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Dance for Equality


By Adam Bink

What a year it’s been in the fight against Prop 8. What a year it could be.

In California, Courage Campaign starting off with live-blogging the trial here at P8TT (still the #1 Google result for “Prop 8 Trial”) and bringing the trial into Americans’ homes through the Testimony project.

This month, in response to the California Supreme Court’s announcement that it would drag its feet for another 6-9 months on the case, Courage Campaign collected 430 stories of couples who are forced to wait while this drags out, and started putting them on TV so the Court and public knows the human consequences of delay. Also this week, we’ve started getting some of these couples on video to bring their stories into Americans’ homes. Later this week, we’ll be filing an amicus curiae letter to the California Supreme Court, telling some of their stories, so the Court understands: for some couples, marriage literally can’t wait.

To fund and support all of that work (and to take a break and party), we’re having a shindig tomorrow night with the help of our friends at, along with Moby, Shepard Fairey, The Crystal Method, and other great folks in music and entertainment- and I personally would love to see lots of Angeleno P8TTers there! Deets:

Who: The Courage Campaign Institute,, with music by Moby, Shepard Fairey, The Crystal Method, DJ Dan and Jason Bentley, and hosted by Lisa Edelstein from ABC’s hit show House, actress Heather Graham, Academy Award-winning and Million Dollar Baby, Crash, and Casino Royale screenwriter Paul Haggis, and legendary activist Cleve Jones.
What: Dance for Equality benefiting Courage Campaign and our work to fight Prop 8 and restore marriage equality in California
When: Wednesday, March 2nd, 8 PM-2 AM
Where: Avalon, 1735 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA
Why: A good party for a good cause!

You can buy tickets by clicking the graphic above, or by clicking here.

You can also RSVP on Facebook here.

Stop on by and party with us, and for a good cause, at that. It’s a two-fer!

Hope to see you there.


  • 1. Richard A. Jernigan  |  February 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    If only we lived in the area! We would be there with bells on!

  • 2. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  March 1, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Me too! subs

  • 3. JonT  |  March 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

  • 4. phillykarl  |  February 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Justice delayed is justice denied.
    Justice delayed is justice denied
    Justice delayed is justice denied
    Justice delayed is justice denied.
    Justice delayed is justice denied
    Justice delayed is justice denied
    Justice delayed is justice denied.
    Justice delayed is justice denied
    Justice delayed is justice denied

  • 5. Ronnie  |  February 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Speaking of good causes……

    One of the FF4E admins posted this:

    "LGBT students collaborated in making these shirts for a fundraiser. Half of the profit goes to one of Portland’s local LGBT community centers, the Q Center, and the rest goes to The Trevor Project, an important suicide hotline and resource for queer youth."

    (me) The project is called "Campaign for Love"….They've got buttons, t-shirts, & hoodies for kids and adults……<3…Ronnie:

  • 6. Gregory in Salt Lake  |  March 1, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Hey Ronnie…over the weekend was in Las Vegas, stopped by Krave nightclub (part of Planet Hollywood). Seen people like Bette Midler, Bebe Zahara, Ongina there… Anyway, Mimi Imfurst perform. She was REALLY funny and outrageous…..making jokes like "I learned drag is not a contact sport….but it would be much more fun if it was" then reached down off stage, picked up a guy from audience on her shoulders and spun him around… talked about getting Shangela on a speaker phone call…. much more crazy stuff with fireworks, confetti, many costume changes…impressive!

  • 7. Ronnie  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:33 am

    I love Ongina. I used her as one of the muses for the final project of my Specialty Design class. lol “I learned drag is not a contact sport….but it would be much more fun if it was”…..I knew she was going to milk that for all it's worth…I love it…..<3…Ronnie

  • 8. Sagesse  |  March 1, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Party animals.

  • 9. AnonyGrl  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Don't say that. The right will accuse us of beastiality again.


  • 10. Straight Ally #3008  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:22 am


  • 11. Lesbians Love Boies  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:27 am

    lol – are still accusing us of that?

  • 12. AnonyGrl  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:46 am

    "You know that gay marriage is a slippery slope that ends in people wanting to marry goats."

    How many times have we heard THAT one? And why, exactly, do you suppose, is it that the right is SO obsessed with the idea? I mean, WE never suggest that this is what we want. I have not heard of ANYONE who is into beastiality suggesting that marriage equality is going to be helpful to their cause. I HAVE heard people who are into polyamory suggest it… and I don't disagree with them…but never those into beastiality.

  • 13. Kate  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:53 am

    The right conveniently forgets that it was the combination of straight men and raped female goats that brought syphilis to us.

  • 14. Ed  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Over at NOM's blog…..

    talking about Maryland marriage equality….

    But what really stuck out was this sentence.

    To find out what is actually happening in this marriage fight you have two choices: read the gay press. Or come to NOM.

    LOL um…..k?

  • 15. Ronnie  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:41 am

    (rolls eyes) ……. 8 / ….Ronnie

  • 16. Sagesse  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:45 am

    So the Washington Post is now part of the gay press? Just sayin'.

  • 17. Sagesse  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Or the Baltimore Sun?

  • 18. AnonyGrl  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Excellent!!! That means that EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD is on our side of this issue.

    Thanks for admitting that NOM… do you suppose that this is perhaps an indication that you should give it up now?

  • 19. Ronnie  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:58 am

    You know who else told their followers to listen to them & read their press only & ignore all other press & media outlets?

    Jim Jones & David Koresh ….just saying…… : I …Ronnie

  • 20. JonT  |  March 1, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Yes indeed.

    That's also the common tactic of oppressors and dictators – controlling the press and the flow of information.

  • 21. Lesbians Love Boies  |  March 1, 2011 at 2:57 am

    What other skills do Brian and Maggie have if they were out of a job? They can't give up – this is their only source of income. Even if they come to believe we deserve equality, they would still have to forge against us.

  • 22. Kathleen  |  March 1, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Apparently Brian has experience working to keep condoms out of schools. Not sure what that entailed – did he check backpacks at the door? 🙂

  • 23. celdd  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Yes, especially since their blog gets so much attention – 0 or 1 comments on all their posts. And the one comment on some comes from the same person – "Dom"

  • 24. JonT  |  March 1, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Oh boy…

  • 25. Straight Ally #3008  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Wow. That's a serious party lineup, well done!

  • 26. Lesbians Love Boies  |  March 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

    I can't go, I have to work early thursday – bummer.

  • 27. Ronnie  |  March 1, 2011 at 2:47 am

    VIDEO: Eight LGBT Activists Arrested at Marriage Equality Protest in Midtown Manhattan


    "LGBT activist group Queer Rising this morning held an act of civil disobedience in protest of New York's lack of marriage equality at the corners of 6th Avenue and 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan."

    According to an alert from the group, they blocked traffic and unveiled a banner with the message "NY DEMANDS MARRIAGE EQUALITY NOW".

    According to their release, the activists are:

    "Kevin Beauchamp, 48 year-old, blind gay activist, partnered for 9 years; Nora Camp, 29 year-old queer activist; Natasha Dillon, 26 year-old lesbian activist and MBA student; Frostie Flakes (aka Adam Siciliano), 24 year-old drag queen activist and nightlife performer; Jake Goodman, 31 year-old queer activist and educator; Honey LaBronx (aka Ben Strothmann), 31 year-old drag queen activist, actor, & photographer; Eugene Lovendusky, 25 year-old gay activist, educator and NYCGMC member; Kitten Withuwip (aka Caldwell) 24 year-old drag queen activist of color and actor/comedienne."

    (me) great photos….going on youtube to see if I can find the video to post it here…..<3….Ronnie

  • 28. Bob  |  March 1, 2011 at 3:44 am

    thanks to all those people who took action,,, I love that part of us that won't be silenced,,, yeah!!! even go out of their way to make a noise,,, drawing attention to discrimination,,, making it uncomfortable for people who attempt living while ignoring it's very existance,,,,,

    also on the advocate check out the film WHAT HAPPENED WAS THIS ,,, a great documentary about the history of the Aids Epidemic,,, and the gay communities response,,,,,

    especially for all those who doubt the existence of GAY COMMUNITY,,,,, lest we forget…..

    I make no apologies for being part of gay community, and taking comfort in that,,,, I experience that because I AM GAY,,,, gay community is a reality that cannot be denied,, by the likes of NOM or any of the haters who think it's impossible for gay's to experience community,,, we can and we do,,,,, much the same way we form families,,,, in spight of they're insistance on denying it……..

  • 29. Kathleen  |  March 1, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Hope Courage Campaign raised lots of money – a most worthy cause!

  • 30. Kathleen  |  March 1, 2011 at 2:57 am

    That's meant to read "…raises lots of money"

  • 31. Ronnie  |  March 1, 2011 at 3:14 am

    The Revolution Will Be Tweeted
    Advocate contributor Ben Patrick Johnson says gay people advocating social change who refuse to join the Facebook/Twitter movement run the risk of being left behind.
    By Ben Patrick Johnson

    (me) just thought this was interesting …..<3….Ronnie

  • 32. libra_rising  |  March 1, 2011 at 3:29 am

    The committee vote in Maryland's House judiciary committee for marriage equality has been delayed. It doesn't sound good.

  • 33. Rhie  |  March 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Aw wish I could be there. Sounds like a blast!

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