Goal Achieved! A Thank You to Prop8TrialTracker.com

March 22, 2011 at 7:46 am 33 comments

By Adam Bink

We did it! We hit $12,000 to keep Prop8TrialTracker.com going and fund our work on Prop 8, marriage equality, DOMA and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal! I was so pumped I flipped on my camera (first fuzzy 8 seconds still processing):

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Onward and upward!

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DOMA nostalgia TFP says we offend and banish God. But yea, NOM — it surely is this one counterprotestor who’s the meanie

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  • 1. Sagesse  |  March 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

    And thank you back, Courage Campaign.

    • 2. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  March 22, 2011 at 8:04 am


      thx for video Adam…nice to put a face w/writing. Speaking of…still getting caught up from weekend posts…big SHOUT OUT to Cherie and Michelle for posting their video…it warmed my heart to see 2 beautiful persons in a committed loving relationship. Too cute! @ Cherie declaring about our dear Michelle “I don’t care if she is purple..”

      • 3. Michelle Evans  |  March 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

        Thanks Gregory. Your comments were just the right thing to wake up to this morning for both Cherie and I. Cherie is just the most amazing person I ever met. My luck in finding her is beyond the odds of the universe.

        When we do talks for students and other groups, she often asks the people there how many of them have ever been in love. Depends on the age group as to how many will raise their hands, but then she goes on to ask how many would still be in love if they knew their partner had to face something like I have. This really strikes to the heart of the question of what is love, and the audience gets it very quickly because of that. Cherie is one fantastic person!

        • 4. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  March 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

          : D !!!

  • 5. Ronnie  |  March 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I concur….thank you, Adam, Courage Campaign, P8TT & Trackers…..

    I wanted to share this….Activist Scott Wooledge is one of “The White House 13” and over at the Daily Kos he provides a first-hand perspective of last week’s hearing.

    Try Me.

    Here is a video of The White House 13 in action last November from left to right:
    Dan Fotou
    Army Staff Sergeant Miriam Ben-Shalom
    Michael Bedwell
    Army Specialist Rob Smith
    Transgender Navy Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen
    Roman Catholic Priest Father Geoff Farrow
    Army Lieutenant Dan Choi
    Army Corporal Evelyn Thomas
    Marine Corps Sergeant Justin Elzie
    ROTC Cadet Mara Boyd
    Scott Wooledge
    Army Arabic Linguist
    Staff Sargent Ian Finkenbinder
    Robin McGehee……

    I somebody & I deserve full Equality….Right here….Right NOW!!!!…….<3…Ronnie:

  • 6. Sagesse  |  March 22, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Virginia Thomas Joins Daily Caller



  • 7. Richard A. Jernigan  |  March 22, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for the video Adam! As Gregory said, it is so nice to have a face and a voice to put with the writing.

    • 8. Straight for Equality  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Ditto! Thanks, Adam, and I agree with Gregory and Richard about finally seeing you.

  • 9. Tracy  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hey there, P8TT — I’m sorry to post an unrelated note, but I need some help badly. I desperately need to know if there is a way for me to go back and view all the posts I’ve made in the archives. Is there anyway for me (or someone) to do that easily? Thanks to any help you guys can offer.

    • 10. CaliGirl  |  March 22, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Hey, Tracy. I don’t know if there’s a ‘site way’ to do that, but I do know a Google way.

      Copy and paste this into your Google search bar: site:prop8trialtracker.com tracy

      It will find every post on this exact site with the word ‘Tracy’ in it. Some of these might be other Tracys, but I bet what you’re looking for is in there. :)

      Hope this helps.

      • 11. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  March 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

        tx for tip! and thx to Tracy for asking the question….I have desire to do the same…

      • 12. Richard A. Jernigan  |  March 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        Thanks, CaliGirl! I was looking for something like that myself. And Tracy, allow me to add my thanks to Gregory’s for you asking the question.

        • 13. Gregory in Salt Lake City  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

          and thank you for…lol ; ) Hugs to you Richard!

  • 14. plainmike  |  March 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

    every once and awhile I have to read anti-SSM opinion letters:

    • 15. Sheryl Carver  |  March 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

      So much ignorance.
      So little time.

      It seems, plainmike, that those who are determined to cling to their bigoted beliefs, no matter what, will always be with us. A very unfortunate fact of life.

      • 16. plainmike  |  March 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

        sadly, people like this probably won’t ever change their views. we will only lose their view through attrition (i.e. they died) and only hope they didn’t leave their view to their offspring.

    • 17. Straight Ally #3008  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Oh MAN this letter is a classic. There should be a drinking game!

      The gay marriage proponents based their beliefs on what I consider two lies that they repeat over and over, the first being that individuals currently living the homosexual lifestyle are born that way and have no choice, which I believe is false because as of the writing of this letter no factual evidence has ever been found producing the definitive genetic link of gay at birth, despite untold millions and time poured into finding such link. The gay lobby repeats this lie often enough that most people just accept it.

      “Being gay is a choice!” *drink*

      The second lie is that they do not have equal rights. Sure they do. They have the same inalienable rights that every other American is born with. They have the right to marry, provided it’s with someone of the opposite sex.

      “Gay people have the right to marry someone of the opposite sex!” *drink*

      Really when you boil it all down, it is my personal belief that gays don’t really want to be married, they want their lifestyle choice normalized, and marriage is just the vehicle they are driving to get there. Only there is nowhere to park that vehicle.

      “They want people to think that being gay is normal!” *drink*

      But come on, their vehicle isn’t marriage, it’s the big gay steamroller!

      (Hope I could give you grin)

      • 18. Straight Ally #3008  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm

        Ugh. Closed bold and italics fail. Hope I could give you a grin. ;)

        • 19. Michelle Evans  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

          I don’t drink, but every time I hear the garbage from NOM it makes me want to. :-)

      • 20. Straight for Equality  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        Straight Ally #3008, after all those drinks I couldn’t help but grin! Thanks.

      • 21. plainmike  |  March 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        when you hear the same lame arguments over and over, it is intoxicating isn’t it? And, we all know the counter-arguments, to which if actually offered this person the counter-arguments, we would only get more of the same stuff (or no response at all) because there really are no good arguments on their side ;) still fun to read every once and awhile as a reminder of what we are up against.

  • 22. Kathleen  |  March 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

    • 23. JonT  |  March 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

  • 24. truthspew  |  March 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I’m glad you guys hit the mark. But I’ll be honest, I want to see us raise as much as the bigots at NOM can raise. It is the only way we’ll ever have parity with them and be able to counter them.

    • 25. Mark M (Seattle)  |  March 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Sadly it seems our pockets are not nearly as deep as the Catholic and LDS churches. :-(
      If we could get our celeb allies and LGBT members to cough up some dough maybe….but I ain’t seen Ellen and others write no checks lately.

      • 26. Kathleen  |  March 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

        They do, just not usually to grassroots orgs – more likely to orgs like HRC. (don’t get me started on HRC…)

        • 27. Mark M (Seattle)  |  March 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

          I know what you mean about HRC

    • 28. adambink  |  March 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

      You and me both!

  • 29. Kevin  |  March 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I didn’t realize AB was so handsome

    • 30. adambink  |  March 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

      Aw, shucks.

      • 31. Richard A. Jernigan  |  March 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

        Well, you are a very handsome young man. And an intelligent one also. Now, do you sing?

  • 32. 415kathleenk  |  March 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    congrats adam and P8tt on meeting your fundraising goal. I m glad to contribute in a smail way. You all are great ( Hi Arisha!!)

  • […] As I wrote yesterday, we just finished up a great period of fundraising to maintain the site here at Prop8TrialTracker.com. 158 of you chipped in to keep us going. […]


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