Archive for May 2009

Prop 8 Protestors Block Marriage License Counter at Municipal Building

This was a great protest. But was it effective?

Just received from Soulforce:

Tuesday afternoon, approximately 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans protested outside Denver’s Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building. At 3:45pm, several couples and individuals entered the Denver City and County Clerk and Recorder’s office to stage a sit-in and nonviolent civil disobedience. Denver residents (and members of Soulforce In Colorado) Kate Burns, Lewis Thompson, Laurin Foxworth, John Ferguson, and Shari Wilkins were arrested at approximately 4:45pm. The arrest occurred after a young heterosexual couple entered the clerk and recorder’s office to obtain a marriage license and were unable to do so because of the sit-in that blocked business as usual. Later in the day, the young couple posted the following on the event’s Facebook page:

“My fiancĂ©e and I were the couple who came to get our marriage license during the sit-in today. I left work early to make it before 4:30, and we had no idea there was a demonstration planned. Before we came in we talked about whether we should come back for our license another day. We decided to go ahead partly because it would help draw attention to your cause by triggering the arrests.

We admire your civil disobedience, and thank you for the respect you showed us. Your presence today reminded us that we are fortunate to have the basic rights of marriage. Good luck and keep fighting.”

All five of the activists were jailed and cited for trespassing and for disobedience of a lawful order. Burns was also cited for interference. Just over six hours later, they had all been released after each posted $500 bond.

Lesbian Comedians Bring Laughter to SistersTalk Audience

If you’ve been reading SistersTalk for awhile, you probably noticed we’re doing something a little different. Instead of constantly bitchin’ about fucked up conservative politics, we’re devoting about half our time to SistersTalk Radio. We’re having a blast interviewing prominent members of the LGBTQ community. From reality TV stars to independent musicians, we’re giving our readers a little fun every now and then.

On Sunday, May 31 at 5pm central, lesbian comedian Amy Tee will be a guest on SistersTalk Radio. She’s hilarious:

Amy Tee

If you thought Amy was funny, you’ll love Kate Clinton (podcast), Jennie McNulty (podcast) and Vickie Shaw (podcast) – who have already graced us with their presence on SistersTalk Radio.

These funny ladies will all be featured on SistersTalk Radio this summer: Gloria Bigelow (6/21/2009), Karen Williams (6/7/2009), Sandra Valls (7/5/2009), and Suzanne Westenhoefer (6/14/2009).

If you want to suggest someone for the show, send Genia an email or post your suggestion in our comments.

Daily Tweet Digest

What I Posted on Twitter Yesterday:

  • 13:27 I’m starving. I got so busy I missed lunch. Good afternoon, everyone. #
  • 13:44 Looking for local photographer (near Madison/Milwaukee, WI). Must have experience photographing women of color. DM your web address. #
  • 13:49 @nomtweets Hey loser, your typo is just too damn funny! bit.ly/Fjyvb (via @goodasyou) #
  • 15:13 A magazine focusing on the ethnic & cultural diversity in the gay community. Mostly men, but a great start! tr.im/mIj5 #
  • 15:15 @Veronique_B I’m actually JUST getting lunch. I couldn’t hold out any longer. Hope you’re well today. #
  • 18:39 Gay rights groups not happy about federal Prop 8 lawsuit: tr.im/mJzl #
  • 18:41 Group Aims to Block D.C. [Gay] Marriage Bill tr.im/mJAr #
  • 18:43 More Men Tortured and Killed in Iraq for Being Gay: tr.im/mJAX #

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