The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Friday, March 28, 2008

Eric Breidenbaugh

This should never have happened. What follows is from an email I received from the Human Rights Campaign.

Eric Breidenbaugh knew something was wrong.
His partner and his partner's parents were all missing – hours overdue from a family flight aboard a small private plane.

Eric called his local airport, near Pinellas Park, Florida, to see if they had any information. They did, but they wouldn't give it to him. They said he was "not an actual family member," so they couldn't tell him whether his partner was alive or dead.

He searched the TV news, where he soon saw footage of the plane he himself had ridden in many times. That was how he found out that his life partner of six years, Joseph Bellamy, had been killed with his parents in a plane crash.

It's simply wrong that GLBT Americans should be treated like second-class citizens, denied the right to care for their loved ones.

At this site you can see and hear Eric talking about his experience, losing his love and not even being able to talk to medical personel or airport officials about this experience. And what should be done.

Here is the site for HRC. They are fighting, especially in Florida right now, against this type of discrimination. We already have discrimination written into our constitution in Alabama, let's not let it happen in Florida.

OK, after that maybe we need something just for fun. Go to The Georgia Aquarium and you will be watching the web cam from one of their aquariums. Double click on the picture, and it will enlarge to your entire screen. Sit watch and don't get any work done. (Click again to get out).

Soon they will be releasing a loggerhead turtle with a camera attached, and we will be able to see what the loggerhead sees. Cool, huh?

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