Trips

Out & Equal 2013 Trip Report

October 27-November 1 Minneapolis, MN (Workshops October 29-October 31) I attended the Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Summit which took place at the Minneapolis convention center in Minneapolis, Minnesota during the week of October 27th, 2013.  Approximately 2,000 people from 41 states and 27 countries attended.  I was one of Read more…

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Professional

Notes From Out & Equal 2013

View this posting as I update my notes from the workshops I will be attending at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October 29-31st.  Click the OneNote embed below to see my updates during the event.  Look for a full trip report posted to my blog Read more…

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Life

Out & Equal 2012 Trip Report

October 29-November 2, 2012     From October 29-November 2 I attended the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore convention center. Despite hurricane Sandy the summit proceeded with a modified schedule. Approximately 2,000 people were able to attend under these circumstances.     On October 29th I attended Merck Read more…

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Life

Out & Equal 2011

I didn’t want this blog to turn into a “Mike’s illness” blog, so I figure I’d post the trip report I had sent to my management from this year’s Out & Equal 2011 Workplace Summit.  The trip report is below this video album I created (a very talented member of Read more…

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Life

How We Have Progressed

This blog entry is very lengthy, but I kindly ask ALL of my Facebook friends to PLEASE READ. Many of you may remember Pedro Zamora. Pedro was on the third season of “The Real World.” He contracted HIV which, back in the early 90’s was a death sentence. His courage Read more…

By mike, ago
Personal

Gay Marriage Debate Continues In NJ

Yesterday, a NJ senate committee had hearings on whether a resolution legalizing same-sex marriage should go to a vote in the senate. It passed. Here is some video from those hearings. Senate committee hears emotional testimony on same-sex marriage bill Senate judiciary committee vote to approve same-sex marriage bill

By mike, ago
Personal

FUCK YOU

TO ALL OF YOU RIGHT WINGERS… I just had to post this on my blog. The message is so important. The word used might be considered “strong” by some, but the message is clear, intolerance and bigotry has only one valid response. This music video conveys that response quite clearly.

By mike, ago
Me

President Obama Welcomes You To YOUR White House

President Obama & the First Lady Hold LGBT Pride Reception Tell me how this person isn’t the most thoughtful and inclusive president we’ve ever had. What *true* and PATRIOTIC American can be against equality and justice for all and the expansion of democracy for all of its citizens, especially on Read more…

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