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28 February 2009 @ 09:54 pm

Bored of the same old places in the QaF fandom? Wished that maybe you could see what went on outside of your own little niche? How about a website, archive, AND extensive forums that incorporate the ENTIRE fandom no matter what your shipping or character preference?



LibertyAvenue.net - where rainbow flags fly!
 
 
10 August 2008 @ 08:37 pm
FEEL FREE TO DELETE IF INAPPROPRIATE.
Hi Guys!
I just created a community at
glbtq_disabled
. It's for members of the GLBTQQIA community to make friends and discuss being gay as it relates to being disabled in any way, be it physical, mental, learning, etc. Anyone, gay or straight or anything in between, is welcome to check it out and join. Be sure to tell your friends!
Thanks,
Caitlin
 
 
27 June 2007 @ 05:37 pm
Hi people, allow me to take up some of your time as try to bring to you awareness my new journal.

http://clic_k.livejournal.com

Click is created with the purpose of speaking out against bullying of all kinds. If you are a livejournal user, please do remember to add Click to your friends list. Leave your comments and please help promote the page.

Click also exists within the space of mySpace and Friendster.

www.myspace.com/clic_k

http://www.friendster.com/45290418 

Have anything to say about bullying, please feel free to leave a message or email me. No matter where we are, bullying remains one of the biggest problem people from all walks of life face everyday. It is time to stand up against bullying of any kind. Bullying isn't just about physical or verbal abuse. Bullying is an extensive subject that faces us directly in the face every single day.

Anyway, please do support Click and help spread the word around. Take the time to read Click's bio too!

Cheers!
 
 

Bipartisan Bill Will End Tax Inequities That Apply to Employer-Provided Health Insurance for Domestic Partners




WASHINGTON — Today, Sens. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., and Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., introduced the Tax Equity for Domestic Partner and Health Plan Beneficiaries Act, a bill supported by the Human Rights Campaign. Smith and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., are the lead sponsors of the legislation; Lieberman is an original co-sponsor. The legislation, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 29, 2007, by Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., would end the tax inequities that currently apply to employer-provided health insurance for domestic partners. 




Currently, the Internal Revenue Code excludes from income the value of insurance premiums and benefits received by employees for coverage of an employee’s spouse and dependents, but does not extend this treatment to coverage of domestic partners. As a result, employees are taxed on the coverage provided to their partners, but have no additional income to cover this tax burden. In addition, the value of domestic partner benefits is included in the employee’s wages for the purpose of calculating payroll taxes, thus increasing both the employee’s and the employer’s payroll tax obligations.




“This legislation takes the next step to ensure that all American workers receive equal benefits for equal work,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “A majority of Fortune 500 companies, collectively employing more than 15 million people, now offer healthcare benefits for the domestic partners of their employees. It is past time that our federal tax code is updated to reflect the reality of what is already happening in businesses across the country.”




In growing numbers, both public and private employers across the country have made the wise business decision to provide health benefits to domestic partners of their employees. As of June 1, 2007, a majority (266) of the Fortune 500 corporations offered health benefits to employees’ domestic partners, more than twice as many as in 2000 and more than a tenfold increase since 1995. Unfortunately, federal tax law has not kept up with corporate change in this area and both employers and employees who offer these benefits are being taxed inequitably. More than 30 businesses have joined the Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity in support of these changes becoming law.




“At Nike, we have a strong history of supporting an environment of inclusion for all of our employees and have worked very hard to make the benefit package as equitable as possible under the limitations of the law,” said Randy Lyons, a Nike project manager who is chair of the company’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Friends Employees Network. “Nike is proud to join Senator Smith in supporting this legislation to help ensure that Nike’s GLBT employees do not incur undue federal tax penalties in order to provide essential medical coverage and benefits for their loved ones.”




“Domestic partner health benefits have been a key part of our effort to attract and retain a qualified and diverse workforce, and we are pleased to support Senator Smith’s legislation that would end the tax penalties we and our employees face when we make these benefits available,” said Julie Fasone Holder, corporate vice president for human resources, diversity and inclusion and public affairs at the Dow Chemical Company, a member of the Business Coalition for Benefits Tax Equity.




“At Chubb, we take pride in the progress we have made in creating a workplace that values employee diversity. As one of the first major corporations to extend benefits to domestic partners, we continue to seek ways to demonstrate how we value all of our employees’ diversity — enabling us to attract and retain the most talented and diverse group of employees,” said Kathy Marvel, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Chubb & Son. “Unfortunately, the continued taxation of domestic partner benefits places an undue burden on our employees and our company. We support Senator Smith’s efforts to repeal the unfair taxation of these important benefits.”




The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

 
 
01 February 2007 @ 03:02 pm
I've just created a new community and would like to invite you all to take a look.

rainbowpeople
 
 
 
18 November 2006 @ 02:55 pm
I have looked at the poll results and was actually suprised by the general thought of the group. I guess I assumed there would, among other things, be a little more diversity in the results. It appears I was wrong. I have posted the results as of now, but I still would like those who have not voted to do so.







Gay Marriage vs. Civil Unions




1. Pick teh statement that best reperesents your opinion.

2. What to you define yourself

Take this poll !
View this poll's results !









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Current Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Cher: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
 
 
07 November 2006 @ 08:06 pm
So I was wondering where the members of this community sttand on gay marriage vs civil unions. It has been a big part of the elections in recent years. Personally I am against gay marriage. Now, before you all leave the community in droves let me exsplain. I believe that the legal term should be civil union and the religious term should be marriage. This way we are all equal under the eyes of the law, but religious groups can still have the marriage in the traditions they are used to without us steping on thier toes. My personal feelings are that we want equal rights as our hetero friends. We should not be pickey on how it is done. With this method all can be well. That is my thought

Now, i want to get everyones opinion on this matter. I created a poll with some answers that I hope will represent that usual opinions of people. Please take part.
~Andrew

Gay Marriage vs. Civil Unions
 
 
Current Location: Henderson,NV
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Carly Simon: You're So Vain
 
 
07 November 2006 @ 11:20 am
I hope you voted today. If not get to it. If you can't vote or like me are registered somewhere you no longer live...it's ok you can get the next one.
~Andrew
 
 
Current Location: Henderson
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: nadda
 
 
26 October 2006 @ 03:52 pm
With the new ruling in the New Jersey Supreme court I can't help but be a little more optimistic towards the future of the GLBT community. I also know this fact as well. In order for thing like this to continue we need to be serious around this time of years. November elections are right around the corner. As GLBT people we need to find our allies in congress(or our allies who want to be in congress) and do our best to get them there alonmg with the other gov't officials who are up for election this year. People tell me all the time that their vote doesn't matter and things of that nature. That is untrue. Espcially in local gov't, your vote really matters. It is the most important right you have as a citizen of the USA. Even if you aren't a citizen of USA your personal rights to vote in your own country is important. Anyway, i didn't mean to rant on voting. My pointis...and i do have one...is to learn whonthe canidatees are, learn where they stand on the issues you find imporatnt, make sure you are registered to vote, and lastly...do it. Vote dammit lol. In the last presidential election we had a record of youth voting. Lets see if we can get a record of homo votes in the next comming years. We need to stand up and say "We are peopele too dammit, and we deserve the same rights as anyone else."
~Andrew
 
 
Current Location: Henderson, Nevada
Current Mood: awake
 
 
Ok, so i have been out of the loop a bit in the last couple of months with my various personal issues. If you  read my personal journal that comment will maek a little more sense...a little. I am so sorry to have negleted this community. I will try and do better. I now live in Henderson, Nevada with my friend Kathy. That's right outside Las Vegas.  I am looking for new ideas as we get closer to an ending year.  We do only have 2.5 months of this one. I would like you all to tell me what you liked about this community, what you didn't like, what should be done more often, what should never be done again, and any other suggestions you can think of. I myself will try next week to communicate to the other moderators about there opinions and such. So, my lovely moderators, please do your best to be available.
~Andrew
Head Moderator