Posts Tagged ‘Gay Rights Poem’

“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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“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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“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. 1 No. 12: Rita Odeh, Bill Kenney, Michael Henry Lee, Susan Constable, Terri French

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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“Peace talks without Taliban to prove futile, says Qazi” (read more)

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the rot
at the apple’s core…
peace talk

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here” (read more)

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yoga guru
his favorite position
is missionary

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Davy Jones dead: A generation’s heartbreaker or head scratcher?” (read more)

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life before ipods
humming tunes to songs
i barley know

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

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“Canadian foster care in crisis, experts say: Some children placed in homes before safety checks made” (read more)

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Wednesday’s child . . .
dreaming of the home
she grew up in

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Poem by Susan Constable. Read more by this poet.

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“Kirk Cameron Tells Piers Morgan Homosexuality Is ‘Unnatural,’ ‘Ultimately Destructive’” (read more)

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growing pains
a branch cut
from the family tree

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Poem by Terri French. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 48: Sheila Windsor, Dick Whyte, Ted van Zutphen, Gillena Cox, Laurence Stacey

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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“Lady Gaga thanks Medvedev for not supporting anti-gay law” (read more)

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waning moon…
an ache where the barmaid’s
smile was

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Poem by Sheila Windsor. Read more by this poet.

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“Teachers’ strikes would inspire us all” (read more)

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redundant…
her first edition of Marx
on TradeMe

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“CNN takes money from foreign dictators to run flattering news stories about them” (read more)

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second dawn…
the cuckoo discards
a warbler’s eggs

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Poem by Ted van Zutphen. Read more by this poet.

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“Gaza ceasefire: will it hold?” (read more)

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thanksgiving
in the West, cease fire
in Gaza

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Poem by Gillena Cox. Read more by this poet.

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“Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside” (read more)

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storm passed
the spider also rebuilds
its life

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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