Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cudos to Oregon!

Are we living in the most progressive state in the country? Most would say not quite but, we do have these highlights to point to that arguably could make the case.

Portland's Mayor, Samuel Adams (named after a beer for God's sake, or maybe a historical figure), was sworn in at 12:01am on the 1st of January. He is the first openly gay mayor of a top 30 city in the nation.

Silverton, Susan's hometown, elected the first ever transgender mayor in the country. We have many friends in Silverton and they were all overly supportive of Stu Rasmussen. I recommend watching the embedded video clip in the attached link and you can see Stu for yourself.

Ashland opened the MAda Shell Gallery on January 2nd and had a interactive Bush shoe toss as the center piece. You could dip shoes into red paint and toss them at a large picture of W on the wall.

I don't know. Judge for yourselves.

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