Monday, January 30, 2012

ARE WE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY? THE LGBT? AT TIMES...

I AM TOTALLY PROUD OF THIS GUY & I RESPECT HIM TOTALLY

I am also PROUD of what I do and what I stand for.  I have devoted the balance of my life to my advocacy work and know before long I will be instrumental in bringing about total equality for the LGBT worldwide, as well as eradicating homophobia from societies across the globe.

It may not happen in my lifetime, but at least I will know I gave it my best and hopefully paved the way for others to pick up where I left off.  Do you want to be a part of that or do you just want to sit back and criticize me for my efforts, as some of you appear to enjoy doing?



SHOOT FOR THE STARS...true optimism is a blessing!

NOW, WHAT I AM NOT PROUD OF ARE THE FOLLOWING:

1.   Those who criticize & sit there & don't do a damn thing...
2.   Those who are supposed to be leaders, but won't put the LGBT above their own egos...
3.   Those who say they weren't contacted, but were & just didn't want to get involved...
4.   Those who spend more of their time soliciting donations rather than taking action...
5.   Those who say they know you, but spread rumors of what they want others to think...
6.   Those who want you to do it all for them, but they won't do anything for you...
7.   Those who say their way is the only way, but yet never tried your way...
8.   Those who said they support your efforts, but then you never hear from them again...
9.   Those who give you a commitment, but then never follow through...
10. Those who quote you with what they wanted you to say, not what you said...
11. Those who lie to make themselves look better at your expense or that of the LGBT...
12. Those who don't give a damn & would do anything to make you as miserable as them...

Yes, I am fairly new to LGBT activism, but I have always been gay and I have always set high goals and I have always done what I truly feel is the best thing to do in advancing the rights of the LGBT and for those of you who think otherwise, then you really don't know me.

For those of you who fit in any of the 12 categories above, I did not list those items to hurt or offend you, I listed them so just maybe it will allow you to realize that just maybe a little tweaking in your own personal behavior might just give you that quality of life and freedom of happiness that will allow you to give those around you a better quality of life, as well as allow your efforts to do so much more!

Yes, I have fit into some of those categories at one time or another in my life, but I can tell you without a doubt, when I realized it and adapted, it gave me a whole new outlook on life and expanded my abilities to accomplish so much more...

Since I started this campaign and work on the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches, I have met a great deal of truly amazing and wonderful people who do truly amazing and wonderful things both individually and within their groups or organizations, but I have also met my share of people who fit into the categories listed above and I am not proud that they are within our own communities and organizations and are visible to our opponents.  As I read in a book about a year ago, written by one of the all time great LGBT Activists, this excerpt from a paragraph has stuck with me and probably always will...the LGBT are at times our own worst enemy and we are continually fighting the stigma and stereotypes that our opposition paints us with!
  

HUGS TO ALL OF YOU AND LET'S PLEASE PUT ALL DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT MANY HAVE SPENT MONTHS ON IN PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS AND MAKE 2012 OUR YEAR, THE YEAR THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE YEAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RIGHTS FOR THE LGBT TOOK A GIANT LEAP FORWARD.

JUST DO IT...MAKE IT HAPPEN!
                                               
J.C. (Joe) Knudson

Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 LGBT Civil Rights Marches AMBASSADORS NEEDED

I WAS BORN THIS WAY, WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE...
                                                 WE HAVE A DREAM
                               2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches
                                          HELP US REALIZE IT NOW...
                        HISTORY SHALL REPEAT ITSELF FOR THE LGBT

            MARCH & NON-MARCH AMBASSADORS NEEDED

1.  AGE, RACE, RELIGION, GENDER IDENTITY, & SEXUAL ORIENTATION DOESN'T MATTER - BREATHING REQUIRED!

2.  DESIRE TO BE EQUAL AS FAR AS LEGAL & BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS - REQUIRED!

3.  DESIRE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD - REQUIRED!

4.  DESIRE TO UNITE WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS WORLDWIDE TO TAKE ACTION TO MAKE THIS SPECIAL DAY FOR THE LGBT A TRULY HISTORIC DAY IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF OUR RIGHTS - REQUIRED!

5.  COMMITMENT TO SPREAD THE WORD IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE TO PROMOTE THE MARCHES & NON-MARCH EVENTS ON THIS HISTORIC DAY - REQUIRED!

6.  COMMITMENT TO BE YOURSELF - DEFINITELY REQUIRED!

REMINDER:
One of the important areas that came up in the study performed last year for the timing of this event was of course ELECTION 2012; the LGBT advancement of rights stand to take a step backward if the LGBT does not educate themselves and our allies as to the issues and where candidates stand on overall issues of importance to the LGBT.  These marches are to educate and enlighten in this and many other areas.  So yes, WE DEMAND FULL FEDERAL EQUALITY and we want 100% KNOWLEDGE OF LGBT ISSUES AND CANDIDATES POSITIONS ON THOSE ISSUES KNOWN TO THE LGBT AND OUR ALLIES and we want 100% REGISTRATION AND ULTIMATE VOTING BY ALL LGBT AND OUR ALLIES. The committee is urging some form of voter registration at the march site, as well as handouts on LGBT issues of importance in this election year!   There will be other specific demands for your own individual city/state/province/area/country where your march and non-march events are held; as long as they relate to equality for the LGBT, Basic Human Rights, or other pressing LGBT issues such as bullying, etc., please use these events to include those as well!   

SIGN UP AS AN AMBASSADOR NOW:

1.  Go to   
https://www.facebook.com/events/217923068269572/   and leave the comment, "I WANT TO BE AN AMBASSADOR NOW" (be sure to RSVP for the event as there is sure to either be a march or non-march supportive event in your area come April 21, 2012)

2.  YOU will get listed as an ambassador for this historic event on the official website currently under construction, as well as listed in all official publications and know that you were a part of this historic day that will go in history books as the day LGBT rights made a huge advancement toward reality...

3.  Use the links below to promote and advertise this special day in every and all ways possible:
http://projectqueer.tumblr.com/post/12305681583/action-alert-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march

http://10thousandcouples.com/issue/january-2012/article/advancing-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-marches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcNSJcbCcE&feature=share

http://www.lgbtnewmedia.com/common/details.cfm?id=712

http://paper.li/JOINFBGROUP/1314492144/2012/01/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZ_r554n6c&feature=youtu.be

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/01/12/worldwide-lgbt-marches-planned-in-april/

http://www.rainbow411.com/article/worldwide-lgbt-marches-planned-in-april.html

http://chicagophoenix.org/2012/01/14/efforts-begin-in-chicago-for-worldwide-lgbt-march/

http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=35658

http://www.gaychicagotv.com/videos/gay-report-january-19-2012/

http://content.fusionradio.fm/2012/01/efforts-begin-in-chicago-for-%E2%80%98worldwide%E2%80%99-lgbt-march/ 

https://www.facebook.com/events/217923068269572/

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/call-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-21-april 

http://www.tixie.co.za/events/64-WORLDWIDE-LGBT-CIVIL-RIGHTS-MARCH 

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights.html

https://www.facebook.com/LGBTCommunityUSA?sk=app_135607783795&fb_source=message

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-honorary-march-leader-for-lgbt.html

http://wearevisionaires.com/post/16809209336/are-you-ready-for-equality

http://www.queerlife.co.za/test/news/news2012/jan2012/7438-calls-for-worldwide-gay-march.html

http://www.ifoldsflip.com/title/8558 (scroll to page 11)

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march.html

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights.html

http://emptyclosets.com/forum/blogs/joechuckknudson/4618-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-marches.html

http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=138360022&docId=l:1593537100&Em=7&start=9

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2012/02/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights_08.html

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2012/02/interim-media-release.html

http://www.calameo.com/read/000390467ead18089cdee  (scroll to page 23)

http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6hh2031fpc&feature=share

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/national-gaze/activists-organizing-for-massive-april-actions.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GqSfwQ2cXY&list=HL1329223930&feature=mh_lolz

http://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35006/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=8892

http://plancast.com/p/7pqk/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/rommel-panal-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-bacolod

http://www.sdgln.com/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=3648

http://www.theequalityproject.net/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4267723&eventID=168917425

http://gaynewspulse.com/2012/01/14/worldwide-lgbt-marches-planned-in-april/

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2012/02/gayly-informing-fabulous-south-central.html

http://connectingrainbows.ning.com/profiles/blogs/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-marches-non-march-events

http://dezanove.pt/307859.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/164805100302645/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUdbs_MsLVI&feature=share

http://open.salon.com/blog/jlw1/2012/02/15/why_ill_deliver_an_address_the_lincoln_memorial_on_421

http://allevents.in/Atlanta/2012-worldwide-LGBT-Civil-Rights-March---Atlanta-Chapter/277897998940733

http://www.gayjaxonline.com/m/events/view/2012_Worldwide_LGBT_Civil_Rights_March_Team_for_Strides_for_Pride_5k

http://www.idealist.org/view/event/cThnmb5zTFsP/

http://eventselekta.com/link.php?event=217923068269572

http://community.zacharyquinto.com/entry/6a011570a989cc970b0168e5ca2da5970c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR9lDVt-RoE&context=C3f4b8d2ADOEgsToPDskI4n3rd_LZ6zrtwTNA_QjTC

http://www.cliqsearch.com/cl/7789324/the-baton-show-lounge-chicago-il

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:D1_CzlH5b1cJ:www.gaykenya.com/%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D109%253Agkt-to-hold-agm-%26catid%3D41%253Atop-headlines%26Itemid%3D97%26fontstyle%3Df-larger&hl=en&gl=us&strip=0

http://daniel-inviere.tumblr.com/post/18393349448/lets-reach-one-million-people-campaign

http://angiesdiary.com/society/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-events/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150700379506694&set=a.10150642042396694.441945.50120566693&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/events/274942485911222/
FUNDRAISER FOR THE LOCAL PORTLAND CHAPTER OF THE 2012 WORLDWIDE LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES & EVENTS ON APRIL 21, 2012!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-754778

http://kerganedwards-stout.com/worldwide-lgbt-equality-march/

http://news.vivasoft.hu/category-table/388373-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-marches-on-april-21,-2012.html

http://www.thedailyactivist.com/lgbt-issues-lets-reach-one-million/

http://www.ethiolgbt.com/Audio_Vid.php#World_wide_civil_rights_march

http://placeblip.com/search_results.asp?search=2012+Worldwide+LGBT+Civil+Rights+Marches

http://www.bilerico.com/2012/02/what_if_they_threw_a_worldwide_lgbt_equality_march_1.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kergan-edwardsstout/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march_b_1305784.html

http://memphislovesgays.info/blog/2012/03/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-millington-tn-april-21st-2012/

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=345006628871974&set=at.324384990934138.77254.234745709898067.100001454285014&type=1&theater

http://www.gayapolis.com/news/artdisplay-issues.php?artid=14219

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/03/what-if-there-was-a-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-and-nobody-came/

http://purpleunions.com/blog/tag/worldwide-march

http://taniaarpa.myfullseat.com/events/2470649-2012-Worldwide-LGBT-Civil-Rights-March-Bacolod

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs027/1101038512987/archive/1109454406416.html

http://10thousandcouples.com/issue/march-2012/article/2012-worldwide-lgbtqi-civil-rights-marches

http://angpagpanglakaton.blogspot.com/p/lgbt.html

http://mediaeye.info/the-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-who-will-show-up.html

http://www.myqplanet.com/2012/02/27/lgbt-issues-reach-million/

http://okc.gaycities.com/events/120016-oklahoma-citys-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march#org_desc

http://gshradio.com/rainbowhour/?p=893

http://ourhopemcc.com/events/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march/

http://ilga.org/ilga/en/article/nrGBfPl1Kb

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/03/16/worldwide-marches-set-for-d-c-baltimore/

http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2012/02/01/call-for-global-rights-march/70859

http://news.citizensinfo.com/richmond/worldwide-marches-set-for-d-c-baltimore/

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=323559774331519

http://chicagophoenix.com/2012/03/22/route-planned-for-chicago-branch-of-worldwide-lgbt-march/

http://www.baltimoreoutloud.com/lgbt-news/national-news/item/1174-worldwide%E2%80%99-marches-set-for-dc-baltimore

http://www.lavendermagazine.com/calendar/2012-worldwide-lgbtqia-civil-rights-marches-events/

http://www.thegavoice.com/community/features/4379-atlanta-prepares-for-2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march

http://thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com/2012/03/we-use-many-vehicles-on-road-to-lgbtqia.html

http://radio.meakproductions.com/commercials/WorldwideLGBTCivilRightsMarchCommercial2012wTag.mp3

http://meakproductions.com/radio/shows2012/SGLExpressions(SpringPremiere1-LGBTCivilRightsMarch)_4-2-12.mp3

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/What-will-happen-in-the-final-weeks-of-the-legislative-session-.html?soid=1103521214148&aid=pEqZOSc6uUQ#LETTER.BLOCK12

http://pktube.onepakistan.com/video/3GqSfwQ2cXY/2012-Worldwide-LGBT-Civil-Rights-Marches-04-21-2012.html

http://yoopergay.ning.com/events/2012-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march

http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/GpZ_r554n6c/search/labels

http://occupychi.org/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2628

http://diversityrulesmagazine.blogspot.com/2012/04/worldwide-march-for-equality.html

http://activism.podomatic.com/entry/2012-04-10T08_30_13-07_00

http://occupychi.org/press/event/chicago-2012-lgbtqia-civil-rights-march-421

http://www.nextmagazine.com/content/events/2012-worldwide-lgbtqia-civil-rights-march

http://nowdc.org/content/lets-reach-one-million-rally-and-march

http://cache.blogtalkradio.com/marcloveless/2012/04/13/report-from-the-frontline

http://lgbthistorymonth.org.uk/featured-right/march-for-lgbt-rights/

http://thelstop.org/events/

http://lgbtec.org.uk/events/lgbt-civil-rights-march

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znsWWwYtfrs&feature=share&fb_source=message

http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/march-60160-nolana-avenue.html

http://filipinofreethinkers.org/2012/04/17/world-wide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-saturday-april-21/

http://www.ksbitv.com/oklahoma-live/events/Lets-Reach-1-Million-People-147648035.html

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/lgbt-civil-rights-march/Event?oid=3161324&cb=1b7ea434a40fc34255c9c23b70d44659&sort=desc#readerComments

http://www.thegavoice.com/news/georgia-news/4485-athens-signs-on-for-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-marches

http://upalyansa.blogspot.com/2012/04/up-alyansa-invites-you-to-worldwide.html

http://windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicago-readying-for-Worldwide-LGBTQIA-civil-rights-march/37350.html

in the media (great piece on Millington march later in this segment)

http://blip.tv/bradleyvoorhees/hunger-games-star-josh-hutcherson-progay-the-kidnapping-assault-of-a-gay-man-6097578

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/04/19/worldwide-lgbt-marches-set-for-saturday/

http://raymondalikpala.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/join-the-worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march-this-saturday-2/

http://allevents.in/new%20york/NYC-LGBT-Civil-Rights-March-and-Rally/312640145467363

http://www.edgeonthenet.com/index.php?ch=columnists&sc=angela_giampolo&id=132186

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=mjfyfhdab&v=001mw_CX3BXxznldGVCabgRzIzpK1oyCIlWg7CflSfFfoUtlGqEjxTnD_sxYfxet1qM4BrTTI3KSZmNQAQiqcm0N6HRy5NTimyw83ynP5h196cHPvXigqNbGQ%3D%3D

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-carter/worldwide-lgbt-civil-rights-march_b_1436314.html?ref=gay-voices

http://purpleunions.com/blog/2012/04/worldwide-lgbt-marches-on-saturday.html

JUST DO IT...MAKE IT HAPPEN IN 2012!

PUT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE:

AMBASSADOR FOR THE 2012 WORLDWIDE LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHES
Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches-THE BEHIND THE SCENES LEADERS OF TOMORROW


THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW, THE BEHIND THE SCENES HEROES OF LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS...

Do you ever wonder how events are put together?  Detailed and meticulous planning?  Hours contacting individuals?  Frustrated evenings waiting on responses?  Follow ups that never pan out?  THEN IT HAPPENS!  RESULTS, FRIENDSHIPS FORM, EXCITEMENT BUILDS, INSPIRATION ABOUNDS, THE DAY ARRIVES, THE POSITIVE RESULTS, ADVANCEMENT TOWARD EQUALITY...

In a nutshell, this is what these individuals experience, our FEARLESS LEAD ORGANIZERS!

In the coming days and weeks, you will meet each of them and learn a little more about them, what makes them special (besides being who they are), what makes them tick, and what makes them so important in the process of making this world a better place for all mankind around the world!

Here are our FEARLESS LEADERS for the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches/Gatherings:

Curtis Sledge, Jr. - Washington, DC
Mohammad Azam - Pakistan
Noa Francis Shayden - Chicago
Dusty Wenk - Atlanta
Eyad Alkurabi - Albany
Christianne M. Bharath - NYC
Marc Holcomb - Oklahoma City
Capri Mahaffey - Hampton, VA
Kelly Caldwell - Portland
Jackie Yambot - Isabela, Philippines
Pol Cabalfin - Bacolod City, Philippines
Robert Collins - Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Ms. Ricky Roberts - Athens, GA
Brian Rohrbaugh - Baltimore, Maryland
David William Vandygriff - Jacksonville, FL
Dante T. Thompson - Las Vegas
Jami J. Bevers - Millington/Memphis
Wendelinus Linus Hamutenya - Windhoek, Namibia
Ochen Jacob & Byamugisha Jeff
 - Kampala City, Uganda
Stephen Ray Luce - Tulsa, OK
Robert GayMormon Moore - Salt Lake City
Certain Loyal Activists - Great Britain
(While there will be events on this day throughout Great Britain by those activists desiring to represent their solidarity for this worldwide event, an arrangement was made between them and the Chairman of the International Committee, to leave those events private and unpublished as a showing of respect for this special day of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II -  her birthday)
Mikael Frank Audebert - Orlando
Wezesha - Tanzania
PFLAG San Juan - San Juan, Texas
LADLAD  LGBT Organization - Manila, Philippines

Amelie Leingang Hahn
 
 - Jackson, Mississippi
Regina Ebi - Abuja, Nigeria

Sandra Morlas - New Orleans
Steven Vidlund - Marquette, Michigan
Magdalena Robinson - South Cebu, Philippines

Helen Nixon - Mobile, Alabama
(There will be more added to this list in the coming days and weeks.)

Please help them, encourage them, love them, get to know them, friend them, cooperate with them, and most importantly RESPECT them!

THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE FOR THIS EVENT WITH LOCATION DETAILS, ETC. WILL BE UP AND RUNNING SOON WITH THE LINK POSTED HERE  AND IN THE DISCLOSURE!
Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com