US House of Representatives passes workplace LGBT rights bill.

After months of campaigning, pulling wires, writing letters, sending e-mails, and making telephone calls, we've managed to score a victory in the US House of Representatives - yesterday they passed a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the workplace. We've been working towards this for close to three decades now, and quite frankly it's about time. This is the twenty-first century, and the fact that it was ever possible to be fired because of whom you happen to fancy during off-hours is as antiquated a notion as serfdom. Unfortunately, and this is what …

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Go fly a kite... at the National Mall.

From the Livejournal of Hasufin:

Rainbow kites. On the National Mall. Nothing "in your face", but if we can get enough people involved, it'll get noticed.

We've created a community for this. It's called gbltkite.

Due to the somewhat sensitive nature, it's going to be moderated for now. If you're interested, join up!


If you have a Livejournal, I highly recommend that all LGBT folk and allies in the DC metroplex give it a look, and consider helping us out. You don't necessarily have to be queer to join in - if you care, you're welcome.

Wrapping gifts to the sounds of Lovecraftian horror.

An old chewing gum commercial says "Double your pleasure, double your fun," but I don't think this is exactly what they had in mind.. one hannah Kersey, age 23 from the UK have birth to triplets. Triplets carried to term in her two uterii. I'm not pulling your leg, folks, she really does have two wombs. The three girls (two identical twins, and an odd one out) were born by cesarian section seven weeks early.

Does anyone out there have a USB scanner that I can borrow? Mine just died in the middle of something important... The new threat to …

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"Burn me at the stake, and I will return with a new handle." -Anonymous BBS user, circa 1994

Wow.. the most outspoken anti-homosexuality priests and preachers are falling from grace^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hin droves. This time the reverend Lonnie Latham of Oklahoma was arrested for propositioning a male undercover police officer for sex last Tuesday.

The new Information Society website went live! The Lost Tales, the direct-to-DVD Babylon-5 movies are in post-production and are scheduled for release on 27 July 2007, thus sayeth JMS.

Lady Ada of thee Cult ov thee Dead C0w has unleashed her latest creation upon the Net: Wavebubble, a miniature self-tuning radio jammer that can run on …

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Hell with it...

Jeffrey Skilling, former president of Enron, was sentenced to 24 years in Club Fed for his role in the Enron scandal.

Famous sci-fi authors tell stories in six words or less.

The Supreme Court of the state of New Jersey has voted to recognise same-sex marriages. This is entirely too awesome: Robotic Dalek pumpkins, complete with propulsion motors and a remote control so you can chase the trick-or-treaters down the sidewalk.

They have no problems with forgetting about a certain movie, but when the fans start producing the swag that the production company didn't want, they sic the lawyers on …

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