor from local leprechauns guarding the pot of gold!  So while you check that latest lotto tickets that most likely is not a winner, know that if you are reading this post you are still a winner! Let's dive in for the latest...

"Mirror" Anthology Project Seeking Submissions

A new anthology project under the working title of "Reflections of A Shattered Mirror," is ready to seek original content ranging from prose to essay concerning personal lived experiences in relation to social justice issues while embracing all aspects of an individuals LGBTQI journey and beyond. 

Submission's can be forwarded to for consideration which started March 12, 2014. Content can include high quality photo's, drawings, essay, white paper's and other graphic art work to support the overall themes of the publication. Currently we are seeking cover concepts that could be chosen for the work due for release in December.

The project was green lighted as a initiative of the Bush-Mallon Institute for Social Justice in collaboration with The National Association of Black and White Men Together, Inc.(  According to Executive Editor, C. Mabin the periodical will continue to explore the multi layered experiences of same gender loving men and women and the impact of coming out, homophobia, intimate partner violence, gender identity, long term partnership and assorted sub culture myths that are often languish in misinformation.

COP 24/7 is enthusiastic and excited at the forward motion of the project and will be updating as additional decision are concluded. Please stay tuned to this platform as well as on our new Facebook page ( ) Don't forget to "like" our page!

Making Health Care Coverage More Accessible and Equitable For Same-Sex Couples 

 By Matthew Heinz, MD, Director of Provider Outreach and Director of LGBT Outreach at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services      

On March 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services took one more step toward making health care coverage more accessible and equitable for married same-sex couples.
Already, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

 Marketplace plans cover essential health benefits like emergency services, prescription drugs and mental health and substance use disorder services. And preventive services like flu shots, blood pressure screening and HIV screening are covered at no additional charge.

Moreover, all health plans sold in the Marketplace have to follow rules that make health care more accessible for everyone. You can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition, like HIV/AIDS or cancer, and you can’t be charged more for being a woman. Locally you can get enrollment education and or enrollment by contacting 501.349-7777.

We are clarifying that, starting next year, if an insurance company offers coverage to opposite-sex spouses, it cannot choose to deny that coverage to same-sex spouses. In other words, insurance companies will not be permitted to discriminate against married same-sex couples when offering coverage. This will further enhance access to health care for all Americans, including those with same-sex spouses.

You can learn just how affordable coverage can be. Across the country, 6 out of 10 uninsured Americans can get covered for $100 per month or even less – some for a lot less. And legally married same-sex couples are treated equally for purposes of financial assistance when purchasing coverage in the Marketplace, regardless of where they live.

Security and peace-of-mind are just a click or call away. You can sign up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at or 1-800-318-2596 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-318-2596 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting . You can even get in-person help in your own community (just visit and punch in your zip code).

Don’t delay, sign up today at Open enrollment ends March 31st.

COP 24/7 Save the Date Action Alert!

Join COP 24/7 for a Community Meet & Greet
415Main Street
North Little Rock
 April 6, 2014,
6 - 8 pm
Free Buffet & Service Industry Night Beverage Specials
Come share your views about what's really going on or not going on in our community!

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