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Good Morning Lovelies!!

I don’t know if any of you have tried to send me an email using whatever email address I have on this account, but in the event you have tried and not gotten a response, it’s my fault. Apparently I signed up for this account using one email address when I thought I’d used a different one. Found this out yesterday while trying to get help for the blog. I kept looking in my inbox and spam folder, both of which stayed empty, then for some crazy reason I decided to look at my account set up and lo and behold there was the mistake. So feel free to send me an email at any time at my proper email address: hergal@zoho.com. I’d love to hear from any of you. Unless, of course, you have plans to send me nasty emails. In which case I shall ignore you.

Thanks!!

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Just Not Today

Hello Lovelies,

I do try to endeavour to share all the news that I can find online on a regular basis, but just not today. I’m having some personal issues that are trying to overwhelm me. It’s something that I have to work through, but not as often as I used to. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day, but we’ll see. Thank you for understanding and if you don’t, well I do apologize.

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Keeping Up

Hello Lovelies!!

While a lot of what’s going on lately, specifically relating to Indiana, has gotten me very down in the dumps, I am still going to make an effort to maintain coverage of events on here. If any of you are from Indiana, please feel free to leave a comment and you can have your say in your own blog post. I’m open to that. If you’ve got something to say and you want more than just a comment to express your feelings, please let me know.

You’re welcome to send me an email at: hergal@zoho.com.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

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Senator Proposes Budget Amendment That Would Force The Government To Hire Anti-Gay Employers

What, exactly, does this have to do with balancing a budget? Why the hell are politicians allowed to tack stupid shit to an important bill either to make it go through or to stall it? Is this really how the government is meant to work? I think 99% of the time they do it because they know whatever it is won’t stand on its own merits so they sneak it in under the cover of something larger at work.

On Tuesday, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) offered an amendment to the Congressional budget that could force the federal government to maintain contracts with organizations that do not treat their gay employees equally.

The amendment, as read into the Congressional record, dictates that “Federal agencies do not discriminate against an individual, business, or organization with sincerely held religious beliefs against abortion [or] that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.”

This seems to be an attempt to undermine the executive order President Obama signed last year requiring all federal contractors to adhere to LGBT nondiscrimination protections. An organization could employ gay workers and even provide benefits to their same-sex spouses but openly condemn their marriages, creating the kind of chilly work environment that could constitute de facto discrimination, and the federal government would be required to continue funding that organization with taxpayer money.

Full story

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Holy Toledo!

I’ve reached 500 posts on this blog (with the last post about the Lesbian moms)! Thanks to all of you who follow my blog. I hope that you learn something from the things I find to share or perhaps find new ways of doing old things.

I share all this stuff for you, my followers, so we can all come together to make our community stronger and to show those who fear us that there’s not much to fear. I hope you take away something new every time you visit.

Here’s to 500 more posts!

Much love,

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The Imitation Game

Hello Lovelies!

As you may or may not recall, I did a post a few months ago I wrote a post called The Importance of Turing about Alan Turing who was not only a brilliant mathematician and logician who helped the intelligence community during World War 2, but was also a gay man. He helped ensure freedoms and liberties for the very people who then turned against him simply because of who he chose to love. This morning I found a simply remarkable interview with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, who portray Turing and Joan Clarke, a co-worker of Turing’s. I thought it worth sharing here with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.signature

Huge Thanks

Today I learned that there are now 100 of you Lovely People following my blog.

When I first set out to create this blog, I wasn’t entirely sure what would become of it. There are so many blogs to follow and many websites dealing exclusively with LGBT news and all other information that I figured it would just get lost in the shuffle of things. Well, 100 of you have proven to me that whatever I manage to dig up in the mainstream media has value to you as there are many who have liked the news articles I’ve shared.

I’d like for this little slice of heaven to be more than it is, though. More than just news. I just haven’t figured out how to get to that more. If you have ideas you’d like to share, please feel free to drop me a line. I decided to set up a blog email address, so if you want to communicate more privately, you can reach me at: hergal@zoho.com. If you’d be interested in joining me as a writer for this blog, I’d welcome the addition. Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender – any are welcome.

Thanks again for following me and making this blog a part of your life. 🙂

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My Turn

I know this is just one small addition to the huge melting pot of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered blogs out there, but I wanted something to call my own. For all I know, I could wind up just talking to the wall, expressing my opinion to no one, but I’m going to take the plunge anyway.

I hope anyone who stumbles across this blog will stick around and follow me, if only for a little while.

 

BJF