We’ve Come a Long Way, But Keep Your Hiking Shoes

December 3, 2014 - Leave a Response

As we approach the ending of 2014, there is a lot for which to be grateful as LGBTQ Persons. Marriage Equality still has its fight on in some states, but the battle has been won in others, and truly – I see this as going the same way the ERA did years ago. Popular opinion of the vast majority of the population in America shows support for Gay Marriage, or at the very least…indifference as to the need to oppose it. We’re almost there.

Of course we know from humankind’s history that you can legislate prejudice away, but eliminating it as a practice is quite another issue. I still believe in Respect and Dignity for All. I don’t expect to change everyone. I just want to co-exist peacefully alongside my neighbors and have the same rights and protections for my family, as they wants for theirs.

I want to know that “community” is not just a campy word used to describe a sub-culture or fragment of the population, but a truly inclusive term that encompasses my neighbors, my fellow residents of state, country and planet.

I received an email from Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force with an invitation to let her know what my concerns were for the coming year. Of course, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only person who got that email, still it was a personable gesture and I took some time to put my thoughts together and share.

Here’s what I sent. I share these with you who have followed this blog, and those who may be checking in for the first time. They aren’t necessarily unique or profound, they are just mine…

 

Dear Rea,

Thank you for this opportunity to communicate with you directly. I have 2 major areas of concern that I would like to see as part of our focus for the coming year.

First, according to the StopBullying.gov site, there are still no Federal laws on the books that specifically address bullying. Although  bullying can be covered under other anti-discrimination legislation, I believe that still permits for a degree of “interpretation” when it comes to schools and other institutions. We have made excellent advances in awareness on this issue, but I would also like the awareness and proactive work to extend to the workplace as well. Again, we have made great strides, and I believe we can go even further to ensure that Everyone is guaranteed their Rights and Freedoms as fellow human beings.

Secondly, I’m not even sure what work has been done in this area, so forgive me if I am asking for something already in progress, but I would also like to see more educational efforts and outreach within the LGBTQ community, as well as with law enforcement and other agencies, in the area of domestic violence within LGBTQ relationships and partnerships. I believe we must first remove the “stigma” and element of denial within our own community, and then help to educate the appropriate agencies so that there can be accurate assessment and help can be given to those in need.

I appreciate all your dedication and work on the Task Force, and this invitation to offer my feedback. May you, your family, your staff and friends and their families have meaningful and joyful holidays. After all, we deserve it! :)

Sincerely,

Deb Adler

author, MsQueer blog: www.msqueer.com

website: www.debadler.com

 

 

Cheers,

MsQueer

 

 

©2014 Deborah Adler and MsQueer.com. All rights reserved.

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Free Webinar Nov 22nd – Remaining Calm in a World of Chaos

November 16, 2014 - Leave a Response

http://nomw.parishas-world.com/maintain-calm/

 

It has  been my privilege to work with Parisha Taylor for almost 30 years. She’s the Real Deal. I invite you to consider listening to this free webinar on Saturday, November 22nd. If you can’t attend at the designated times, you’ll still be able to get the link to the recorded audio.  – MsQueer

From the web page at http://nomw.parishas-world.com/maintain-calm/

If you’re experiencing lack, stress, overwhelm, sadness or dread, then it’s time to make a change. It’s time to reconnect with Source, and with yourself.”

I’m Back!

November 11, 2014 - Leave a Response

Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve written any posts here, and there have been many exciting developments, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage in 32 states now! Yes, there have been some set-backs, but we are definitely moving forward in the right direction.

So time to ‘pick up the pen” again, so to speak, because this is a particularly challenging time for all. I will be sharing information regarding spiritual development as well as political concerns. Just be cause we’re getting some rights doesn’t mean we’ve got our shit together!

So for those who have been following, I hope you are well. There have been lots of changes in my life during this “radio silence” and I’ll be sharing about those as we go along.

Peace.

-MsQueer

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Wealth is not the enemy. We NEED LGBTQ Leaders with Financial Literacy

March 4, 2013 - Leave a Response

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This FREE call is for you if you’re on a spiritual journey and you want to:

• Experience unlimited abundance – but as you keep trying, and failing, to do so, your confidence continues to plummet
• Rediscover your inner passion – and ignite it so you can tirelessly pursue the life you truly want and deserve (because right now, you feel like you’re just wandering – or spinning your wheels)
• Develop your personal power so you can define and achieve exactly what you want in life, so you can move forward with purpose and passion
• Feel empowered and powerful – rather than listless and hopeless – as you transcend your current levels of prosperity and spiritual fulfillment

FREE Training Call on Tuesday, March 5th at 1pm Arizona MT or 6pm Arizona MT.

http://demystifyingwealth.com/free-webinar

 

Sometimes, no matter how hard you work, achieving the wealth and abundance you SO want and deserve can be difficult – not to mention frustrating.

With all the dire news circulating about today’s economy, wealth and abundance may seem like far off dreams. And if you’ve taken that news to heart, any attempts you’ve made to attract wealth probably haven’t worked, have they?

As a result, your confidence has dissolved. And you know that’s not good for attracting abundance.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.

With the right tools and skills – and confidence – you can FINALLY attract the wealth you really want.

I’m Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, and I’m dedicated to ending world poverty. As an educator – I taught Quantum Physics for 50 years before it became popular – I am a business coach and mentor. I’ve taught thousands of entrepreneurs how to utilize business technology. I’m globally acknowledged as Peacekeeper and Wisdom Path Teacher, and I’ve spent years teaching pathways to human development, health, wealth and happiness.

I specialize in attracting wealth and abundance, and that’s exactly what I’m going to share during this complimentary training call, “3 Secrets to Attracting Unlimited Wealth.”

Join me and learn:

• What “wealth” really is, and how to get it going
• The future of politics and economics, and what you can do about it
• How to overcome low self-confidence and increase your self-esteem when it comes to attracting wealth
• Proven skills you can hone, starting NOW, to begin attracting the wealth and abundance you deserve
• And more.

If you’ve ever joined me for a class or talk, you know I always provide information you can use immediately to improve the quality of your life. I hope you’ll join me!

FREE Training Call on Tuesday, March 5th at 1pm Arizona MT or 6pm Arizona MT.

http://demystifyingwealth.com/free-webinar

 

Pa’Ris’Ha has taught Quantum Physics for fifty years, long before it became accepted and popular. She educates about how the brain functions and how to reprogram our thinking through scientifically proven neurophysiologic principles. She is a powerful business Coach and Mentor and she has taught thousands business technology, and has established hundreds of successful companies who today enjoy health, wealth and happiness. She is a master in organization and flow, time effectiveness and higher profit levels. She says, “Organization is Realization”™ She is dedicated and serves to end world poverty.

Ka’lu Rinpoche of Tibet, and Rinpoche T’Sering Wang’di of Bhutan have declared Pa’Ris’Ha a reincarnation of Buddha TARA. A Spiritual Archeologist she has Cherokee Native American and European ancestry. She is known as an Elder and traditionally addressed as “Grandmother” a term of endearment and recognition of valor’s earned. She is globally acknowledged as Peacekeeper, and Wisdom Path Teacher. She is fun, caring, and delightful, you will be filled with insight and information that you have wanted for a very long time.

Pa’Ris’Ha has been a guest speaker on numerous global TV and Radio appearances and has introduced pathways in Human Development, Health, Wealth and Happiness for over fifty years. She founded humanitarian organizations to relieve suffering of all sentient Beings.

“To be in the presence of Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha is to be in the face of universal love and the power of that. She speaks with the impact of thunder and lightening, the elements responds to her as an authority, her power is genuine love in its purest form. All of nature responds to her love, as she often speaks of herself as a child of the forest. And she openly shows her love of humanity. Truly a Bodhisattva.” Ka’Lu Tibetan Rinpoche.

We Can Make It Together – Deb Adler debuts “Because You Believe” *

December 24, 2012 - Leave a Response

This song was written in 1999, but it couldn’t be more “right on time” — “Because You Believe” is about knowing that we as human beings can come together and “make it” – because we believe we can.

View it at YouTube. Please “Like” it. Share it. Help it go viral. The world needs its message, especially now….

http://youtu.be/dKWMHHQE-88

Thanks!

*©1999 Deborah Adler. All rights Reserved.

Speaking Up for Gay Marriage

April 18, 2011 - Leave a Response

From another Blogger:

http://hubpages.com/hub/MicheleBachmannEnemyofGayMarriage

Day of Silence April 15th 2011

April 14, 2011 - Leave a Response

Friday, April 15th is the National Day of Silence sponsored by GLSEN. To find out how you can participate go to their website:

http://www.dayofsilence.org/

GLSEN Day of Silence PSA with Lance Bass:

http://youtu.be/T8kNYV5EAVw

Take action. Be a part of the solution. Let’s replace the prejudice and hatred with compassion and Respect for All.

-MsQueer

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March 16, 2011 - 2 Responses

All the opinions expressed in any articles, blog posts and Internet content written by me are my own and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of any individuals or organizations with whom I associate.

via NPR: Wash. Lawmaker Introduces Valentine’s Day Gay Marriage Bill

February 15, 2011 - Leave a Response

by Brianna Butterfield
You can also listen to the audio HERE

February 14, 2011 from N3

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Lawmakers in Olympia don’t expect to pass many hot-button social bills in the midst of the budget crisis. But gay rights advocates took Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to make the case for same-sex marriage.

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It was Valentine’s Day in 1998 that Washington lawmakers voted to ban gay marriage. Since then Washington has legalized domestic partnerships. But Democratic State Senator Ed Murray thought Valentine’s Day was just the right time to introduce a bill to recognize gay and lesbian marriage.

He says it’s appropriate even while lawmakers spend most of their time trying to balance the budget.

Ed Murray: “It’s a terrible economic time for everyone in the state, but imagine those families that don’t have the protection of marriage, so I think introducing it this year, I think its a good idea.”

Still Murray concedes lawmakers are not likely to pass gay marriage this year.

On the Web:

Washington Senate Bill 5793:

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5793

Same-sex marriage timeline:

http://www.ncsl.org/Default.aspx?TabId=4243

Copyright 2011 Northwest News Network

 

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133763097&ft=3&f=133763097

Acceptance

February 10, 2011 - Leave a Response

“What matters most is what’s inside. What matters most is the sense of integrity, of quality and beauty.” –Oprah Winfrey

Two groups of students from the David Lloyd George Elementary and Churchill secondary schools came together recently to stage a “flashmob” scene in a metropolitan shopping mall, Oakridge Centre in Vancouver B.C.. They wanted to do something in support of International Anti-Bullying Day. Their message: Acceptance.

Here’s the phenomenal result:

 

Words from the song they are dancing to include:

“When I see your face

There’s not a thing I would change

Because you’re amazing

Just the way you are.”*

Love and inclusion are the most powerful Forces we have. Respect for All, compassion and allowing are the ways of the Peace Keepers. We have to focus on what we want to create for ourselves, or else we will become the object of our resentments and fears

The best way to accomplish change is to become the change you wish to see in the world.

If we want more acceptance and understanding, then we must be more accepting and understanding. I celebrate the message these young people are communicating and the creative manner in which they chose to broadcast it. May we see more and more of this is the days to come. -MsQueer

 

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