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Blast from the Past: Day of Decision Protest 2009 Video

Day of Decision Protest Video – May 26, 2009 – San Francisco, CA

Footage from the May 26 march and rally in San Francisco protesting the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8.

Transcript:

Black Screen with words: May 26, 2009 San Francisco, CA

[Protestor sign: An injury to One is an injury to All. Fight Bigotry. Overturn 8]

AIDS Quilt Panel

Blast from the Past: 1996 AIDS Quilt Memorial

[Photo of Drago Renteria comforting Hope Manley in front of her Dad’s quilt panel at the 1996 AIDS Quilt Memorial.]

October 1996, Washington, D.C.: The AIDS Memorial Quilt covered the entire National Mall. This would be the last year the Quilt was dispayed in its entirety. It was also the first time that a display of the Quilt had been visited by an American president. – Quilt History

I Support My Sister’s Right to Love

Blast from the Past

Maureen Yates Burns shares her thoughts on her sister’s same-sex marriage. This was shot shortly after her sister, Noreen, married her partner Lisa Marie on October 29, 2008.

“Yes to Love” – A Mini Documentary

Blast from the Past

October 2008

Deaf Lesbian couple Lisa Marie Wilson and Noreen Yates legally marry in this mini-documentary that was shot on October 29, 2008 in San Francisco. The couple feared their marriage would be declared invalid if Proposition 8 passed in California on November 4th, 2008.

My Civil Rights are Not Up to Public Vote

My Civil Rights are Not Up to Public Vote

Blast from the Past: A protester holds up a sign protesting the passage of Proposition 8 in California. This photo was taken on November 15, 2009 during the National Protest Against Prop 8. Civil rights of a minority should never be voted on by the majority. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what will be happening in four states on November 6.  Be sure to get out and vote for equality and fairness.  Every vote counts!

 

Bisexuals: Part of Our Community

Bisexuals: Part of Our Community

By A. Elizabeth

The Queer nation is much like the Deaf community, and is made up of all races, cultures, backgrounds, religions, economic status and kinds of people coming together to create it. One of our symbols is a “Rainbow Flag” that stands not only to symbolize our strength and free expression, but also our rich diversity. But in reality, are we really accepting and diverse? 

Thank You for Sign Dancing - NOT!

Thank You for Sign Dancing – NOT!

By John McBride

I’m an interpreter who works on-stage at queer events. Once, after a concert, a hearing dyke came up to me. She said, “Thank you for sign dancing! I don’t know sign, but it’s so pretty – it’s dancing!”

Sign dancing???? She meant well. But like many hearing queers, she had a funny ideas about signed music and interpreters. So here are some thoughts for CTN Magazine’s hearing readers. First, the sad tale of a love gone wrong:

Once upon a time, I had two lovers. One lover was ASL. My other lover was Music.