You know when West Virginia says “I do” to same sex marriage that marriage equality will quickly become the law of the land. Hat tip to one of my good friend and bloggah, Dr. J who writes, You Think You Know, for bringing it to my attention in his most recent post.
After W.VA’s Attorney General announced that his office will no longer fight a court challenge on the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, the current governor, Earl Ray, had this to add,
“I do not plan to take any actions that would seek to overturn the courts’ decisions. West Virginia will uphold the law according to these rulings, and I have directed state agencies to take appropriate action to make that possible. Our state is known for its kindness and hospitality to residents and visitors alike. I encourage all West Virginians—regardless of their personal beliefs—to uphold our statewide tradition of treating one another with dignity and respect.”
Earlier this week NYC Drag Queen, Jeza Belle, released her new book The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails. I figured with the weekend right around the corner this was as good a time as any to give the book a plug. Ms. Belle’s book includes delicious drink recipes as well as true drunken tales from drag queens around the world.
There is more information about Jeza Belle on her Facebook page. To learn more about or to purchase the book, link here: harlotsguide.com.
The Theater Offensive is hosting their annual Halloween Party / FUNdraiser at the Manhunt Mansion on Thursday, October 30th with our friends and emcees Cole and Hunter (a.k.a. The Maverick Men) and music by DJ Jim Clerkin from KISS 108 FM.
TTO Halloween party – Oct 30 from 7-11 PM
Tickets are only $20 and will sell out so plan accordingly and come dressed for the occasion – cash prize will be awarded for best costume.
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Earlier this week the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) identified the most anti-equality elected officials in the US Congress. Ratings are based on past voting records, their introduction and co-sponsorship of anti-LGBT legislation, and their public statements.
Any wonder why I self-identify as a Democrat? While both parties are represented, this list is certainly weighted in favor of the Republican Party. I revile this party as a socially divisive, reactionary group that propagates hateful, xenophobic, misogynistic and homophobic legislation. While there are certainly exceptions, until there is a significant change in rhetoric and leadership, I can’t fathom supporting a national candidate who runs as a Republican.
This video is a few years old and is courtesy of The Onion, a satirical digital media company. However it is still funny and intended in good fun, although it doesn’t stretch the imagination to see something like this on the morning show FOX and Friends.
Wicked Art Bar and Go Out Loud are hosting a night of painting and sipping at Finz in Salem, MA next Tuesday on October 14th.
The cost for the event is $35 and only a handful of seats remain so don’t hesitate if interested. Don’t worry if you’ve never held a paint brush, they will provide the supplies and there is an instructor on hand to help you create your masterpiece on a 16×20 canvas.
Doors open at 6:30pm, painting instruction starts promptly at 7:00pm. Link here to learn more and to register – Hurry!
I love this sign.