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Offline keller

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Introduction
« on: September 21, 2008, 08:38:18 pm »
I don't know where to park this, so I guess I'll make my own parking place. Someone named David mentioned this board, so I thought I'd mosey on over.

I'm here for two reasons. (Straight female) One, I lived in Wyoming for five years and still have fond memories (except for the oil refinery). We used to vacation every year in the Tetons, back before the world discovered it.

Second, I've done a lot of gay rights activism. My daughter filed a lawsuit to start a GSA at her high school, against the most conservative school board in the country. (Orange California, that's their brag). It got international press. We won and the district thanked her by having her falsely arrested and kicked out of school.  ::) Now lifetime is doing a movie about it.

So I'm just saying howdy and looking forward to talking to folks who don't raise their eyebrows  :o at the mention of the word gay.  :laugh:


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 09:17:56 pm »
I don't know where to park this, so I guess I'll make my own parking place. Someone named David mentioned this board, so I thought I'd mosey on over.

I'm here for two reasons. (Straight female) One, I lived in Wyoming for five years and still have fond memories (except for the oil refinery). We used to vacation every year in the Tetons, back before the world discovered it.

Second, I've done a lot of gay rights activism. My daughter filed a lawsuit to start a GSA at her high school, against the most conservative school board in the country. (Orange California, that's their brag). It got international press. We won and the district thanked her by having her falsely arrested and kicked out of school.  ::) Now lifetime is doing a movie about it.

So I'm just saying howdy and looking forward to talking to folks who don't raise their eyebrows  :o at the mention of the word gay:laugh:



*Jess reaches up and pushes her eyebrow back down firmly*

howdy!! glad you moseyed OUR way...any friend of Davids and all

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 08:41:57 am »

Hi there, Keller. Welcome to BetterMost.  :D

I'm Kerry and I live in Sydney, Australia. Pleased to meet you.

I think it was a couple of years ago that a very moving documentary was screened on Australian television, telling the story of an extremely courageous young woman, who fought for gay rights at her school. Is that your daughter? There can't have been too many such documentaries made. I was very moved by her story. And by her courage and determination, too.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 03:30:56 pm »
Welcome keller - I'm guessing that David is our very own DavidinIndy!

wow! I'd love to know more about the fight and the movie (I'm not in the US) links please!

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 11:16:12 pm »
I don't know where to park this, so I guess I'll make my own parking place. Someone named David mentioned this board, so I thought I'd mosey on over.

I'm here for two reasons. (Straight female) One, I lived in Wyoming for five years and still have fond memories (except for the oil refinery). We used to vacation every year in the Tetons, back before the world discovered it.

Second, I've done a lot of gay rights activism. My daughter filed a lawsuit to start a GSA at her high school, against the most conservative school board in the country. (Orange California, that's their brag). It got international press. We won and the district thanked her by having her falsely arrested and kicked out of school.  ::) Now lifetime is doing a movie about it.

So I'm just saying howdy and looking forward to talking to folks who don't raise their eyebrows  :o at the mention of the word gay.  :laugh:



Hi Keller!! I just now saw this thread! Welcome to Bettermost! I'm glad you decided to join up with us. Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to help! :D

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 11:23:07 pm »


Welcome to BetterMost Keller!  So glad you found your way here! 8)


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 04:20:58 am »
Hi Keller..welcome to Bettermost.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 07:57:12 am »
Hi Keller, and welcome to Bettermost!  :)

I vividly remember back many years ago when I was at school my first experience of gay rights stuff and a rather unexpected realisation that the world's full of discrimination. A friend and I attempted to start a gay rights group at school (I won't bore you with the story of how we came to be doing it), and made loads of posters and stuff which we put on noticeboards to advertise our new venture. It came as quite a shock when we were told to take them down and hauled into the headteacher's office to explain our actions. That was over 20 years ago now, and the world's sadly not changed that much in the intervening years.


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Re: Introduction
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2008, 10:07:49 pm »
Thanks for the welcome. I'm working two jobs right now, so I'm not here as much as I want to be.  :-\

Recently I got elected as a precinct officer for the local democratic party, so I can vote on what issues the party pursues. I live in small town America, so I could really put some interesting things out there. Actually, elected is kind of a joke. I saw no one was running for the office and wrote in my name for a laugh. In California, you have to register as a write in, but not here. So I won by one vote, literally, one to none.  :laugh:

I think the thing that impacted me the most after all that GSA kafuffle is when I went to my high school reunion the fall after the lawsuit. A lot of now out classmates came up to me, full of gratitude for what I had done. I thought I was helping the next generation, but never thought it would matter to my generation.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=17394

I'm proud of what we did, although not happy at the cost. I was harassed at work and of course my daughter was harassed at school. But I also think it helped me get a job with a boss who had liberal leanings.

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2008, 05:13:39 am »
wow Judy (?) good on you!
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