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( Sep. 10th, 2009 09:22 am)
The Uruguayan government just approved a bill to allow same sex couples to adopt children:

The bill was approved 17-6, with most of its support coming from legislators of the ruling leftist Frente Amplio coalition, which has a majority in Congress, and from two of the three senators of the opposition Partido Colorado. The measure passed the lower house in August and is expected to be signed into law soon.

"Whether the couple is gay or not should not be a matter of consideration," said ruling party Sen. Margarita Percovich, who sponsored the bill. "What matters is if the family is able to educate and stimulate the child to grow as a fulfilled human being."

The Catholic church, of course, does not approve.

Seems that Uruguay's government has made a lot of laws granting homosexual people more rights, ending bans on gays in the military, and legalizing civil unions (the new bill states that couples in a legal civil union would have equal rights when adopting children, so married couples may still be privileged in adoption, I'm not sure.)

via The Galloping Beaver.

The Random Queers will be marching in this year's Pride Parade

"Who?" you say: The Random Queers—a group for anyone who is queer and is not affiliated with another group. Heck, anyone who identifies as queer and is affiliated with another group, but wants to march with us!

When? The Parade will take place Sunday, June 28. We meet at 1:00 p.m, and wait around for a bit until we start marching at around 2:00, or maybe 2:30.

Where? We meet on Bloor St. between Church and Jarvis. Our marshalling number is 321, which, as [personal profile] mycrazyhair  points out, is very easy to remember. So find the spot on the ground labelled 321. Alternatively, look for the RANDOM QUEERS banner.

What Do I Need? You need a way to travel with the group—a sturdy pair of shoes, a wheelchair, whatever. We are a "marching group," so you need to be able to carry anything you bring—we don't have a vehicle. Do bring water. Do wear sunscreen. Do bring whatever you can carry that is less than 12 feet tall that will help you to express your fabulosity.

Why? To express your sexuality and queerness. To be part of the community. To send the world a message. To be part of the fabulosity. Because it's a paradeFor the cookies!

If you are queer, unaffiliated, and looking to express your queer life, history, and/or general fabulousness, we invite you to join us. We have cookies, and much awesomeness.

P.S. Pass it on!

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( Jun. 20th, 2009 10:31 am)

Ahoy Random Queers and Friends!

We have a space in the parade! The parade is next Sunday! I am the official (or at least on-paper) Random Queers chief cat-herder, and I am going to a meeting today to learn Important Details about the Parade—like where our marshalling space is.

[personal profile] northbardAlso, we have cookies!
Pride Cookies!

Or rather, I currently have some sad, pale vegan sugar cookies waiting to be made fabulous. I will be bringing the cookies, some icing, sparkles, colours, icing tubes, paintbrushes and other implements of sweet awesomeness to captainmushroom's house tomorrow. I welcome cookie-decorating elves, fairies, and other assistants. There are not as many cookies as there were last year, I promise.

Details for Cookie Decorating
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: The Planet of the Mushrooms aka Captain Mushroom's house (e-mail me for address if you don't have it)
What to bring: Cookie-decorating implements if you have them. Yourself. Whatever.

You can check our Facebook group for last year's Parade information and some photos (and a few Discussion posts about this year). I'll post this year's information there as well as here as soon as I get it.

Pass it on!