Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hear Lindsey Lohan Come Out!

It would be awesome if she came out as bi, joining the ranks of the Angie and Alan!
Hear La Lohan on LOVELINE last night!

I remember when I was a kid I called into Loveline to discuss something. All I remember is Adam Carolla talking shit on San Luis Obispo, CA my hometown. The piss stop of California he called it! So what if he's sorta kinda right, there's plenty of other good things that spring from SLO like Jamba Juice and me.

I met Ann Dexter Jones, Sam's mom, during my time in NYC. She's like the nicest woman ever!

Happy Bi Day!


Hooray for all bisexual, bi, fluid, ambi, pansexual men and women out there!

Hooray for all those who are not afraid to love whom they love, regardless of gender!

Famous Bis in History:

Alexander the Great
Marlon Brando
David Bowie
Margaret Cho
Kurt Cobain
Allen Cumming
Emily Dickinson
Ani DiFranco
Sophie B. Hawkins
Anne Heche
Angelina Jolie
Frida Kahlo
Alfred Kinsey
Calvin Klein
Fritz Klein
Megan Mullally
Eleanor Roosevelt
Michael Stipe
Jeff Stryker

More bi celebrities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bisexual_people

Info about Celebrate Bisexuality Day:

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrate_Bisexuality_Day

Bi Orgs/Resources in Los Angeles Area:

AMBI (A Meeting of Bi Individuals) Los Angeles: www.ambilosangeles.com

Biosphere @ the Los Angeles Center: http://www.lagaycenter.org/site/PageServer?pagename=YW_CT_Bisexual_Men_Women

Bi Chat @ the Long Beach Center: http://www.centerlb.org/aboutUs/useOfCenter.php

LABL (Los Angeles Bisexual List): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LABL/

Bi Orgs/Resources in California:

Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN): http://www.babn.org/

South Bay Bisexual Organizers and Activists (SOBOA): http://www.soboa.org/

Bi-Friendly San Francisco & East Bay: http://frap.org/bifriendly/

The Chasing Amy Social Club (SF area): http://www.chasingamysocialclub.com/

San Diego Bisexual Forum: http://www.biforumsd.org/

UC Davis Bi Visibility Project: http://lgbtrc.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=12

Bi Orgs/Resources on National Level:

BiNetUSA: http://www.binetusa.org/

Bisexual Resource Center: http://www.biresource.net/index.shtml

American Institute on Bisexuality (AKA Bisexual Foundation): http://www.bisexual.org/home.html

With pride,
Mimi Hoang, Ph.D.
Bi/fluid psychologist, researcher, educator, and activist

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why Marriage Matters: Gay Seniors

Sorry folks, been away too long.  Moved back to LA, and am settling in nicely.  Gosh, the weather's great.  What was also great?  Same sex marriage being legal in California!  That is until those nasty, bitter conservo wackos decided to propose de-legalizing same sex marriage.  I consider this akin to George Wallace standing on the steps of an Arkansas school declaring, Over my dead body!  

Read this article on LGBT seniors, and tell me why their social security isn't in place, why they are taxed on death and in life unfairly, why, why why?!

It ain't right.

For those who can afford it, there are gay-specific retirement communities and free service centers dotted around the nation, mostly in urban areas. But most regular nursing homes give shared-room preference to their married clients, and only a few states require employers to give leave for employees caring for same-sex partners. Inside care centers, advocates tell stories of social workers using gloves to treat only their gay patients, or those patients being shuffled around from room to room to avoid harassment from other residents. In rare cases, social workers say that couples have gone to the extent of agreeing not to visit each other, for fear the staff will treat them differently. And many patients revert back into the closet to protect themselves. "If you can imagine a situation where you're 80 years old, with no kids, a partner passed, no cousins or relatives and not one service that will provide you help with an emoticon of respect, that's what most LGBT seniors in this country face right now," says Michael Adams, SAGE's executive director. - http://www.newsweek.com/id/159509/