Now I’m Yelling At You From a Giant Gay Soapbox

In 2007 when one of the men I loved more than the sun and the moon slowly succumbed to AIDS his partner and I spent long evenings getting papers filed and signed. When it was time to make decision about his treatment and ultimately the disposition of his body the man he’d shared a life with for seventeen years was entitled to nothing without contracts and lawyers. Had they been a man and a woman the amount of time spent together sharing homes, businesses, dogs and meals would have made …

Peter Kinder Shows What Social Media Can Do

This morning there is a hostage situation in Jefferson City, Missouri. Peter Kinder is the Lt. Governor. He is usingTwitter to alert his constituents to the situation: And then more information as he had it and then an authoritative blessing for his constituents This is the real time value of twitter. It’s essentially acted as a reverse 911 phone system for the good people of Missouri. Follow Peter Kinder on twitter for more updates. ****** Update: I’ve made a list of people who are on site at the shooting. Click …