Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No longer a virgin

I have now officially attended my first PRIDE WEEKEND!! I have to say Milwaukee does it right, a three day festival and then a parade on Sunday....a whole weekend of gay!! Friday night LWB and I bartended with some friends for Lesbian Alliance, and despite the cold, blisters, and sore feet it was great! We had the most poplar pod around!! By the end of the night be were looking great to the drunk women we were serving and were making a ton of money on the tips! LWB in particular had an admirer named Sonia, who wanted her lei, and well probably a little more :-)! Although I have to give credit to my love, LWB, because she handled herself wonderfully! I just wanted to let all of you know that I have officially broken my pride fest cherry!!

More to come later...I have a few topics to share!!!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Feel Good Song!

LWB (my girlfriend) showed me this amazing music video last night! She posted it on her blog and we watched it together. I felt so amazing watching it in her arms and being able to turn my head and give her a big kiss! In her blog she wrote about how amazing this song and music video make her feel. I was overwhelmed with joy and happiness and goosebumps last night watching the video. It truly is an inspiration! Thank you baby for sharing such an amazing song and video! Love you!

The Defenders

I just wanted to share this video with you all! LWB (my girlfriend) has it posted on her blog! She is so amazing!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quote of the Week

For some reason I cannot stop thinking about the Prop 8 outcome. I have tried to just let it go, and not rant. However, its too hard. It makes me so angry. I just do not understand how people can be so ignorant. I just have to come to terms with the fact that their ignorance is something I will never understand. Through all of this I know that I want to somehow become way more involved in protests and organizations that are still fighting, with all of us, for our basic civil right to get married. So each week I am going to be posting a quote of the week that has somehow touched me (I will also update you on my progress in becoming an activist!). So here it is...by the famous Cynthia Nixon at Broadway Impact's Equality rally for marriage equality legislation in New York City last Sunday!!

"The right to marry is about us, it is not about you, any more than the fight for integration was about white people, or a women's right to vote was about men. It is only about you to the extent that you have to live with yourself knowing that you are depriving a significant portion of the population their basic civil rights."

This is Cynthia Nixon and her partner Christine Marinoni at the rally! They are also engaged! And so cute together!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A New Inspiration

Pictured here are Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. As most of you probably know they were one of 18,000 or so couples who got married in California before Prop 8. The good news for them and these couples is that their marriage will still be recognized by the state of California. Now, I remember hearing this amazing couples story a while ago but as I was doing my activism research I came across them again, and I just HAD to write. Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon were one of the first couples married in California. They had been together for 50 years before wedding on June 16, 2008. Together and as individuals they did some amazing things. Together they founded the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) in San Francisco in 1955 (the first social and political organization for lesbians in the U.S.). Lyon was the original editor of The Ladder, the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the U.S., founded in 1956. Both women worked to form the Council of Religion and Homosexuality (CRH) in northern California to persuade ministers to accept homosexuals into churches, and used their influence to decriminalize homosexuality in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

In August of 2008 Del Martin passed away from complications of an arm bone fracture in San Francisco. Shortly after Del's death Phyllis released a statement saying, “I am devastated, but I take some solace in knowing we were able to enjoy the ultimate rite of love and commitment before she passed.”

The LA Times recently released an AMAZING article on the two women about their lives, accomplishments, and Phyllis's take on the recent Prop 8 issues. Today I am printing out this article and hanging it on the refrigerator at home. It is such an uplifting piece. These two women did such wonderful things together, and fought through a hard time to come out better on the other end. The women did not let stereotypes and people's judgements hurt them, they just kept pushing and opening up the eyes of others to such an important issue. I hope I can look back on my life and feel accomplished and good about what I have left behind. These women are inspiring and I will turn to them when I feel frustrated about our countries stance on LGBT issues.

I hope you all found this post as moving as it was for me to write. I have enjoyed sharing my inspiration! In the end, it is love that matters, and being with those you love, no matter what other people thing! (I love you!)

Peace and Equality

Monday, June 1, 2009


I am changing the name that I am using to refer to my girlfriend. In former posts she has been referred to as A. However, from now on she will be called LWB! I will keep reminding you bloggers in the next few posts so we can all get used to it! Oh or we could all just call her The Awesome One :-)


For those of you who have followed this blog for a while or read most of the posts, you know that my girlfriend and I recently moved to Milwaukee Wi to be together. When we first moved here we did not know many people, and have had trouble meeting queer women. Finally, a group came out called WanderWomyn. The group is for queer women who enjoy doing outdoors type activities. I joined the email list when I first heard about it and my girlfriend and I have been going to a few activities. On Fridays we go to play some relaxed kickball! Usually followed by some form of drinks and food. We have begun to meet some great people through this group. This past Friday we went to go to kickball and not many showed up. Which turned out to be okay, b/c it was really the fun group who showed up. So we decided to go to a bar, drink, get pizza and then have a game night. It turned out to be a pretty fun night. It's nice to have a small group of people around here to feel comfortable around. It's just the beginning of our friendships, but I hope to grow closer and have a nice tight knit group of friends to make the long winters much more bearable!

Anyways, I just wanted to get it out there for those of you who might be from the Southeastern Wisconsin area! Or to those of you who are in the same situation to not give up hope, and put yourselves out there! Here is the link to the WanderWomyn group on Yahoo! I hope you join or start up your own group!