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Transgender Bathroom Break – Tastes Like Irony

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Leslie McMurrayThis past weekend we loaded up the car for a trip to Phoenix. My girlfriend, Katie, and I were off to visit my daughter. We decided to drive the 1,100-plus miles instead of flying because it is a heck of a lot cheaper. And with all of the TSA hoops at the airport, combined with common flight delays; I’m not convinced that in some cases, it’s not actually faster to drive.

Besides, when you get there, you have your car! Awesome!

So, off we went. We left at 2 a.m. Friday morning and ran into all sorts of bad weather. Just outside of Abilene, we hit snow and for the next 300 miles, I20 was a slip-and-slide.

We stopped often enough to get coffee and gas and to get rid of coffee, if you catch my drift.

Things cleared up after 300 miles or so, and we made it to my daughter’s house by 9 p.m. It was an 18-hour drive.

Authored By Leslie McMurray – See the Full Story at The Dallas Voice

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Dallas LGBT Community Planning a Road Trip to Homophobic Restaurant

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Big Earl's signA group from the Dallas LGBT community is planning to visit the East Texas restaurant that told a gay couple “we don’t serve fags here.”

CBS reports:

“I think the restaurant better learn to adapt or they will probably have to close their doors soon,” says Kyle, who identifies himself as a gay man. He and others in the Dallas LGBT community are planning to make a road trip to Big Earl’s. “I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’ll be there,” says Gary Burns. “There’s no reason not to just go and embrace those people and to love them and hug them and say ‘hey, we’re human beings too’.”

The restaurant is ready:

If there’s any problems, they will be taken care of appropriately,” says Christina Cheney, who is Big Earl’s daughter and the waitress who made the homophobic remark. “We are aware that they are attempting to come out here. We’re ready for them; we have informed the Sheriff’s department and the state.” And while Big Earl’s says they have received an influx of new customers since news came out, they should expect a new crowd in Pittsburg, especially with reviews like this from Bubba on Yelp: “Well, the food isn’t all that good, but this is still the best gay cruiser joint in Texas! I’ve picked up several dates there. All are very handsome, very gay men. I hear the owner offers discounts to men in chaps.”

Let’s hope things don’t get out of hand.

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USA: Lesbian Couple Gets Married in Eight Cities in Ten Days

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

A lesbian couple embarked on a marriage road trip across the USA, getting married nine times. Gay Star News reports:

Most people would be embarrassed to admit they had been married nine times. It usually implies a lot of failed relationships. But not for happy couple Kacey and Chwanda who decided to take all their seven children on an ‘I do’ marathon from Illinois to New York to Canada. Kacey told Out: ‘Chwanda was like, “we gonna get married all them times?” And I’m like, “Yeah!” Once I started, I couldn’t stop: If I’m gonna do something, I’m gonna do it big!’

Congrats to the happy couple, and here’s hoping that one day soon, a single wedding and marriage will be recognized across all 50 states.

NV: Gay Couple Plans Road Trip for Marriage Equality

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Dan and Josh Smithman of Henderson, NV, say they plan to hit the road and get married in every state that has legal same-sex marriage laws as a way to highlight the inequities of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

That law, passed in 1996, gives states the right not to recognize other states’ same-sex marriages and defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman. The couple, whose first wedding was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are planning a cross-country “marriage tour” to highlight the fact that same-sex marriages still are not federally recognized.

Under the DOMA law, same-sex couples are denied a most of the of rights given to heterosexual couples such as a federal tax exemption for health insurance, pension rights and Social Security survivor benefits.

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