Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday brunch on the hottest day of the year in Arlington -- and some in-person networking

The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance held a Saturday brunch  (11 AM) at Freddie’s in Crystal City in Arlington VA.

Nothing spectacular on the eve of the statistically hottest day of the year (July 21), but a lot of informal networking.

There’s a backdrop, of concern over the verdict in Florida, and whether this is primarily a matter of applying the law equally (or designing it so that it can be applied so), or more about solidarity,  There is not very much interest in ideas of victimization any more, given all the gains in areas like removing DADT and victories in gay marriage.   The Washington Blade, however, does have an effective high level summary of the issues in the Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case by Lou Chibbaro, Jr. in the July 19 issue.  It’s about as straightforward as anything I’ve seen, link

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