Prop 8 Link Time

Gay Writers Respond to Proposition 8’s Win in California

Kate Evans—poet, novelist, blogger, educator, and lovely lesbian– writes on Prop 8.

Justin Evans– poet, blogger, editor, educator, and hetero ally– writes about Prop 8 and the Mormon influence.

Miguel Murphy– poet, blogger, educator, and gay male– writes about Prop 8.

Prop. 8 protesters target Mormon temple in Westwood

Mormons for Proposition 8

From Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish

Prop. 8 protests block S.F. streets

Thousands March Against Prop 8 in Silver Lake

Mormons face flak for backing Prop. 8

ToasterMag… Volume 2, Issue 6 to Come

The last issue of ToasterMag will be updated in a few weeks. I’m still disappointed that it is coming to an end, but it’s like Jessica Tandy’s character in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES says, “God doesn’t close a door without opening a window.”

If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to read the work of Beth Gylys and Theresa Davis; both are featured in the Freehand Department in Volume 2, Issue 5. Reading their poems is time well spent!

I am excited to announce that the last issue will contain work by Kate Evans, Jessica Hand, Montgomery Maxton, Megan Volpert, and of course, yours truly. The last issue is going to be fierce from the poetry stand point.

What to do?

I am too far behind– no Nelson interview posted yet, have yet to finish organizing the office, need to send out email regarding Atlanta Pride, emails regarding a poetry fundraiser…… the list could continue.

I’m off work because I woke up not feeling well, and if there is one thing I have learned quickly is to listen to my body. A day of rest will have me back at work tomorrow going full force. However, I plan to squeeze in a couple of tasks from my list (if I don’t, I might go crazy).

I want to give a huge heartfelt thank you to Montgomery Maxton and Kate Evans. MM is using his blog in a creative way to help with fundraising for my AIDS Walk Team, Team Truvy. (Take a minute to check out his post!) Kate Evans was the first person to donate to Team Truvy. Again, thanks MM and Kate!

Mother’s Day– My mother visited on Saturday, and my gift to her was a meal. We had salad, lemon pepper chicken, rice, veggies, mac&cheese, and baked potatoes. I cook from time to time; however, it typically isn’t a meal like this, and I have to admit– cooking a “big” meal isn’t an easy task. I need to buy my mother a big ass thank you card for all those meals she cooked and continues to cook for the family.

When my mother cooks she is always getting up from the table for one reason or another so another else has to; she says it is what mothers do, so I enjoyed that my mother actually sat and relaxed when I asked (and demanded) her too while I did all the work. Her taking it easy made me smile and feel good.