U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen has ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. The decision is stayed pending appeal, which means same-sex marriages may not begin immediately, but they are well on their way.
Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president and AFER co-founder and board member, was elated. …
“Following recent decisions in Utah, Oklahoma, Ohio and Kentucky this Virginia ruling proves that marriage equality is once again on the fast track to the United States Supreme Court. From the South to the Midwest, this historic progress sends a message that no American should have to wait for equality, no matter where they live.
“Right now this nation is divided into two Americas — one where full legal equality is nearly a reality, and the other where even the most basic protections of the law are nonexistent for loving gay and lesbian couples. We cannot and will not tolerate that patchwork of discrimination, and we won’t stop fighting until fairness and dignity reaches each and every American in all 50 states.”
Private Brooklyn Artist Studio
Growing studio of New York contemporary artist seeks assistant.
Small Brooklyn based artist studio seeks general assistant during key transitional period from emerging to mid-career status. The work you will be supporting is multifaceted, covering a range of media and modalities from sculpture to performance to video to painting to installation. Much of the work is heavily invested in contemporary environmental and political concerns.
Initial job responsibilities to include but not limited to:
- Grant research, writing and editing
- Materials and services sourcing
- Project, site and opportunities research
- Maintenance and continued development of media identity
- Event planning
- Calendar management
- Co-management of logistic components of medium to large scale art events and happenings
Ideal applicants should be:
- punctual, professional and neat in appearance
- detail oriented, thorough and efficient
- a self-starter
- willing to learn
- able to work equally well both collaboratively and individually
- able to simultaneously manage short and long-term deadlines
- able fluidly move between multiple appropriate technical, arts and publicity writing styles
- able to adjust and adapt to rapidly shifting work priorities in a dynamic work environment
- able to accommodate irregular work hours when projects demand
- able to use basic office, scheduling and graphics software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop and Illustrator
- able to manage multiple social media platforms including facebook, instagram and twitter
- interested in and knowledgeable of contemporary art and pressing environmental issues
- be 18 years of age with valid U.S. tax ID
This part-time position starts at 10 – 20 hrs/week at an hourly rate of $8-$12 depending upon qualifications and experience. There is opportunity for growth in hours, pay and responsibilities based upon performance and growth of studio.
All applicants are required to supply a resume/cv and at least one writing sample. Applicants with diverse writing backgrounds should supply additional samples representing your range of ability. Applicants with other arts related abilities (photography, lighting, backgrounds in sculpture, painting, drawing, theatre, dance, etc.) should make these additional interests and abilities known when applying and provide links to relevant works samples where available.
All applicants should send materials and a brief letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Links are preferred over attachments.
We are in love with Casey Legler.
"Gay youth is still terrorised for being different in some parts of the world – Russia is a horrifying example of this. But look, too, at what still happens here in the US. Children are made to feel shame, they are made to feel ugly, they are ostracised and bullied, or worse – and here in New York I see them on the streets – 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQI identified.”
Read more here, about her being a women modeling in mens clothing, pointing out, that this is not about gender: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/woman-models-mens-clothes-casey-legler?CMP=twt_gu