Category Archives: LGBT

Bull Run Mountains, VA (Piedmont)

 

I did a little field trip today to the Bull Run Mountains behind Haymarket, VA, just north of Va-55 and I-66.  There is a road, Antioch, which connects to Hopewell Road and goes through the mountain pass (at about 1000 feet) and goes down to The Plains, VA.

I think I was here in the fall of 1962 (while a patient with NIH) with high school (Science Honor Society) old friends.

I found a horse attraction, then a county park with a lake, and then went up the mountain.

Three videos follow.  I talk a little about the last story in my DADT-III book, “The Ocelot the Way He Is”, as this is the area that “Bill” drives through to meet “Nolan” and then go to the fictitious ashram or intentional community, after which stuff happens.  (See June 25, 2014 for treatment of “Two Road Trips”.)  I also talk about some legal issues that could potentially occur with hosting asylum seekers.

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(Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM EST)

Kristin Beck (Lady Valor) speaks at AGLA Christmas Party

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Kristin Beck (author of “Warrior Princess” and subject of the CNN film “Lady Valor”) spoke tonight at the Christmas party for the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance. I see that I have footage from her speaking to AGLA at the Arlington VA library Nov. 25, 2014, too.

Here are the clips. I have to admit my attempt to wide-screen them on the cell phone backfired. Later I’ll figure out how to rotate them in the embed statement. For now, just play in YouTube and rotate the smartphone 90 degrees/

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(Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:30 PM EST)

AGLA 35th Anniversary Dinner in Arlington VA clips

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Here are some clips from the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance 35th anniversary celebration at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City in Arlington VA.

1   Opening speaker suggests that sometimes appearing in drag is necessary and morally cleansing

2   T.J. Flavell talks about progress of gay rights in northern VA since 1981

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5  (Democratic VA state senator Ebbin)

6 A transgender assistant Secretary of Defense regarding energy procurement

7  Gavin Grimm, teenage plaintiff in Virginia public school bathroom case before the Supreme Court (4 parts) — ACLU link on litigation.

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(Posted: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM EST)

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Transgender presentation and QA at a potluck dinner at an Arlington VA library this evening

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Sunday night, Roxanne Edwards presented “Trans Matters” as a discussion of transgender issues after a potluck for the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance at the Arlington County Library.

Here are some clips from the discussion:

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13 (my existential question on homophobia)

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(Posted: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM EDT)

DC Center Global Reception, 4th Annual, speeches

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On Thursday, October 6, 2016, DC Center Global  (Washington DC) held its 4th Annual Reception.  This group provides for needs of LGBTQ asylu,m seekers (which I have discussed more on the “News Commentary” blog, esp. July 21).  There are more details on a legacy blog here, but I took several clips

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2 (Schwenke) who emphasized that Center Global says “yes” when the rest of the world says “No” to asylum seekers, especially LGBT, most especially transgender.

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4 (Hernandez, El Salvador)

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6 (Oke, Nigeria)

7 (Oke mentions the need for housing once)

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(Posted: Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM EDT)

Former Navy Seal Kristin Beck talks about her experience as trangender; she has a book and a film on CNN

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I wanted to provide three clips of the speaking engagement of former Navy Seal Kristin Beck at the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance potluck on Nov. 23, at the Arlington County (VA) central library.

Kristin (note the spelling) was the subject of the CNN film “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story” and her own book “Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy Seal’s Journey to Coming Out Transgender

Clip 1 (She talks about Seal training)

Clip 2 (she talks about Alan Turing)

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(Published Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST.)