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Each election cycle, Equality Florida Action PAC works hard to survey thousands of candidates across the state about their positions on issues important to Florida’s LGBT community. We then take the information and turn it into a voter’s guide so that when you go to the polls, you can make informed choices. 

We will be releasing our 2014 Primary Election Voters Guide before Primary Election Day. Sign up to be one of the first people notified about its release.

If you have received an absentee ballot, make sure you fill it out and return it by August 26. For some counties, early vote starts today! Click here to find more information about when early vote begins and the locations to vote in your area. Election Day is August 26; make sure you go vote! 

By voting for pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot, together we can change Florida to be a more fair place for us all.

shiraglassman:

Will you give a dollar (or more!) to help Wild Iris Books transform into a nonprofit? They’ve already been behaving like one for years, putting on feminist and LGBTQ+/trans-specific events and providing activist education.

Here’s the link to their indiegogo campaign. Some…

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afterellen:

Plus St. Vincent makes this year’s Best Dressed List in “Vanity Fair” and more.

freedomtomarry:

Share these great excerpts from the #6thCircuit marriage rulings!

duckyshepherd:

shiraglassman:

shiraglassman:

Canon femslash and worker’s rights!

Queen Shulamit and Chef Aviva from The Second Mango are back for another adventure; in Climbing the Date Palm they’re charged with the rescue of a foreign prince’s labor activist boyfriend, while also trying to figure out how to become moms to an heir. Hop on board for shapeshifters, magically-assisted artificial insemination, Jewish holidays being celebrated on-screen, and multiple bisexual characters depicted positively and without destructive tropes.

Artwork pictured by theloserfish.

…and a dragon! (Not pictured.)

Hey, guess what? The paperback came out early!

http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Date-Palm-Shira-Glassman/dp/1610407741/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1405359651&sr=8-1

You could also order it from wildirisbooks and help keep one of the US’s only feminist bookstores open.

HUZZAH! The sequel to the Second Mango is finally out and other people can squee over it with me!!

I was reading the drafts for this while I was still working on my MLIS. I was so, so brain fried and it was a little chapter-by-chapter beacon of delight. Now I can read it all over again post-edits and new additions! 

gaywrites:

Retail giant Target announced via court filing this week that it officially endorses marriage equality. The company filed an amicus brief in a case before a federal appeals court dealing with marriage equality in Wisconsin and Indiana.

This is a huge shift from a couple of years ago, when the retailer came under fire for donating to organizations that supported heavily anti-gay candidates. Since then, though, the company has taken small but significant steps to show support for the LGBT community, from a line of Pride shirts to greeting cards and ads featuring same-sex couples. 

"It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes rights we believe individuals should have related to marriage," Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Target, said in a statement posted on the company’s official blog.

By finally making its stance public, Target joins other major U.S. corporations like Apple, Nike and Facebook in its open backing of same-sex marriage in U.S. courts.

Hooray! Target lover that I am, I had some serious cognitive dissonance when Target was being sketchy about its LGBT advocacy. When corporate giants speak up for us like this, it can only mean good things for the millions of people they serve. 

2 counties down!

chibird:

Self confidence lesson #1! Let your strengths outshine your weaknesses.

chibird:

Self confidence lesson #1! Let your strengths outshine your weaknesses.

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