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Shhhh

Won’t those queers ever shut up? Today, many of them will, for the whole day, in order to send an important message. “Sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, the National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students

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NOM Defector Speaks Out

“I remember verbally asking myself, why am I here?” Thus began NOM member Louis Marinelli’s gradual but inexorable shift, from working against marriage equality through the nation’s highest-profile activist group, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to abandoning that group to instead work for democratic equality.

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Yeah, Baby

In case you’re of a vinyl persuasion, and want to show your love for the retail purveyors of albums, this coming Saturday 16th is Record Store Day. Just about every record store you know of is participating. (I don’t know what they’re doing, exactly. Why

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Whoopsie

With the General Assembly’s likely overturn of the Domestic Partners Funeral Arrangements bill’s veto by Gov. Carcieri only days away, NOM-RI’s Christopher Plante has issued an entreaty not to overturn the veto — arguing, among other things, that adequate provision already exists under Rhode Island

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Another One for the Books

So, you ask, what exactly is it that preteen Catholic schoolgirls don’t do? Breaking the principal’s clothesline, for one. But that’s exactly what heroine Jody has done, in first-time Providence author Judi Cosentino’s book, Good Girls Don’t…. Self-published and soon making its way to local

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Out, Proud, And Extremely Loud

According to an article in Saturday’s ProJo, the City’s Board of Licenses has “indefinitely suspended” the entertainment license for Club Energy (69-71 Union St.), for repeated and excessive noise violations. The article details numerous noise issues and incidents, including one tenant who claims he had

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Sex and Socialism

Come see author and activist Sherry Wolf speak on the political struggle for queer liberation, here and around the world, this coming Monday at List Hall at Brown University. (List is near the top of College Street, on the north side — big white blocky

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SatAARRdee!

Arr, and if it don’t be the Nineteenth of September, the end of the season of gales, arrr. What be the relevance of this date, say ye? Why, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, of course, ye lilly-livered landlubber, ye. Why, I’s t’

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Woonasquatucket River — Be A Part Of It

Sure, there’s lots going on tomorrow night, but what did you have planned for the morning and evening? Shake off that hangover, get your Ganny canny in gear, and head to the Valley to do your part to support our National Heritage River. Saturday Morning

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Disclosure

Originally posted yesterday morning: Let me open this by acknowledging that I’m a community member of Marriage Equality Rhode Island and the separate but associated action group Providence Equality Action Coalition (see Facebook page), who are acting as local organisers for Equality Across America. I

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Get On

Waited long enough for equal rights? Equality Across America, a nationwide network of local organizers and affiliated organizations, has also had enough. Join the National Equality March on Sunday, October 11th in Washington, D.C., to promote LGBT rights as “part of a larger movement for

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How About A Nice Cup Of WTF?

UPDATES — 9AM WEDNESDAY: The ProJo has picked up the story crediting “several left-leaning blogs” with breaking it, but we know it was Ms. Dymoke who spent most of Monday on the phone fielding questions from the Canadian media. 3PM MONDAY: Daily Dose wins again!

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Economic Gridlock

Wesli wrote this a couple of weeks ago, but we just noticed that it was languishing on the Side Blog. Also, there was a caption under the photo which was screwing around with the formatting. It read “Hartford and Atwood, in Johnston: Our economy, and

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A Nickel of Wisdom

Forget about soda bottles and beer cans on the side of the road: ProJo, Boston Herald, WRNI, and, I assume, other leading news outlets, breathlessly report that desperate people are coming down your street once a week to steal stuff you’re trying to get rid

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WaterFire needs our help

Barnaby Evans has set up a First Giving page for those who wish to help support one of Providence’s most appealing attractions with a modest donation. “It’s like adding your very own log to the fire!” May I add my own note that WaterFire brings