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Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
11:03 am
Washington Decline to Sign Referendum 71
There is a signature drive for referendum 71 to eliminate the Domestic Partnership Expansion Law of 2009 in Washington state. The new law gives many of the rights of marriage to same-sex couples, without changing the current state definition.

Protect equal rights pledge to decline to sign referendum 71.
Saturday, July 5th, 2008
2:32 pm
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
10:36 pm
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
10:39 pm
OH MY STARS! © Your Scopes for November
After some delay, I present you with this months column. In December and from then on, each sign will have a link to an extended version of your forecast.

My, what a happy personal new year for you! With Jupiter, your ruling planet, showering blessings upon you it seems you can do no wrong aside from partying too hard (yes, I know that “partying too hard” isn’t in your vocabulary). We still see that caring Sag’ energy this month as it turns to finesse changes that give birth to new projects. This is of course if you can refrain from pitching a hissy fit if you run into any obstacles that you create. Take advantage of quiet moments to make decisions about long term plans and allocating resources to take advantage of potential opportunities.
Knowing when it’s time to walk away from what isn’t working is a smart move. Many of you will be looking at transitioning into something new. While that may go easily; watch your attitude as it could throw up roadblocks. If that happens, your impulse could shift into overdrive. And there’s nothing more charming than belligerence. You may have been a master where you were and you may even be the master where you are, but a little temperance goes a long ways. So put on those velvet gloves, because there is no going back.
Good morning, class. This month we are going to be learning how to be a better multi-tasker. You’re already a great networker, but to manifest exactly what you want when you want it, you’ll be learning to tune out distractions in the form of second guessing yourself. Your first step will be to be at ease about your future and acknowledge that what you intend is already accomplished. Your second step will be much like a game of Asteroids; obliterate any obstacles that you had previously written into your game plan. Please journal your progress.
Go boldly in the direction of your dreams. The trip may be a little arduous, but it should prove fruitful. Allow for meditation in balance with action. Mastery of mental disciplines serve you well this month.
Your efforts and attention to detail have brought you results and though you may expect more of the same levels of effort, it’s time to take off the shackles and allow for greater ease and swiftness in your journey. Growth does not have to be difficult or painful. Surrender.
Even in the cold grey of November, there is likely to be an aura of positive light around you that others may be drawn to. Many of you will be embracing information that helps you to better accomplish both old and new monumental tasks. Assistance will come and go as needed; much like a fairy godmother. Methodical genius can guide your steps as you open to it. And changes this month involving an actual residence change, sow seeds for stable rooting by August.
The lunar activities of the past months may appear to have slowed you down a bit; but this month you’re likely to feel as if you’re back on top and very accomplished. So much so that you’ll feel open to beginning a new project. You may even be inclined to coerce a few people into helping you out. Stay focused and put those ideas down on paper. A little whimsy toward month’s end adds inspiration, drive and for the single Taurus; the potential for a new relationship.
It looks at though the recent responsibilities you have taken on are really starting to show and that the pressure is forcing the genius in you to keep everything on an even keel. You may even be doing some scrimping to make everything balance out. Give yourself the space to process the lessons of the recent past and make room for offers that are likely to increase productivity. To grow or to struggle; that is the question and the choice put before you this month.
Wow! This month sees you learning how to act instinctually to get the results befitting a true mover and shaker. Your willingness to take on the big burdens and convert them into growth and power are also providing you with the power to manifest your visions with stunning acuity. It is definitely worth celebrating. However , when it comes to people, it is time for you to take a step back lest you crush some toes by assuming too quickly. Even a master teacher can have their faults. The universe offers you some long awaited surprises.
This month starts out with a little trepidation about making decisions. Take a breath and you will know exactly what to do to initiate the changes you seek to make. Be still and know that you know. There are several indicators that the Universe is providing you the space to make necessary changes and to allow new friendships to form in your life. Your ability to practically apply what you are learning since Spring continues it’s beautifully organic process. Watch for a spontaneous and dramatic manifestation toward months end.
Dreams carry powerful messages for you this month as they clear out old business and things lurking in the shadows. For some, the past comes back to haunt you through the people in your life, let the healing continue and this process could clear a lot of ground long overdue for both inner and outer re-landscaping. With that done, you will be offered the opportunity to work with the light in more ways than before. Your potential for greater productivity and spiritual growth continues well beyond the end of the month.
Your ‘Can do’ attitude seeks a new outlet this month and none of your ‘friends’ can stop you as you leave the petty doubts of others in the dust. Make sure to re-examine your own doubt’s to make sure that they are in fact yours and then slam dunk them into oblivion as they have no place in your future plans. This month could turn out to be like a dance competition with the old ‘one step forward—two steps back’. Break out with some fancy footwork that lets them know that you are an original. Advanced education can serve you well.
No more hiding in the sidelines for you. You are being called back into service in a big way and many of you are bound to find yourself thrust into positions as teachers and guides. It’s just that time and no matter how unworthy you may be feeling, the Universe offers you this piece of advice: Get Over It. Better yet, it is time to act as if ‘It’ isn't there. ‘It’ is an illusion. Expect a burst of creativity to launch you somewhere over the rainbow by mid-November when the Moon lands in Aquarius. Have no regrets about what you leave behind.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
8:02 am
Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are...
and meet the ol' fairy who was a porn star.. dum tee tumm tum tee tumm tum tee tumm tum
he brings you good news.. or haven't you heard...

bla bla bla.. ok i am just going to keep posting in hopes we can wake this dead community.
Saturday, August 25th, 2007
11:24 pm
OH MY STARS! © Your Scopes for September
Thought i would share my monthly column here. I have been writing this column since 1995 when it first appeared in the Vancouver Voice. The Voice was Vancouvers GLBT Community paper for several years until it went out of business. Since that time my column has been running in a newsletter for old gay guys.
I will be copying it to here in hopes we might revive this dead LJ community. Enjoy!

side note: I have been working for a site called 12listen.com. They will be launching a new page called 12Shout.com with psychics, astrologers etc. serving the GLBT community exclusively. I'll keep you posted.

Take some time to review recent past events. Glean what you can and the synthesize what is left into something useful, even poignant, before you take on more arduous tasks. You have it in your power now to create something meaningful and lasting. Happy Birthday!
Time to put that masterful mind of yours to the task of weeding out any doubts. Any proposals you may be considering should probably wait until things settle down enough to comfortably move forward.
Allow for some cooperation from others and you should find your worries assuaged and yourself back on top and in charge. Your experiences bring valuable information to others.
Change is afoot. Just be sure that, as you will more than likely bite off more than you can chew, you allow others to help (help make you look good). Be on your toes as one of your social avenues comes to an end.
Help is on the way! We know that you’re the perennial do-it-yourselfer, but it would behoove you to accept assistance while you attempt to think outside the box. Comfort and ease are in the cards.
When that light bulb starts blazing over your head, don’t be surprised if your struck by ideas involving short trips and fact-finding missions to help you feel assured and at ease this month. You have the reins.
This is an excellent time for you to make new friends; so go with the flow there. For many of you, An actual move could figure prominently. Although temporarily unsettling, a bold new world awaits.
The time has come for your knowledge and expertise to be put to use elsewhere so that some of your hidden talents can come out to play. Embrace the new and try not to react out of your unfounded fears.
Time for a major overhaul to assess your needs and put yourself back on top of things. Oh, it’s been ok, but now it’s time for ‘better’. Embrace the brighter long-term view and avoid tying yourself to trouble.
You think you know where you’re going when you hit a few potholes. Do not despair, simply decide how to deal with the situation and take charge. You’ll have to act fast. Don’t let fear be an obstacle.
Watch for coming on too strong and letting your passion overpower you (or anyone else). No retreating into your shell, either. You have too much to offer and expertise to share. So put aside that trepidation and grab the bull by the horns. Make your move. Now.
Your quick and practical thinking paired with amazing resources allows you to manage the essentials in the long term as though it were a cake walk. Oh, sure, you may acknowledge the struggle, but the outcome shines with all the heart you put into it.
© Jayson Ayrn Starfeather 2007

“When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.” - Rabindranath Tagore

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
9:25 pm
Hey everyone... I just moved back up and was wondering if anyone wanted to get together sometime and like go see a movie or roller/ice skating or something u know like in a big group!! Just let me know what others like to do

Current Mood: productive
Thursday, March 30th, 2006
5:02 pm
I need people to post me some quotes that you have heard or seen that are against/rude/hateful/whatever against gay/les/bi/trans/qestioning/ect. people.
It is for a project I am doing, and I need them ASAP. Tomorrow is the due date!


Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
3:21 pm
Lets do something!!
Okay so i was thinking this group is like watched by 15 people right? and there is a calander and what not and i know so far there is really only the North Bank which is the bar on 6th and Main down town that has events unfortanatly it doesnt include under 21 but i fuigure maybe we should start including and using this site just to get those events posted and maybe create a few other events... cuz down in eugene they have a weekly GLBT movie night, a bi monthly pot luck, a weekly hiking group, and like once a month theres like a morning coffee... we could also include info about what is going on like in ptown such as the monthly skate and what not... I know theres a large comunity out there cuz i see rainbow cars and stickers and what not on cars and theres quite a few peeps at the North Bank and some parties ive been to in portland and the bars/escape in portland!!! So ya whos up for getting together some like on a sat morning for like a coffee mingle thing next month?... perhaps make a myspace group and invite those peeps too!! woo woo!! woo woo?

Current Mood: crazy
Saturday, February 25th, 2006
9:59 pm
Hey wasup?
Hey just checking up and seeing how things are going ... havent been in livejournal in a while so i figured i would say hi and see what people were up to...
Monday, July 11th, 2005
2:10 pm
Brand New Couch For Sale
The couch is brand new and has never been sat on (except for maybe by my cat) It was purchased in October of 2004 for $799 from Wicks and sat in a family room that was never used. I recently moved and was able to fit all the new furniture in except for this couch which is currently sitting in the dinning room. The couch was sprayed with stain guard by Wicks when I purchased it, so stains easily wipe away. It is a Micro suede material which is Taupe with Cherry wood. I am not sure on the exact dimensions of the couch but I do know that I can lay down on the couch and fit in-between armrest to armrest without having to dangle my feet over the arms or anything. I am asking $650 now only because when we moved last month it got nicked in the front on the wood which you can see in the picture and because I need to get rid of it ASAP.

I live in Vancouver, WA and have no way to deliver it so you would have to pick it up.

The $650 asking price is firm as I paid $799 and it has never been used.

I have pictures I can email if you are interested, just reply with your email adress and I will email them to you. Serious inquires only please.
Monday, July 4th, 2005
6:39 pm
Vancouver Pride
Hey everyone I was just wondering who was all going to go to the park for pride... It sounds fun and exciting but I can only go for a bit cause I have a wedding to go to
But I might make it earlier in the day so we will see!!
Monday, September 13th, 2004
11:55 am
Gay-marriage opponent to speak

From The Columbian

Gay-marriage opponent to speak

Sunday, September 12, 2004
KELLY ADAMS Columbian staff writer

Former football-star-turned-traditional-values advocate Jeff Kemp will be the featured speaker Tuesday at the Mayor's Annual Prayer Breakfast.

Kemp spent more than a decade in the NFL and now heads Families Northwest, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting traditional marriage and families. The main goal is the healthiest possible setting for children, he said. That starts with strong marriages.

"Children deserve moms and dads," Kemp said in a phone interview from his Bellevue office Friday.

He has been frequently quoted in opposition to same-sex marriage, including last week when a Thurston County Superior Court judge struck down Washington's ban on gay marriage. Broadening the definition of marriage to include same sex couples threatens the sanctity of the institution, he said.

He further explained his position:

"It is not about sexual orientation at all. Everyone deserves respect and dignity. However, the one class of people who are being ignored in this legal debate is children. Decades of research leave no doubt that children do best when they are raised by a mother and a father."

Kemp stressed that Families Northwest works to support healthy relationships, not abusive situations.

"It's not just promoting marriage for marriage's sake," he said. "Violence and abuse have no place in relationships."

At Tuesday's event, Kemp's speech will focus on achieving goals.

That starts with a careful identification of goals and rejecting standards that have been imposed by society. Kemp suggests focusing on long-term achievement that makes positive changes for generations, not just instant gratification.

He also plans to talk about Families Northwest's mission to create better families through stronger marriages. Part of that mission includes marriage preparation classes for engaged couples, mainly offered through churches.

Kemp has been married to his wife, Stacy, for 21 years. They have four sons and live in Redmond.

Kemp will be joined at the breakfast by Rebecca Harder, a Battle Ground business owner and winner of the Mrs. Washington title in the National United Nations pageant. She was the fourth runner-up in the national competition. She will be the testimonial speaker at the breakfast.

All of Clark County's mayors have been invited. The breakfast is open to the public.

Current Mood: cynical
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
5:00 pm
Let's Give it A Try?
Friday, October 8, 2004

1) Do not go to work. Call in sick or use a personal day. You do not have to come out to anyone in doing so unless you choose to do so. This will impact overall economic productivity. If you own a business, consider closing for the day to honor the goal.

2) Do not purchase or buy ANYTHING. This includes groceries, services, retail goods etc. No movies, restaurants, or entertainment -- nothing! If we make no purchases, we do not generate sales tax for government coffers or revenues for businesses.

3) Do not use your cell phone for the entire day. We will be able to measure the impact of loss of minutes on the telecommunication networks to demonstrate our presence.

It would be interesting to see the results.

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
5:51 pm
DOMA???? Hehehehehe
I was proofreading the monthly newsletter of the mens social club i belong to. We had five anniversaries this month.
We have guys that have been together for
19 years
21 years
37 years
44 years
49 years

This more than anything else, has got to be what has the religious right peeing in their self-righteous holier-than-thou pants.
Their pitiful DOMA would be put to shame by just this handfull of queers.

I had to pull the last 8 months out of the archives:
34 years,
7 years
18 years
7 years
7 years
40 years
23 years
7 years
2 years
54 years
4 years
6 years
6 years
9 years - mine*
29 years
8 years and
21 years

And that not counting the other couples having anniversaries in this little club yet.. But that is still
401 Years
of Gay "Marriage"!

Multiply that by the Hundreds of Thousands of GLTB people in this country alone and it becomes clear that this web of love will never be rent asunder by petty little minds and must only rise. And if any of you know anything about marriage..it's that marriage is not about sex, solely.. it's about love, caring and commitment. Hate will never win over such a tidal wave of love.
well, there, i've just had one of those moments on my post. WooHoo.
Goes to see what my love is doing in the kitchen.

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, August 14th, 2004
10:44 am
Olympics Studs
To commemorate the Athens Olympics, I will be posting Olympic Hunks on my journal at antonijan with a picture a day...and to start, I have posted the Hamm Twins.
antonijan=Go there ;P

Don't forget to visit and post your critique and your thoughts :)

Opening Ceremony
Saturday, July 24th, 2004
12:16 pm
New Icon/pic
I would like to thank Beckifer (the disheveled) for the new icon/pic for our little LJ community. Thanks, Beckifer.

Current Mood: pleased
11:35 am
so... i'm all bored and hey! here's this community. weird i didn't sign up before. and here, i've created a new user picture that i think you guys should use... if interested.
Saturday, July 10th, 2004
7:41 pm
Saturday in the Park was Great
There were hundreds of people and the entertainment was nice. I wish i had brought my camera so i could post pics. I would have liked to have run into some of you there. maybe next year.

Current Mood: content
Friday, July 9th, 2004
9:06 am
Saturday in the Park
There is a column about our Gay pride celebration in today's Columbian on the fron page of the Life Section (section D)
Check it out :) Hope to see most of you there. :)

Current Mood: excited
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