Monthly Archives: July 2007

Leesburg 4th of July Parade

From the Why Didn’t I Think of That Department. Per request, a place to comment on our third year in the Leesburg 4th of July Parade. We are very pleased to report that Equality Loudoun won Best Float in the … Continue reading

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Matthew Shepard Act in RTD

Today in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, guest columnists Dyana Mason (executive director of Equality Virginia) and Rick Sincere (president of Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty, and also an EV member) present pro and con arguments, respectively, regarding the Matthew Shepard … Continue reading

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Sky not falling; tape at 11

Ah, nostalgia. This post, from immediately after last year’s passage of the Virginia so-called “marriage amendment,” generated the following comment from occasional reader Sophrosyne (she of the relentless posting of gauzy heterosexual wedding photos): If the tide was turning your … Continue reading

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Thanks Loudoun Easterner

Instead of sending a private e-mail response to Jeryl Parade and Martin Casey (Loudoun Easterner Publisher and Editor respectively), I thought it more appropriate to publicly acknowledge and thank them for meeting a group of citizens concerned about “that controversial … Continue reading

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Challenging the religious authorities

The outstanding letter below was published by the Loudoun Easterner this week. It was initially sent to “The Church of the Valley,” but there has been no response. The author asks the very good question “Who would possibly want to … Continue reading

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“Conflicting values”

I have no doubt whatsoever that there are some people sitting around somewhere trying to think of a way to attack School Board member John Stevens for this excellent post. Please, read it all, and let him know how much … Continue reading

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The Easterner responds

This week’s edition of the Loudoun Easterner, one of the local newspapers that published the offensive “church” ad targeting the GLBT community, contains an editorial addressing the public outrage it generated. The editor reveals an interesting piece of information, referring … Continue reading

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