San Diego Fires – Volunteering and Staying Safe

23 10 2007

The following information was forwarded to me by Bixi B. Craig, the publisher of the Lavender Lens. I thought it was good information, so I wanted to share it with you. It covers:

  • How to Help
  • Tips
  • Where to Donate
  • How to Volunteer
  • If You Live Near a Fire (including what to pack)

Here is the LGBT Center Action Alert:

How to Help During the Fires Read the rest of this entry »

Not Surprised by the Governor’s Veto of Same Sex Marriage Bill

13 10 2007

Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’m surprised that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed AB43, the bill that supported same sex marriage in California. Granted, a small part of me had hoped that the governor would have a change of heart like Jerry Sanders, the Republican mayor of San Diego, but in my heart, I knew he would veto the bill. Am I disappointed, of course. But, this is the second time that a bill like this has made it as far as the governor’s desk. Who knows, maybe the third time is a charm.

I also need to remember that the California Supreme Court is currently investigating if Proposition 22, which was voted on in March 2000 and bans same sex marriage, is unconstitutional. So my friends, there is still hope. Read the rest of this entry »