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National Equality March is NOT Cancelled. Don't Believe the Snipe!

Let me get right to the point:

The National Equality March IS happening on October 11, 2009. The march’s platform of equality under law for lgbt Americans and same-sex couples will be aired. Any indications you have seen to the contrary in the past week are the product of what is stylishly referred to as […]

Columbus Pride 2009: Broad Activism and a vivid Brunner Candidacy Turning Up the Heat

Today I intended to scoot down the block to Columbus Pride 2009 in order to interview the folks down at the Skreened booth. Skreened, a national print-on-demand outlet for ethically-made t-shirts, centers its production here in Columbus, Ohio and not only features t-shirts for local LGBT organizer Stonewall Columbus but also is participating in […]

Packing List for 1-20-09: What to Bring to the Inauguration

My packing list for a presidential inauguration that weather forecasters say will be dry but cold, with temperatures lingering around the freezing mark on January 20, 2009:

To Leave Behind: Umbrella, backpack, folding chair, thermos of coffee.

The above have been prohibited from inaugural events by the U.S. Secret Service with the justification that they […]

A Space for Equal Protection Under Law at the Inaugural Parade

Just before the new year, VJack issued a call for gays, lesbians and atheists to find common cause and to…

suggest that an alliance between the atheist and GLBT communities might be worthy of serious consideration. We have a great deal in common. We also share a common “enemy” in Christian extremists, a group determined […]

Anarchist Protest at DC Inauguration in Maintenance Mode

Comeout2009.org is a website, the title of which describes “An anarchist protest of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.” My curiosity is piqued. As far back as December 19, the website linked in to video of a lecture by a UM-Amherst professor called “Capitalism Hits the Fan: A Marxian View” but since then the website has been […]

Confirmed: Pro-Constitution Inauguration Demonstration, 1-20-09, On the Inaugural Parade Route Outside the Department of Justice

I’ll be writing more, much more about this in the days to come, but here’s quick word: I have just received official permit approval from the National Park Service for a political demonstration on the January 20, 2009 Inaugural Parade Route. You’re invited to participate in a pro-constitution Oath of Office rally where citizens will […]

Cold Perseverance: Columbus Anti-War Vigil, December 21 2008 (Video)

On Sunday, December 21 in Columbus Ohio, it was a mere 9 degrees out and the wind was blowing at enough of a clip to shove the wind chill below zero. And yet five hardy souls stood at the corner of 15th Avenue and High Street as they have every week for five long years […]

Climate Change Protest to Include … Airplanes?

Am I just too jaded? Is it just me? Or is it kooky weird that Greenpeace is holding a demonstration here in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow at which hundreds of people will hold big cards up above their heads to form a big picture? I know, that in itself doesn’t sound too weird, but wait, see, […]

1-20-09 Inauguration Day Demonstration for Constitution on Track; Advice on Permit Negotiations?

As you may know, I have been working to organize a political demonstration on the Pennsylvania Avenue inaugural parade route to occur on January 20, 2009, Inauguration Day for our new president, Barack Obama. The plan for the demonstration is simple: people will independently assemble at the designated location on Pennsylvania Avenue before the Inaugural […]

The New Ribbon

The white knot is the newest activist ribbon. Will it actually promote the cause of marriage equality, or just promote itself? […]

National Park Service Changes Its Tune on DC Inaugural Protest

This morning, I called the National Park Service — twice — for information on obtaining a permit for a demonstration at the Washington, DC Inauguration Parade on January 20, 2009. On multiple points, the information I obtained today was quite different than the information I’d received earlier from people at the very same number. I […]