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23rd International AIDS Candlelight Service this Sunday [18 May 2007|03:23pm]

o_wanderlust
This Sunday at 6 PM, SHARED, a local non-profit working to bring access to health care to the world's poor, is hosting the 23rd International AIDS Candlelight Service at Temple Sinai on 50 Sewall Av. in Brookline near Coolidge Corner. It is a nondenominational event so those of you who are atheist/agnostic/not religious/not Jewish/EVERYONE is welcome. While it is often grossly misrepresented as a "gay disease", HIV/AIDS is still an important issue in the LGBT community and while I know many of you live further away and or are very busy, I just wanted to let you all know about this event nontheless. Temple Sinai is the temple my family belongs to, so if you want to go but aren't sure to get there, I'll be more than happy to give you directions.

Hope to see you there,

Merri
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A friendly reminder.... [03 May 2007|04:53pm]

o_wanderlust
Save the Date for "Make a Statement." Youth Pride 2007!

SATURDAY,MAY 12TH,2007
11 AM-3:30 PM

WWW.MASSYOUTHPRIDE.ORG for more information.

The BHS GSA will be meeting in front of the school at 11AM to go together....And if you need more of an incentive to go, yours truly will be accepting an award on behalf of GLSEN Boston!


And of course:
FOLLOWED BY THE BAGLY PROM!

An event for youth 22 years of age and younger.
7pm-11pm at Boston City Hall

Standard BAGLY Rules and "frees" do apply while at this event…
As always, BAGLY is free of: sex, drugs, violence, harassment, pressure, weapons, and alcohol. This means: do not engage in sex, violence, harassment, or pressure while in BAGLY spaces. Do not bring drugs, weapons, or alcohol into the space, and do not come to the space under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Tickets $10/person.
OPTIONAL: Tickets can be purchased online up to noon the day before (Friday, May 11th). You can follow the instructions under "events" on their website, http://www.bagly.org/


SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE MA COMMISSION ON GLBT YOUTH
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
KELLY LYDON-KLYDON@FRIENDSOFGLBTYOUTH.ORG - 617-450-1333
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[17 Dec 2006|02:34pm]

o_wanderlust
The BHS GLBTQSA will be watching Rent at our weekly Wednesday meeting at 2:45 in room 236 to celebrate the holiday season. Singing along is not only allowed, it is encouraged. Whether you're a self-proclaimed renthead or have never seen the movie or play it's based on, whether you are current GSA member or a proud alumni you're more than welcome to join us! There will likely be some food as well. (Monica and iE, be sure to bring your DVD copies of the movie!).

Wishing all of you a gay holiday,

Merri
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oh no, it's me again.... [26 Sep 2006|09:06pm]

o_wanderlust
BAGLY's Halloween Dance/Party

Saturday October 21, 2006

7-11PM

Ages 22 and Under Only

$10 Donation

Back Bay Grand
@ Corner of Stewart & Berkeley
Close to Arlington & Copley T Stops
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[07 Sep 2006|02:57pm]

o_wanderlust
Does ANYBODY happen to have the email list for our GSA??? If you have it please send it to me ASAP to o_wanderlust@livejournal.com
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YOUTH PRIDE VENUE CHANGED [11 May 2006|07:07pm]

o_wanderlust
Hi everyone-Youth Pride has been moved due to the rain two blacks from the Boston Common. The new location is The Castle at Park Plaza which is at the corner of Arlington Street and Columbus Ave. The phone number there is 617-457-2281. Or you can call my cell phone at 617-721-9306. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TELL EVERYONE AND ANYONE AND MASS EMAIL THIS TO THEM!

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE VISIT: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MASSYOUTHPRIDE

This is going to be the best Youth Pride EVER. We will be warm and in a castle! We will still march as well!
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[09 Apr 2006|04:07pm]

o_wanderlust
I know it's more than a month away, and our priority is the Day of Silence right now, but has anybody registered the GSA for Youth Pride yet? (I'm assuming we're going. Why wouldn't we :-D )I came across the pre-registration form I picked up at the summit we went to last month which stresses how registering in advance is prefered. I don't mind taking the 10-15 minutes to fill out the form and send it to the address, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't done already. (BTW our banners are still in my basement. I just keep forgetting to give them back to Pat)


-Merri
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From a Friend in Arlington <3 [06 Dec 2005|05:00pm]

cultmonkey
Hey there everybody!

The Arlington GSA is holding a movie night this Friday (December 9th) from 5 untill 8. It will be held at the high school in Ms. Holt's room (that's 506.. and yes there will be signs directing you from the main lobby). We're going to be watching "But I'm a Cheerleader" which I hear is extremely funny. It's about a cheerleader who doesnt like kissing her boyfriend, so she gets sent away to a camp that tries to make kids straight. Good plot, right? There will be food and maybe pizza if people seem to want it. Bring more food if you'd like (c'mon kids, this is the Arlington GSA, the more food the better!) and of course bring FRIENDS!!

If you have any questions find me at school or e-mail me at arlington_gsa@yahoo.com .

Thanks,
Jesse

(PS. please keep sending this to as many friends and schools as you can!)



PPS. I THINK your advisor [Dev Levy?] is on our mailing list, but still spread the words to kids who don't go to meetings!
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[05 Oct 2005|10:37pm]

richips
halloween
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Join MassEquality to Rally and Lobby at the Constitutional Convention [08 Sep 2005|05:53pm]

xpressed
Join MassEquality to Rally and Lobby at the Constitutional Convention

In less than two weeks, Massachusetts legislators will again consider a constitutional amendment to revoke equal marriage rights. There will be many opportunities for you to get involved over the coming days, but we wanted you to have this schedule of major events as soon as possible. 

We have suffered a serious setback. Attorney General Tom Reilly today certified the new anti-gay amendment. That means that we will face an enormous, expensive and hurtful fight, potentially for the next three years. 

We are extremely disappointed at the Attorney General's decision. Reilly had the opportunity to save Massachusetts a public fight that will sap millions of dollars and introduce toxic rhetoric harmful to gay and lesbian couples and their families. After 6,500 marriages, it's a travesty that this extreme measure will dominate public debate for the next three years. Why doesn't Attorney General Reilly get it? 

Click here to write a personal letter to Attorney General Reilly: www.massequality.org/action/ag.php 

We urge you to bring your family, friends and co-workers with you to the State House for these events leading up to the Constitutional Convention. Show your support for marriage equality. 

Equality Rally 
Date: Monday, September 12th 
Where: State House 
Time: Noon - Come on your lunch hour! 

Equal Marriage Lobby Day 
Date: Monday, September 12th 
Where: State House 
Time: 1 PM 

Candlelight Vigil 
Date: Tuesday, September 13th 
Where: State House 
Time: 6 PM 

Constitutional Convention 
Date: Wednesday, September 14th 
Where: State House 
Time: Lines will be forming at 6:30 AM. Constitutional Convention begins at 1 PM. We encourage you to come early if you would like to be inside the State House. 

For more information or to get involved, go to MassEquality or call Amy at 617-878-2307. Volunteers are needed daily for phone banks in the Boston office and for activities around the state. Sign up to volunteer here. For more information, please visit www.massequality.org
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[15 Aug 2005|10:48pm]

giganticpants
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don’t believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

*Re-post this if you think homophobia is . . . problematic, in a word. (UNDERSTATEMENT)
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[12 Aug 2005|07:34pm]

o_wanderlust
[ mood | happy ]

gay swans!

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Spain [30 Jun 2005|04:41pm]

giganticpants
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Spanish parliament legalizes gay marriage: Bill also lets same-sex couples adopt children, inherit each others' property

BOOYA!

 x-posted

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[28 May 2005|02:46pm]

broadwaykueen
Our GSA is made up of a LOT of Seniors, so to the ones i missed, AND the ones i already said goodbye to, goodbye, ill miss you, and the rest of us will do our best to keep our GSA strong. BYE!
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Fred Phelps / Westboro Baptist Church [26 May 2005|11:32pm]

dippydawg1932
[ mood | angry ]

Please check out dracutequality for information on one of the newest attempts of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church to spread hate across the country! In addition to Dracut, there are over 15 stops planned in Massachusetts that same week to spread his sick message.

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[25 May 2005|11:11pm]

rmg
ganked from the oft-spurious IndyMedia:
http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/37294/index.php

STAND UP TO ANTI-GAY BIGOTS AND DEFEND GAY MARRIAGE!
PROTEST FRED PHELPS!

FRED PHELPS WANTS TO BRING HIS ANTI-GAY HATEFUL MESSAGE TO BROOKLINE HIGH'S GRADUATION ON JUNE 5, 2005. WE HAVE TO ORGANIZE TO STOP THIS DISGUSTING NUT JOB WHO PROTESTED MATTHEW SHEPARD'S FUNERAL AND IS NOW ON A MISSION TO DISTURB HIGH SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH PROMINENT GLBT GROUPS WITH HIS HATE-FILLED PREACHING. HE TARGETS MASSACHUSETTES BECAUSE ONLY HERE HAVE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES BEEN LEGALIZED.

IF LEFT UNOPPOSED, PHELPS' HATEFUL WORDS CAN ONLY INSPIRE HATE CRIMES AGAINST GAYS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BUILD CONFIDENCE IN THOSE WHO WANT TO HARM AND SILENCE THOSE WHO WANT EQUALITY FOR ALL. IN ORDER TO PREVENT THIS AND DEFEND THE GAINS WE WON THROUGH THE LEGALIZATION OF GAY-MARRIAGE, WE URGENTLY NEED TO ORGNAIZE NOW.

PROTEST PHELPS: SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 11:30am, BROOKLINE HIGHSCHOOL
HELP ORGANIZE: Come to a planning meeting to help organize the June 5th protest this SATURDAY, MAY 28, 4pm, at Northeastern University, Dodge Hall, Room 450 (Take the Green Line to 'Northeastern')

FOR MORE INFORMATION: e-mail protestphelps (at) yahoo.com or 781 551 6649




I think it's important that some BHS people go to the Northeastern meeting, so that they don't plan anything too boneheaded. :)
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PLEASE READ. im a big loser [22 May 2005|08:24pm]

serpentsapphire
hey chilluns...

this is bobbie, and you're probably tired of me posting boston youth pride related things, especially because boston youth pride already happened, but this is more a bobbie related thing that happens to have to do with yp.

ok, so i was on the youth committee directing youth pride, and at one point i was standing on charles street directing vendors into the boston common, and two cars from safer homes worcester came in. there was this really cute girl with a tongue ring and a tan shirt and a black hat driving the second car, and she was wicked cool, and i saw her later too, waiting for the butchies but i lost her when everyone went up on stage with the butchies and i didn't even get her name, because i'm a giant wuss and didn't ask her when i had the chance, even though everyone was telling me to. so if anyone reads this and somehow knows who she is...

i know it's a long shot and i'm a loser to do this on LJ but i can't think of another way.

so who knows the cute girl with the tongue ring from safer homes worcester?!?
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[22 May 2005|07:22pm]

giganticpants
http://www2.townonline.com/brookline/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=249662

as most of you probably know, this never happened. ugh i'm so pissed.
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THIS IS NOT A JOKE! WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GONNA DO? [22 May 2005|01:52pm]

rainonpavement
Anti-Gay Activists Plan Demonstrations in Massachusetts

June 5, 2005
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Brookline, MA
Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St., for the Brookline High School graduation


by Chip Littlefield
Email: Fodforaday (nospam) aol.com (unverified!)
19 May 2005
Modified: 11:11:35 PM

Fred Phelps, the infamous Pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, who gained notoriety for picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepherd, is coming to Lowell, Lexington, Brookline and Dracut, Massachusetts to spread his message of hatred and intolerance toward homosexuals, and homosexual sympathizers.

On June 4th and 5th they will be at various Lexington churches with signs reading, “Fags Die, God Laughs,” “AIDS Cures Fags” and other hateful slogans.

Sunday, June 5th at 1:00 PM, they will be at Brookline High School, which they have dubbed a, “sodomite whorehouse and fag dating service masquerading as Brookline High School.” Also on Sunday, at 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM, they will be at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, to protest Lexington High School’s graduation ceremonies.

Anti-GayActivists Plan Demonstrations in Massachusetts

On Monday, June 6th at 8:00 AM, they will demonstrate outside Joseph Estabrook School before moving on to the Lexington Public Schools administration office (1557 Massachusetts Ave.) at 9:00 AM. At 9:15 AM, they will also be at Englesby Intermediate School in Dracut. The reason for their appearance at Englesby is in response to an article a twelve-year-old girl wrote in a “women in history” report on comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

Phelps’ website (http://www.godhatesfags.com) says that it has chosen Massachusetts because it is a “Satanic Zeitgeist wherein filthy, militant fags and dykes have seized control of Massachusetts’ government, sending feces-eaters to congress, and homosexual marriage is law.”

Counter-demonstrations are already in the works for Lowell and Dracut, and organizers hope for a sizable turnout against the intolerant hate-speech of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. All who are opposed to Phelps’ presence and message are urged to attend and show him and his followers that Massachusetts won’t stand for antipathy toward our GLBT allies.
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Boston Youth Pride [21 May 2005|06:59am]

serpentsapphire
Hey y'all! Bosotn Youth Pride Today at the Parkman Bandstand at the Boston Common!!

This is me:



...and my names' Bobbie and I will be giving part of a short activism speech at the rally (which starts at noon) so I hope to see you all there! If you see me and ou wanna say hi, PLEASE DO because i Love you all :-)
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