Posts Tagged ‘Gay Rights’

“Gay-marriage advocates hold out hope for enough votes” (Bill Kenney)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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gay wedding
his father gave him away
years ago

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Headlines:

“Gay-marriage advocates hold out hope for enough votes” (Philly News)

“Foes of California’s gay-marriage ban lose federal appeal” (Los Angeles Times)

“D.C. Council preps for second gay marriage vote” (WTOP)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Gay marriage critics really fear shift of power” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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………………..gay rights
………………..immortalised in stone—
………………..snow falls

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Headlines:

“Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push” (New York Times)

“Defense Set to Press Gay-Marriage Case” (Wall Street Journal)

“Recap of Day 9 of the Prop 8 Gay Marriage Trial” (Gayopolis)

“Gay marriage critics really fear shift of power” (The Star)

“How San Diego mayor shifted on gay marriage” (San Francisco Chronicle)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cult of Conservative Christian GOPers Backs Death Penalty for Gays With HIV” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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………………..breaking news…
………………..he is gone by the time
………………..I get home

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Headlines:

“Cult of Conservative Christian GOPers Backs Death Penalty for Gays With HIV” (AlterNet)

“Rick Warren does the right thing” (BoingBoing)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Constance McMillen: Mississippi’s Pro-Gay Prom Rebel is a Hero” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, June 4th, 2010

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Portland wedding
the groom radiant in
her tuxedo

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Headlines:

“Constance McMillen: Mississippi’s Pro-Gay Prom Rebel is a Hero” (Politics Daily)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Bill O’Reilly: Gay McDonald’s Ads? What’s Next, Ads for Al Qaeda?” (Robert Moyer)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

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McDonald’s play room
a little boy climbs up
on Ronald’s lap

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Headlines:

“Bill O’Reilly: Gay McDonald’s Ads? What’s Next, Ads for Al Qaeda?” (Care 2)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Church divided over gay rights: new fears of schism and anguish for archbishop” (James Tipton)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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Guadalajara—
a parade of transvestites
led by the Pope!

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Headlines:

“Church divided over gay rights: new fears of schism and anguish for archbishop” (The Guardian)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts” (Bill Kenney)

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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don’t ask don’t tell
the senators
won’t listen

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Headlines:

“Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts” (Washington Post)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. Thankfully, not long after receiving this poem, the senate turned around and did listen, repealing the ban on openly gay officers in the army. Read more here.

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“McDonald’s WiFi censors out glbt sites” (Kirsten Cliff)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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sharing fries
they hold hands
under the table

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Headlines:

“McDonald’s WiFi censors out glbt sites” (GayNZ)

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Poem by Kirsten Cliff (see poet biographies).

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Vol. 2 No. 1: Laurence Stacey, Manu Kant, Rita Odeh, Angie Werren

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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“Same Sex Weddings Planned After Midnight” (read more)

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orgasm
the cricket also
hits a high note

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Home The Homeless” (read more)

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even for a beggar—
his hands
the most useful

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria’s 22-month war shows no signs of stopping in new year” (read more)

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war talk—
from the living room,
that white sun

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“‘Negotiated democracy’ the likely way to go in Trans Nzoia” (read more)

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new moon
I still don’t know
which way to go

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 2: Aditya Bahl, Michael Henry Lee, S.M. Abeles, Stella Pierides, Kath Abela Wilson

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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“Perfectly Spaced Nipples Required In Chinese College Beauty Contest” (read more)

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Spenser’s Alexandrines…
measuring the distance
between her nipples

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“‘Impossible’ Stars Found in Super-Close Orbital Dances” (read more)

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dancing
beneath the stars
ever closer

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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“Metal thieves steal children’s playground slide” (read more)

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at the playground
the children all become
crime scene artists

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Poem by S.M. Abeles. Read more by this poet.

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“Banking scandal: our whole society has been warped by the City” (read more)

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City of Gold
the world according
to Machiavelli

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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“Max Pelofske, Gay Minnesota Man, Allegedly Attacked At Party For Being Gay” (read more)

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naked and bleeding
her boy
out of the closet

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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