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East Boston vs. Phelps Hate

I celebrated the vernal equinox by venturing out at dawn to meet & greet the Phelps Hate Squad. I've seen pix and video of this group and I not only wanted to see them in action, I felt it my duty to go out and confront them. [For more information about the Phelps mob and how you can confront them visit drivingequality.com]

What a pathetic little pack of squabblers they were. They numbered seven at most,… Continue

Added by Iyamdagmar on March 22, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A separatist movement

Every separatist movement hopefully makes its point before it fades away.

HELL ON WHEELS is a NewYorker article and podcast about the VanDykes, a lesbian separatist movement.

I remember these radical groups in the 70s. The VanDykes nearly caused a riot in Michigan at the music festival for opening a bootleg tattoo parlor in one of the parking areas.

The full NewYorker article and… Continue

Added by Iyamdagmar on March 1, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Tom Girls from This American Life 2.13.09

Act Two. Tom Girls.

"Lilly and Thomasina have a lot in common. They’re both 8 years old. And they were both born boys, although it became clear pretty early on that they'd prefer to be girls. There aren’t all that many kids in the world like them, but recently,… Continue

Added by Iyamdagmar on February 18, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments





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