Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.


Originally uploaded by larimieg
PILLS = GOOD! A philosophy I stumbled across today on Lincoln near Golden Gate park.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Obama declares LGBT Pride Month!

Happy LGBT Pride Month. President Obama has made a declaration that JUNE 2009 begins LGBT Pride Month. Keep up the fight my friends! We are making progress.
From the White House:



Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country’s response to the HIV pandemic.

Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration — in both the White House and the Federal agencies — openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.

The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.

My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.

These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Sunday, May 31, 2009

Celebs come out in support of Marriage Equality

This weekend was the wonderful event for Equal rights, Meet in the Middle for Equality. It was held in Fresno. There were several powerful speakers and inspiring activists. Several celebrities came out for the event and some of them even scored some of my protest tees!
TR Knight gave a great speech on the creation of the "3rd Class Citizen". TR and Mark scored my Separate Church and State Shirts.

Dustin Lance Black, Oscar award winning screenwriter for the movie "Milk", gave a very powerful speech that Harvey Milk would be very proud of. It was inspiring and motivating. He is truly a man of words. He scored one of my Separate Church and State shirts too.

Super cutie, Michelle Clunie, from the TV Show "Queer as Folk" scored one of my Love Is Love Tees.
Charlize Theron showed up and listened to the speakers and activists from backastage.

Among the other celebs in attendance were, Eric McCormick, better known as Will from Will & Grace. The creator of Will & Grace, Max Mutchnick was also there. Kian, from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, made a brief appearance. 

Famous activist, Cleve Jones, and Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez were also there so speak out againts Prop 8.

Meet in the Middle - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Central Valley of California to the Meet in the Middle March and Rally held in Fresno. As we pulled up we were greeted by the Castro flag. The rainbow flag was brought down from the Castro district in San Francisco. 

It was a wonderful event filled with passionate activists and celebrity supporters of the LGBT movement and civil rights for all. The event was organized by the wonderful Mayor of Fresno. I'm so proud of her efforts and the event she created for equality. Though it was very hot and sweaty, it was inspirational and worth every minute. I will posting more pictures today!

Thursday, May 28, 2009



Equality March ~ Sat May 30th

from Selma, CA to Fresno, CA

Leaders from the Civil Rights Movement, the United Farm Workers Movement and the Gay Rights Movement will March from Selma, CA to Fresno, CA in a symbolic sign of respect to the social movements before us.

This 14.5 mile march will take 5 hours and will arrive after the MITM rally has started, where rally participants will be anxiously awaiting the march arrivals.

6:30 a.m.
Meet at the Q Street lot, behind Fresno City Hall (map), for individual, organizational and media check-in for transportation services to the Selma to Fresno March starting point - please, RSVP for the march in advance, in the notes section of the RSVP, so we know to anticipate your arrival.

7:15 a.m.

Leave Fresno City Hall for Selma 
Kick-off location at Front St. & Whitson St. (between Highland & Floral) on N. Golden State HWY in Selma (behind Rite-Aid) map

7:50 a.m.

Welcome & Kick-off for Equality March

March speakers include:
Anne-Marie Williams - Jordan/Rustin Coalition
Nii-Quartelai Quartey - Courage Campaign
Javier C. Angulo - HONOR PAC
Yardenna Aaron - Here to Stay Coalition
Andrea Shorter - EQCA & And Marriage For All

8:00 a.m.
Equality March leaves for Fresno

Around 10:30 a.m.
March participants arrive at E. Central Avenue and N. Golden State HWY map

Around 12:00 p.m.
March participants arrive at Railroad Avenue and Van Ness Avenuemap

Same-sex couples married in Fresno County, and those wanting to join the March for the final 2.5 miles to Fresno's City Hall, will meet at this location.

March will be held:
Saturday May 30th, 2009

If your organization would like to send a representative to march in these efforts, please RSVP by filling out our Contact Form - we would like to have one representative from each endorsing and collaborating partner.

About the Selma March

This march pays a symbolic sign of respect to the social movements before us. If your group would like to be represented in this march - please, email us your organization's name and we will send details about check-in needs, when and where to be on that FIRST Saturday AFTER the Prop 8 verdicts, etc. This march is the morning kick-off for the Meet in the Middle for Equality event.

The march will arrive at Fresno's City Hall at aproximately 1pm - the start time of the Meet in the Middle Rally. We are asking that unless you REALLY have the desire to march, that only 1 representative from your organization be present. We have been advised by the UFW's March Organizers that the more people we have, the longer the march will take. We will be escorted by CA Highway Patrol on Northbond Golden State Highway.

People who arrive early, and want to meet us at the Railroad Avenue and Van Ness Avenue intersection at the "Welcome to Fresno" sign, should feel free to join us for the last hour of the march in to Fresno. But, please be aware that your car will be 2.5 miles away from City Hall, after the conclusion of the rally, unless you have made previous plans.