Alex Blaze

Weekly Reader: Dems and ENDA, Bullying, Harvey Milk, and Kissing

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 22, 2010 6:00 PM | comments

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Tags: bullying, Democrats, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Elena Kagan, ENDA, gays in the military, Harvey Milk, HIV/AIDS, kiss-in

This is a week to remember, with Democrats saying that ENDA and DADT repeal won't happen this Congressional session, Indiana Stonewall Democrats rebelling and refusing to endorse their party's Senate nominee, and several GetEqual actions for ENDA and DADT repeal as well as IDAHO kiss-ins and protests all over the world.

Bil's in Seattle this week, so here's your weekly reader.

Sunday

Ellsworth selected to replace Bayh: IN Stonewall Dems abstain citing anti-gay past Filed by: Bil Browning
The Kagan Rorschach Test Filed by: Nan Hunter

Monday

So that's why we call it that! Filed by: Sean Martin
Special for the little ladies: vintage, uhh, humor Filed by: Gloria Brame

Tuesday

How you can help end the HIV epidemic Filed by: Adam Bink
Bullies: The Wizard of Oz and Tomato Soup Filed by: Peter Monn and Alex Paredes

Wednesday

Ground vs. Air (and questioning folk trying to land) Filed by: Austen Crowder
Great Global Kiss-in: Reports from Around the World Filed by: Waymon Hudson

Thursday

Harvey Milk Day 2010: Being Out Is No Longer Enough Filed by: Marc Solomon
Tell Bill McCollum: We want our money back! Filed by: Nadine Smith

Friday

ENDA Delayed To Late June or Mid-July Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss
Everyone loves a good outing Filed by: Alex Blaze
Bitch Pulled From Festival Lineup Filed by: Tobi Hill-Meyer

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In my humble opinion NO LGBT group should endorse any Democratic candidate period solely because of this total deliberate inaction on ENDA and DADT. NO LGBT person or group should give a Democratic candidate any contributions as it just encourages them to do it once again. In my opinion we have been played the fools too many times on this issue and the only places where they might feel a sting from their screwing us around (in a non-pleasurable way of course) is when they start the campaigning process in earnest only to find no real support by LGBT groups or persons in any way. Personally, without ENDA passage I will be voting for the Green Party this fall myself. That is the Green Party not the Tea Party mind you.

A. J. Lopp | May 24, 2010 3:20 PM

Forgive me for repeating myself, because I already posted this quote in a comment on another thread, but Joanna Sue' s comment so much sounds like she is channeling another leader from another time in another movement:

The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a "gentleman's agreement" of non-recognition, no matter how we vote ... May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties.

-- W.E.B. DuBois (1922)

I really love that quote! Issued almost a hundred years ago, it so precisely captures the exact same predicament that the LGBT movement now finds itself in.