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…Perhaps we were only mildly entertained. Regardless, please enjoy these Reviews, Responses, Works of Fiction, and Retellings brought to you by one who hopes to someday join the ranks of those who have written something worth reading.
(Kaylia Metcalfe)

GCV RePost: Rainbow Flag Vs Confederate Flag

I have a new piece up on the GCV Blog.

Rainbow Flag Vs Confederate Flag

Here's the teaser...



A new poll released this week points to troubling public perception surrounding the rainbow flag, historically understood as a symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement.

Public Policy Polling found that the Americans polled were more offended by the rainbow flag than the confederate flag.

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GCV RePost: Signature Gathering Success Means Trans Protection Law At Risk

I have a new piece up on the GCV Blog.

Here's the teaser...

The ironically named Privacy for all Students group announced that they turned in 620,000 signatures on Sunday protesting AB1266, the hotly contested law that provides allowances for students to participate in sports etc along the lines of their gender identity rather than their gender assignment.

We reported on this before in terms of what the bill would and would not do... but fear spreads faster than truth and after fear-monger experts National Organization of Marriage joined the signature gathering efforts their numbers doubled. Their campaign of outright lies and misinformation was a success.



GCV RePost: Bathrooms Bigots and Ballots, Oh My!

I have a new piece up on the GCV Blog.

Here's the teaser...

There is a lot going on regarding AB 1266 also known as The School Success and Opportunity Act. Here is a quick breakdown.

First off, a legitimate explanation of the bill from the bill itself (Read the whole thing here:, AB 1266 )

This bill would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.

Why do we need this law?

Read the whole thing here....

November Community Alliance Article: TDOR

As always, you can read it on the web or grab a copy at the Fresno LGBT Community Center, the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, or any of the other distribution centers around town.

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