Daily Archives: 03/04/2011


(Community Matters) It’s time to start talking about the freedom to marry as all about Love, Commitment and Family

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Bill Gates on States’ Accounting

(Community Matters) at the current TED Conference, Bill Gates presented on the sad and misleading practices states use to hide their true financial positions – especially related to health and pension costs of retired state employees.

Completely different topics: transparency/accountability in financial reporting/mgmt and whether or not gov’t is a business & should be run like one. The latter is near ridiculous in my book – one reason because this is where we pay for the externalized costs we allow from business (as well as broader society)

OutGiving 2011

(Community Matters) I’m currently in Miami for OutGiving 2011, a conference providing “a unique space for gay, lesbian and allied philanthropists and leaders to build relationships and share ideas so that we can work together more effectively to create change.”

There’s about 220 people here – combination philanthropists, organizational leaders and other thought leaders. Looking forward to mostly listening and learning. Wish Steven was here with me.

it was interesting when someone came up to me at last night’s reception and asked if I was the Eugene who wrote frequently on the eQuality listserve. Afraid I was gonna get blasted, I was so pleasantly surprised and honored to be thanked for my “eloquence and honesty”