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People call it Ragtime…Ragtime… (Videos)

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, I was lucky enough to see cast members of Ragtime performing for
SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY radio show!  It’s a shame a beautiful show like this is closing so fast!

Features the stars of RAGTIME: Christinane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh

VIDEOS:

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RAGTIME ON SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY 1.6.10 (Photos)

On Wednesday, January 6, 2010, I was lucky enough to see cast members of Ragtime performing for
SIRIUS|XM’s SETH RUDETSKY’S LIVE ON BROADWAY radio show!  It’s a shame a beautiful show like this is closing so fast!

Click the picture below to see the full set!

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Features the stars of RAGTIME: Christinane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Stephanie Umoh

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Mexico City has become the first city in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage.

The city authorities voted 39-20 in favour of the legislation, with five abstentions.

While civil unions exist in a handful of cities and states throughout South America, this is the first time equal marriage has been realised.

Mexico City has had civil unions since 2007, but same-sex couples were barred from certain marital rights such as adoption of children, joint bank loans, inheritance rights and inclusion in insurance policies.

Mexico City’s left wing mayor Marcelo Ebrard is expected to sign the bill into law. The bill will change the definition of marriage in the city’s civic code from “the union of a man and a woman” to “the free uniting of two people”.

Elsewhere in Mexico, same-sex marriage remains illegal.

Certain districts in Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina recognise same sex unions, with Uruguay being the only Latin American country to have civil unions nationwide.

In October, a bill was introduced in Argentina to legalise same-sex marriage nationwide, but the bill was blocked in court. It has since been referred to Argentina’s Supreme Court which has yet to hand down a ruling.

The Roman Catholic church in Mexico is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, but Mexico City legislators have hailed the new law as “historic”.

Victor Romo, a member of Mayor Ebrard’s Democratic Revolution Party told the Associated Press, “For centuries unjust laws banned marriage between blacks and whites or Indians and Europeans. Today all barriers have disappeared.”

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Say Goodbye to Music: Broadway’s Ragtime Will Close Jan. 3, 2010

According to Playbill.com:

The cast of Ragtime

The era of Ragtime has run out. The critically acclaimed new staging of the 1998 Tony Award winner will close Jan. 3, 2010, at the Neil Simon Theatre after 28 previews and 57 regular performances. (more…)

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Archbishop of York attacks Uganda’s anti-gay bill

From http://seattletimes.nwsource.com:

A top Anglican cleric who was born in Uganda spoke out Thursday against a proposed law in his native country that would impose the death penalty on some gays. (more…)

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Don’t you just LOVE IT!

DREAMGIRLS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2Dy7UZvqnA

RAGTIME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja9I6k8b8No

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


BLACK FRIDAY HERE I COME!!!!

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Please know you have profoundly helped me grow to who I am today (I hope that’s not a bad thing!). I apologize off the bat for the bad grammar. This is a very stream of consciousness letter. I am thankful for so many people this is going to sound like an acceptance speech. If only I had an award to go with it!For some reason, I feel more thankful than ever. Going through a transformation of sorts puts everything in perspective. When I lost my job this past June, I would have never guessed I would have felt more alive and have met some of the most amazing people. I never dreamed I would be on television/radio and also have a blog, which has had to date over 15,000 hits. I am grateful for EVERYONE who visits day after day!

Thank you for following the journey.

If I could tell you one thing –change the world. Go out and make a difference. Stand up for what you believe in. Change someone’s life. We all have amazing stories to tell. Share them.

My blog wouldn’t have gotten off the ground without a few people. My publicist, George, whose idea it was to really go forward and create the blog. He always has a way of staying positive. A special thanks to ALL the people I have interviewed thus far: the wonderful Marti C., single-licious Melissa B, exceptional Jerry Mitchell, incredible forced to be reckoned with Frenchie Davis, life changing activities Ryan Janek Wolowski and Randy Wicker, and uber talents Richard and Dana. Elisa, Will, Angelo and Renee thank you for one point or another for being my camera bitch! There are many more people, so I apologize if I have forgotten you.

Liz S, you are an amazing woman who constantly gives me the chance to do what I love! You always astound me by the types of events you have me cover. Thank you for taking a chance with me!
Julie H. you have such an amazing heart. I never thought in a million years I would be on the Pat Field website! You have really made my year. You see things in me that I have overlooked. I can’t thank you enough for the dream come true it has been and will keep continuing!
Meagan H. – WE WILL GET KATHY!! You are such a joy to know and you never make my crazy idea is well…crazy! You are a great visionary at what you do!

My family has always been my rock. A special shout out to my relatives in PA, who are not only amazing, but I am so blessed to have reconnected with them on Facebook. Though sometimes we seem miles apart, BENNINGTONS know we are NEVER that far. Thanks guys for all the kick ass support!

My other “family” -my friends who have seen my light and my dark, I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to see each of you grow and become individuals who make me proud in the way you contribute and choices you make. Each of you has such a special gift. I truly love you all and you have been a place to look for advice, support and unconditional love. You have no clue how much I value all of you (though sometimes my sarcasm may make it seem otherwise)

My Old Tappan friends, it’s been a while but let me know when you’re around the NYC/NJ area. For me to see us all grown up seems a little freaky! It was only yesterday we were singing to Mr. Boscia’s music, seeing Mr. Rossi throw a desk, cutting class, going to the prom. Now some of you have your own families. Keep me in your heart, as I do with you.

Wagner College gave me amazing inspiration to find myself and meet professors and life-long friends who inspire me daily. There are many ways you can gain an education as I learned in my years at Wager!

Thanks to all the RENT friends I have made. Measure in love. We can always be grateful for Jonathan Larson’s lasting treasure. Thanks for all the RENT road trips!

Thank you, all the new friends I have made. I look forward to knowing you more and more (that DOES sound kind of creepy)

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE WHO INSPIRE!

This year, remember those who are not as blessed and keep them in your thoughts and prayers. It’s important for us –as teachers, friends, parents, lovers, brothers, sisters,-you name it, to go out there and make a difference. Anything small can help. We can be the change.

Please have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving this year.

The best is yet to come,


Neal B
http://www.nealbinnyc.wordpress.com

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WHO: Ted Olson and David Boies are high-profile lawyers (who worked the Bush v. Gore 2000 opposing one another) representing two same-sex couples who were denied the right to marry.

WHAT: Olson and Boies are challenging proposition 8’s federal constitutionality and believe that it should be repealed. “This unequal treatment of gays and lesbians denies them the basic liberties and equal protection under the law that are guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution,” their suit states.

WHEN: January 11th, 2010 is the set date to begin (keyword=begin these court cases will not nearly be completed over night).

WHY: To finally work our way to full equality rights for all under the law one day at a time.

CONTROVERSY: Some say this is much too soon and that we need to enter the federal issue slowly (as in Brown v. Board, if he had went in any sooner than he did, he most likely would not have won the case). ACLU and other advocacy groups tried to intervene and prevent this lawsuit, unfortunately they were denied any intervention and the case is set to trial. The two prominent lawyers are confident it will pass, so since this is the direction our movement is heading we NEED TO support and back them up 100%!!

PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS- INVITE INVITE INVITE AND GET THE WORD OUT. YES ASK ME TO BE AN ADMIN!

FACT: 70% of our nation was opposed to interracial marriage when Loving v. Virginia passed! It’s time to hold hands and hope our highest courts do the right and constitutional thing.

VIDEOS, LINKS, PHOTOS: Removed to public due to offensive images and unable to remove immediately (I wish I had that time ;), but i don’t) HOWEVER, please send me a message and I would love to post them!

ASK OBAMA TO PLAY HIS PART!
“Federal courts are considering a challenge to Prop. 8 on the grounds that it violates the United States Constitution. EQCA strongly supports this case and has filed a powerful brief urging the court to overturn Prop. 8. The Obama Administration needs to join the fight and stop the abhorrent abuse of the initiative process to eliminate the rights of any targeted minority. I strongly encourage you to sign our petition asking the Administration to file a brief in support of this case, and ask your friends and family to sign it, too.” – EQCA
http://bit.ly/EQCAsaysEnough

WRITING ON THE WALL:
All of your comments are greatly appreciated, yes even the controversial ones. Do not respond like they respond… watch your words, you are all so much better than that! 🙂 I know you are!!
That is great thing about freedom of speech my friends– the reason the “not attending” list is hidden is because of all of the confusion that this event does not entail physical attendance and many people are not getting it… despite the fact that a glance at the details will tell you that 🙂 (Don’t believe me? Then why are there so many “maybes”? The number of undecided voters is nowhere near that ratio)
WALL COMMENTS/PHOTOS/VIDEOS THAT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
~ Any direct attack at a user (name-calling, threatening, etc.)
~ Any threats to individuals, small groups, and communities
~ Offensive slang terms about the LGBT community, particularly ones that start with an “F” and rhyme with MAGGOT!

Note that all of these are already violating FB terms of service and you WILL be reported!
Please notify me immediately because as much as I try to read each posted comment, I may not get to it in time.

Please message me if any individual comments violate any Facebook terms of use with the following: Name, Date & time of comment, and quote. Thank You.

More Info:
http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/pressDownloads/AFER_courtDate_PR.pdf

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-4107-Gay–Lesbian-Issues-Examiner~y2009m8d19-Federal-Prop-8-trial-set-for-January-11

http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/unite-the-fight/1d7cbafa2ede4a2cea252e568ef49a6f

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