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Last Friday was the Saint/Goddess Brigid's Feast Day. Brigid was my kind of girl.....she ran off on her dad when he tried to make her get married, she liked to travel, and she liked art and books and stuff. But most importantly, she was a feminist and she fought against injustice. I read this essay once that implied that maybe she was a big lez....it made me smile.

The fate of Pier 40 will be decided in March. Stay tuned.

Check out this story Gays and grays -- so happy together about the Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco's Castro.

Ógra Shinn Féin wants to lobby and campaign for free condoms and comprehensive sex education. Rock on!

This week is Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) in New York City beginning Feb. 4th through the 10th. It's a weeklong series of events held concurrently in many cities around the world to raise awareness of Israel Apartheid and gather support for the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign called for by more than 170 Palestinian civil society organizations in July 2005. For a listing of events, click here.


do you have any idea what Palestinians do to gays? It is "harem" to be gay,and unislamic, supporting Paletine is like hanging yourself with a noose. This is nuts. I know, I am a gay Palestinian, who had to move to Tel Aviv to be out.

Not all Palestinians are Muslim. Not all Palestinian Muslims are fundamentalists who persecute queers.

In fact, a whole lot of Palestinians *are* queers. Queer Palestinians are organizing themselves -- even those who had to move to Tel Aviv to do it. They're organizing against the Israeli occupation, which has strengthened the fundamentalists, and against homophobia in Israel and Palestine.

There's homophobia in Irish culture, but that doesn't mean the British colonization of Ireland is fantastic, does it? It just means we have to fight for our place in Irish culture.

And don't delude yourself about Israel's embrace of you. If you were just Palestinian and not queer, you'd be about as welcome in Tel Aviv as half a worm in an apple. Israel has been using that line that it's a "haven" for Palestinian queers to show how enlightened its bloody, racist occupation really is. That might fool the "straight allies" pretty well, but I don't know many queers who buy it.