Category Archives: Community


17 year old DADT policy repealed. The U.S. Senate approved H.R.2965, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 in a 65-31 vote.

Guess who’s not too happy.

In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Obama was expected to sign the bill into law next week, although changes to military policy probably wouldn’t take effect for at least several months. Under the bill, the president and his top military advisers must first certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt troops’ ability to fight. After that, the military would undergo a 60-day wait period.

“… Sen. John McCain, Obama’s GOP rival in 2008, led the opposition. Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before a crucial test vote, the Arizona Republican acknowledged he couldn’t stop the bill. He blamed elite liberals with no military experience for pushing their social agenda on troops during wartime. “They will do what is asked of them,” McCain said of service members. “But don’t think there won’t be a great cost.” ~ AP


National Coming Out Day 2008

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RPD Victim Advocate Receives Award for Outstanding Assistance

Reno Police Department’s Victim Advocate Kim Garrett was awarded the “2008 Kristine Nagy-Johnson Prevent Child Abuse and Prevention Award for Outstanding Advocate” on Sept. 18 in Reno. Kim was nominated by Victim Services Unit Supervisor Lori Fralick and awarded by The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force (CAN Prevent) for her outstanding work.

Absolutely so deserved. Congratulations and blessings Kim!

Source: Reno Gazette Journal

We Are the Ones!

Check it out!

The We Are the Ones Project is a photographic essay documenting the enthusiasm and diversity of Obama supporters across the country. Specifically, we’re highlighting average citizens and grassroots communities as the real stars of this campaign, by giving them a celebrity-style photo shoot at Obama events. Selected portraits will be exhibited in a New York gallery show in November and eventually published in book form along with collected stories gathered at house meetings, rallies, and fund raising events throughout America.

L’shana tovah

Wishing you a good and sweet year.

Security & insecurity

Playwright Eve Ensler, the founder of V-Day, explores our modern craving for security — and why it makes us less secure.

Welcome Rachel Maddow to Primetime!

Brilliant Rachel Maddow will anchor of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show’ at 9 p.m. ET weekdays premiered tonight. The MSNBC site [as a rule I don’t watch the teevee machine] says: Maddow and guests will take a smart look at politics, pop culture and the top stories of the day.

I imagine that pretty quickly it will end up YouTubed, so check it out!