Daily Archives: 04/19/2013

Scouts for Equality

Zach Wahls(Community Matters) Scouts for Equality, is a grassroots initiative organized by Zach Wahls, that wonderful son of two lesbian moms who became a YouTube hero. He’s hired our friends Mitch Stewart & Jeremy Byrd (who ran the President’s battleground states campaigns and have launched Battleground Texas) and Jamie Citron (who ran the President’s LGBT outreach) to organize and reach out to the 1,400 local and regional council representatives from across the country who’ll convene in Irvine, TX on May 23 to vote on a resolution to end discrimination against gay youth in the Boy Scouts.

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Love In Action

manos-logo(Community Matters) Love in Action . . . might just be the antidote for the overwhelmingness of this week. What a beautiful tagline for an important social services organization, Manos de Cristo. Steven’s agreed to create a monologue or vignettes and perform at their luncheon on 5/29 at the Four Seasons. We’re inviting friends to purchase a table and invite their friends.

grin-and-share-it-header-logo copyFor over 25 years with a solid base of support from Central Texas Presbyterian churches, they currently serve over 16,000 low-income local families annually, offering low cost dental services, language and computer literacy classes, and food and clothing to help people get back on their feet. Over 2,000 kids came “shopping” for back to school clothes earlier this year. While I was there yesterday, in their lobby touring with Sandi Tomlinson, Kerry Tate and Marie & Julie from Manos, I saw an older woman sitting, waiting for help, then something moved behind Sandi’s back. I moved a bit and spotted a young boy sitting next to this woman, probably his grandmother.

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