November 5th, 2009

Brian and Anne

Make Your Legislators' Holiday Gay

This note from equality ohio is specific to Ohio, but I kind of like the idea for people in general to do:

Make Your Legislators' Holiday Gay.

Join in the winter holiday spirit by making a personalized winter holiday ornament or decoration to give to your legislators. Make one for both your Senator and your Representative. Represent your family on this ornament or decoration, whether you are a couple, couple with children, single with children, LGBT with parents, the child of LGBT parents, whatever your family arrangement, make your family visible to our state decision makers.

When you are done creating your ornament or decoration, send it to us with a card attached with a short note for your legislator. The deadline is November 25, 2009. We will personally deliver them on December 2, 2009, the 5 year anniversary of the day the marriage ban took effect in Ohio.

Equality Ohio
50 W. Broad St., Suite 1970
Columbus, OH 43215

Love making ornaments? Make a couple extra. We do have a few legislators who might get missed in this process. We wouldn't want them to get left out.

Not sure who your Senator and Representative are? Click here to find out.

Our legislators are and will be politically powerful in the future. When Ohio repeals the 2004 marriage ban, we will need our legislators' help. We will also need them to repeal the state Defense of Marriage Act and ultimately, change the Ohio Statute that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

Let's be creative about our storytelling. Say it with an ornament or decoration this year!

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Probably my favorite part of a recent SF Signal Interview of Vandana Singh by Patrick Wolohan of Stomping on Yeti blogdom:

SoY: Describe your writing style in haiku-form.

Ask a crow
How it flies; look! A feather
Sails down.

Singh is the author of the short story collection The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories. Four of her short stories have been reprinted in Years' Best anthologies, most recently "Oblivion: A Journey" in Year's Best SF 14 (edited by Hartwell and Cramer).
Brian and Anne

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