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Another former Adoptee Rights Demonstration committee member’s perspective on the current ARD

In today’s post, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before; following in Bastardette’s footsteps, I’m going to repost a “special guest blogger’s” work.
My partner, Mike Doughney was also in Philadelphia with me last week and naturally, has his own perspective on the current Adoptee Rights Demonstration.
He and I have been to adoption [...]

2009 “Adoptee Rights Demonstration” in Philly

This year the folks putting on the second, of this particular incarnation’s, “Adoptee Rights Demonstration” will be meeting in Philadelphia come July. Their event is timed to coincide with, and focus upon the the National Conference of State Legislators annual meeting.Despite it being a hop, skip, and a jump away from me, I will not [...]

Guess we’re going to have restore some history since Gershom’s rewriting it, part 1

This post relates to events and personalities surrounding the Adoptee Rights Demonstration held in New Orleans last month. I’ve written extensively about the ARD, readers unfamilar with such can visit my adoptee rights demonstration tag. (As posts are in reverse chronological order, just read 3rd page to 1rst to get the full background.)
Specifically, this post [...]

*UPDATED* Abrazo revised fundraising dates, Abrazo related personnel were at the ARD, and Gershom’s comment on such

(Update below.)
Sometimes actions speak louder than words.
The Adoptee Rights Demonstration had a “group” of Abrazo related personnel at it according to Gershom. She has written about how they shared a meal together after the demonstration at the convention center. In her post The Protest part 2, Gerhsom stated the following:
I was at the other table [...]

ARD related – my ‘Adult’ Adoptees posts are no longer available

For those of you who might be wondering what happened to my work over there;
In light of the recent trashing of Bastard Nation, Marley/Bastardette, and myself in the wake of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration on the Adult Adoptees forum, I have removed the over 40 posts there that were under my control (locked topics are [...]

Adoptee Rights Demonstration updates their page, now that it’s mostly over

Now that the march and protest is over, we finally get an update to the ARD page. (Updated July 23rd.)
Apparently Gershom, speaking personally, found  it “healing.”
Fortunately, she’ll be the first to tell everyone what a ‘great’ job she’s doing:
Many of us are activists and doing one hell of a job.

ARD- Morning after media coverage , Afternoon Photo UPDATE

Well, so I’ve had multiple people tugging my sleeve asking me if I know anything about what happened with the Adoptee Rights Demonstration (ARD) yesterday. (I suppose that’s because ARD itself has left it’s last website update from June 30th on their front page and nothing further.)
These ‘tugs’ are nothing if not ironic as I’m [...]

ARD- Baby Love Child earlier ARD posts, history restoration

Now that the event Adoptee Rights Demonstration / Day for Adoptee Rights in New Orleans march/demonstration has taken place, (although those working in the booth will be doing so this week) I have restored five earlier posts that I originally wrote between this past January and May.
They were posts written prior to my ARD resignation [...]

Adoptee Rights Demonstration / Day for Adoptee Rights some history and Gershom’s “storm”

(This does not purport to be THE history by any means, but it does serve as a backgrounder on some of its roots. I’ll warn readers in advance, this is long, very long, even by my standards, but I’ve been at it awhile. The material and the history demands it.)
Consider this babystep towards writing Ron [...]

ARD- For those going to N’awlins

Naturally, despite all the fallout here in the aftermath of the Adoptee Rights Demonstration (ARD) (see my “Adoptee Rights Demonstration” tag for an inverse order set of posts about that aftermath) and the withdrawals of many of the original organizers and Bastard Nation some people will be going to New Orleans for the events in [...]