Fundraiser for TransActive

Next Sunday, Dec. 2, TransActive (a wonderful organization that supports transgender and gender nonconforming kids & their families) is having a fundraiser in Portland.  Tickets are only $15 if purchased in advance.  It would be great to have

 a group from the coast go.  Speakers are Dr. Wayne Maines (teacher, activist, parent of transgender teen) and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown.  Send an email to centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com if you’d like to go.  http://www.transactiveonline.org/Silent%20Auction/Silent%20Auction%202012.php

Call For Nominations: Hero and Bigot of the Year.

Call For Nominations: Hero and Bigot of the Year..

Michael Hulshof-Schmidt, writer of the blog The Solipsistic Me,  in this reblogged “Call For Nominations…” is asking for nominations for Hero and Bigot of the Year Award.  Vote for who you think should be the winners here under comments and your votes will be forwarded to Michael.

Black Friday Creep Costs Retail Workers Their Thanksgiving

Black Friday Creep Costs Retail Workers Their Thanksgiving

via Black Friday Creep Costs Retail Workers Their Thanksgiving.

Something easy for all of you to do – PLEASE show retailers that starting Black Friday Thanksgiving Evening is not profitable and only causes their low wage employees to lose precious time with their families.  You can wait to start your shopping until 8 a.m. or so tomorrow.  Boycott stores for the 17 hours between 3 p.m. today and 8 a.m. tomorrow.