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Re: “Candid Cowboys

I am an active supporter of the LGBTQ community, but I do not support rodeos because they are cruel to animals.

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Posted by Kim Marie on 12/18/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

While I sympathize with the views expressed in prior comments, it's still good to see the diversity of the LGBTQ community represented through this exhibit. I plan to attend, if only to see a view of the world that lies outside my own day to day experience.

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Posted by John Mundy on 12/18/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

All rodeo involves horrible violence to animals. No one who is working toward a more compassionate and just world should have anything to do with it.

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Posted by Lucy Post on 12/18/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

Any self-respecting person should be appalled by the rodeo - gay or straight. Gay rodeo rules do not protect animals from abuse animals are still kicked, roped, spurred and dragged to the ground by their heads (called chute dogging).

As a community that has fought long to overcome violence, humiliation and prejudice, is the violent rodeo really worthy of support? Promoting rodeo events and other cruel animal acts sends the dangerous message that entertainment based on suffering and ridicule is not only condoned, but encouraged. Cruelty should be condemnedin all its forms.

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Posted by Jennofur OConnor on 12/16/2017 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT - As a gay man, I find the mere idea of a "Gay Rodeo" more than sad. Have we learned so little from our own long history of oppression? Rodeo is an inherently-cruel macho exercise in DOMINATION. There are major connections to be made with the sexual harassment of women now dominating the news.

Consider this quote from an 18-year-old Oregon Rodeo Queen: "What me and my rodeo friends really hate are Democrats, environmentalists and gays." One can easily guess whom they voted for. (--in the book, "Rodeo Queens and the American Dream," by Prof. Joan Burbick)

And this gem, from a Wyoming steer wrestler: "Women should not rodeo any more than men can have babies. Women were put on earth to reproduce, and are close to animals. Women's liberation is on an equal to gay liberation--they are both ridiculous." (--in the book, "Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame," by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, U. of Tennessee Press, 1982)

Gay folks are notoriously creative. Surely we can come up with a more compassionate, life-affirming entertainment than rodeo. For most of the animals unwillingly involved, rodeo is merely a detour en route to the slaughterhouse. They (and we) deserve better.

Season's Greetings, Peace on Earth to All Creatures.

Eric Mills, coordinator

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Posted by Eric Mills on 12/15/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Giving to Those Who Need It Most

Good to read! Charity donation always helps the needy people for the betterment of their life. Charity donation not only makes the receiver happy, but it also gives a sigh of relief and happiness to the sender. I am also planning to start making charity for helping those who are in need. Wile surfs online I came across this site which also accepts charity donation for helping the poor people in Africa, which is good for helping people at abroad too.

Posted by DougSouth on 11/23/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Social movement, in mosaic form

Thank you for this wonderful write-up of the Little Stone project!

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Posted by Sophie Kruz on 11/17/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Social movement, in mosaic form

Very inspiring article.

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Posted by moviedream on 11/17/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Wicca-pedia

Amazing Toby Hurd

Posted by Johnny Angel on 10/23/2017 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Fashion Trends Through the Zodiac


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Posted by Bend on 09/15/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Through the Looking Glass: 20 Years of the Source Weekly

Thanks so much, readers. We heart ya'll too! Bigly!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 09/14/2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Through the Looking Glass: 20 Years of the Source Weekly

A fun look back at news in Bend over the years!

Posted by Patrick Wells on 09/14/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Speed Still Kills

I miss the days when rednecks blew themselves up in their own trailers instead of roaming the streets doing petty crimes to support superlabs in Mexico. I miss being able to buy my own allergy medicine without having to pay for a doctor visit and a prescription.

Posted by Ruth Ann Baker on 09/11/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Through the Looking Glass: 20 Years of the Source Weekly

I remember for the longest time TS Weekly used the smallest size type possible for their stories, back in the day when they had a really small budget for printing. I could be wrong but I seem to recall some of the early editions were really, really small, 4 pages, maybe 8 at most. With type so small you really had to squint to read the articles, in order to get as many ads in as possible. Hey, you got to start somewhere, and even though TS Weekly is not printed in Oregon, they still have done a great job producing really good investigative journalism. The big breakthrough was when they hired H. Bruce Miller to do a weekly column, that gave them respectability as a news outlet. And now, look at what they have accomplished, I never read the bulletin for at least 20 years now, waaay too preachy to the right winger crowd, never once an editorial even acknowledging that left wingers and progressives are right once in a while, what a terrible paper. To see Eric what's his name Lucknens push the once proud Oregonian into its death spiral and then come scuttling back to the Bully to spew his right wing rants. Oh my. And on top of that they want you to pay money to read it! Thank you TS Weekly, you are a breath of fresh air (except for your endorsement of Knute, that is something you will regret bigly as time goes by. But, overall, well done, and happy 20th!

Posted by Good job source! on 09/10/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “FESTIE LYFE: A Tale of the Symbiosis Global Eclipse Gathering

Great article, great festival, great eclipse! But I must state: it is not a Corina, but the sun's Corona that is visible during total eclipse!

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Posted by TheDirtyDog on 08/29/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “A Touch of Glass: Former Breedlove builder may have the "hottest" guitars on the market

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Posted by David London on 07/28/2017 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Go Outdoors, #LikeAGirl

Fantastic article! More like this, please.

And good on ya for recommending the P Style. Back in the Dark Ages, I tried all kinds of contraptions for a quick standing outdoor pee (medical "urinals" for ladies, a plastic cup device proffered by a Burning Man camp) and found nothing that worked. Years later P Style emerged, with hand-drawn graphics of a butch gal takin' a leak. Then I started seeing cutesy pink foldable ones at places like the AAA office (!!). I dutifully tried all of them. P Style definitely rules! I have two.

Posted by tiffysquid on 07/19/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Choose Your Freedom Ride

Live to ride, Ride to live

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Posted by rsglide on 06/29/2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Choose Your Freedom Ride

The Pre-dom Ride is actually the "Anti- Freedom Ride" (name changed years ago for obvious reasons)spearheaded by a different person.

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Posted by rmlandauer on 06/29/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Inside Planned Parenthood

To the staff at Planned Parenthood- thank you for all that you do.

Posted by Amanda Crabb-Copeland on 05/09/2017 at 6:52 PM

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