Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Some Cool News From A not So Far Away City

BOZEMAN - The Bozeman City Commission has voted to add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the categories of employees protected under the city's anti-discrimination policy.

The commission voted 3-0 Monday night to move forward with plans to protect homosexual and transgendered city employees from discrimination and to provide same-sex partners with the same benefits as opposite-sex couples. Commissioners Sean Becker and Eric Bryson did not attend the meeting.

Commissioners also supported spelling out same-sex partners' equal right to health care insurance and other benefits in the city's employee handbook.

Mayor Jeff Krauss says the city already follows that practice, but the commission decided to put it in writing.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


So here we are, on the second day of the Prop 8 court case in California. Between all of the turmoil over the right to same-sex marriage, and the rising numbers of anti-gay violence, I find myself wondering. What does it matter to straight folks if gay people want to get married? How would that affect straight peoples' lives in any way whatsoever? Why does the religious world feel the need to dump millions of dollars into putting a stop to the homosexual "shenanigans?" I have a feeling that allowing gay people to marry, and to enjoy the benefits of such a union, would have no affect at all in the lives of the straight community. The world will not tilt on its axis, throwing the world into chaos, or any other doomsday prophecy. Everybody wants peace in the world, as long as the world conforms to their way of living and believing. Is THAT what it's going to take to get people to get along? A society of the exact same person, with the exact same beliefs, making the same amount of pay in the same exact job, etc etc? What a world that would be...
I know this sounds only SLIGHTLY pessimistic haha, but am I completely wrong here? Let me know what you think about the current state of things!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Discussion About Bisexuality

So for a first discussion, I wanted to explore Bisexuality for a minute. What does Bisexuality mean to you? What does being Bi or Bi-curious mean to you? Is there truly such a thing as being Bisexual, or are we simply attention whores and semi-closeted gays?
To me, being bisexual is being open to relationships, whether they are purely physical or emotional, or both. I think that being Bi simply means you are capable of finding an attraction to both sexes, of being able to have a relationship with either sex. You don't necessarily have to be sleeping with both sexes or in a relationship with both sexes to be Bi, but being open to these things helps.
I think that Bisexuality is very real, yet often misunderstood. We see a lot of people acting like they are into people of the same sex for attention, I will admit that. Are they doing it for attention? Are they just curious about the experience?
I don't necessarily want to draw conclusions on that.
I can speak for myself, however, so let's start there. I am definitely not glamming up my Bisexuality to get attention. I'm not an attention whore, nor am I just curious or sitting in the closet, afraid to come out as fully gay. I'm not straight, but I'm not gay, either. I have had relationships with guys and girls, and know that I find both sexes are hot, and feel equally comfortable being with either sex.
How do all of you feel about this topic? Let's get some of your viewpoints on this!

A little house warming post...

So, welcome to my new blog! I'm glad you happened upon my little nook in the World Wide Interwebs! So, to get things started, let me talk a little bit about what I'm hoping to accomplish with this blog.
For starters, I am hoping to use this as a way to kind of keep a journal of the life of one married bisexual guy. To shed a little light into the world of many people out there who are like me, and to hopefully get to know some of you in the process! Sounds painless enough, no?
Another thing I would like to do is to incorporate some of the bigger LGBT world into my blog through links, new items, and hopefully a podcast in the near future. What is this "LGBT Community", you ask? Well, it is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans community. That's right, the "Gay Community" as many people refer to it!
There will be periodic polls and discussions that I hope you will all take part in, to keep things lively and interesting, so without further ado...Welcome!!!