Defending the Raven

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HNT: Back in It

GO SOX!

GO SOX!

Ok folks. I know it’s been a while, but joining the fray some more now that things have settled down from the major life changes of the last month (if you haven’t been following started a new job and moved into a house all within four days). In the mix of it all my favorite blogger to try and one up, Marcello, posted this HNT. I’ve been meaning to throw it back at him. I must add that while my team allegiance is not with that team from the Bronx, some of the best hook-ups SR and I have had are with hardcore Yankee fans. Hey Marcello, I’ll wear my jersey if you wear yours. Bet that got you all thinking. Enjoy!

August 7, 2008 Posted by | HNT | 2 Comments

Things That Matter

An important member of the sex-positive communityurgently needs our help.
Jefferson—blogger, educator, and dear friend to so many of us—is at this moment fighting a court battle with his ex-wife, who is seeking full custody of their three children.
Jefferson’s love for his children has been well-documented on his blog One Life, Take Two for years. His ex-wife has stated in court that he is a “great” father who loves his children.
However, among her claims is that his bisexuality makes him an unfit parent.
Jefferson needs our help now. As a writer, his resources are limited. The costs of fighting this case are mounting quickly—and will certainly run into the tens of thousands of dollars.
As of today, there is an urgent and immediate need for at least $20,000 to cover costs associated with attorney fees and those of the law guardian who has been appointed to represent the children.
If he is unable to pay these fees by August 11,he will be forced to relinquish custody of his children.
This case is of concern to anyone whose sexuality does not fit the standard mold—because it could happen to you. This case is of concern to all writers, because Jefferson’s blog is being used as evidence against him—and that could have repercussions for our First Amendment rights.
Here’s how to help:
1) Make an ANONYMOUS, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE contribution to Jefferson’s legal defense by visiting the Sexual Freedom Defense and Education Fund at:
http://www.sfldef.org/
There you will find out how to donate to Jefferson’s Defense Fund via PayPal or if you prefer, check or money order.
Please note that you MUST mention that your donation be used for the JEFFERSON LEGAL DEFENSE FUND.
2) Feel free to copy this and post it to your blog or any email lists Or link back to this post.
3) Post a badge in your sidebar and link back to this page. (http://www.thesexcarnival.com/friends-of-jefferson-legal-defense-fund/)
In the coming days, www.onelifetaketwo.com will be relaunched with information about Jefferson’s ongoing case. Be sure to visit his blog for updates. In the meantime, you can contact Jefferson directly at friendsofjefferson@gmail.com.

August 7, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment