The sites of interest is back! Sorry about the hiatus. Or maybe not. Maybe no reads this anyway, and it is totally pointless. Who knows. Anyway, sites of interest.
[Useless Dicta] is my featured NaBloPoMo blog of the day. Yay, blogs by lawyers in training.
There’s a new category in my navigation menu: LGBQT. (For those of you who have been confused by my use of this acronym in the last few days, I apologize. It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning/Queer*, and Transsexual. Get used to seeing it, because I’m going to start talking a lot more about LGBQT issues. More on this later.)
Bummed about the nation’s choice of President? From 52 to 48 With Love has some solace for you.
Here’s The Onion’s report on the election results, in case you missed it. It is totally awesome, all the more so because unlike the usual reporting at The Onion, it’s all true.
Are you missing Bush as President yet? Here’s a photo gallery of some of his most awesome moments. (Including the great shot of the turkey, ah, investigating his pants at Thanksgiving in 2001.)
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center is raising funds to help fight the legal battle to overturn Prop 8. Please consider donating.
There aren’t many survivors of the First World War floating around at this point. Here’s a profile of one of them.
Some other responses (and studied analysis) to Prop 8 over at Obsidian Wings, discussing Prop 8 and the black vote; Slog, where Dan Savage wrote about homophobia in the black community; Bitch PhD, talking about the dangerous Constitutional implications of Prop 8; Joe. My. God., which reports that anti-equality organizations are monitoring gay websites and comment threads; Kate Harding’s Shapely Prose, with a discussion of 8 and other anti-equality measures (and a lively comment thread); the New York Times, with a column about the nature of equality which belies this quote from a fawning Kristof editorial: “We Americans have periodically betrayed that idea of equality and opportunity, but on Tuesday evening we powerfully revitalized it,” and a story with what may be the saddest picture I have ever seen; and Jezebel, where people wonder what to do now that intolerance managed to win out.
*”Oh my God, I can’t believe you said “queer,” that word is offensive!” No, it’s not, it’s our word, and we’re taking it back, damnit. (More on this later as well.)