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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:51 PM
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Because Hatred Is Not a DU Family Value, I Ask You To Join Me...
In changing your avatar for 5 days to a GLBT avatar.

The avatar I have had since I joined DU on Nov 10th 2004 is the Dalai Lama. He represents compassion. Not who I am, but who I would like to resemble.

We, at DU, know each other from our avatars - they are important expressions of who we are as a diverse community. I honor that diversity.

In the past, I have not heeded calls to change my avatar to Senator Boxer or Congressman Conyers - even though I admire them tremendously and am deeply, deeply grateful to them both.

I am, however, going to change my avatar this week to a GLBT avatar in support of my GLBT friends and family -- the ones at DU, the ones who I know personally, and those who I haven't met yet.

Maybe only a few DUers will join me in temporarily changing their avatar - maybe dozens will - but I ask everyone at DU to contemplate how very far down the slippery slope of discrimination, hatred, and human rights abuses this nation has slipped and exactly what you will do about it.

Today is another slip - a terrible, horrible, nightmare of a slip.

Will we acquiesce or will we FIGHT?

I will change my avatar for 5 days and each day I will TAKE ACTION TO STOP THE HATE. Today, I've called my Senator to express my outrage and I've donated to the Human Right Campaign (an organization fighting the marraige amendment).

If changing your avatar does not feel right to you, what will you DO instead?

To change your avatar:

Click on 'Options' icon at the top of the page.
Click on "Edit your profile' link on the left.
Avatar Image enter: 'pinktriangle.gif' or 'rainbowflag.gif' or 'hrc.gif'



A personal riff:

Born in 1965, growing up singing anti-war songs and songs about racial harmony NEVER, NEVER, NEVER in my life could I imagine that we could return to a place in our nation that has not existed since before I was born.

My Aunt Martha was a school teacher. Martha moved from Oklahoma to California soon after she got her teaching license. Family members who visited her in California met the woman with whom she shared an apartment, but the woman (Edwina) did not travel with Martha to infrequent family reunions. Martha and Edwina shared an apartment for some 20 years before they moved to New Mexico together and then a few years later moved back to California. Edwina still didn't come to family reunions. When Martha retired, she and Edwina moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to be near Martha's younger sister, Tag, and her husband and family. I remember once, when I was probably 14, my mother was talking about Martha and Edwina, and paused in mid-sentence to add, parenthetically, that 'they were not like that' and then continued on. I really hadn't thought much about Martha and Edwina at all - because I had seen Martha maybe 4 times in my life and Edwina never. And then Martha died. And then Tag described to my mother how very, very deeply and long Edwina grieved. And then I got it. And then it was too late. I foolishly thought - what a shame that they had had to hide their relationship 'back then'.

I thought that the hatred that arose around the AIDS crisis had largely been conquered. I thought that gay-bashing was slowly, painfully being disappeared from our nation. I thought that rights for GLBT community were ever-expanding and felt (can still feel) the positive effects of this in my community.

Was it all a dream? We had made progress, right? This nightmare is backlash, right?

Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is an ancient and eternal law.



Human Rights Campaign

As President Bush announced his support for the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment, a group of hard-working Americans were at the Capitol today making their opposition to the proposed amendment known. Almost a quarter of a million Vote No! postcards were delivered to Capitol Hill as part of the event.

HRC Triple Tuesdays! Every Tuesday, join thousands of others to call your three representatives in Congress to voice your opposition at 202/224-3121.

Support the Human Rights Campaign


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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:54 PM
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1. Its really the very least I can do - will try to think of
other things to do too... Give me a minute to change it.

Thanks for posting.

K & R
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cantstandbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:45 PM
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116. This makes for a Dem bumper sticker as well: "Hate is NOT a Dem family
value." Someone should make a couple hundred thousand of them and sell them for a $1.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:54 AM
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214. Done..and I like your idea. nt
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Nobody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:55 PM
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2. DONE!
This is in the name of so many friends of mine whose weddings I would be honored to be invited to. Weddings that can't take place and that some people are trying to keep from ever taking place.

The US Constitution is NO place to insert discrimination.
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terip64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:55 PM
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3. Done! Gladly!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:56 PM
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4. I'm In... or out! (nt)
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Crowdance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:57 PM
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5. You bet!!
I'm with you.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:57 PM
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6. .
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:58 PM
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7. Nope can't not until he's indicted.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:58 PM
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8. Brilliant! Done, Kicked and Nominated! n/t
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:58 PM
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9. DUne.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:58 PM
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49. DUne
super clever :toast::patriot:
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 06:59 PM
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10. I'm with you!
:hi:

Because I believe in equal, inalienable rights for EVERYONE, with Liberty and Justice for ALL.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:01 PM
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11. I'll gladly change for my gay brothers and sisters.
I have a silly, petty little avatar that's intended to bait and enrage a certain CUnt (I can't say the site's name but they know who they are) but I'm happy to show some solidarity here. I guess every little bit helps.

But next week, I'm back to being my silly, petty little self.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:02 PM
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12. I'll change mine - I always liked the rainbow flag.
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misternormal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:05 PM
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13. I am with you...
Equality and fundamental Human Rights for all.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:05 PM
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14. I recently changed my avatar from the HRC to the peace sign
I will change it back for now. Thank you for your activism! But without peace, none of it matters anyway. I can't marry my love of 25 years legally, but we'd sure like to at least survive another 25+ years together.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:06 PM
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15. done
great idea
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StellaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:06 PM
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16. done
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silverlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:08 PM
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17. Okay -
good idea.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:16 PM
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18. Done
the least I can do to support my gay brothers and sisters!

:hi:
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northamericancitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:18 PM
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19. Done. K&R nt
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:23 PM
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20. Done!
K&R!!
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:23 PM
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21. Done!
I will gladly display the HRC symbol.

Enough of this homophobic crap- ENOUGH!

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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:28 PM
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22. Done!
And may I thank you for coming up with a rather brilliant idea to show solidarity. I, and many other participants on this board, thank you very much for this effort. It means a lot to us.
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:29 PM
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23. Done
to support all GLBT persons everwhere. This homophobia is beyond nuts.
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Pied Piper Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:31 PM
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24. Done (eom)
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Asgaya Dihi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:32 PM
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25. Why not nt
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Jazz2006 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:35 PM
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26. Happy to.
Cool idea.

:toast:



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pookieblue Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:35 PM
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27. done n/t
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:36 PM
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28. A worthy cause - freedom and equality for ALL people
Done and done with pride! :hi:
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:38 PM
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29. I did it, and added a new sig line.
I was getting tired of Al's joke about Oh'Really anyway. :hi:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:39 PM
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30. Sure - and with a twist
Combine my old with the new.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:48 PM
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36. Aren't you
prolific!
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:18 PM
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62. that's too cool! n/t
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:40 PM
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31. done
:)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:45 PM
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32. Will do./Done..
Edited on Mon Jun-05-06 07:48 PM by BrklynLiberal
:thumbsup: :hi:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:45 PM
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33. Done IndyOp, and proudly.
Intolerance and hate have become the code of those in power. I stand with you and all my fellow DUers.


I does not matter who we love. What matters is how we love.


:hug: :pals: :loveya:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:46 PM
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34. I did not know
that was the GLBT avatar..what a great idea, IndyOP!

I stand with my gay brothers and sisters as a antidote to the hatred spewed by bush and his Loser handlers who want to change the subject from their big Bomb in Iraq.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:47 PM
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35. i will, if you or someone else will help me
I like my avatar, and would like to keep it. I'm afraid if I change my avatar, I will never be able to get my unique on back. Please PM me if you know how to save my unique avatar.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:53 PM
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42. Shouldn't be hard to save that, should it? I'll PM ya! nm
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:55 PM
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44. i did it on a leap of faith
I posted a lounge thread with the unique image on it.:shrug:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:17 PM
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61. Just to be double safe...
I uploaded it to my PhotoBucket account, and PMed
you the link, so you can retrieve it any time you want.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:47 AM
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232. thanks bro
peace!
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:50 PM
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37. What a great idea!
Edited on Mon Jun-05-06 07:51 PM by MuseRider
Done gladly.

I am older than you. I met my first lesbian (I know that sounds odd) when I was a kid, she worked for my dad and somehow I found out about her. I was curious about her. I liked her a lot. As a teen I worked there during the summers and got to know her better. She was an awesome person and she was OUT! In the late 60's! I learned from her that there was no difference between she and I except I liked boys and she tormented the men. She taught me my first hesitant steps of feminism, how to stick up for myself in the heavily male workplace. We were not even what you would call friends and I wish like hell I could find her now and thank her. She would be surprised I think to know how much she influenced me. I have never understood the fear or hatred of GLBT folks. My brother was gay, died at 47 of AIDS 3 1/2 years ago.

Here is what I do every day http://www.kansasequalitycoalition.org/ I am very proud of what we have accomplished so far.

IndyOp :hug: great idea.

Bonnie: THANKS

Kim: I miss you terribly
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:25 PM
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70. Wow! Thank you for your work with Kansas Equality!
I am so sorry to hear about your brother and I hope you are able to find Kim someday. If you know her first and last name - you can look her up on AnyWho.com - the US national telephone base. If you have any additional information about her or her contacts you can Google them and possibly find her. I am an adult adoptee who found my birth family using the Mormon Famiily registry, St. Louis Post Dispatch, birth & death records, and AnyWho.com.

:hi:
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:32 PM
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104. Ahh thanks.
Kim was actually my brother, not a very common name for a male but in the 50's there were enough that I actually knew 4 or 5 male Kim's. Your assistance is appreciated. He is usually around me, I can feel him on my shoulder at times, ever since his death. He seemed to migrate from my embrace to a permanent warm place on my shoulder. Still, I wish I could talk to him again.

Kansas Equality is amazingly effective, we did a lot this first 8 months and are getting a new chapter up to make a total of 7 with two more possible soon. It is my love and my pleasure and my honor to be a tiny part of it.

One more thing that people can do to support not only GLBT but others with AIDS is to visit this site and order a bracelet. I wore a POW bracelet for years and years so when this first came out I got one right away. I have been wearing one for many years now. http://www.utac.org/index.shtml
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satya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:50 PM
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38. Great idea! nt
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:51 PM
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39. -I'M- Spartacus!!!
This is a fine idea. I'll also dedicate some time to
thinking of how to help in some REAL way,
but this is at least a nice place to start.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:52 PM
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40. i have no avatar
but i support you.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:48 PM
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83. You can have an avatar - you don't have to donate or anything...
Look at the icons at the top of the page - and click on 'Options' icon.
On the left side of the page, click on "Edit your profile'.
In the avatar image box enter: 'pinktriangle.gif' or 'rainbowflag.gif' or 'hrc.gif'

Click on 'save edits' (or something like that) and you should have an avatar!

:hi:
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:55 AM
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191. ok, i'm gay this week
:hug: solidarity

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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:52 PM
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41. Absolutely
I'm behind them 100%.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:54 PM
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43. Done...
For all my GBLT friends. :hug:
Duckie
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:56 PM
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45. one more. I like the way you think my friend.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:57 PM
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46. I'll do it and I think Wes Clark would approve this message! eom
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:57 PM
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47. We are all pink triangles today
Standing with my friends and relatives who have been denied their Constitutional rights.
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Hun Joro Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 07:57 PM
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48. Done nt
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:00 PM
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50. Done!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:00 PM
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51. Done - thank you!
I'm a lesbian, but I usually use the full moon avatar to indicate my Paganism. Today I'm proud to wear the pink triangle. Thank you for this thread!
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Boomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:01 PM
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52. Wearing it now...
...in hopes that I won't be wearing it in a "retraining" camp someday.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:01 PM
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53. Done
They'll be Lots of pink around I think.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:01 PM
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54. Easy peesy! Done!
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:02 PM
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55. Just wanted to say
Edited on Mon Jun-05-06 08:06 PM by Harvey Korman
Thank you for this. David :)

Edit: rec
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:07 PM
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56. DONE!
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:08 PM
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57. Done! n/t
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:10 PM
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58. This is great, thanks Indy
reminiscent of the King of Denmark(?) who asked everyone to wear a star of David in the streets after the Nazis took over, so that they could not tell who was Jewish and who wasn't.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:11 PM
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59. I carry this pink triangle until Equal Rights is achieved
For all my fellow Americans .

I have carried it since right after
the 2004 election . I'm married and
a mom but it sickens me how the gay
community is being treated .

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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:16 PM
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60. MODS: This belongs on the homepage. K&R
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:46 PM
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81. Is That Possible If He Doesn't Add It To His Journal First?
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:50 PM
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84. I added it to my journal, but I think the Mods can put any thread
on the home page if they wish. I think having it on 'Greatest' is pretty effective.

:hi:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:18 PM
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63. I'm in.
I think my membership with HRC has expired, but as soon as I've got the scratch I'll be back on their good side.
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khashka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:19 PM
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64. Done!
Solidarity! Yes!

Khash.
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Hailtothechimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:19 PM
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65. I saw a rainbow flag flying in the late afternoon sun today
and it looked great. So here's to tolerance and inclusion, instead of hatred and division.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:21 PM
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66. Done! Great idea. n/t
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ebdarcy Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:21 PM
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67. Done. nt
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:22 PM
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68. Done, IndyOp
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:25 PM
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69. I have many gay friends, count me in to support!
I take my new hometown crest down until next week.
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:31 PM
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71. done
I like this one actually :)
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:32 PM
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72. done!
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:37 PM
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73. I'm in n/t
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:41 PM
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74. Done! And thank you! Thank you all! n/t
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sazemisery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:42 PM
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75. Here we stand, hand in hand
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:44 PM
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76. Okey-dokey. . .
It's done here!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:44 PM
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77. Good idea
No second class citizens!
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:44 PM
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78. Yes.
:)
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:45 PM
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79. Hi IndyOp, I Think This Is A Wonderful Idea. Thanks, And Done.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:45 PM
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80. excellent idea!
Thanks!

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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:47 PM
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82. Done also.
But we need to take to the streets like the immigrants did!
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:53 PM
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87. How, where, when? Can HRC lead the way - need
a date & time sometime in advance and need to let people across the nation know.

MoveOn.org has done well organizing anti-war rallies - but I don't know of another national organization that can co-ordinate as effectively. :(
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:21 PM
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99. We have no leadership. That's the problem.
But I know that the immigrants changed the tone of the debate and made it difficult to use illegal immigration as a wedge issue in November. We have the numbers to do this as well!
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:51 PM
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85. Done...I stand with my GLBT friends and family
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:51 PM
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86. done and done
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:54 PM
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88.  I'd be honored
I'm indifferent but not without love, Peace
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Jigarotta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:55 PM
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89. proudly done and thank you for the prompt! nt
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 08:58 PM
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90. Done
Because what the Shrub is doing sickens me, as I sit here watching a film about two German lesbians during World War II. Apparently, this is the next step in the abridgement of rights for my GLBT brothers and sisters.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:00 PM
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91. Gladly...and a wonderful idea.
:hi:
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justice1 Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:00 PM
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92. Haven't used an avatar before, hope it worked.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:07 PM
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239. Looks great!
Critters, about to change hers in honor of her gay and lesbian parishioners...
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:02 PM
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93. Done!
:hi: :loveya: :hug: :pals: :woohoo:
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:04 PM
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94. Great Idea! Happy to do it! Done! n/t
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:06 PM
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95. Done!
May we all live to see the day when all Americans share the most basic of Civil Liberites and Equality.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:11 PM
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96. Done
What a wonderful idea.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:11 PM
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97. A most excellent idea! Done!
:patriot:
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:17 PM
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98. I always liked Rainbows anyway.
Great idea!
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Klukie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:24 PM
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100. Done.....
and thanks for spreading the love!!!!!!



:applause:
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:25 PM
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101. Count me in!
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sojourner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:29 PM
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102. not a problem! nice suggestion.
Done! :-)
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:31 PM
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103. Done
Solidarity with our gay brothers and sisters
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:32 PM
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105. Great Idea n/t
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kiraboo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:34 PM
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106. Done and Kick!
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:36 PM
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107. Done
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:38 PM
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108. I'm with you GLBT folks,
but this is a diversion and I'm going to treat it as such for now. When there are laws enacted to allow GLBT folks to have all the rights "straight" people enjoy, I'll be on the front lines. Until then, you have my support.

FWIW, I am beginning to wonder if I'm bisexual or even a Lesbian. This is the first time I've ever said anything about it to anyone. Sexuality was driven out of me by abuse and fundamentalism, so I never developed normally. I don't know my own sexuality...how sad is that? I've been depressed all week, wondering WTF is wrong with me that I can't feel normal urges.

Um, the above probably belonged somewhere else. I will shut up now.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:38 PM
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141. Hey Ladyhawk:
Congrats on having the courage to say something that takes a lot of courage to even admit to yourself, let alone talk about it to others.
:hug:

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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:27 PM
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149. Thanks.
I probably need to talk to "someone" about this. I've been whining at my counselors for years because I don't feel sexual urges. Sigh. I probably won't ever figure it out.

Thanks for the hug.

LH
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:48 AM
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189. Here's another thought for you
http://www.asexuality.org/home/

(I have a friend who's been bending my ear about this for the last couple of months.)
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 11:32 AM
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271. I've wondered about this, too.
I have had a few times in my life when I've felt attraction, but they're pretty few and far between these days. I wonder if meds are causing it, but mostly I don't care whether or not that's the case. Between past abuse and fundamentalism there is so much shame attached to sexuality that I prefer not to feel it.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:39 PM
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109. I'm Gay and I appreciate the sentiment and the gesture. Bless your heart
Edited on Mon Jun-05-06 09:43 PM by Raster
and all those DUers who stand against hatred, homophobia and convenient prejudice. Thank you.

High Kicks Everyone!:kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick::kick:
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:40 PM
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110. I did it
I've always resisted changing my avatar in the past too.

not this time...
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:41 PM
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111. A symbolic act with great historic significance!
This action is reminiscent of that of the Danes during WWII, all of whom donned yellow stars in solidarity with their Jewish countrymen. The occupying Nazi force which had issued the original order in an attempt to isolate the Jewish minority was forced to rescind the decree.

This is a beautiful idea.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:43 PM
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114. Howdy!
:hi:
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:48 PM
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120. Hey, pard! Long time, no see!
:P

Guess this means you made it home okay from our shindig!
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:58 PM
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129. I survived, but it was tough.
:)
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:53 PM
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126. Great story - Thanks! I was thinking along those lines, but
did not know about the Danes. Very cool.

I consider tonight practice for the 'real world.' I am going to contact the pastor at my Unitarian Church and suggest that we print stick-on pink triangles and provide them to everyone at the door on Sunday. People can wear them all day and/or for lots of days to come...

WE ARE ALL GAY NOW!

:kick:

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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:09 PM
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132. Hey - should have
recognized you as a fellow UUer! Great job here tonight.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:58 PM
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130. I didn't know that
history..thank you, Reader Rabbit!
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:42 PM
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112. Done! n/t
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:42 PM
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113. Okay. We're ALL gay now.
:)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:45 PM
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115. Happy to do so--done!
:hi:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:47 PM
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117. Done
and I called my Senators for them to oppose such a stupid thing. Really stupid.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:47 PM
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118. Done
K&R
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:48 PM
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119. Done...damn that feels good....
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:48 PM
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121. Count me in. n/t
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:49 PM
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122. in solidarity (nt)
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:49 PM
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123. Done!
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:50 PM
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124. Done
As a straight male, all I can say is I'm proud to be a part of this gesture. Small as it may be in size, it is enormous in its power.
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:53 PM
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125. Here's one more!
.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:54 PM
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127. Done and I will keep the avatar until this monstrous piece of
legislation dies a well deserved death...
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 09:54 PM
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128. I'm in...n/t
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:09 PM
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131. done
:hi:
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Jean Louise Finch Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:12 PM
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133. Done.
This is a beautiful idea.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:12 PM
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134. Done. For Aunt Martha and all the "unseen" families. nt
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:12 PM
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135. Check out my sig
Fight the Power!!!!!
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:23 PM
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136. Great idea!
I'm in! :)
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:26 PM
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137. I can't! I've sworn to keep the weeping lady until my country is returned
to us.

However, I am more than happy to change my sig line from FDR...
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:25 PM
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148. Thanks, my "lady lovah'!"
:hi: :hug:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:43 PM
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153. Hello Darlin!
fancy meeting you here. :)
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:31 PM
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138. Done!
Edited on Mon Jun-05-06 10:33 PM by mcscajun
I usually stand with the General (Clark, that is) but for the next few days, I fly the rainbow flag. :)

My late friend Phil (a wonderful gay man and one of my oldest and dearest friends who passed on last July) would approve this message. :)
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Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:33 PM
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139. Done.
We are all gay americans today.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:37 PM
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140. Love is Love - As always my DH & I stand up for the freedom to express
the love one has for another whether straight or GLBT.

Something some clergy members may want to think about (other then the fact that this FMA would place bigotry into the Constitution) is that this amendment will restrict religious freedom in that clergy/churches/religions have the right to decide who they feel they can marry. This amendment would remove that choice and create a situtation where the federal government is telling a church/clergy what they can believe or not.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:59 AM
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192. Kick for the right of ALL (GLBT as well as Straight) to express LOVE &
Commitment.

:hug:
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:48 PM
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142. Never had an avatar before
but this is a great idea!
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American liberal Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:55 PM
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143. DUne--gladly
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Maraya1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 10:59 PM
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144. Here's mine ! eom
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:13 PM
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145. done with my girl Ellen Degeneres
I hope thats gay enough.

:)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:20 PM
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146. Done, and than you IndyOp!
I'm as gay as the day is long, and I really appreciate this simple and kind symbol of solidarity. :hug: Thank you to all DUers!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:22 PM
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147. Okey dokey.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:32 PM
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150. DONE! and K&R!!!
Edited on Mon Jun-05-06 11:49 PM by Behind the Aegis
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:41 PM
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151. Done
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:43 PM
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152. looking to see if mine changed n/t
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:44 PM
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154. Done for my best friend and my sister, both of whom I love dearly
...and for all the folks out there who face discrimination because of their sexual orientation. I support you 100%. Hugs to all of you!
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clyrc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:48 PM
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155. Did it!
nt
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:52 PM
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156. In memory of dear, sweet Craig...
and in honor of so many more - a lifetime of friends...and with special thoughts of all the couples I know who consider themselves married in spite of the hate and stupidity - especially Amanda and Mimi, now expecting their second child...
:loveya:
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MamaBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-05-06 11:57 PM
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157. Works for me.
Xenophobia. It's what's for dinner. :eyes: Thank heavens we don't have to go along with their nasty agenda.
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DeaconBlues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:04 AM
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158. I'll set aside Wellstone for a few days for a great cause
Edited on Tue Jun-06-06 12:05 AM by DeaconBlues
I'm sure he would understand. Make those calls to your congresscritters, people!
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:09 AM
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159. this is a very touching thread. gratitude, IndyOp and all DUers. eom
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:13 AM
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160. Ding (nt)
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:21 AM
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161. I am with you!

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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:24 AM
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162. Done. Gladly. And being on dial-up
and having to wait for the zillions of avitars to load - WHY did it have to be at the end of the bunch? LOL.


Great idea. I think I'll keep mine till the bill is blasted out of Wash. DC and put in the toilet where it rightly belongs.
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:25 AM
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163. btw, the OP did use the pretty broadly inclusive initials GLBT.... but
the pink triangle is a gay, as in homosexual male, symbol excluding lesbians, two-spirits, transgenders and transexuals.

as does the word gay.

rainbow symbols are more broadly inclusive.


i used a black triangle as lesbian, but it is still exclusive. i just want to slightly balance all those pink triangles.

some accept lavender triangle as all-inclusive...


peace
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:40 AM
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174. Thanks for the info about that. . .
I never realized it...so see, you've taught us something new today...:-)
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:09 PM
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266. thank you, kevinbgoode!
very kind!

:)


now to change my avatar to rainbow, for the entire spectrum of gender, sex, affections...


peace and solidarity!
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:10 PM
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267. dupe
Edited on Tue Jun-06-06 09:39 PM by nofurylike
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 05:50 AM
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175. Thanks, definitely for more information...
I didn't know that the triangle was interpreted as being just gay male -- my intention is all-inclusive. I love the rainbow flag, too -- but thought that since the Nazis put pink triangles on people they persecuted for the sexuality that would be most appropriate, for me, for the moment.

:hi:
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:00 PM
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268. thanks! and for the great thread, IndyOp! truly touching!
:hi:


peace and solidarity!
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:41 AM
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164. .
All yours (baby!)
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:52 AM
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165. I tried...
but it won't let me do it... unless I lose my sig graphic (says the file is too big). I aint changing my sig graphic for no one, no how.

My sig shouldn't be too big... it's 158x252 pixels.... limits are 200x500. Limit 20K but mine seems to be 117K. I don't get it.

How I would love to show my support! But just won't lose that there important sig. I am WITH ya all, though!

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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:11 AM
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177. You don't have to lose your sig -
open your profiles again - there is a place to choose your avatar that is more toward the top of the profile page...
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troubleinwinter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:33 AM
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219. Nope...
When I go there and choose the new avatar, then hit the button to apply it, a message comes up that tells me that my sig picture is too big, that it is over 20K, and it won't go any further.
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GoodMorningUSA Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 01:17 AM
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166. done!
Love Your Fellow Man and Woman!
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:16 AM
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209. welcome to DU, GM USA
:)
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conflictgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 01:24 AM
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167. Done! And K&R. nt
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:23 AM
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168. done -n/t
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:37 AM
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169. Done.
This is the least I can do.
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:41 AM
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170. Done! n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:50 AM
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171. Done
It's the least I can do.
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:30 AM
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172. Done! (how appropo-- Im the 69th recommend hahaha
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degreesofgray Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:37 AM
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173. perhaps I'll change
my handle to degreesofpink:)
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Piedras Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:10 AM
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176. Done, this week I'm Gay
Done. This week I'm Gay in protest of *'s hatred of civil rights.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:14 AM
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178. Done, IndyOp!
Thanks for the thought. I'm delighted for another opportunity to support human rights!

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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:15 AM
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179. I'm with you, IndyOp!
mikey_the_rat
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:16 AM
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180. Done
A little late but still.
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:19 AM
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181. Incredible idea - done! - nt
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:26 AM
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182. Done, with pleasure. K&R.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:27 AM
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183. Done!
In tribute to a fallen leader.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:42 AM
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199. Please remind me - the man in your avatar - Harvey?
San Francisco? :hi:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 08:35 AM
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204. That would be him, all right.
After hearing his story, you can't help but be disgusted by the bigotry that wears badges anymore.

I'm from Ohio and related to three lesbians. Must be something in the water . . .;-)
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:31 AM
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184. Done!
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:32 AM
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185. Done!
Thanx for this idea, Indy. Solidarity all the way!
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:35 AM
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186. Kick
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:43 AM
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187. done! n/t
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:46 AM
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188. Solidarity!
:thumbsup:
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the other one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:55 AM
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190. Done. And it feels so liberating! nt
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:07 AM
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193. Great Idea! - Make it so!
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:12 AM
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194. Done
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:14 AM
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195. I just clicked on "view all" for this thread - WOW!
It's stirring to see such solidarity on display.
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riverrine19 Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:16 AM
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196. i`m sorry,and with all due respect
after 25 yrs.and many dead bodies,i have to continue to hate,politicians that is,especially incompetent hypocrites,its better then taking my meds.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 08:21 AM
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202. nah, ya should take your meds
hate nothin but hatred. take care, give care.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:17 AM
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197. What a wonderful idea.
Done and done. :hug: and solidarity to all of my GLBT family.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:41 AM
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198. Done...great idea! nt
Edited on Tue Jun-06-06 07:41 AM by LeftHander
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bunyip Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:55 AM
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200. Done
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 08:16 AM
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201. Gladly!!
:thumbsup:
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 08:22 AM
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203. I'm not fabulous but love my friends who are, hrc is a nice avatar
:grouphug:

solidarity!
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toad12 Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 08:38 AM
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205. Equality for everyone!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 08:49 AM
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206. Done with pleasure
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:03 AM
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207. Done! Excellent idea!
This gay DUer thanks each of you for your support!!! :pals:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:04 AM
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208. Proudly done! K. nt
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democraticinsurgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:19 AM
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210. Done! K&R
i believe we are all innately bisexual anyway...or, as i like to put it, omnisexual.

we must all stand together. great post.

rick
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il_lilac Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:19 AM
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211. With you all the way
Offering support and love to my brothers and sisters.
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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:39 AM
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212. Does the rainbow flag count?
If so, I'm joining in -- if it doesn't count, let me know, so I can change it to a pink triangle. I will also call my reps this week. Kicked and recommended!
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:50 AM
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213. Done!
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:56 AM
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215. done, with pride....
Excellent suggestion!
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pointblank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:57 AM
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216. Done.
I stand with you.
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Brazenly Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 09:58 AM
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217. I'm in!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:29 AM
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218. Done
:hi:
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:34 AM
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220. Done - great idea n/t
:toast:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:34 AM
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221. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:49 AM
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222. Gladly done. n/t
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:50 AM
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223. Done and a FANTASTIC idea, you have inspired me...
... to write an editorial on the subject.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:58 AM
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236. See...
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:18 PM
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245. Great job, Steve!
:)
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:04 AM
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224. Great idea! DONE! n/t
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:21 AM
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225. Done! (I hope, I'll check)
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:35 AM
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226. Great idea
Done, and with pleasure. This is about human rights, and we are all entitled to the same benefits as anybody else. It's absurd to try to legislate discrimination into the Constitution, and create a segment of the population as being 2nd class.
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Reader Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:36 AM
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227. Ask liberal senators to join us!
Call any and all senators who are against this attempt to institutionalize bigotry and ask them to wear a pink triangle during the hearings. And after speaking to their offices, post the responses here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x1363774

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Humor_In_Cuneiform Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:38 AM
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228. Done
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transeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:40 AM
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229. Beautiful
I have to say, this is wonderful. I've been feeling like there was a lot less support on DU of late for the LGBT community. I am glad to see I was wrong and getting stuck on a few posts that made me angry but were not representative of the majority. Thanks to all of you for your continued support. :toast:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:56 AM
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233. I am glad that this thread helped you reconsider the true mood of DU -
I am feeling guilty that I have *not* been paying attention to what has been happening with the FMA. I am so wrapped up in what is happening in Iraq; the possibility of an Iran invasion; election fraud & reform; the primaries happening all across the nation for Nov elections; the up-down economy and killing poverty and health-care crisis -- that I am dizzy most of the time. :puke:

Please keep posting what is important to you and please don't take it personally if others don't respond as vigorously as you might have hoped. Our strength is our diversity. If we keep informing each other and nudging each other to action and challenging each other to uphold our true, highest principles -- then someday, I pray, we will make it.

:D
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:40 AM
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230. Ok. I'll try this again
Edited on Tue Jun-06-06 11:43 AM by Greybnk48
I join you with pleasure!! (Forgot to hit update the first time)
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:45 AM
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231. Done! Great idea!
:hi:
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purji Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:57 AM
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234. done n/t
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Shredr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:57 AM
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235. Done!
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:02 PM
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237. Here I go.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:05 PM
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238. I've had Robert Plant forever as mine - it would take something worthy
to change it.

This seems like a worthy reason!
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:10 PM
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240. ...
:hug:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:11 PM
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241. Et voila!
In solidarity!
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ktlyon Donating Member (733 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:27 PM
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242. done
thanks
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SeanQ Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:40 PM
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243. It would be my honor
The Patriots can wait until preseason! ;)
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:11 PM
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244. Done. Thank you. Great idea.
I know it's dorky but I've always liked the phrase "straight but not narrow."
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:22 PM
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246. Done with pride! Kicked and recommended! n/m
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:45 PM
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247. And then they came for the
........ fill in the blank!
Thanks for this post IndyOp.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 02:49 PM
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248. You kids are making me cry!
Thank you!

:loveya:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:05 PM
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249. Done!
In loving memory of two of the kindest, most decent and honorable men I have ever known.

Michael James Anderson

Jerrell "Mack" McElroy

Long Beach, CA
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:08 PM
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250. Kick!
USA! LGBT! USA! LGBT!

Or, if you prefer, GLBT!
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:24 PM
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251. Proud to!
Kick
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LilyLibber Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:25 PM
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252. DUne, with pride.
Edited on Tue Jun-06-06 03:29 PM by LilyLibber
In solidarity with my GLBT brothers and sisters.

And for Vince Frazzini and Robert Black, a couple that any kid would be lucky to call her parents.

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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:50 PM
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253. Done and thank you. (n/t)
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 03:56 PM
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254. Done !!! - Great Idea !!! - K & R !!!
:bounce::yourock::bounce:
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 04:17 PM
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255. I'm more than willing as a statement against hate
(I just had to make sure I could figure out how to get my alter ego Dudley back, but it looks like it won't be any problem)
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 04:18 PM
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256. Great idea!
done
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 04:26 PM
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257. Done. :)
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 05:23 PM
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258. Kick n/t
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 05:36 PM
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259. Done and kicked
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:17 PM
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260. Just like being in a high school "Gay-Straight" Alliance!
Thanks for the super idea.
And, oh yeah, fuck you George Bush.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:32 PM
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261. I've never had an avatar before, but will do it for this
I'm just sorry that something like the Marriage Amendment is even an issue.

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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:41 PM
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262. Just noticed this thread
is there still time? I'll do it. Is there any preference I should have for symbol? I don't want to piss anyone off.
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ncgrits Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 06:58 PM
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263. God knows it's the least we can do!
and done!
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phylny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:12 PM
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264. Why yes. Yes indeedy. n/t
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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 07:17 PM
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265. Done, and in solidarity with gay people I added something to my journal
I added to my journal some recent posts about a heterosexual liking of my own which is definitely outside the mainstream in this society; namely for unshaven/hairy legs and other body hair on women.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 10:38 PM
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269. How about avatars of gay icons? Rip Taylor? Liza w/ a 'Z'?
Carol Channing? Cher? Judy Garland?
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 11:50 AM
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272. Great idea! Love Rip Taylor - ;-) (n/t)
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Tracyjo Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 11:27 PM
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270. Happy to DU it
What a great idea.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 12:24 PM
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273. Excellent post! And I stand with you, my friend!
When anyone's rights are violated, this threatens us all. We not only owe it to our gay DU friends to stand with them, but to Americans everywhere. We have to send a clear message that violating anyone's Constitutional rights is never acceptable and we will refuse to allow this!:grr:

I changed my avatar, too, though I feel a little weird without Jimmy Carter looking back at me from my posts, after all this time, LOL! But I also felt that this was something that I had to do.:patriot:

Rhiannon:yourock:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 01:31 PM
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274. done, and saved mine for later
personal/153488.gif
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Q3JR4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 03:30 PM
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275. I stand in solidarity,
Edited on Wed Jun-07-06 03:30 PM by Q3JR4
with my Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Straight brothers and sisters.
:grouphug:

As a gay man I am appalled at the nerve of the right wing to use this issue as a cudgel against me and my family. :puke:

One day soon I hope the rest of America has the foresight to join us.

:patriot: :bounce: :toast:

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