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loretta Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
enjoy reading all u have to say.....

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hpb Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Sending pictures of the kids soon. Sorry that I haven't written. Checking out the telephone company to see why my number is blocked. Mom just told me about the blog. I will try to comment on your thoughts later.

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Annie_Shreffler Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Dear Terra,
I was so pleased to read about the response you had to watching Stonewall Uprising on PBS. I just happen to work for the station that broadcasts the show American Experience. My job was to find people who are out there fighting the good fight and invite them to make videos about their LGBTQ activism stories.

We heard from people in New York and LA, of course, but we also received video stories from people in Illinois, Utah, Missouri and Alabama, to name a few.

Like you, I was surprised to learn from the film about the systematic ways in which homosexual and transgender folks were suppressed from expressing themselves. From the messages and videos I received in response to my invitation, I learned a lot about military, financial and family issues still a problem in the gay community, and about the ongoing struggles of transgenders and the lack of support they feel.

One of the films that won our video contest (our judges included Dan Savage and Cyndi Lauper), was about a beautiful girl named Johanna. Her mother was shocked the first time Johanna put on lipstick & a dress, and she took Johanna to many counselors. She is trying to deal with it, but seems just resigned to Jonhanna turning 18. Not exactly supportive. But Johanna will be ok. There are shots in the film of her modeling. Hormone therapy has given her awesome skin. The video shows how strong she is. Hopefully the mom will find it in her heart to be proud.

You are doing great to start a group, and the softball team is a fantastic idea. (I used to play in a public radio league and loved it.) Keep up the great energy, and take heart. I met hundreds of people online who are doing your kind of activism. I hope it encourages you to know that.

All the best,

Annie

PS: because your letter is online, I was able to share it with the producers I know who work in public media. I'm sure they will appreciate knowing your response to the film.

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denise Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
I have to clean the stadium after people leave the races and people leave a horrible mess. You are not only making fifty dollars more with fewer people but you saving money on clean-up - I guarantee you that. Plus you are saving some poor soul alot of aches and pains.

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MoPayne Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Very creative

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axel Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
But I think it's even worse than you realise. I live in a third world country and NOTHING compares to the horrors of the USA. Monstrous conceptions such Administrative Segregation are the sole prerogative of the USA in the entire civilised world. As more and more countries put an end to the death penalty more and more states are re-introducing it in the USA. Children are tried as adults. Children are sentenced to death. Sentences are so long that they would be laughable if they weren't so tragic. The COs in prisons are cowards and are armed to the teeth with unimaginable powers over those who they are supposed to care for. Your cops have draconian powers. Even during apartheid years in South Africa nothing like this ocurred in my country. We were considered the cesspool of the world, but America stands proud.
And justice for all - I think not.

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libbywoodruff Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hey Rhonda! Thank you for posting and for sending me the address to this site. I pray for you often and hope you are well and working toward your future. Please keep writing to me. I love hearing from you. I have been very sick but am hopefully recovered now and will stay in touch. Libby

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zoomzoomro Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hi Bobby, I found your blog on Auntie Loretta's FB page. I am so happy to know that you are doing so well and that you have found some peace. Keep it going. Keep writing...Looking forward to your next blog.
Love Roberta

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alfromri Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Hi Bob,

Its your cousin Al.....I found "Behind the Bars" on Aunty Loretta's Facebook page. I loved your profile. I hope you are hanging in there. :)

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loretta Posted 9 years, 10 months ago.   Favorite
Bob the story about your friend Brian was heart warming and made me cry..he would be so proud of u if he was here.

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