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GO NJ!!!!! New York better be NEXT!

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http://www.njlgc.org

COURT SAYS: SAME-SEX COUPLES DESERVE RIGHTS, LEGISLATURE PICKS THE NAME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 25, 2006 Trenton: The New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition is thrilled by the recent decision of the State Supreme Court which recognizes that providing to “committed same-sex couples the financial and social benefits and privileges given to their married heterosexual counterparts” is mandated under the State Constitution. The New Jersey State Supreme Court has upheld equal rights for the all citizens. By leaving the “name to be given to the statutory scheme that provides full rights and benefits to same-sex couples, whether marriage or some other term, is a matter [left to the legislature]” we look forward to a speedy process that reflects the diversity of New Jersey. We have faith that all fair-minded citizens of NJ agree with the Court’s decision.

http://www.njlgc.org

VICTORY! VICTORY!

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Also see: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/supreme/a-68-05.pdf

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Bi Pride Triangles

To Do List

1)Activate links in Bialogue blog at end of posts.

2)Add Bi Writers to Bialogue blog links list.

3)Eliminate extra space on bi writers app between "Country" & "Website."

4)Substitute below text for current text on middle column of Bi Writers site homepage.

The purpose of the Bi Writers Association is to provide a forum for bi writers to network with each other, increase awareness of our writing within the bi community, promote our writing in the LGBT community and use our word power to dispel myths and stereotypes about bisexuality in both the gay and mainstream press and to help the “gay press” truly become the LGBT press.

This association includes writers in all genres from fiction to journalism to plays to poetry to TV and movie scripts to erotica to non-fiction, etc.

5)Bialogue site homepage: "Do U Xist?" should be under the heading "Action Archive" both on the sidebar and on its own page.

6)Bi Writers does not yet appear on Google

7)New Action Alert on Bialogue page: you might want to consider substituting/adding some of the language I used in the blog rather than my first announcement about this such as the heading: "ACTION ALERT: ADVOCATE ARTICLE TO BIS: "GET OFF 'THE L WORD!' "

"Although Ms Weinstock claims "I am not antibisexual" she contradicts that when she..."

"I guess she feels we should patiently wait until someone creates an all-bisexual show (anyone want to hold their breath until this happens? no? I didn't think so) so we won't cause any impurity on the show she considers "hers."


"Obviously Ms. Weinstock is a throwback to the old "get your own parade, community center, t-shirt, button etc" philosophy that was previously used for excluding bi and transpeople and which caused so much pain in our community. Thankfully, these days most lesbian and gay people lean towards a more unity-focused approach. After all, we’re all queer and we’re all here."

8) CHANGE: "Bisexual + Dialogue = Bialogue" to "Bi + Dialogue = Bialogue" on Bialogue Site and Blog and Meta-tag

9) CHANGE: Bialogue's listing on the find community page to:

Bialogue
Bi + Dialogue = Bialogue “Taking action, not just offense!”
Bialogue is a national bisexual education and advocacy organization. Our mission is to dispel myths and stereotypes about bisexuality, address biphobia and bisexual erasure, educate the public on the facts and realities of bisexuality and to advocate for the bi community.
Contact email info@bialogue.org phone 212-459-4784

10) CHANGE: Bi Writers listing on find community pages:

a) Place on national page instead of international (or leave on both if you wish but wording must be changed.)

b) *Change to this exact wording:

Bi Writer's Association
The purpose of the Bi Writers Association is to provide a forum for bi writers to network with each other, increase awareness of our writing within the bi community, promote our writing in the LGBT community, use our word power to dispel myths and stereotypes about bisexuality in both the gay and mainstream press and help the “gay press” truly become the LGBT press. This association includes writers in all genres from fiction to journalism to plays to poetry to TV and movie scripts to erotica to non-fiction, etc. International members are welcome. To join our networking e-list, check out our members' websites, see our call for submissions or submit a call for submissions go to our website. Contact email info@biwriters.org

(Please make "website" a link)

*Make sure to change listing on all pages it appears.

11) CHANGE: "Taking action, not just offense!" so that "offense" is spelled w/an "s" instead of a "c" on all pages where it appears.

Updated List of Corrections and Additions for MH Packet

1. Remove italics

2. Please remove extra links that are not links to the documents listed on this page. The only links on this page should be to documents included in the packet.

3. Add “Table Of Contents as item 1 on list.

4. Add “Bisexuality In-Service Training Brochure” as item 2 on list.

5. Add “Bi Resources List—New York City’ to list under “National Resources” list

6. Put heading back in for Bailey Study Materials section at bottom.

6.5 Change Intro under title to this text:

This packet has been created to educate mental health professionals on bisexuality. It provides facts, dispels myths and stereotypes, educates about issues bisexual people face and provides guidelines for clinical practice. A section is provided anylyzing the Bailey research study and the New York Times article that publicized it, debunking their faulty conclusions.

The information in this packet is designed for use by Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychotherapists, Sex Therapists and Sexuality Researchers. It can be used individually or as training handouts for workshops, seminars, and classes for professionals or students in the above fields. The packet can be fluid and pieces can be removed or added depending on the issues being addressed.


7. Please add this list of instructions under the intro
Instructions

Download each article in the packet by clicking on the title of the article. You may print and copy the articles to use as handouts for training. Each book has a recommended chapter or chapters we have suggested as training handouts. Click on the name of the book and you’ll be sent to a website where you can purchase it. When using this packet as training handouts, we suggest you compile a Local Bi Resources List of bi resources for your area: we have provided the national.

8. we dont want the instructions to end up on the Table of Contents Page for the packet

9. As much as I like the art nouveau font I think its too much on the packet name and makes it hard to read. A simpler font with one darkish color would work better.

10. Bisexual Resources List--national. This needs to be put up where it can be linked to and printed out.

10. The Bisexual Resources List—New York City. This needs to be put up where it can be linked to and printed out. Or switch out NYABN’s current online version for mine and give it a printer friendly option. It is different than our online version: it has info the online version lacks due to the assorted convenient clickable links. (The packet is designed so people can print items out and use them as handouts for workshops, classes or other programs.) It also includes a few listings you never put up.

11. We need to have a printer-friendly version of the packet Table of Contents because it's part of the packet.

12. Switch out "Nobody Knows I'm Bisexual" photo for photo on musical notes page “Bisexual Pride” or something new with a prouder-sounding slogan.

13. Change Offence to Offense

14. Put up Bisexuality In-Service Training Brochure page

15. Create Sheela Lambert.com website

16. Put up Bisexual Health Report on SL site and link to packet

17. Put up Famous Bisexuals List on SL site and link to packet

NYABN website: suggested updates and changes

Dont know what date I originally sent these but they are old

I thought I sent these to you all on one page weeks ago but cannot now find it so am re-creating the list and adding new.


1. Remove outerboros section as all listings are defunct or inappropriate.
2. Remove BiGLTNY and Pride In Da Bronx listings under youth as they are defunct and replace them with the YES Program at the Center and HOTT Health Outreach To Teens at Callen-Lourde.
3. Remove the “coming out” section: all the Bi Groups are good for coming out, that is part of their purpose. You can list all of them again but that would be repetitive. Bi Perspective has low attendance which means less role-models for new folks (and usually indicates other issues). Not sure why we would recommend it in particular.
4. As you mentioned, Shades of Lavender should be removed from the women’s group section.
5. We could add a health section which could include the Callen-Lourde Health Center, Shades of Lavender (if it’s a more appropriate place to list it) GMHC and whatever else fits.
6. There are 2 other bi women’s groups not currently listed on our women’s section.
7. SISTAH should be listed somewhere. We could have a bi-inclusive groups section where the poly groups could also go. Or if we put SISTAH in the women’s group section we should make sure the text clearly says it’s for lesbians and bi women. (The last time I went I definitely got the vibe that male pronouns were not welcome in the discussion even though bi women were there.)
8. House of Anjea . Another bi-inclusive women’s group Donna would like us to list…The House of Anjea is a support group for womyn who are bisexual, lesbian, same-gender-loving that are either married, engaged, partnered with men, yet maintain relationships with women. Topics vary from relationships, transitioning, leaving the marriage, balancing both male/female relationships, just to name a few. Meets every 3rd Sun from 3:30-4:30@ the Center in NYC. for more info: 212-479-7886 or 917-623-7889. Thanks.D.
9. Recovery groups: shouldn’t we also refer people to the recovery groups at the Center? In fact, shouldn’t the queer recovery groups be listed before the general ones?
10. Contact Us would be a much more appropriate and accessible heading than holla back. We are not a hip-hop or even youth website and it just doesn’t fit with the rest of our format. It makes it more difficult for people who are looking for the contact us button to find us.
11. I think Stay in touch is too vague. I know I wouldn’t look at that and expect to find magazines. Why don’t we just call it bi magazines? If you later start adding blogs, it can be called bi magazines & blogs which you could stack vertically so it wouldn’t be too long.
12. Now that we’ve settled on Biologue for the activist group name, it needs a listing under bi groups and needs to be put up in lets get political. This is the text I’ve come up with for now…if you can think of something more let me know. [Biologue The mission of Biologue is to educate people about bisexuality and to counter myths, stereotypes and invisibility.] As for contact info: could you fashion something similar to what Larry has for NYABN email that would say biologue@nyabn.org but get shunted to my email?

13. Bisexual Speakers Bureau needs a button. Or you can put it under lets get political if there’s no space. It would be more visible if it had its own button and therefore we are more likely to get speaking requests that way.
14. If we’re running out of space for buttons maybe we could line them up on the side instead of the top the way BiZone’s website does it.
15. There’s a typo on the bisexual.org listing: The Bisexual Foundation is a good place to find an eclectic mix of all thing bisexual. It should read “things”
16. Another typo: People, this list is only as good as YOU make it. If you find a bad link, if we need to add/update, if something is happening with YOUR group, etc. LET USE KNOW. --- Thank you
17. Don’t think we need a hyphen between bisexual & information:
Bisexual-Information Phone-Line on who we are page, 4th paragraph
18. The Famous Bisexuals in History list needs to be added to the bi knowledge page. It needs formatting help but is completely up to date.

Bi Resources List--New York City

The new version of the Bi Resources List--New York City is ready. This list has additional resources, has been standardized, is slightly re-organized and is usable as a hard-copy document (links are only usable online.) Since this document will be printed and distributed as part of a physical packet, not just a virtual one, this is important.

Please ignore all previous versions I have sent.

SEE EMAIL ATTACH
From: "ladybug" <fuscialadybug@netzero.com>
To: <webmaster@nyabn.org>
Subject: resending Bi Resources List -- local
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2006 8:23 PM

I would be honored if this version is also substitued for current web-version
In which case, instead of posting 2 versions, we can just have a printer-friendly option on our web-version.

Sheela

(no subject)

Was looking over the packet page and noticed some new items. I have also made some changes and additions.

2nd Checklist of corrections and items for packet page:

1. remove date of publication from # 18

2. and 21 (could you please consult me before you make changes to my work? this is different from the other Bialogue pages where I am sending you several items and you are pulling it together)

3. put heading back in for Bailey Study Materials section at bottom. (If you have any suggestions for the title of this heading let me know, I've tried several--so far this is my favorite

4. I would prefer we use GLAAD's acronym and not spell it out. I do not wish to put any org's non-inclusive name on our site which is why it is not on my original document. Ditto for The Task Force, AVP or The Anti-Violence Project or anyone else. (Dont forget to remove the word "The" at the beginning of the listing before you change it.

5. please remove the subtitle of the article in #18, it unnecessarily lengthens the listing to 2 lines. Wanted: Bi Guy is good enough

6. In the second sentence of the intro under the title, could you please change "issues bisexuals face" to "issues bisexual people face."

7. Please add this list of instructions under the intro
Instructions:

Download each article in the packet by clicking on the title of the article. You may print and copy the articles to use as handouts for training. Each book has a recommended chapter or chapters we have suggested as training handouts. Click on the name of the book and you’ll be sent to a website where you can purchase it. When using this packet as training handouts, we suggest you compile a Local Bi Resources List for your area: we have provided the National.

we dont want the instructions to end up on the Table of Contents Page for the packet

8. I am removing GLAAD from the name of this packet. It will stay on the packet designed for media-based mental health professionals. Please remove them from the title, the sidebar and the footer. The new title is: Bialogue Bisexuality Information Packet for Mental Health Professionals. This is how it now looks on the table of contents page:

Bialogue

Bisexuality Information Packet

for Mental Health Professionals
(see email sent 3/1/06 for formatting)

Thanks for all your hard work. What did Ms Witherspoon have to say?

Sheela

Notes & Corrections for MH Packet page

Thanks for putting up the mental health packet. It's great to finally see it up there.

Notes and questions:

1. As much as I like the art nouveau font I think its too much on the packet name and makes it hard to read. A simpler font with one darkish color would work better.

2. Why was the order of the wording changed in some listings? I had it set up so that the title of the article or chapter always came first. Please change it back.

3. On the sidebar please change "Bialogue/GLAAD INFO PACKETS" to "Bialogue Bisexuality INFO PACKETS" (or use the word bisexual if bisexuality doesnt fit.) Since there is limited space, I'd rather have the word "bisexuality' than "GLAAD." GLAAD will still be on the actual packet page.

4. Do we want to make Ron Fox's new book clickable now? or wait till it is for sale? It's already up on Haworth's site with details on chapter headings and other info, I think.

5. There is an inconsistency on what was italicized. You seem to be italicizing chapter titles but sometimes the word "chapter" along with its corresponding # is italicized and sometimes it's not.

6. If you italicize chapter titles, dont you also have to italicize article titles? (This is why I didnt italicize anything.)

7. Attached find the Bisexual Resources List--national. This needs to be put up where it can be linked to and printed out.

8. Attached find the Bisexual Resources List--local. This needs to be put up where it can be linked to and printed out. (Then add to listing: New York City--local available here--printer-friendly version It is different than our online version in that has info the online version lacks due to the assorted convenient clickable links. (The packet is designed so people can print items out and use them as handouts for workshops, classes or other programs.) It also includes a few listings you never put up.

9. Item 16 should be removed (they seem to have lost interest in that project which is disappointing) and item 22 should be inserted to position 16. These changes were on the latest version of the packet I sent you.

10. We need to have a printer-friendly version of the packet Table of Contents because it's part of the packet. I think we should make it item one. Please make sure the underlinings added for the links are removed (leave in the underlines under book titles.) Please re-bold the whole list as it was in the original document.

11. Why is some of the text in the list purple and some black?

12. I only requested links to the documents on this page. Please remove the extra links as they are a distraction.

13. I assume you are still working on linking the remaining documents in the Bailey Study Materials section.

14. The word "Contents" at the top needs to be a bit farther from the list text (as it was in the original) and I think a larger size type would look better in this context. Although once the Table of Contents becomes item one it might be redundent but we can decide on that later--I'd like to see it first.

15. I'm not crazy about "Nobody Knows I'm Bisexual" as a T-shirt slogan for the Bialogue pages. It's a good photo but is there another one with a prouder-sounding slogan?

I know it's a long list but I know how you hate when everything is not on one page so I stayed up late trying to think of every possible point. If anything above is unclear--feel free to write or call.

Sheela