Monday, May 22, 2006

MEME Mondays, Religious Bigots Confronted, AIDS Vigil in Ohio, Equality Ride, Email Sign-Up, Writers/Musicians Wanted, Musical Posts

I'm back blogger friends, thanx for putting up with quickee posts over the weekend, it was very busy for me. Nothing special, just lots of personal stuff to get done and a few things for GG too. Little longer post today. I have decided to name yet another day friends. In addition to our "HUMP"day Wednesdays and FABULOUS Fridays, I am officially announcing MEME Mondays!! Taa daa!! Each monday I am going to give you a quick meme about myself and ask you to let me know about you as well, and put up one of those silly one's where you find out your porn star name or color of your pet's aura thing-a-ma-bobs. It's a fun way to get back into the motivation of a new week. Let's start it off with these....

Places I have Lived........
California: 6 different cities
Oregon: 3 different cities
New York: 2 different cities
Massachussetts: 1 city
Ohio: 4 different cities


Jobs I have Done.....(Some at Same Time)

Restaurant Manager/Hourly: 16 Years
Temporary Agency Placement Specialist: 1 Year
YMCA Youth Program Director: 4 Years
Uniform Salesman: 2 Years
Customer Service Specialist 1 year
Gay Guru: 2 Months


Favorite Hobbies......
Writing
Travel
Poker
Cooking
Movies/Concerts/Plays





You Are 52% Open Minded



You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.

Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.

But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.

You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.



Hmmmmmmmm..........I Can Agree With That


In the news, those religious bigots, the Westboro Baptist Church loonies that consists mostly of the Fred Phelps family, were confronted with anger and violence this weekend. The Kansas group, carrying signs reading "God Hates Fags," "Fags Doom Nations" and "Vengeance is Mine, Sayeth the Lord," was met by a crowd of about 1,000 angry counter-demonstrators shouting "USA! USA!," as well as various taunts and obscenities. Passing motorists honked their horns and hundreds of motorcycle riders revved their engines in an attempt to drown out the church members' shouts. Some counter-demonstrators hurled eggs, stones and water bottles. Despite the violence, police department spokesman Capt. Gary Flood said he believed area residents showed "good restraint." Hell yea, a couple eggs, a little assault and a slashed tire, is the LEAST of what these idiots should be having done to them!! (Well, I dont condone physical violence really, but they do deserve a good bitch slapping!!)

In local news for me, in Warren, Ohio, The Trumbull County AIDS Taskforce, held it's annual AIDS Candlelight Vigil, at the historic Courthouse Square, last night from 8 - 9:30pm. It was beautifl and moving with over 200 luminaire lights and a pair of shoes next to each of them, covering the courthouse walks. Each pair of empty shoes represented someone who has died of AIDS in Trumbull county. With Mikey's help, we will not forget!!

BYU in Utah, reprimanded, but did not expel, Five students who participated in last month's Equality Ride demonstration at the University. Four of the five were among 29 people arrested during two days of demonstrations on the campus. The other student was involved in the protest outside the university grounds. The university's Honor Code Office placed all five on probation. While BYU's Honor Code does not explicitly bar gay students it does forbid them from having sex or from advocating for a "gay lifestyle". The Equality Ride was a 51 day cross-country trip organized by the nondenominational group Soulforce to draw attention to schools that bar gay enrolment. If you havent heard of the Equality Ride, shame on you, it's probably the only recent example of quality activism in a peaceful and thought provoking way.

I have added an email sign-up button, on the first page of the main website. I am encouraging everyone to go to the website, and add your name to this list. It will be used to send out updates on the website, announcements about events and contests, and eventually to send out our upcoming monthly newsletter. Your email addresses will be kept safe and confidential, and will not be used for any spamming for any purpose. Only legitimate Gay Guru announcements will be sent out over the email list.

I am also putting out an open call for writers and musicians for the website. At this time, all work and music supplied is voluntary with no pay involved. Eventually, if the site and blog begin making any money, I will put that money back into the site and help supplement the writers and musicians when I can. I am looking for people to write about Health and Fitness, Technology and Gaming, Music/Movies/TV, Lesbian Issues, and any other hot topics you consider relative to the GLBT community. Remember that our content is primarily PG13 rated for the entire community AND our friends and families. I also currently have only featured mainstream musicians and bands that have had some commercial succes. I would really like to change that to feature new and up and coming musicians and bands. It would be free exposure and it would feature an interview/profile with yourself or group on a page in the website. You would be cross promoted on the blog and Myspace page as well. Anyone interested in being considered for writing or as a musician, please respond to this post, or email me at...... Admin@thegayguru.net

Lastly, I have decided to add a little music to each post. It will change with each post, and cannot be archived or it would overlap and play over each other after each new post. Let me know if this is enjoyable or annoying.....Have a Great Week...GG

6 comments:

SoCalGal

UGH, that Phelps family drives me absolutely INSANE!!! What a waste of DNA...sigh.

As for having music with the post, it's fun. Gosh, that Styx song sure brought back memories for me....damn, I'm getting old.

I think your idea about showcasing musical talent is great. I just did a post on our site about a band named Ozomatli that I love, love, LOVE. I think it's great when folks broaden their musical horizons. :)

Have a great day everyone!

Jon-Marc

Great blog, as well.

Sure, let's trade links.

Mikey

I agree with SCG, BTW thanks for the props.......again

puhpaul

I was reading the post of a blog buddy this morning. It seems that this past weekend the Fred Phelps Fanatics demonstrated outside of his nephew's high school graduation as well. It's hard to figure.

paul

SoCalGal

***peeking inside my computer looking for GG...yoo-hoo...you in there?...should we send in a rescue team?...think I'll just tap into the brandy under the rescue team's St. Bernard...okay, one more good look around....hmmm, don't see ya...wow, this brandy's good***

WAT

Fred Phelps and crew are bona fide assholes.

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