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Sunday, March 8th, 2009
11:44 am
Urge TN Reps to Vote Down Initiative to Ban All Mention of Homosexuality in Schools
The K-12 sub-committee in the Tennessee General Assembly is going to decide this Wednesday 3/11 whether to advance bill HB0821 which would ban all mention of homosexuality in schools. Many schools implement diversity training at age appropriate levels to teach kids respect for same-sex headed families, and educate about tolerance towards LGBT people.

Click here to send one email to ALL of the legislators on the committee and tell them to vote no on HB0821

More info at:
Sunday, December 31st, 2006
6:03 pm
suck it
Start a fucking dyke_riot!
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
4:40 pm
i was just thinking of something.

why not start a trans health care co-op? all of us pay a little into the fund, or some of us pay a little more or whatever, this would help those of us who cant afford hormones, ffs, srs, electrolisis, etc.
what do you guys think?

also i started a group for ts in mississippi, both mtf, and ftm here
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i was just thinking of something.

why not start a trans health care co-op? all of us pay a little into the fund, or some of us pay a little more or whatever, this would help those of us who cant afford hormones, ffs, srs, electrolisis, etc.
what do you guys think?

also i started a group for ts in mississippi, both mtf, and ftm here <ljuser="mississippi_tg">

x-posted massively to your annoyance
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
3:58 pm
I Shall Be Heard
Dear glbt-southeasterners,

There is a non-partisan website called I Shall Be Heard, where you can register (simple and with no obligation) and you can rate your elected Federal officials (President, Vice President, 2 Senators and 1 Congressperson from your state.) Mine, being Republican, religious Fascists, all got F's. It felt good to be the teacher giving out the grades!

The site will compile all the report cards and send them to the officials and the media. The "grades" are multiple choice answers to 10 or 12 questions.

Make yourself heard today!


Monday, September 4th, 2006
4:41 pm
National Coming Out Day
I made this to be copied by whoever wanted it. The image isn't the best quality, but it was the best pose for my purposes and it wasn't copyrighted.


Here's a link to a larger version that I posted on my LJ...

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
3:49 am
Knoxville Firefighter Suspended
Knoxville firefighter suspended

Mary Beth Cates
WBIR - Knoxville, TN, USA
Last updated: 8/1/2006


A Knoxville firefighter will be disciplined for actions that stemmed
from the alleged discrimination of a fellow firefighter.

The investigation began with a claim made by a firefighter who had a
sex change.

Knoxville Fire Chief, Robert Key, has decided to discipline master
firefighter Mike Brown.

In a statement of disciplinary action, Chief Key suspended Brown
without pay for three 24-hour shifts or 72 hours.

The suspension goes into effect next Monday.

While the Chief found that Brown did not violate city discrimination
rules, he did find that Brown made false statements during the
discrimination investigation.

That investigation followed allegations made by fellow firefighter,
Jamie Faucon.

Faucon said brown had taken her off an assignment at the Fantasy of
Trees because she had had a sex change.

During the investigation, Brown said event organizers asked to
select the officers, which did not include Faucon. However,
organizers said this never happened.

Ten News spoke with Mike Brown today and he said he plans to appeal
the decision and he's confident the suspension will be overturned.

Chief Key is still reviewing the information involving Assistant
Fire Chief Mark Foulks regarding similar allegations.

Copyright C2006 WBIR-TV Knoxville
Friday, July 21st, 2006
10:22 am
ACLU v. Darnell
Last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of ACLU, et
al v. Darnell, et al. They ruled that the ACLU did not have standing to bring
the lawsuit. They did not rule on whether the Tennessee General Assembly
violated the Article XI, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee.


The Marriage Amendment will definitely appear on the ballot in November.
Friday, July 14th, 2006
1:10 pm
Transgender Firefighter's Discrimination Claims Valid

by: Beth Maples-Bays,
Out in Memphis


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Knoxville Police Department's internal
investigation branch and Civil Service Board officials denounced two
high-ranking Knoxville Fire Department (KFD) employees and
substantiated claims made by KFD Captain Jamie Faucon that she was
discriminated against on the basis of her gender

Faucon, who is transgender, previously filed a grievance asserting
that Assistant Fire Chief Mark Foulkes and Master Firefighter Mike
Brown altered and reduced the scope of her duties and moved her
office to a location making it difficult to fulfill her
responsibilities, as part of a general climate of discrimination.
Faucon also alleged that Foulkes and Brown made derogatory
statements indicating their displeasure with having a transgender
firefighter serve on KPD.

Monday, July 10th, 2006
12:13 am
Hate Crime in Athens, TN
No Hate Crime Charges In Cross Burning At Gay Home

by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
July 7, 2006


Athens, Tennessee) FBI investigators probing a cross burning in
front of the home of a gay couple said Friday that even if the
people responsible are caught they cannot be prosecuted under
federal law.

The flaming cross was discovered by Brandon Waters on his front lawn
earlier this week.

Waters said that the cross was about 7 feet tall and a hate message
bearing homophobic epithets was found nearby.

He said he has no doubt that the cross burning was a hate message,
targeting him because he is gay.

Meigs County Sheriff's Department called in the FBI along with state
police to investigate.

The federal officers said that under federal hate crime law there is
no provision for crimes against gays, lesbians or the transgendered.

Legislation that would have included crimes against gays and
lesbians in federal hate crime laws was been dropped in the Senate
in May.

A House version of the hate crime bill passed the House earlier this

The bill would have allowed the Department of Justice to assist
local authorities in investigating and prosecuting cases in which
violence occurs.

Extending hate crimes law to include members of the LGBT community
is endorsed by more than 175 law enforcement, civil rights, civic
and religious organizations, including: the National Sheriffs'
Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, U.S.
Conference of Mayors, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers

C365Gay.com 2006
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
11:15 pm
Count me in
I don't know anything that would be of interest to anybody, but I think this is a great idea. I used to be a lesbian. Now I'm more like a lespotato. Xanhead & Maevelin are friends of mine, so that drastically reduces the number of actively gay people they know. Somebody else needs to join this to answer the question: Is there non-hetero life in the South? Hello-lo-lo-lo?
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
5:23 pm
I am the aforementioned partner, and also a creator/moderator of this community.
I'm 23, a student in Networking Technology, and enjoy all the things that my partner mentioned in her post, plus some. I moved to Mississippi about two years ago, came out as a lesbian a little over a year ago, and now am trying to have a good life and meet some great people along the way.
all are welcome in this community, but spam or offensive posts will not be made visible nor will their creators be accepted.
I'd love to see a lot of people join!
2:29 pm
Yet another new community...

My partner and I were searching for groups for lesbians/gay/bi/trans folks in the southeast and didn't come up with much so we started this one.

We live in Jackson, Mississippi and have been together about a year and a half now. Her LJ username is maevelin. I'll let her post her own bio though. I'm 42, an IT manager and pretty much a geek in general. We have two cats, several snakes and a couple of fish and frogs and enjoy music, humor, gaming, and other geeky stuff.

Please feel free to join the community and post about events of interest to the GLBT community in the area, topics of interest, general discussion, etc.

Current Mood: cautiously optimistic
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