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Do You Give a Damn?

As a bisexual woman posting on a sex-positive, gender equality website, I'd be preaching to the choir if it weren't for the fact that Sex Gender Body gets many different readers.

"The Give a Damn Campaign is for everybody who cares about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality." The project is the work of the True Colors Fund, founded by Cyndi Lauper, who has been a GLBT advocate for 25 years. (Cyndi says she's straight. I have to admit, I thought she wasn't.)

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Straight People ♥ Gay Synagogues


Mazel Tov!: Rabbi Lisa Edwards, right, and her wife, Tracy Moore, at their civil marriage in 2008 at Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles.  (Image courtesy of Jewish Daily Forward)

OK, now this is more like it.  After a week of listening to one form of relgious driven intolerance after another - dominate the information superhighway, I am relieved grateful for news of respect, inclusion and invitation.

Seriously, the pro-life and pro-terrorist crowings that have come since the terrorist murder of Dr. Tiller combined with the fundamentalist hate-mongers vilifying gays for wanting to get married really wore me down this week.  My expectations of where any religion conversation would go, were at an all time low.  A friend of mine tried to strike up a conversation about religion earlier today.  All I could tell him was that if he mentioned the word Jesus, I was leaving him with the bill for lunch.

Then, my bride sends me this story: Why Straight People Go to Gay Synagogues - and what we can learn from them.

It's a wonderful piece on how people actually want and will actively seek out - a society that accepts people who define their own sex, gender, body - in their own terms.

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

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