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Standing Against Hate in Rochester

Hate crimes, encouraged and emboldened by the apparent electoral college victory of President Pumpkin, have sparked to life here in Rochester, NY.  Rainbow flags, displayed outside private homes, have been burned.

NOT ACCEPTABLE!

This is the home of Frederick Douglass, and Susan B. Anthony.  This is where the oldest continuously published LGBT newspaper in New York is published.

So today, we just got out and stood up against it.

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It was just a little neighborhood rally, thrown together on Facebook just this morning.  But when they bring 2 haters, we will bring out 200 loving neighbors.

They cannot win!

Photos by Jill Frier

Still Boycotting the Scouts

ldsThe Boy Scouts, that is. (Girl Scouts rock!  Two boxes of Thin Mints?  Yes, please!  THAT’S LUNCH!)

Today a Scout parent selling their popcorn at the office told me, but it’s all better now!  They allow LGBTQ leaders!

Well… no they don’t!  They no longer forbid them, that’s true. But it’s not the same thing at all.  The BSA have decided to duck right out of making any decision, and explicitly defer the rights of any minority to local majorities, however neolithic those might be.

From their release last July when they rolled out the non-change:

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality. This change allows Scouting’s members and parents to select local units, chartered to organizations with similar beliefs, that best meet the needs of their families. This change also respects the right of religious chartered organizations to choose adult volunteer leaders whose beliefs are consistent with their own.

So the more bigoted an area of the country it is, the more likely it is to have a Council that bans LGBTQ leadership.

And, in case you were wondering, the BSA national policy on atheists remains unchanged: God or GTFO.

I’ll get my popcorn from Orville Redenbacher, thanks anyway.

 

Happy Pride!

Rochester’s Pride Festival gets rolling into full gear today, with the Parade at 1:00 and then the festival this afternoon and evening, rolling into more festival/picnic tomorrow.  Since I dyed my hair last year for the Festival, I discovered what an absolute pain it is, dying your hair with washable dye and keeping it for three days. So… not this year.  I already dyed my hair for the Ride for Pride, and today I will just go… like this.

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Ride for Pride – Done Until Next Year, and THANK YOU ALL!

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photo by Jill Frier. Click to embiggen, if you dare.

Here I am, purple hair, nails and shirt.  I went over my goal of $1024 so I was a participant in “Dyed for Pride”.  To all my donors, HUGE THANKS!

The weather was warmer than I thought it would be, and getting the right level of hydration was a bit tricky.  I hit a bit of a stride after lunch and was able to finish almost all 50 miles.  I could probably have done the whole thing, but it was at that tipping point where it shades over from gutsy to stupid.  I try to stay on the right side of that edge.  So I accepted a ride for the last 8-mile leg.

But wait!  There’s more!

The GAGV is raffling off a Pedego Comfort Cruiser electric bike!  The one for the winner is yellow, has a 48v 10Ah battery, a 500W motor, and is upgraded to tan balloon tires, and added fenders.  It’s a $2,800 value!

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The bike being raffled is yellow, not orange. Click to enlarge

I happen to have ten tickets for this July 8 raffle, and I will give them to the next ten people who express interest in it.  How do you express interest?

  1. If you have not donated yet, donate any amount to my Ride for Pride campaign.  It’s open until September!
  2. If you already donated, hit the link (again, even) in the Thank You note you got and fill out the revamped form.  If you don’t have that link anymore, email me (david dot frier at gmail) and I will send you the needful.

If you win, you will have to come get the bike. If that is not something you can do right away, contact me and we can probably work something out.

So what are you waiting for?  The drawing is July 8!

 

Ride for Pride – Tomorrow!

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The Ride for Pride is tomorrow!

The winning color is… PURPLE.

See tomorrow’s post (late in the day) for pictures and details of a final fund-raising PROMO.  (go – donate now – YOU WILL BE INCLUDED!  FOR ANY AMOUNT!)

what a lotta caps.  dude must be jazzed!  ITALICS TOO.  yep.

sneak preview: I just bought some of this

 

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and some of this:

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