Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama administration reveals plans to advance gay agenda

.- Citing what they call America’s “promise of equality,” the Obama administration plans to push for homosexual rights by including protections of sexual orientation, “gender identity” and “gender expression” as civil rights. His office proposes expanding hate crimes statues and the adoption rights of homosexuals while supporting full civil unions for “LGBT couples” to give them “legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.”

The proposals are announced under the Civil Rights section of their agenda presented at, the web site of the Obama campaign’s self-described “Office of the President-elect.”

A section titled “Support for the LGBT Community” outlines the agenda for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered activists and quotes remarks Obama made on June 1, 2007.

“While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do,” Obama said, referring to riots which followed a police raid on a New York City gay bar.

“Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect."

According to the web site, President-elect Obama and vice-president-elect Joe Biden will support expand crimes legislation such as the Matthew Shepard Act. They also back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which they claim will “prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”

“While an increasing number of employers have extended benefits to their employees' domestic partners, discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace occurs with no federal legal remedy,” the web site states, referring to similar legislation sponsored by Obama in the Illinois state legislature.

Regarding civil unions and same-sex marriage, the site says “Barack Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.”

Advocating the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, the agenda plans to “enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions.”

The site also references Obama’s Senate vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which, in the site’s words, “would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples.”

On the subject of adoption rights, the web site states: “Barack Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that a child will benefit from a healthy and loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.”

The Obama agenda further advocates the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” policy barring open homosexuals from serving in the military.

Its AIDS prevention policies also pledge to enact a “comprehensive” national strategy including contraceptive sex education and “combating infection within our prison population through education and contraception.”

Monday, January 19, 2009

i am not sure if i should call it coming out anymore

So i have come to an amazing realization, that i am not sure if i am still coming out to people or if i am just being myself and people i know just happen to see me. in this last month i have "come out" to Andy my girlfriends brother my friend Jason who i have known for years and my friend anneka who i have known since i was in junior high. i am fortunate that most people have been amazingly except able of me. but i guess i am not coming out just being myself.

o wait i have to tell you about a really funny incident that happen to me a couple weeks ago. Me and a couple of my friends frequent the same straight club almost every week and i have always noticed that one of the security guards was a fellow baseball player from high school. he had never noticed me because i look so different lol. in my thoughts i always figured that if he did notice it would be really hard for him to except, well back to the story. we walk up and i am wearing a brand new beautiful silk dress and feeling super pretty thats when i notice that the usuall guard that checks IDS at the door wasnt there and it was Richard my ex fellow baseball team mate. as i get closer to him my heart races faster and faster as i reach for my id that says the name of a guy he use to hang with in high school. i finally reach him and he say hi and ask how i was doing i said fine... he still didnt know he knew me and thats when he asked for my id i gave it to him he looked at it then looked at me and looked at it again and then he said.......... dude how have you been i said good and he smiled and put on my wrist band. i think thats when i realized that being me is amazing.

P.S. here are some new pics

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lady J pop Group

Lady (group)

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Origin South Korea
Genre(s) K-pop
Years active 2005–2007
Sinae (신애)
Sahara (사하라)
Binu (비누)
Yuna (유나)

Lady (Hangul: 레이디) was a Korean pop group, noted as the first transgender group from that country.[1] The band consisted of Sinae, Sahara, Binu and Yuna. According to the official story, they were the best out of hundreds who tried out to be part of this band. Although only three were supposed to be in the group, a fourth was added at the last minute.

Their formation was inspired by the emergence of Harisu, a Korean singer and actress, who is also transgendered. Sinae has previously appeared in commercials with a female dance group as well as a music video by Cho PD, and Sahara is a 2003 beauty pageant winner in Thailand and a former jeans model.

Lady released their first album in 2005, consisting of only a few tracks, with many of them being remixes of their first two singles, "Attention" and "Ladies Night". There was much attention given to them by the press, given their unique status as a transgendered band in a conservative country.[2] However, they were able to perform on Korean music shows only a handful of times, while their music and videos were not well-received. In order to drum up more publicity, they released a photobook featuring nude shots of all the Lady members; [3] this also failed to catapult them into stardom, however.

Lady officially disbanded in early 2007.[4]

life has been good and i am moving out!!!

I am moving downtown with my girlfriend, which is amazing! we will finally have a place of our own.

ok ok definitely a part of me is excited because i know that i am going to be able to be Candice more freely and easily. but also because i am moving out with a great girl and i cant think of anything bad that could come of it.

Also i though i would share with you the beautiful new dress i bought the other day from Express. check it out i hope you think it is hot. i love it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Its Been a While but this is whats going on

So i first want to say that i have slowly been progressing my going out as Candice, i was going out about once a week now i am pretty close to going out three times a week except for the holidays which showing up for X-mas dinner in a dress probably isn't the best thing to do to my grandmother anyways.

i have been having a lot of thoughts about society lately and i am not sure if its just me or the environment i live in, but i feel like the majority of the people in my life are very open to the idea of who i am its nice. although i have run into the the not so open minded people.