K.T. Drasky

K.T. Drasky
Location
San Francisco, California, USA
Birthday
January 13
Bio
K.T. Drasky regularly writes about online culture on her blog KazzaDrask Media. In a print and online career that started back in 1984, she claims to have written "millions of words". She has probably published half. An accomplished digital photographer, her photos have appeared in 7x7 Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and Google Schmap.

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In the latest installment of the dog-and-pony show the immigration reform debate is fast becoming, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has made it official. He will pull support of his own bill if provisions are made to include gays and lesbians, namely – same-sex binational couples.

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The Senate Gang of 8 is about to release their Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) bill and I've just learned it won't include me. I'm an American citizen, born and raised here, so you might be wondering, what do I care? I care because I'm a lesbian American citizen, legally married to… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2012 1:11PM

Moon Shot

Where were you when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon?

I can proudly say that I was 8 years old and sitting cross-legged in front of the TV set – my one solid historical memory of the ‘60s that I was able to fathom and digest in… Read full post »

AUGUST 21, 2012 10:06AM

Family Values and Facebook Don't Mix

Last week I shared a post on my Facebook page. A like-minded friend had read and posted a story “If You’re Gay, a Vote for Romney/Ryan Is a Vote Against Yourself.” Pretty straightforward stuff for me, and I took it a step further by adding the update “I'd also like to… Read full post »

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MAY 17, 2012 3:27PM

Online Grieving: R.I.P. Disco Queen Donna Summer

It's always sad news when someone who has contributed to the soundtrack of your life passes on. A little piece of you hurts and you know every time from now on that you hear one of their songs you will recall good times (or maybe bad ones), but… Read full post »

It was doubtful from the get-go that the passage of the hateful Amendment One in North Carolina was going to make headlines for a whole day. Amendment One, for those of you who missed Tuesday, is the one that had bigots so twisted in knots about denying gays and lesbians the… Read full post »
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MARCH 30, 2012 12:02PM

Confusion at the Border for Same-Sex Couples

A small item in the news this week reveals that the sub-agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that polices our borders and ports-of-entry is making plans to recognize same-sex couples so that more families can file a single Customs Declaration form when returning from travel abroad. IfRead full post »

The woebegone tale of radical right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh has hung around long enough to coincide with International Women's Day. That's more than serendipitous to some, considering Limbaugh has successfully fanned the flames over the past week on what is shaping up to be an all-out… Read full post »

Happy Leap Day (if you're into that sort of thing). This once-every-four-years phenomenon, an extra day, has been generating its fair share of online buzz since 1996, which is the first Leap Day I can recall that started with a morning log in via my Netscape browser.… Read full post »

Last month I indulged in one of my guilty pleasures and bought a bunch of CDs at my local music store, which also happens to be the best music store in the world – Amoeba Music , the one on San Francisco’s Haight Street. For $28 (plus tax) you can getRead full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2011 1:16PM

Why 2011 Sucked

In many ways it’s hard to believe 2011 was just one measly year. It seems like several years, in fact, an entire decade flew by in less than the last 12 months. This is most likely attributed to our constantly evolving online culture and the general malaise accompanying it that goes… Read full post »

I’ve always been a bit of a trailblazer, a leader because I hate sitting around waiting for someone else to do something, a firstborn. That’s why I knew, from the first days of 1961 that I was of a different generation, not the one into which I was just born, but… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 18, 2011 2:12PM

It’s Convoluted: Facebook Adds New Relationship Statuses

Facebook's logo seen by 500 million people worldwide...and growing
It took Facebook awhile, but this week the behemoth of social networking sites tiptoed into the legal minefield of restrictions, bans and government-imposed definitions that gay and lesbian couples have been assigned to describe our relationships and added “Civil Unions” and &ldquo/…

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JANUARY 21, 2011 12:29AM

The Backstroke

Did I just hear that?

Australian beach

We are driving in the Australian Outback on a summer’s day, when the temperature is nearing 40 (that’s Celsius) and even though the air-con is on, the van windows offer no protection from the sun that has burnt the skin of… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 28, 2010 12:17PM

What If We Canceled Gay Pride Parades in 2011...

Photo courtesy of Reuters.com

What if we gave a big gay party and nobody came? What if gay pride parades around the country were canceled in 2011? What if we – the LGBT people of America and our supporters – took all our boa bluster and motorcycle muster and aimed ourselves toward Washington… Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2010 12:19PM

You're Invited - A Web 2.0 Christmas Story

 

A cheesy invitation to a not very good Christmas party.

In the old days, before iPhones and Facebook, Google maps and email, people used to give parties. Especially around Christmas and, occasionally, Fourth of July. You got an invitation in the mail. Or, if it was your party, you sent one. You bought boxes of invitations at this place…

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