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Dancing Past Limitations

How often have we felt sorry for ourselves for some real or imagined obstacle in life? I’m  sure you’ve seen this video by now, but it’s a good reminder that life is what we make it.

Kiera Brinkley Dances

Kiera Brinkley lost both hands and both feet, and much of both arms and both legs, when she was a child. And, she dances!

Watch Her Dance

Kiera Brinkley


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Jeremy, at Good-As-You posted a video of the spontaneous, joyful celebration in San Francisco just over a year ago when legal marriage became an option for same-sex couples.

CastroInTheStreets posted this:

On May 15, (2008) the California Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry. I followed the celebrations around San Francisco all day and talked to people about what this means to their lives.


Yesterday, the court in California chose not to overturn Prop8.

Why the California Court’s Decision Is Good for Gay Marriage
Prop 8 Decision: We Won’t Back Down
California Marriage Equality — How We Will Win
What Will Marriage Equality Supporters Do During the Prop 8 Rallies?
Why President Obama Hurts His Own Cause By Not Addressing Homophobia in the Black Community

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It looks like it’s already been redefined.

Now the lexicographers have documented it.


1 a (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage (same-sex marriage)

(h/t PHB)



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Join Our Community and Allies at the National Equality Rally at Independence Hall on Sunday, May 3rd, in Philadelphia. Make your voice heard! Make History!

The GLBT civil rights movement began 40 years ago in Philadelphia. While we’ve come a long way moving closer and closer toward Equality, there is still much to do. We must call on our government to protect our community in the workplace and beyond with trans-inclusive ENDA and hate crime legislation, to give us full status as Americans by repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the federal DOMA, and to care for our widespread community concerns by addressing and funding GLBT health issues and legalizing and honoring our partnerships and families by giving us marriage and all the benefits and responsibilities that come with it

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A movie. A book. A Documentary.


Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate?

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families — including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson — we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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First Couple’s First Dance

Beyoncé AT LAST

Barack & Michelle Obama

Inauguration Night

Obama Inauguration Ratings: Highest Since Reagan

Stephen Colbert Cries Over Obama Family Beauty (VIDEO)

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The Bush Legacy

I saw this cartoon over at Jesus’ General‘s page.

It was originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Sunday December 21, 2008.  You can see a full-sized cartoon at the SeattlePI website. You can even buy a copy if you’d like.




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I saw this video in November and put it away to post later.  Here it is.

This video brought tears to my eyes. Dying children and people being generous have that effect on me.
Here’s some of the transcript:

Dying Boy’s Wish Feeds The Homeless
ABC News
Monday November 24, 2008 9pm ET
An 11 year old leukemia patient inspires food drives across the country


A young boy in Seattle, terminally ill … one dying wish …

but, he needed some help to make that wish come true …

11 year old Brendon Foster … didn’t ask for an expensive toy …

“I was getting back from a clinic appointment … homeless people …”

decided to focus all his remaining energy on feeding the homeless …

“then, I thought, I should get them something … they’re probably starving …”

He was too weak to do it himself, but his determination caught on …

His story touched people so deeply it spread

inspiring food drives … Los Angeles, Pensacola, a school Ohio

“’tis the season to give” …

In just two weeks … raised tens of thousands of dollars

brought in truck loads of donations … he’s left a legacy and he’s 11 …

he’s done more than most people ever even dream of doing

just by making a wish and speaking his mind …

he lived long enough to see it before dying in his mother’s arms Friday morning.



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