Thursday, May 28, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am sure that most of you have seen this video by now but I felt it was worth posting. I think that it is sad that so many brave Americans are losing their jobs . In this economy you would think that we would do all we can to keep all Americans working. I guess it just goes to show you that not all Americans can be expect the same freedoms even brave lesbian and gay soldiers fight for. This issue is close to my heart. The wife is former Air Force and she got out when she got pregnant for our son. She had many commendations and achievement medals. She was very good at her job, and more than that she enjoyed it. I also enjoyed being part of her unit family. I had the opportunity to make some very great friends. It always surprised me that she was as out as she was with the unit. They all new about us, they all excepted us as a family and the fact that the wife was gay was never and issue. It just seems crazy that she had to chose to get out before she was kicked out. All we can hope is that this backward policy will be gone soon.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I spent yesterday with the group Equality Ohio. Myself and close to 400 other LGBT people wherein Columbus to lobby for Equality. It was an amazing experience that has really opened my eyes. I was surprised that only 3 of the representatives/senators refused our calls outright, and only a handful did not call back. I was saddened that one of the no call backs was my own senator Jimmy Stewart. In the 3 meetings that I did attend I met one very receptive republican from Zanesville named Troy Balderson. We met several aides and lots of interesting people. The entire experience was fun exciting and has defiantly made me think I would like to be more involved in lobbying and whatnot. I had a great day. Now to the title….. On Tuesday senator Dan Stewart and 25 co sponsors introduced House bill 176.This is Ohio’s Equal housing and employment act. There are 2 republican co sponsors and the numbers look good and the chances of this bill passing the house are great. I spoke personally with Representative Stewart and his words were we will get this passed this year. I find that kind of passion about an issue refreshing even for a politician. I know this has rambled and if your still with me I apologize it’s been a long exhausting day.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Last night was the opening of one of my great friends photography galleries. She had asked the wife and I if we would like to display our work in her gallery and of course we said yes. It has been a crazy week deciding what we wanted to represent our work. We shoot weddings,senior pics and other special events, but my favorite subject to shoot is butch women. I love to try and capture that amazing butch energy.
We finally settled on about 20 prints and got our wall set. Last night was great fun to get to dress up and mingle with adults enjoy good wine and music. We even got a quick job out of the evening. The wife went and shot pics of a lady getting a tattoo. It was a 10 min job and she made a quick 50 bucks. It was a great evening and I am so happy for my friend. She deserves this so much.