Thanks for your interest in learning more about jaysays.com and our team of contributors and authors! Some people have asked about the tagline, “because simon isn’t cool anymore.” Simon was a memory game launched in the late 70’s and became a symbol of everything pop culture in the 80’s. The game is used, metaphorically, to represent a time when gays and lesbians were blamed for HIV/AIDS and sodomy laws were in full force and effect. Although discrimination still exists, the gay rights movement has come a long way in a very short period of time and will continue to move forward. Simon isn’t cool anymore and society is starting to see that abuses of LGBT people cannot continue in a free society.
jaysays: Founder, activist and dreamer, Jay Morris, began jaysays.com as a small personal project to stay in touch with family and friends. Over time, the site developed into what you see today with a focus on LGBT issues and current events. Jay has been in a committed, loving relationship with Team Member, Christopher, for nearly 12 years and looks forward to many more years together.
Contributors, helpers and supporters:
christophersays: Jay’s counter-part and partner helps with editing and idealism. Christopher and Jay often disagree about politics and the gay rights movement. Thus, Jay has dubbed him a “radical.” He is not only the love of my life, but the inspiration for everything I do. My love for him gives me strength when the anti-equality folks really start getting dirty.
geekgirl: Geekgirl (Jude) is a straight woman, a mom and has been married for 32 years to the same wonderful man. She believes in Buddhism and attends the United Church of Christ. She is a molecular biologist, her best friend is a lesbian, and she believes that every human deserves equal rights, respect and a life free from hate, fear and discrimination. The only thing she hates is pickles. Her science blog can be found at LGBT Latest Science.
Congratulations to Jude for her nomination as a Bridge Builder for, not only her work at jaysays.com, but also her wonderful work at LGBT Latest Science. We’re very proud:
pngwnz: MJ, a/k/a pngwnz, is summarizing LGBT current events for jaysays.com. Her work can be found under the LGBT Notable News Happenings. She is an out lesbian with an affinity for the music of Phil Collins and Carole King. She has been an invaluable resource as a reader and idea bouncer-off-er [yeah, that’s the word we are using] and we are pleased to have her as part of the team!
THE DALLAS PRINCIPLES:
jaysays.com proudly endorses The Dallas Principles:
- Full civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals must be enacted now. Delay and excuses are no longer acceptable.
- We will not leave any part of our community behind.
- Separate is never equal.
- Religious beliefs are not a basis upon which to affirm or deny civil rights.
- The establishment and guardianship of full civil rights is a non-partisan issue.
- Individual involvement and grassroots action are paramount to success and must be encouraged.
- Success is measured by the civil rights we all achieve, not by words, access or money raised.
- Those who seek our support are expected to commit to these principles.