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Santa Barbara Celebrates the T in LGBT During Pride Week


Friday, July 11, 2014
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It’s Pride Week in Santa Barbara, and when it comes to transgender community, Santa Barbara has much to be proud of. There are three groups in town that celebrate the T in LGBT: one for support, one for families, and one for socializing. All three demonstrate Santa Barbara’s caring nature.

Pride week celebrates the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community. Transgender people are those with a different gender identity than the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans women were assigned male at birth and identify as women. Trans men were assigned female at birth and identify as men. Some trans people do not identify with either gender (pangender, genderfluid, genderqueer), and some trans people have a non-normative gender presentation (butches, drag queens, transvestites). Trans adults’ sexual orientation can be heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.

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Santa Barbara has a longstanding support group that serves transgender people from Lompoc to Ventura. According to Jessa Riley of Pacific Pride Foundation, the group is widely inclusive. “Some people transition, and they are at the very beginning stage of that process. Other individuals have no desire to transition and identify as gender queer, gender fluid, or with a nonbinary gender. Everyone’s identity, process, and timeline is so unique.” Riley reports, “People often enter the group feeling anxious, depressed, and isolated, but by the end they have connected and engaged with peers who have the same dilemmas. Hopefully, they walk away from it feeling a lot more connected to a community and thus more whole and happy about themselves. It is so great to see faces light up as they become more comfortable and realize possibilities.” The group meets at Pacific Pride Foundation at 6:30 p.m. every first Thursday.

While sexual orientation is a post-puberty exploration of sexual attraction, gender identity, or how you feel about who you are, is something we all have from a very young age. Most people can tell you if they are a boy or a girl as soon as they can talk. Trans children are children who identify with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. For example, children assigned female at birth (It’s a girl!) may want to be referred to as “he” and be called a boy, or maybe trans boy, and wear boy’s clothing. Same for those assigned male at birth.

For parents of trans children, Santa Barbara has a newly formed chapter of the national organization PFLAG, which stands for “Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.” The chapter provides a peer support model to parents and family members of gay and trans children. This support is an essential part of making the transgender people safe and understood in their community. Santa Barbara is doing its part.

Marcia Reed attended the first meeting of PFLAG last month. “We feel so fortunate to have been connected with PFLAG’s Santa Barbara Chapter. We’ve been given a gift and are eager, as a family, to learn to support, appreciate, and give back as best we can to other families on the same journey. PFLAG’s professionalism, reputation, and organization provide tremendous resources to the Santa Barbara Community,” she said. PFLAG meets on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Pacific Pride Foundation.

In addition to these support groups, a social group is ongoing. The Trans Book Club just held its fourth monthly meeting at Granada Books. This group of readers chooses a memoir or novel by a transgender author to discuss every month, such as those by Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan and journalist Janet Mock. Members of the group also had the chance to meet with Janet Mock at her recent visit to UCSB.

The book club is one of the activities promoted by the The Santa Barbara Trans Meetup Group organized by trans advocate and meet-up organizer Julia Reiss. “Our goal is to provide a social venue where trans folks can socialize with others who fall under the trans umbrella.” “Trans” is a term used to include transgender, transsexual, and transvestite people, as well as people with multiple or fluid gender identities. “Our group is gaining momentum and new trans members are joining our ranks every week. It’s gratifying to meet so many courageous people, who have ultimately decided on living an authentic life.” The Trans Book Club meets at Granada Books (1224 State St.) at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month.

During this week of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender pride, Santa Barbara is doing an excellent job of celebrating the T!

Max Rorty, LCSW, is a local author and public speaker. She teaches transgender awareness to institutions and organizations.

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Even though there is a "B" in the acronym, bisexuals seem curiously absent - no support groups, no "parents and friends" of bisexuals.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 1:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@Dewdly, why do you feel sorry for bisexuals? After all, they have twice the possibility of getting a date on Saturday night than someone who is gay or straight!

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 5:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

good, dolph, & dewdly, you are relentless in your focus on all things oroficial

DrDan (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why do we need labels like lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender? Why can we not just accept each other as the children of God that each of us is? Every one of us is worthy of respect at the most basic level. Namaste, Namaste.

chriss2760 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 5:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Agree with chriss2760 x 100%!

Enough with labels and categories and celebrating groups and types.

realitycheck88 (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 6:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Pride comes before a fall" -Old saying-

Humility is the best quality one can possess. It doesn't equate to laying down and getting kicked in the face, it simply means being dignified in your determination while you fight for what is right.

Martin Luther King and Ghandi are famous examples of that.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 7:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why does one's identity need to be based on who they decide to have sex with? There are many other components to my life that I would prefer to be identified with.

Botany (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One of MLKJr.'s greatest speeches is titled "Proud to Be Maladjusted."

Gandhi said, "I am a proud staunch Sanatani Hindu."

Underrepresented groups need to celebrate and be celebrated as long as the majority tries to shame them.

ahem (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 7:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It wasn't gay people who made sexual identity an issue, it was bigots. Now the tables are turned.
I've always felt lucky that I've had Art, surf/skateboarding, lotsa things to hang my identity on. Some people don't have that or similar, but when push comes to shove. I'll shove back and stand up for myself and anybody else who is harassed or oppressed, who are publicly denigrated or made to feel less than simply because of their sexual orientation.
You have dirt bags on this very site trying to equate same-sexuality with mental illness while they hide in the anonymous shadows of their closets.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ken,

There is no way to know another person's sexual desires unless that person wants others to know. It is impossible to have an "issue" with that which is unknown. LGBTs have used the idea of sexual identity as a way of giving legitimacy to sexual behaviors that heretofore have been rejected by the wider society as sexual perversion. Making perversion an identity - an inborn, immutable, defining characteristic of an individual was meant to undercut laws against sodomy. It is significant that the first time "homosexual" was used as an identity was in a nineteenth century political tract arguing for the repeal of anti-sodomy laws.

Because there are no objective criteria by which to judge another's "sexual orientation" it is impossible for anyone to be harassed, oppressed, or denigrated for something that others cannot divine.

You will notice that in your description of your "identity" you don't say anything about your sexual desires, suggesting that you recognize such information to be a superfluous impertinance.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 9:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ha!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 9:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

WTF?

ahem (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 10:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I think I just read the reason why LGBT pride celebration is still necessary, even at this late date.

ahem (anonymous profile)
July 12, 2014 at 10:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@ahem,

Pride parades are not going to convince anyone to change his mind about what he considers sexual perversion.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 12:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@dewdly

Nobody is trying to change your mind. We are mocking you, aka as making fun of you, laughing at you. Get it yet?

We already know you're the pervert, the joke is on you.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 12:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm pretty sure straight people do just as much if not more perverted stuff than gay people, I don't see any reason to attack them directly for their lifestyle. You would be better off convincing straight people who are actually primarily attracted to the opposite sex and may be in the position to have and raise children to be less perverted. Turning a gay person straight, most of the time probably isn't much different than trying to get your wife who hates sports to enjoy watching sports with you. Or to get your wife who hates video games to enjoy playing video games with you. Or why don't you go join a class and learn to crochet? I think everybody who doesn't crochet is perverted, you don't know how to crochet? The point is, you can go ahead and try I suppose, just don't be too disappointed if it doesn't work out.

But really this article isn't about sexual orientation, in fact it is about separating sexual orientation from gender identity.....the entire point is that identifying as a different gender than what you are born with has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is generally determined by the individual some time before, during or after puberty whereas gender identity is often determined well before puberty.

Personally the big issue for me is I'd like to know more about how often people change their gender identity during their life. Some kids are given drugs to sway their gender toward the direction they identify with pre-puberty and I wonder if puberty itself can cause a shift in some individuals back to their inborn sexual gender, in which case I would say giving kids these drugs may not be a good idea. Worth having the discussion, though I would still give the option to the children and their parents.

On the topic of sexual orientation, I can see why some gay people might want that to be apart of their public identity as they may be interested in attracting another gay person to be in a relationship with. Just as straight people go around openly trying to attract those of the opposite sex in public, go out on dates, etc., why can't gay people do the same? If you aren't gay, then don't gay. It's not that difficult.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bravo LoonPt!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@realitycheck88

"Enough with labels and categories...."

*cough* lib dems *cough*

equus_posteriori (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. (Suggest removal)

loonpt,

We are all "straight" people, loonpt. These "straight" people do engage in all manner of sexual perversion - including homosexual behaviors. The designations - straight, gay, and bi- do not refer to any intrinsic quality of the person, but are labels of self-identification and implied behavior. The person who is attracted to children does not identify as a pedophile and celebrate his sexuality. The labels are phony and the attempts to justify them as having a scientific basis are preposterous.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 8:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow dewdly, you're really obsessed with the idea of two guys getting it on aren't ya? Maybe you should get your jollies on some gay porn sites instead of ranting about it here.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 14, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

yeah, you're totally right KV; dewdly's very hung up (ahem) about "sexual perversion" (his term), etc., HE usually lists them all in detail; really ought to get out of the closet & just admit his predilections, ya know? I've suggested he spend a lot of time with the Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales which feature lots of lasciviousness and pretend-horror while describing all sorts of sex acts: you'll love it, dewd, & maybe can get off the threads and take care of your needs.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 1:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

loopt,

"Gender identity" is another phony, unscientific concept. Think about it. Transgendered people "feel" like they are the opposite sex. What can it possibly mean to "feel" like a man or "feel" like a woman? "Feel" like a boy or "feel" like a girl? Does a transgendered man "feel" like a woman if he wears an evening gown and jewelry? Do all those millions of women who never wear evening gowns and jewelry, but wear pants all the time - do they "feel" like men or do they fail to "feel" like women? Does a transgendered male who has breast implants feel more womanly than the female with small breasts?

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 3:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What would Mr/Mrs. Garrison from South Park think of all this?

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 6:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Lets C, a woman is XX-Chromosome, a man is XY-Chromosone. Therefore, a woman is totally female, but a man would be both male and female.

We dont know what "ahem" is, but Ken, Bill, Dr.Dan, and Dewdly are men. (Seems a bit sexist to me) Loonpt is a man too, but he and Foofighter produced the spawn of FoolPt, so yes, men can have cybersex and have cyberbabies.

Alfred Kinsey wouldn't even be able to wrap his head around this.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 6:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@Ken,

I am "obsessed" with the ruination we are visiting upon our children. Sexual libertinism always accompanies social and cultural decay. Imagine the unrestrained sexual appetites of the millions of men you despise being unleashed in every venue. Your view of "two guys getting it on" is positively quaint.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@dolph,

Ken and DrDan are women.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@doody, you sound stressed out. Perhaps you should wrestle with the little dewdley for a while. You know spank the monkey, pet your pony, flog the log ect.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 12:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

dewdly I don't think I buy your first argument you came back at me with.

Are you saying it is your experience that you are attracted to other males and females, but you suppress your desire for males to be with females only? That's the only conclusion I can draw from your statements.

A lot of straight guys are actually pretty squeamish about the idea of having sex with other men. They can be really desperate for sex with a female and have no inner or outward desire to satiate themselves with another male. In fact, that's sort of what makes guys straight as opposed to bi.

A bi-sexual is the only person who can suppress their desire to have sex with one sex and engage solely in intimate relationships with the other. So maybe you are bi yourself? There's nothing wrong with that, I certainly won't judge you but perhaps that is something you need to come to terms to in your own life?

Gay people have no desire to engage in intimate relationships with the opposite sex and straight people have no desire to engage in intimate relationships with the same sex. Everybody else is a shade of bi, in fact some bi people do prefer one sex over the other and may live their entire life engaging in intimacy with one sex only while identifying themselves as straight or gay when they are in fact by definition a shade of bi. Nothing wrong with that if it makes them happy.

So you have these groups out there, mostly Christian, who claim they were once gay and have been turned straight. They were actually a shade of bi and were primarily attracted to their own sex. They were convinced that they must suppress that desire in favor of their desire for the opposite sex to be saved by God or to fit in better with their community. That doesn't work for everybody who lives the gay lifestyle, just as it would be impossible to turn most straight guys onto other guys.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 1:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So, here's the thing. I am a trans person, and PRIDE in SB is always quite alienating. NO trans events, no awareness...a PP volunteer misgendering me is business as usual. PP has only one trans support group, which I've been to. I stopped going because allies are allowed in, and I have had an ally totally minimize my dealings w/ being misgendered, and cissplain to me why -I- had to be more understanding. Does SB have resources for trans peoploe? Yes. Do they encompass even a small percentage of the needs of the trans community, including but not limited to trans people with disabilities, TPoC, and trans people who want trans-only spaces, not by a long shot. PRIDE happens because of the Stonewall riots, which were led by trans women, poor folks, PoC...people like Martha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. And now I go to events with the sad resignation that our histories are neglected, and people are too busy writing congratulatory articles about how Santa Barbara is a great town for trans people. Meanwhile 45% of the murders that are hate crimes against LGBTQIA people are trans women, and 87% are PoC (2011 http://www.avp.org/)

flame_on (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 6:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm sorry flame_on but it's a bit naive to be insulted if people are confused about your gender if your in-betweening.
I'm being reminded of the trannie nitwit who heckled Jared Leto at the SBIFF Virtuoso Awards. And to expect "trans-only spaces" is self segregation, of which you yourself are responsible for.
The Stonewall Riots weren't only led by transwomen but homeless young gay men, working class gay men, and lesbians of all stripes as well. NOT just trannies.
Instead of being so self centered try embracing different people. If somebody confuses your gender, take it in perspective and use it as an opportunity to educate.
One extreme to the next on this thread, you risk being as narrow minded as dirtbag dewdly.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 6:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

LGBT activists for decades have fought for integration, now you want segregation? NUTS!

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

loonpt,

We are arguing past each other as long as you accept the "sexuality" labels as legitimate and definitive. I don't accept them.

Only since homosexuals have become a qualified grievance group has there been an effort to "explain" homosexuality as inborn - as an immutable quality of the individual. In other words, there is a strong political need to believe that homosexuals are “born that way.”

The common sense view is that our responses to erotic stimuli are not inborn. To qualify as inborn one would have to say that every sort of masturbatory fantasy is pre-determined, either genetically or en utero. In addition, there is no physical, hormonal, or physiological difference between a homosexual male and a heterosexual male. There is no objective test for homosexuality. It cannot be determined or observed in those who are not sexually mature - babies and children.

Deviant behaviors are driven by the same hormones, effected by the same organs, and responsive to the same rudimentary tactile stimuli as reproductive sex. All diversions are merely simulations of heterosexual intercourse. With the exception of the defective, deformed and the diseased we are all “born” to participate in reproductive sex. Deviations are not inborn but experiential, circumstantial, and are not manifest until a person reaches sexual maturity.

Science has left people on their own to "explain" these things and they try, but the "inborn" explanation is too mechanical and simplistic, it can't account for the fact that taboo behaviors are sexually-arousing to a great many people who would never engage in those behaviors. It can't account for the fact that most women are sexually-aroused by pornographic depictions of other women. Does that arousal mean they are lesbians? Have lesbian tendencies? Or just that the scene is erotic? Pornographers know more about this than scientists.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 7:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Stonewall "riots" of 1969 have been made into a cause celebre by those who do not realize that gay clubs and bars in New York were run by criminals who had a system of holding off police through payoffs. When the owner didn't pay, the club was raided for all kinds of violations that had nothing to do with the fact that the customers were homosexual.

Had the Stonewall "riots" been an authentic protest against the exploitation of homosexuals then the primary target of protest would have been the club owners who ran filthy establishments, served liquor without licenses, and trafficked in illegal drugs. They were exploiting homosexuals with the complicity of paid-off police.

The gay pride movement has never got beyond targeting ordinary people as homophobic, while ignoring the people who prey on homosexuals and make a very good living from it.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 8:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You're far from ordinary dewdly, in fact you're quite below average.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 8:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey Dewdly, I have a measured I.Q. of 78, what do you think of THAT?

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

@dolph,

Ken and DrDan are women.

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 12:15 p.m

Really?...sh*t! What about Greenspan?...is he a woman too?

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Hey clausen, better get out your Peter Meter for quick measurement. You might have a Title X case.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well that's a VERY average IQ for 14 dolphins.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That's 78 CELSIUS.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That's not fair 'n' right?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dewdly: Bars run by crooks in cahoots with cops is old hat in the big cities.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 15, 2014 at 11:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ok, it's true, Ken, DrDan, Herschel, and I are all women. I've been living a lie all my life, even my parents were fooled. I suspect Nick Welsh might even be more pink than blue.

Yep, you're right Dewdly, no Y-Chromosomes on t his thread.

Thank you Dewdly, for kicking us all out of the closet. (Can you imagine how dusty it was in there?) As such, I think it's appropriate that we all adopt this song as our anthem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwMOC5...

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 6:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@bill,

Ken and DrDan

dewdly (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 12:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nope, all of us. You busted us, we admit it. How did you ever figure out?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 3:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bill, he must be a Peeping Tom on top of all his other problems.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 3:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is the logo for Bill, Ken, Dr.Dan, and Greenspan
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236...

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 16, 2014 at 5:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

dewdly called KV and me "women" on 7/15 at 12:15pm, and in honor of my four powerful and wonderful sisters, the many females I work with at school, my lovely life-partner (and wife) of 46 years, I respond with thanks and Neil Young (1972):
"I was watching
a movie with a friend.
I fell in love with the actress.
She was playing a part
that I could understand."
Poor dewdly, HE will never understand, unless they "submit" (HIS term). Please get some counseling.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
July 17, 2014 at 11:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Dr. Dan, you, by definition, are a doctor, so maybe you can do some pro bono work for him. I think though you need to take some things into consideration.

Dewdly Dewright was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 2/29/40/. Being a Leap Year baby had serious consequences on his mental development, so by the time he was 20 years old, he only had the mental development of a five-year-old. He did however, excel at jurisprudence, and become a member of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) where he risked his life to intervene when Gordie "Mr. Hockey" Howe went on a drunken rampage attacking people with his hockey stick. After disarmed the inebriated Howe, he was awarded with the Canadian Medal of Honor. Howe later apologized for the incident, and the two men became lifelong friends.

Dewdly's homophobia is the result of watching the HGTV (Home and Garden) channel, which as you know, has many shows coming out of Canada. He felt that there were too many gay interior decorators on that channel, but in reality, Dewdly was resentful that he had flunked interior decorating class on four occasions. (Sort of like that Austrian painter who ended up starting WW2, but thats another story for another time)

Dewdly also was horrified to find out that five-time boxing champion/legend Emile Griffith was gay. With his own failed amateur career affecting his macho self-esteem, his head exploded when Griffith said "They cheer me for beating up men, but condemn me for loving them" (or words to that effect.)

Entering the U.S. illegally in 1975, Dewdly pursued his failed dream of being an interior decorator, but finally was commissioned to do work on a Quonset hut and later expanded his creativity to designing yurts in Marin County, where he has lived since 1977.

Today, Mr. Dewright confines his activity to making controversial comments on blogs, engaging in battles with K.E. (Kenneth Eugene) Volohk, and accusing people of being women who are well known men.

It is rumoured that Mr. Dewright is considering a gender reassignment surgery, but The Independent's efforts to reach him for comment on this matter have been unsuccessful.

As a side note, Dewdly considers Neil Young to be a "degenerate American", not realizing that Young, like himself, is Canadian.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 18, 2014 at 6:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

dewdly, say thank you to this dolphin-mensch for elucidating your hitherto-hidden history!

DrDan (anonymous profile)
July 18, 2014 at 7:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

For enduring the libelous slings of Dewdly, Dr.Dan and Ken_Volok are no longer male, or female, but have been promoted to dolphins.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 18, 2014 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yay, I have a whole new porpoise in life.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
July 18, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What is the porpoise of life. Is it like the sound of one flipper clapping?

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
July 18, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

C'mon Dewdly, release your inner dolphin. Look inside yourself and find your porpoise in life.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
July 19, 2014 at 5:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Marriage
This truth we hold as self-evident:

All things equal; a homosexual relationship lacks diversity in comparison to a heterosexual one.

Because of this lack of diversity, a domestic partnership is sub-par to a marriage.

Therefore, one in not deprived of their right to marry should they choose to exclude diversity from their lifestyle.

Keep on Priden!

LOOKINGFORAGOODREAD (anonymous profile)
July 26, 2014 at 5:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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