Equal rights

Keep It Legal, Make It Safe.

Today the House of Reps will vote on a law that seeks to end private, indoor, sex-for-money trades in Rhode Island. I don’t think I have to guess if the Governor will sign this one, since it’s practically his only long-awaited opportunity to strangle your reproductive organs with his rosaries. I won’t deny that the […]

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The Other Campaign

We’re one week out from the Nov. 4 election and the polls are tightening. What once seemed like a sure thing, now looks in danger of slipping away. FiveThirtyEight.com is calling it a “toss-up.” I’m talking about California’s Proposition 8, a measure that would amend their state constitution and abolish over 11,000 same-sex marriages in

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Providence’s Biggest Pride Flag

Everybody knows that just before you get to New Haven proper on I95, there is this giant American flag. Its all tattered and brown, and it can’t always appear majestic because of its shear weight. RISD prof and local smartist Liz Collins will be bringing 8 knitters and thousands of queers together to reimagine the original pride

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I am doing a sexy little dance in my office chair right now, because: Same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the California Supreme Court ruled [today]. According to the court, “In contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another

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TWitM #23 rocks Race and the New Frontier

Justice League: New Frontier, the cartoon adaption of Darwyn Cooke’s instant classic about the dawn of the Silver Age of DC Comics, came out on DVD last week. When I was watching it, I was somewhat disappointed. My friends who hadn’t read the miniseries thought it was sweet, but I guess the actual comics ruined

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Brown students to Parade for Accessible Education

As members of the Brown corporation descend on Bruronia’s fair campus for their semesterly meeting this Saturday, join Brown students and our allies in a parade calling for a “More Open and Public Brown.” Festivities start at 10AM: Education is a Right! Join a Parade, Marching Band, students, and community members to call for: Grants

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Marriage Equality unveils agenda

Yesterday MERI had a State House press conference to announce its legislative agenda for the year: Besides a bill that calls for the recognition of same-gender marriage, another piece of legislation introduced was the Compassion for All Families Act, which would provide domestic partners the spousal benefits of family medical leave, nursing home visitation and

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