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just joined and wanted to say hello to all of you. I will try my best to play nice and contribute as I can.

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So, who all from this community wille be attending Pride in Atlanta this coming weekend?
Published: June 7, 2006

Filed at 11:16 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, dealing a defeat to President Bush and Republicans who hoped to use the measure to energize conservative voters on Election Day.

Supporters had predicted they would gain votes this year over the last time the issue came up, in 2004, but actually lost one vote for the amendment in a procedural test tally.

Wednesday's 49-48 vote fell 11 short of the 60 required to send the matter for an up-or-down tally. The 2004 vote was 50-48.

A majority of Americans define marriage as a union of a man and a woman, as the proposed amendment does, according to a poll out this week by ABC News. But an equal majority opposes amending the Constitution on this issue, the poll found.

''Most Americans are not yet convinced that their elected representatives or the judiciary are likely to expand decisively the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples,'' said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a possible presidential candidate in 2008. He told the Senate on Tuesday he does not support the amendment.

The tally Wednesday put the ban 18 votes short of the 67 needed for the Senate to approve a constitutional amendment, which requires a two-thirds vote.

But the defeat is by no means the amendment's last stand, said its supporters.

''I do not believe the sponsors are going to fall back and cry about it,'' said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. ''I think they are going to keep bringing it up.''

The House plans a redux next month, said Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.

''This is an issue that is of significant importance to many Americans,'' Boehner told reporters. ''We have significant numbers of our members who want a vote on this, so we are going to have a vote.''

The defeat came despite daily appeals for passage from Bush, whose standing is troubled by sagging poll numbers and a dissatisfied conservative base.

The Vatican also added muscle to the argument Tuesday, naming gay marriage as one of the factors threatening the traditional family as never before.

Democrats said the debate was a divisive political ploy.

''The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry into the Constitution,'' said Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, which legalized gay marriage in 2003. ''A vote for it is a vote against civil unions, against domestic partnership, against all other efforts for states to treat gays and lesbians fairly under the law.''

In response, Hatch fumed: ''Does he really want to suggest that over half of the United States Senate is a crew of bigots?''

Forty-five of the 50 states have acted to define traditional marriage in ways that would ban same-sex marriage -- 19 with constitutional amendments and 26 with statutes.

The amendment would prohibit states from recognizing same-sex marriages. To become law, it would need two-thirds support in the Senate and House, and then would have to be ratified by at least 38 state legislatures.

Seven Republicans, many from New England, voted to kill the amendment. They were Sens. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, Susan Collins of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, John McCain of Arizona, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and John Sununu of New Hampshire.

Two Democrats voted for the amendment: Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

Three senators did not vote: Democrats Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and John Rockefeller of West Virginia, and Republican Chuck Hagel of Nebraska.

LeBuzz is having a benefit on Saturday to raise money for their Pride float. Everyone in the area, c'mon out and watch the drag show, buy some jello shots, and help out! Show starts at 8p.
Hello ladies,

I am new to this community and I just wanted to say hello. I just started my journal as well (had other journals on here in the past) I started this journal because I would like to have friends that I can talk to and relate to. And hopefully help me out if necessary. Please feel free to read and comment on my journal, and/or just talk to me if you just want to chat, it would be much appreciated!

Hello, I am not NEW to LJ, but I have a new journal. One that allows me to be myself. Allows me to talk about my sexuality and the the real issues in my life.

My name is Sylvia and I am 22. I am from SW ohio, and am looking for other lesbians that I can connect with and share experiances with. Ones who understand where I am am coming from. People who can give me advice and will not judge me.

I am currently in a relationship with a female. We have been on again and off again for over 3 years. This is the only relationship I have ever had with a female, yet I have experianced many sexual, emotional encounters with females.

If you are interested in adding me as a friend, just let me know.

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Hey Mods.... this is a great idea... but DEAD.
Can I take it over? Let me know

We've had a lot of amazing things happen for us at Heroine Films this month. A lot of it do to support from this community and others. We've gathered support from a lot of different places but honestly, Livejournal has shown us the most amazing people.

So as for what's up: We have finally posted the interview that we did on the NC television show Second Cinema.  You can watch it in at www.heroinefilms.net/scinterview.html

There is an article coming out about us in this months upcoming issue of CURVE Magazine. I believe it comes out on the 15th if you'd like to check it out. Also, MTV's new LGBTQ channel LOGO has put together a package for us for advertising purposes (we'll be showing our trailer to the over 13 million homes LOGO already goes to) and they are interested in buying the finished film. As I said in the last update, we also got a large portion of our funding from the production company AMVF. 

Thank you so much to all of those who have supported us. It is all your continued letters, emails, comments, and donations that has made this possible. There is no way we can express how much it means to us.

                                                    xoxox, the gals at heroine films



Brand New to the community!!

Is there a basic info thing I'm supposed to post?

Hmm... I'll post a few basics anyway:

Name: Alyssa Marie

Age: 15. Sophomore in HS.

Generalized Location: Outside Philadelphia

Email: perfect_little_angel_90@yahoo.com OR alyssa.marie@hotmail.com

AIM: BHSDramaBabi08 OR xEverTheDreamerx

MSN: alyssa.marie@hotmail.com

GBLT: Lesbian

Relationship Status: Single and Looking!!!

I don't really know what else to write!! Let me know!!

Hi, I'm new here. I'm definitely bi-curious but I don't have anyone to try anything with. I want it to be someone I'm close to, but all my friends are so conservative that they would freak if they knew I had even entertained the thought. I'm really attracted to one of my very good friends (see the 2nd post on my journal), but she just isn't interested in girls AT ALL!!! Any suggestions for getting her to think about it without directly broaching the subject?

Because we have gotten support from this community in the past I thought I would share our most recent news...


We have gotten a LARGE portion of our funding!!...more details (and how YOU can help) at www.heroinefilms.net

I am bicurious and i dont know what to do about it.

I'm a college freshman in Seattle, and I've had crushes on boys on campus. But I find myself wondering what sex with a girl would be like. Should I try it out? Or wait until I'm secure about my feelings? Any comments would be appreciated.
Does anybody know of any good lesbian personal sites which are free?
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Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make
marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana,...

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