End of an era: Prairie Flame

I learned today that the Prairie Flame has stopped publication for good. The Flame was a newspaper for the GLBT community in downstate Illinois that ran for more than 12 years. Beyond news coverage, the Flame also included a insert that listed area resources and organizations. (I still have several copies scattered around.) This listing …

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Article: Belief in God, Parenthood Prompt Gay Partners to Make Commitment

Thought I’d go ahead and share this article from UIUC’s ACES News. According to a study done by an assistant professor there – Ramona Faith Oswald – legal recognition of same sex relationships is most often sought by parents and people of religious faith. While not exactly a surprise, it sure contradicts the messaging of …

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(New) home at last

Well, my Europe trip has officially been over for a couple of days. I got back late Friday evening after some hellish security at Heathrow. (I’m not complaining mind you.) Talked with a friend for a while then crashed. Saturday, I got up and drove with two friends to the Equal Marriage Illinois statewide conference. …

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Free at last, free at last

Well, after four years, I’m finally done. This last weekend I went through the graduation ceremonies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with the International Minor in Japan Studies. I attended three graduation ceremonies, not including the “campuswide” one. (Which isn’t actually the …

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Laptops being stolen during finals week

Well, as seems to happen every year, there has been a string of laptop thefts from popular study spots and offices. Don’t leave your laptop unattended. The University Police Department would like to inform our community about eight reports of laptop computers being stolen from campus buildings since April 27, 2007. In each instance, the …

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