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[Chicago USA]: Bi Health Summit -- just over a week away! [05 Aug 2009|08:59pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

Please join us at the Chicago Hilton Towers on Friday, August 14th for an all-day, can't-miss conference on the critical issues and most up to date information on bisexual health.Collapse )

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Photography project [23 Jun 2009|01:31pm]

Hey guys. I'm a photographer (aspiring towards professionalism) with a desire to bring visibility to the trans and queer communities. I've got a project lined up, and I need some volunteer models to help. I can't pay you, unfortunately. What I'm really looking for are subculturally-inclined folks. Punks, goths, whatever you identify as (or don't identify as anything!). People with piercings, tattoos, other body mods. Anybody who feels they are a minority in the community - this certainly extends itself to those with disabilities, people of color, older people, etc.

Why? Because I love interesting people. Being a part of the trans and queer community, as well as hovering somewhere between punk and goth, I feel like I am in a vast minority. I know there must be people like me out there, and I want to photograph us and share our experiences.

I considered coming up with a sort of questionairre that people could fill out to go along with their photos, to give us a better idea of who you are. I am also considering entering some of the photos into the Magnum Expression photography contest.

I live in the Pittsburgh area and don't really have transportation to go further, sadly. But if you're interested, please let me know. I'm really looking forward to doing this!
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Looking For A Shrink. [21 Jun 2009|08:23am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in the Main Line/Philly vicinity?

Things I'm looking for:

1. Not queerphobic
2. Listens really well when patients describe effects/side effects of meds
3. Experienced and talented at prescribing head meds and tapering them successfully when needed

Basically I'm considering switching from the antidepressant I'm on now to a different one, and I'm hoping to find skillful and compassionate assistance.

Thanks in advance!

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[USA]: Note From the New BiNet USA Prez by Gary North [19 May 2009|11:38pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Belated greetings (board members took their new positions in late April). It’s been a busy month in Lake WoBiGon (sorry, Garrison) . . .Collapse )

You can add BiNet USA News and Opinions: News, Essays and Editorials by & for America's Bisexual Community to your friends-list herebinetusa

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[USA] three new thought-provoking articles on current ideas of gender, sexuality and identity [21 Apr 2009|02:47pm]

[ mood | intrigued ]

by Sharon Jayson in USA Today, Estraven in BiNet USA News and Opinions and Rachel Kramer Bussell in The Daily BeastCollapse )

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Icons for the Bisexual, Fluid & Pansexual Communities: free to good homes [19 Apr 2009|09:57pm]

[ mood | creative ]

[20] Bisexual, Fluid & Pansexual Icons

02 14 19
Icon: Bisexual - Butterfly in Bisexual Pride Colours Icon: Fluid - Merman Icon: Pansexual - detail  of Statue of Pan Playing Flute (France)

(click here to see all icons)

♥ Credit is nice - to NYABN (New York Area Bisexual Network)
♥ Comments are welcome
♥ Please don't hotlink
♥ You can use them as bases if you wish (but not sure it will work with these)

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Howdy [18 Apr 2009|10:21pm]

The boyfriend got into Villanova so we are moving up to Philly from Texas this fall. We're not really the club going, glitter wearing, Madonna listening type of fags (not that there is anything wrong with that) but I am curious about the more alternative queer scene in the area. Are there any Nancy Drew Book Clubs? Weekly Wino Pillow Fights? Gay Craft Nights? Any sort of general pointers/new acquaintances would be nice.


B Monster
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Hey! [02 Apr 2009|10:29am]

[ mood | happy ]

Hey my name is Adryan. I am pretty new to Livejournal, and I am new to the communities. I am looking for some ftm even mtf friends out there if they want to. So if you are interested hit me up! I have a whole entry that is about me with pics and stuff. I will be trying to stay active as much as possible on here, so you might see more of me :)

thanks so much!

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Homos and smoking [16 Mar 2009|03:33pm]

This isn't mine, I'm just forwarding it, and cross-posting it to boot. I thought about just deleting it, but...hell, maybe it will help one person. Snark away if you feel the need. :)

As you may be aware, cigarette smoking rates among LGBTs are significantly higher than the general population. Many LGBT smokers are interested in quitting but may not have access to cessation programs, particularly programs that are sensitive to specific LGBT issues. Our research group at the University of California San Francisco has been working to develop and evaluate smoking cessation treatment specifically designed for LGBT smokers. We have recently completed evaluation of an Internet-based smoking cessation program. 793 LGBT smokers from across the country participated. Overall, we found that a little over 20% of the participants were quit one year after enrollment in the program. This was very exciting for us because most self-help programs have much lower quit rates.

As a follow-up to this work, we have recently started recruitment for a project comparing the Internet-based smoking cessation program to telephone counseling for LGBT cigarette smokers. The program is free. Smokers can find out information about the program by going to our website – www.iquit.medschool.ucsf.edu. I have also attached a flyer providing contact information for the study.

We are hoping to get information about this study out to as many LGBT smokers as possible. Our goal is to enroll LGBT folk from around the country. We hope you are willing to share this information with your group members.

...We appreciate any assistance in addressing this health problem within our community.
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[10 Feb 2009|04:12pm]

i'm new here... i'm from a pretty homophobic town in NE PA and i'm looking for some friends.

thank you :)

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"Freedom to Marry" Rally TOMORROW! [10 Feb 2009|03:50pm]

Will anyone attend?

The Freedom to Marry Rally is being held tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11th, from 4-6pm at the Dauphin County Courthouse (corner of Front & Market St, Hbg).
There are 54 organizations supporting this rally, which will  start with a small marriage ceremony.   There won't be speeches, just you and your signs and your lungs to let everybody know that you demand equality.  The time between 4 and 6 pm is rush hour, and there's no more crowded intersection than the one in front of the Dauphin County Courthouse where couples apply for marriage licenses.  You will be heard, you'll make big news, and Pennsylvanians will discuss the issue of civil marriage equality.

This message was sent to me via e-mail by
the Capital Region Stonewall Democrats.

Capital Region Stonewall Democrats, PO Box 173,
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0173.

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Trans conference Central PA [31 Jan 2009|10:42pm]

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Did Obama Team Play us On Bishop Robinson? [19 Jan 2009|01:21pm]

During the inauguration kick off party at the Lincoln Memorial, openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of the Diocese of NH gave the opening prayer.

The problem is it was not televised by HBO or NPR and there were 'technical difficulties' making it nearly impossible for the crowd of 500,000 to hear a word.

Demand to know why Bishop Robinson was part of the "pre-show" and therefore not taped.

More info and contact info at http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/01/did-obama-team-play-us-over-bishop.html
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Diversity Lesson 101: LGBT/Queer Little People [23 Dec 2008|12:41pm]

Little People like LGBT people are considered "freaks of nature", they get stares and people misunderstand them. In looking for resources for Little LGBT People, I found virtually nothing. I decided, to make an entry to educate people about little people as well as provide as much info as I can for LGBT Little People. It is my sincere hope that LGBT Little People can find solace, comfort and community and that they can begin to network and build a foundation and support system for their own sub-section of the community.

For more info and resources on LGBT Little People, check out:
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Know any queer rural zines? x-post (if this doesn't belong/breaks rules, sorry; tell me&I'll delete) [20 Dec 2008|12:29am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but my friend Jenna (a.k.a. trashcan_chica) needs some help:

"does anyone know of any queer zines about living in rural areas or going to rural areas?

any help/pointing in the right direction would be amazing. i went through the whole Queer Zine Archive and couldn't really find anything.

jenna b

p.s. i just got a wordpress site, sassyfrasscircus.com!"

Her (AIM) away message also says: "is looking for zines about/by members of radical queer ANTI-URBAN communities, so if you know of any..."

So please comment if you can help at all; thanks. :]


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hi from a northwest Montco lesbian [17 Dec 2008|06:55pm]

[Unknown LJ tag]Well...I'm Lee, 23 and lesbian living in a mainly fundamentalist Christian area (Pottstown). I reeeeally hate it here and am very lonely, i'd love to go downtown New Years Eve but i have NO clue how i'd get there. Anyone wants to keep in touch, add me. Pay no mind to my very confused journal.

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Might the "Bradley Effect" Also Hold True for Queer Issues? [23 Oct 2008|12:25pm]

Today's open forum is set to examine whether we may see something similar to the "Bradley effect" on queer issues in the upcoming election.
"The Bradley effect, less commonly called the Wilder effect, is a proposed explanation for observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some American political campaigns when a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other. Named for Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California governor's race despite being ahead in some voter polls, the Bradley effect refers to an alleged tendency on the part of some voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his/her white opponent." (Wikipedia)
The "Bradley Effect" was a shocking dose of reality about the inconsistency of polls to determine how truthful people are about their voting decisions. It also went on to show the racial implications of the governor's race.

While it is now 26 years later, the notion of a "Bradley Effect" has resurfaced because Barack Obama, a bi-racial candidate is running for president of the United States of America. It is interesting to ponder whether people are indicating they will vote for the democratic ticket while in private will vote against it because of the racial implications.

I also wonder whether this can be applied to certain LGBT issues up on the ballot this Nov. 4th. There are marriage amendments in California, Arizona, and Florida this year. There is also the question of a constitutional convention in Connecticut and a ban on adoption by unmarried co-habitating couples in Arkansas. All of these referendums hold major implications for Americans straight and gay.

People opposed to gay rights often argue that they "have gay friends" or are "not bigoted against gays." It has become increasingly unpopular to be associated with "homophobia." Is it possible there is a segment of the population that claims they will vote against these marriage amendments and in favor of LGBT rights while secretly espousing another point of view to hide their own fear of being labeled a bigot?

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Benefit show for one of the victims of Scranton's triple murder [05 Sep 2008|03:16am]

Flier under the cutCollapse )
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Obama Pride - Video Collage [20 Jul 2008|05:06pm]

Collage of videos demonstrating Obama's commitment to the Queer community!
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NW PA [02 Jul 2008|12:49am]

Hello all...I was wondering if anyone would like to befriend a femme girl from NW PA? Thanks, sisters...
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