"Since 2006 the LGBT community and human rights supporters have asked Idaho lawmakers to add the words sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights Act. It is still lawful in this state to fire someone or refuse services or housing because of how they identify.
For eight years Nicole LaFavour, Idaho’s first openly Gay Legislator, was told, “we can’t this year because of the political climate. But, be patient and we will get to it next year.”
Eight years later, supporters of Add The Words are no longer patient!
With their left hands covering their mouths to symbolize how the Idaho legislators have worked to silence them. They have begun an effective civil disobedience campaign. This documentary, Produced and Directed by Cammie Pavesic and Emmy Award Winner Michael D. Gough tells their story.
This segment from the documentary ventures into the core of the movement. One of the most used examples of why the words should be added is documented in stunning detail in the scene with Julie Zicha talking about her Son.”
This is a hard video to watch, but if you’ve got 15 minutes, you can see why it’s so damn important that we get Idaho legislature to add the words “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act.
I went to school with Michael D Gough, and in our small hometown, “gay” and “fag” was an insult thrown around literally by the minute. One of the two openly gay boys in the school was beat up on a regular basis, and no action was EVER taken by school officials. This kind of shit needs to stop.
GET YOUR COPY TODAY!
To Nathan Hunt, honesty is anything but the best policy. Telling the truth has gotten him nothing but heartache and pain; so lying about who he is and what he wants seems to be the only path to job security and friends. Hell, it even brings him a hollow kind of happiness.
Except, that’s not much of a life for any man. Especially one with Nathan’s passion. Desperate to cure his self-made misery, Nathan agrees to go along with a con that will score cash for Nathan to start over. There’s just one problem: lying is getting harder by the day. And a con who can’t lie, is a con who gets caught.
Nathan’s attempts to distract himself from his moral quandary lead him to a mysterious, intoxicating man named Fury. The Mixed Martial Arts fighter knows a thing or two about lies and pasts better left buried. He and Nathan have something else in common – they both want to be with someone who lets them be themselves.
Together, they undertake a journey that proves honesty is more dangerous and more difficult than either of them could have imagined. And as they combat addiction, thugs, guns, and their own inner demons, Nathan and Fury can only hope that their battle to be together will be worth the bitter fight.
Signal boost for one of my favorite authors. <3
The girls are never supposed to end up together. I watched that movie with Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat, the roller-skating movie, the one where Ellen and Alia are best friends, each other’s only comforts in their podunk town. They need each other, and they hug, and they dance, and they tell each…
Jesus. Just…take all my tears. Take them. My heart hurts now.
There is so much right about this picture.
How did I get three new followers in a single week? This never happens. I get…maybe someone new every few months. What did I do? How is this a thing?
Well, regardless, welcome newcomers. Have some love. It’s right over there on the table next to the gin. What? There’s nothing on the table but gin? That must be the love. Have some anyways. ^_^
Black Feathers - New Chapter!
kestrel-sama said: -squishes face- ehrmagerd, so cute! <3
Nooooooo! *bats at* Bad, kestrel-sama! Bad!
It actually just occurred to me that you lot over there really didn’t have any clue what I look like. Erm. SURPRISE! 8D
Well, given your proclivities, I had guessed ginger (and freckled and pale, which I believe goes with ginger) but I have to admit the glasses and your utterly cute grin was something of a nice surprise.
Maybe one of these days I will share with you a Kestrel picture. ^_^