Sunday, October 11, 2009

March on Washington DC

Sunday October 11, 2009 there was a march on Washington DC for gay rights. For a slide show check it out :

I really liked the 8th and 9th pictures.

Island Dyke

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gay Pride: Pretty in Pink Party

So far we have 27 people who confirmed they are coming to the "GAY PRIDE PRETTY IN PINK PARTY" on

Saturday, June 13

@ 5pm

at the 360 Beer Garden - 7th floor

(in Marianas Business Plaza)

We need more!!! We want more!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sad Day in The Golden State

Well, here I am on vacation in California for two weeks. We came for the 20th and last Patty & Dawn's LINC Memorial Day Party, however, the festival will go on in our memories. LINC is "Lesbians in North County" and is a support group in San Diego's North County region. They meet once a week on a Friday evening to get together and socialize with, shhhhhhhhhhh, other lesbians. This where Lori and I met for the first time (that's another story). The last Memorial Day Party we were at was 10 years ago in 1999. And perhaps I will write more about this event at a later day, however, all of this introduction was to lead me into talking about the outcome of today's verdict from the Supreme Court on Proposition 8 in California. As you can tell from my blog, I have not been keeping up with the "gay marriage" issues in the Mainland as of lately due to my never ending late night studies. So here I am in California and I was not aware that today was the verdict on Prop 8, until I heard about it yesterday at the Memorial Day Party (see I am finally getting to the connection to my opening).

Today at 10 a.m. west coast time, a 6 - 1 vote upheld Prop 8's "marriage is between a man and a woman" as constitutional, however the marriages during the time of the overturn of Prop 8 will remain valid. Another aspect that changed with today's ruling is that same-sexed couples with a legal marriage license from elsewhere will not be legal in California as of today.

Hmmmm, this is starting to sound a little bit like the "highly qualified teacher" status. One day you are not a highly qualified teacher, you take and pass the Praxis, and just-like-that the next day you are a highly qualified teacher. One day a straight individual is single, they get married and get a marriage license, and just-like-that they are able to apply for a sh_t-load of federal benefits while the unqualified gays can not. WTF, seriously folks.

Island Dyke

Friday, May 1, 2009

Another State? Looking promising!

365 Gay: News is reporting the Senate in the State of Maine is giving a thumbs up on a law that allows gay marriage by a 21-14 vote.

If Maine passes a gay marriage law it will be the fourth of the six New England States allowing gay marriage. What-up west coast, what-up California?!!! My thoughts of how the west is so open to people doing their own thing and looking for spiritual growth etc. really has surprised me what these east coasters are doing. Go New England!

Island Dyke

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Go Iowa!

Gay couples can marry in Iowa starting this month on the 24th! That is in two weeks!

Ramon Johnson shares that it is easy to get married there and the time varies. He shares full details at this link:

  • What You Need: Photo ID

  • Social Security Information

  • Divorce Papers (if applicable)

  • A Witness

  • Ordained Clergymember or Licensed Justice Of The Peace

We should be celebrating!

Island Dyke

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lesbian Personality Test

Recently I was taking some personality tests for a Business Planning class I am taking. Taking various personality tests peeked my interest to find a lesbian personality test in my non-studying time. Here is one that is better than most. Check it out at:

Here was my results.....hmmmmm

The Undefinable
You just like ladies, and that does nothing to affect your lifestyle or appearance. You are you, and you are unique! In fact, you're probably bi. You should check that out.
Island Dyke

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Birthday Dyke

It was my birthday last weekend. My birthday morning started out nice with breakfast in bed. My family cooked me pancakes, wrote "happy b-day" in jam, and placed a candle in the middle. I was then serenaded the birthday song in English and Spanish. We all went on the junior hikers hike at the Laderan Tangke Trail that morning. Then late afternoon I met my friends and we went to Managaha to go camping for the night. My honey volunteered to watch the kids and encouraged me to go have a great time. (She rocks) There was eight of us camping, 5 lesbians & 3 straight chicks. We had some awesome poke! The best part was staying up late doing 'girl talk'. We talked about everything from sex to God. I had a fabulous Birthday!

My birthday signs from my honey!

My birthday feet hanging outside the tent camping at Managaha!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What was I thinking about this morning?


Oh yah, I remember now. Yesterday I had a written chat with an old friend from high-school, we found each other on facebook. I noticed this friend was a friend of the group "SDA's against prop 8". ("SDA" refers to the Seventh-day Adventist religious group) Some time ago before Prop 8 was passed another friend had sent me this groups advertisement. Of course I had my own opinions about how the advertisement failed to present themselves as non-judgemental towards gays and lesbians, however, none the least they were wanting equality for all. I succumbed, my ever hopeful side, to that perhaps it is at least a first step for that group.

So, as I was driving to work this morning, I was thinking about this Saipan community and wondering what religious groups are there that openly embrace their GLBT brothers and sisters. Religion, to me, seems to be ingrained into society here. From taking a CNMI history class through the NMI Council for the Humanities I learned that the ancient society fought off the induction of Catholicism into their way of life in the Chamorro Wars of 1669-1695. Sadly, they failed in their efforts and the Catholic influence changed the society here, which is reflected in the predominance of the Christian denominations on island today.

more to come....
Island Dyke

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The GLBT Community here in Saipan: A few thoughts...

I have been thinking about the idea of the GLBT community here in Saipan for a week or my spare time. There are several reasons I have been mulling the thoughts in my mind.

First, two of our really good friends are leaving Saipan to move to San Francisco. We are very happy and excited for their new life, however, we will miss them dearly. So our circle of GLBT friends is getting smaller.

Second, I met a new friend recently and they asked where the GLBT community is as they had read my blog. I suppose to them it seemed confusing as there is this blog that has posted several GLBT events and then the discussions I have on the blog (the openess, being out of the closet) and yet where is the GLBT community?

And thirdly, I have been reading some e-mails from the GLBT community in San Diego, LINC (Lesbians in North County), that we use to be involved with when we lived there eight years ago, and I have been missing their support and friendship.

So is there a GLBT community here? Yes, is my first thought, however, the community is divided into various groups. No, my second thought, since our dear friend Marconi (pictured) is leaving. Marconi has been a major spearhead in creating and making the first and second PRIDE event that was held at a public venue. I add "public venue" as some years ago some of our friends had a PRIDE party at their house and they had placed a add in the paper that read something to the lines of "Dorthy's friends...etc. invited to PRIDE party" to which eight people showed up to.

THESE are ?'s I have for ALL: Can we keep what little we have, openly public GLBT events, alive and going with our beloved leader leaving us? How can we create a stronger, more unified, GLBT community here is Saipan? Can be build bridge between the various GLBT groups here in Saipan? How can we support each other?

Thank you Marconi for all you have done for the GLBT community here in Saipan! You will be missed dearly!

Island Dyke

Thursday, January 1, 2009