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  • Sex and Gender Matter: From boys to men, from science to practice, 2nd World Congress on Men’s Health
  • American Men’s Studies Association 11th Annual National Conference. Globalization and the Critical Study of Men and Masculinities. Keynote Speakers: Susan Bordo author of The Male Body: A new look at men in public and in private, and R. W. Connell, author of The Men and the Boys. Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN. W&M. AMSA Membership Office, 382 West Coyote Lane SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, or or 505.323.2386. (4/11-13/03)

Information Resources

We’re looking for resources, information and contacts on the following subjects:

1. A father raising a disabled or mentally challenged child. (It works. On 12/13/98 we got a whole slew of information. See Requests about a program the BBC is putting together. Also see a national organization that helps fathers raising disabled children.
2. Paternity processes, DNA testing, support and resource information. Please send information to:
3. Early childhood educator wants information and resources about men in the profession. I am interested in finding resources and organizations that deal with the lack of men in the primary grades. and
4. We are looking for any information, organizations, books for “deaf”, “hearing impaired”, adults, parents, and parents of hearing impaired children.

They say… Who are they?

The following statements are taken for granted but we haven’t been able to find where they came from, other than a quote from someone’s article. We have been unable to locate the actual research resource. Can you help? Also, let us know at if there is a “They say…” that you’d like added to this list.

  • They say “Deadbeat dads simply don’t exist in significant numbers.”
  • They say “Women suffer a steep decline in their standard of living after separation.”
  • They say “More Viet Nam combat veterans have committed suicide than were killed in the war.”
  • They say “25% of men have cheated on their wives.”
  • They say “From 16 to19% of women have cheated on their husbands.”
  • They say “Super Bowl Sunday is the single largest day for 911 domestic violence calls.”
  • They say “The majority of domestic violence is committed by the male.”
  • They say “The majority of physical or sexual abuse and neglect of children birth to five is by the mother.”
  • They say “Men die an average of 5 years earlier than women.”  Shown in the 12/98 issue of Life magazine. Anyone have the actual source?
  • They say “A baby will die without human touch.”
  • They say “Children who are raised in mother-only households have higher drop-out rates, get into more trouble, skip school more and more are involved with a teen pregnancy.”

Call for Papers – For Conferences, Books, Periodicals & TV Shows

Sex and Gender Matter: From boys to men, from science to practice, 2nd World Congress on Men’s Health. Abstracts must be prepared in English and should not exceed 250 words; please use standard abbreviations and do not use abbreviations in the title. The text of the abstract must be organized as following and should briefly state: Objective of the study, Design and Method, Results and Conclusions Please mail the following data and your abstract to: Mrs Kitty Lawrence, Apostelgasse 39/28, A 1030 Vienna, Austria / Europe. Deadline: August 15th, 2002 Closed

  • Title of abstract for a paper or a poster (not to exceed 15 words)
  • Authors’ names and, in brackets, their institution, city and country
  • Name of presenting author
  • Mailing address of presenting author
  • Fax number of presenting author (include country and area codes )
  • e-mail address of presenting author
  • Categories: either Abstracts or Poster-Presentations
  • Three key words which indicate the topic and specific content of the presentation
  • Mode of presentation: Oral / Poster
  • Audiovisual requirements: Overhead projector / 35 mm slide projector / LCD projector

Upon receipt, abstracts will be submitted to the Scientific Committee for review.

American Men’s Studies Association 11th Annual National Conference. Globalization and the Critical Study of Men and Masculinities. Keynote Speakers: Susan Bordo author of The Male Body: A new look at men in public and in private, and R. W. Connell, author of The Men and the Boys. The program committee will consider proposals on any well-developed topic grounded in one or more of the many disciplines represented in the critical study of men and masculinities. This year we are particularly interested in and will give priority to, papers or presentations that engage men and masculinities in the context of globalization although presentations in all other areas are equally valued. The committee also seeks proposals for applied workshops in such areas as teaching and human services by those working with boys and men, as well as artistic performances, and media presentations that impact men’s lives and the study of men and masculinities. Proposals should be 250-500 words in length and include presenter’s name, title, and institutional affiliation (if applicable), address, phone number, and/or email address. Printed submissions may be mailed to: Mark Justad, 2307 Warfield Ln, Nashville, TN 37215. Go to for more about AMSA. Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2002. The program committee will respond to each submission within two weeks of submission. Proposals should be 250 words or less. Submission via email are strongly preferred and should be sent to Mark Justad at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN. W&M. AMSA Membership Office, 382 West Coyote Lane SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, or or 505.323.2386. (4/11-13/03)

26th Conference. MANifesting Global Justice: Creating Inclusive Communities Closed

Men & Masculinity: 26th Conference sponsored by the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, University of Denver, Denver, CO. The call for workshop presenters and MSA call for paper is on the website with submissions due by 6/15/01. or or 303.666.7043 (7/20-22/01)

International Journal of Men’s Health to be Launched Closed

Deadline for nominations is April 16, 2001.

The Men’s Studies Press invites scholars to submit empirical and theoretical articles for its new men’s health journal, the International Journal of Men’s Health, which will be launched in the winter of 2002. The International Journal of Men’s Health (ISSN: 1532-6306) will publish peer-reviewed papers addressing all aspects of men’s health. Topics will cover: various diseases and health problems that are male-specific or for which men have higher rates of morbidity or mortality than women; the biological, psychological, behavioral, and sociocultural processes influencing men’s health; prevention and treatment approaches to men’s illnesses; sexual, reproductive, and family planning concerns; men’s bodies and body image; health concerns of special populations of men and boys; clinical and counseling intervention strategies; marketing to and engaging men in health care; and gender differences in health concerns. Multidisciplinary, multicultural, empirical, theoretical, applied, and historical contributions, as well as critical reviews are encouraged. Original interdisciplinary research and studies that analyze innovative intervention strategies will be given high priority. The International Journal of Men’s Health is intended for teachers, students, and professionals involved in the behavioral and social sciences, health sciences, medicine, and public health and whose interest in or whose research examines men’s health issues in the broadest sense. Thus, epidemiologists, health educators, medical anthropologists, nurses and physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists, public health workers, social workers, and sociologists will find the International Journal of Men’s Health a valuable resource for advancing their knowledge about men’s health concerns and gender-specific health care. Along with regular articles (approximately 6,000 to 8,000 words), the International Journal of Men’s Health will routinely publish brief reports (approximately 2,500 words) and book reviews (approximately 750 words). Submission details: Send four (4) copies of paper (APA guidelines for article preparation preferred) to: International Journal of Men’s Health, P.O. Box 32, Harriman, TN 37748. Inquires can be sent to:

Editorial Staff

The International Journal of Men’s Health will require the following staff to direct the editorial process: an editor-in-chief (or coeditors), a book review editor, and an advisory board. Here are the qualifications and descriptions for each position.

Editor-in-Chief (or Coeditors-in-Chief): Qualification: An acknowledged and widely respected scholar(s) in the men’s health field. Description: The editor-in-chief (or coeditors) will read all submissions, either send appropriate manuscripts out for review or communicate to the manuscript’s author its inappropriateness for IJMH, maintain a detailed and up-to-date manuscript reviewers’ file, assign and send manuscripts out to readers/reviewers, monitor the review process by setting deadlines and communicating with reviewers, communicate reviewers’ evaluative feedback to authors, and work with authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication (especially those requiring changes before turning the manuscript over to production). Work closely with the production staff and publisher to ensure a continuous flow of articles moving through the review process and into the production phase. The editor-in-chief’s tenure will be for a minimum of three years, but no longer than six years.

Book Review Editor: Qualification: A person with a broad understanding of men’s health issues. Description: The book review editor will be responsible for contacting book publishers in order to request copies of current books in the men’s health area. Further, the book review editor will decide whether unsolicited books are suitable for review. The review editor will also catalogue books received from book publishers, be responsible for assessing a book’s suitability for review in IJMH, maintain a detailed and current book reviewers’ file, assign books to specific book reviewers, keep track of books in the review process, motivate book reviewers to submit their reviews in a timely fashion, and finally, turn over accepted book reviews (mss.) to production. The book review editor will act as liaison between book publishers, book reviewers, and the IJMH‘s production staff.

Advisory Board: Acknowledged and respected scholars in the men’s health field. The advisory board will work with the editor-in-chief to ensure the quality and scholarship of the articles published in the International Journal of Men’s Health. Individual advisory board members may be asked from time-to-time to read/review submissions in areas of their specific competence. The advisory board will be expected to provide counsel and advice to both the editor-in-chief and the publisher on ways to maintain and continuously improve the journal’s quality and scholarly level. The advisory board will also have direct input in the nominating process for the editor-in-chief’s successor at the end of his/her/their tenure.

If you would like to nominate yourself for an editorial position with the International Journal of Men’s Health, please email your choice of position, a copy of your vita, and a summary statement (maximum 250 words) describing your qualifications. Send this information to Dr. James Doyle, Men’s Studies Press, P.O. Box 32, Harriman, TN 37748 or to

Guidelines and Dates for Submission of Abstracts/Presentation Proposals for Men and Boys Health Conference (National-Australia) (By 5/1/01) Closed

The Conference Committee invites interested participants to submit abstracts or presentation proposals. We are seeking a variety of presentation types. As well as formal academic papers, we want to actively encourage creative presentations of innovative programs, projects and workshops. A presentation should run for 15 – 20 minutes. Relevance to the conference theme and topics will be a major criterion for selection.

More than one abstract may be submitted. Authors are requested to provide a copy of their abstract/presentation proposal in Word format either as an email attachment or on an IBM formatted disk, labelled clearly.

Format for Abstracts

One A4 page maximum per abstract/presentation proposal. Margins: Left 2.5cm, Right 2.5cm, Top 2.5cm, Bottom 2.5cm. Font: Times New Roman 12pt. Spacing: Single. One line between paragraphs. No indentation. At top: Author(s) name(s) in bold, name of presenting author to be underlined, (organisation) in brackets, working title of presentation in italics and (conference topic) in brackets if appropriate. At bottom: Presenting author(s) name, title, position, postal address and telephone and fax numbers and email. Disks should be sent to the Conference Secretariat. Note: Disks will not be returned unless specified by author. Please address any requests for further information and send submissions to: Alison Campbell, Conference Secretariat UWS , PO Box 415, Richmond, NSW 2753 Australia Phone (02) 4570 1455 or 4570 1713 Fax (02) 4578 4100 or 4570 1522 Email: or

Requesting Your Input for a new book titled Secrets of Married Men

I’m Scott Haltzman, MD. I have recently initiated a web site about Married Men called “Secrets of Married Men.” This is a non-commercial site, run by me, a psychiatrist. I am hoping to learn, and have others learn, about strateties married men use to maintain and advance their marriages. This site both seeks men’s thoughts and opinions and also will provide me data with which I plan to write a book of the same title.If you have something you would like to share and possibly end up in a book, visit for more information.

Paternal Instinct, Call for Papers. Topics for presentstions and articles (the Journal will start publication in December, 2000) include – but are not limited to: father/child bonding at all ages with both genders, paternal grief syndrome at loss of children in divorce, multi-ethnic expressions of fathering, burogamy: when the state takes over as head of the family, social legislation affecting paternal roles (CSSA, TANF, custody and/or shared parenting standards, etc.) Send 500 word outline, APA guidelines to: Edward Stephens, On Step Institute for Mental Health Research, 169 E 74th St, Garden Suite, New York, NY 10021. Conference scheduled for 11/10-12/00 in New York City. Closed

Requests for assistance/information

Subj: Research Participants Needed. Date: 8/7/2002 I am requesting participants who meet the following requirements: (A) Heterosexual male, (B) At least 18 years of age and (C) Either married, engaged, or living together for at least 6 months. Participants will be asked to take a questionnaire on relationship issues. Participants will first be sent to a consent page, where they will read a brief description about the study and that participation is anonymous and confidential. There is no way that I can trace answers to identifying information. If they choose to quit at any time, they simply close the page and answers are automatically deleted. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Christina Ward at or my thesis chair, Raymond Bergner at My research passed the research review board at Illinois State University. To participate, they simply click on the “I consent…” button at All of this is explained in the first page. Closed

Subj: Social Hormones. Date: 7/28/2002 : Peter Gray is searching for a few good men to participate in cutting-edge research on male social relationships and hormones. This research forms part of my Ph.D. in anthropology at Harvard. Seeking participants living in the U.S. aged 28-40 and who meet several other criteria. Research entails collecting saliva on four days for hormone analyses as well as filling out a questionnaire. Earn $50 while helping advance our knowledge of the hormonal correlates of male marriage, parenting and work. E-mail me by August 31, 2002 at: Closed

Subj: Calling for Men Abused as Children Date: 7/8/2002 3:25:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time. I am a PhD student doing research on the healing process when recovering from childhood sexual abuse. Most of the literature in existence focuses on female survivors and I would really like to be able to include the perspective and experience of MALE SURVIVORS. I wondered if you might be able to help me find ADULT MALES WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED IN CHILDHOOD WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO COMPLETE A BRIEF, ANONYMOUS QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT THEIR HEALING/RECOVERY PROCESS (about 15-30 minutes). People can contact me directly at If you like, I can send the complete study description and information (including contact information at the University of Alberta to verify authenticity of research). Please complete by August 31, 2002.) Mary Pudmoreff  Closed

Subj: Reproduction of Semem 2/10/01 4:41:18 AM Pacific Standard Time. As I get older the reproduction process of semen is much slower. Is there a recognized legal product on the market that will assist with this reproduction? I am 64 and of course it is not the same as a young man in his early years but what do men do in later life to help with this process? (Vince Howard)

Subj: Sympathetic Male Pregnancy or Couvade Syndrome. In a message dated 11/21/00 8:32:48 AM Pacific Standard Time: We’re making a TV program about sympathetic male pregnancy. Know anyone who experienced it? know anyone experiencing it now? It was called the couvade syndrome but is not an illness. animal behaviorists say it’s normal.

Subj: Harassment on the job (11/10/00) I am a white-male state employee. I work for the State of Michigan. The majority of employee’s are female, black and white. I have seen a definite pattern of discrimination against white men in promotions and job assignments. I have approached the E.E.O. in our agency, (black female) about a sexual harassment problem from female Supv. and was told it would cause me more problems than it it worth, I would probably suffer some repercussions and didn’t want to pursue it because they were friends. I have seen at least 8-10 instances of black woman being promoted over white men. These womanall belong to a group called I.A.P.E.S. They are a group of professional white-collar workers whose main intent is to increase the power of the Black& white woman in the workplace. I work for the State of Michigan Unemployment Agency and need a Civil rights lawyer to handle a case of reverse- discrimination. I don’t feel comfortable with a Mich. attorney, because I have seen the Gov.Engler fire another state employee who had the balls to go public with some problems in the Dept. of Corrections. I need some help from someone who is discreet and not afraid of City Hall. I can be reached at Thanks. Frank Spano

Subj: Counseling for 6 Year Old Son (11/1/00) My friend’s son is the father to a 6 year old. He shares joint custody with ex-girlfriend – who has currently turned son against father. When father goes to pick up son, exgirlfriend tells him son doesn’t want to see him. This has been going on for 4 months. Son hides in his room. Mother constantly calls my friend, who is lost, because woman wants ex-boyfriend for lover – but it won’t happen. Where can my friend tell her son to find counseling for his child? Funds are low – hearts are warm – but boy’s mother is dreaming.

Subt: Sexual Boredom Scale is the data collection aspect of a doctoral thesis and they need as many subjects as possible. 4/14/00 11:15:38a PDT. Check it out: at Paul Meyerson, Ph. D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Fordham University, NY

Subj: Are there any resource centers in Singapore? 3/23/00 9:30:11 PM Pacific Standard Time. I would like to know if any resource centers are in Singapore where men can go for counseling and help?

Subj: Request Semen composition 3/4/00 8:28:45 AM Pacific Standard Time. I am hoping to gain some information on a problem I am having. it appears that my semen is burning my partner. she is experiencing servere discomfort for several days if we have intercourse more than once a week. this problem has persisted for some time (several years ) I have been tested for stds and have a clean bill of health. this problem is starting to have serious implications for our relationship. any assistance that you can render would be more appreciated by us. Yours sincerely, Simon (Murdoch1)

Subj: RequestE-Mail list of Men in the Greater Bay Area. 2/5/00 5:13:57 PM Pacific Standard Time. I’m a therapist specializing in masculine psychology, men’s groups, wilderness experiences & one day intensives for men. In trying to reach more men & keep the cost as low as possible I am looking for an “e-mail mailing list” for men in the greater bay area. I could use this to get the word out, instead of the costly & time consuming postal service. Any leads out there? Robert Teister MFT

Subj: Men Finding Young Girls Attractive 1/18/00 5:25:13 PM Pacific Standard Time. Hello, my name is Tricia. I am in need of information from men regarding what they REALLY think is normal sexual interest for men, particularly in relation to the age at which it is considered normal to find young girls sexually attractive. (for our family values discussion)

Subj: Big & Tall Products: 1/14/00 8:58:04 AM Pacific Standard Time. I am big and tall. Are there any sites for men who need bigger furniture, more auto leg room, etc?

Subj: Harassment on the Job. 1/11/00
My significant other is experiencing reverse descrimination and harrassment on his job by a black supervisor. His health has been affected and he is very afraid this man is setting him up for dismissal. We live in the Washington DC area, he works for NIH in Bethesda, Md. As a feminist, descrimination directed towards anyone is abhorrent to me. We need help in finding a good attorney specializing in this type of situation. We are of modest means and cannot afford a lot of money, he is an electrician. Please help us.

Subj: TO ALL MEN: Send Your Favorite Recipes for a Future Book by 2/16/00 –
Culinary Courtesan by Margie Lapanja is Cookin’ up a Book for the Guys and those who know them and cook for them. Food Men Love: A Lively Anthology of Men’s Favorite Foods will be published Valentine’s Day 2001 by Conari Press! This is a tribute to men and the tastes that tantalize them: an entire cookbook dedicated to men’s favorite foods. This lively anthology of regal recipes, luscious lore, historical tidbits, great quotes, and proven love potions~~with favorites of Leonardo da Vinci to Leonardo deCaprio and every man in between will explore the glories of favorite foods and drink and the satisfaction they give to a man’s psyche and stomach! I propose two simple questions:
1. What foods and/or beverages do you love? (Think in terms of what you’d want if you were to request you “last meal.”)
2. Do you have a favorite dish or recipe you like to prepare?
Take a minute to tell me about the food you love and and/or share a favorite recipe: please write, e-mail, or fax me with your responses. Be sure to review all recipes for content accuracy and include your name and a contact number if you wish to receive credit in the book. (Any additional info like your age, occupation, and hometown would also be fun to know!)

Anyone who contributes will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a gourmet dinner-for-two at a favorite restaurant in your area and an Gift Basket with books, goodies, and more. A portion of proceeds from sales of Food Men Love will also be donated to select charities.So, let’s play!…share your food fantasy…and/or a favorite recipe! Margie Lapanja, P.O. Box 806, Crystal Bay, NV 89402 or visit for inspiration and information. Fax: ifnormation to 775.832.5507

FYI:  Margie Lapanja is the author of Goddess in the Kitchen and The Goddess’ Guide to Love and pens the newspaper column “Aphrodite’s Afterthoughts: A Lighter Look at Love.”

Subj: Chicken Soup for the Chicken’s Soul
Have you ever noticed Jack Canfield’s “Chicken Soup of the Soul” series – Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirits”? They’ve got one for about everyone and everything. There are ones for women (2), plus celebrating women, woman’s songs, mother’s soul, mother’s heart, couples, parents, singles, singles/divorced/widowed, friends, everyday heroes, those over 50, birthday girls, kids, teenagers (3), teenage relationships, college, for survivors, for cancer survivors, cancer patients and their loved ones, for loving and learning, for unsinkable souls, to renew your faith, uplift your spirit, for Christians, Christian Families, country soul, work, creativity in the workplace, golfers, even recipes and cat & dog lovers and other critters. There’s activity planers for mothers, pet lover’s, and work. And another series of “A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Soul” for women, teenagers and friends. They come in cloth and paper, abridged, regular and large print, English and Spanish, books, calendars, journals, or appointment books, 2nd Helping, 3rd Serving, 4th Course, 5th Portion, 6th Bowl, Another Sip, Best of, and on and on and on. In these 182 different versions, however, there isn’t one for men, fathers, boys, celebrating men, etc. And from the looks of the ones that have already been announced for publication in 2000, there aren’t any on the drawing board. I find this very revealing about this and some other “spiritual” or “new age” work. Even though men are often the authors, they prefer not to talk about themselves or their kind. Is the reason that they don’t think men can use it, need it, or benefit from it? No, I believe it’s greed – most books are written by women, most books are purchased by women, most “men’s books” aren’t runaway best sellers, so they will sell more copies about “Chicken Soup for critters” than for men, fathers or boys. Maybe someday, when they’ve totally run out of innocuous titles like “The 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul”, then, maybe, they’ll consider putting together something for men.  I wondered if that thinking had gotten that far with the “Chicken Soup” people, so I called them at 954.360.0909. “Maybe in a year or two we’ll put one out for fathers.” Maybe they’re just plain chicken? If you’re an optimist, send a story for possible publication to Men/Fathers, PO Box 30880, Santa Barbara, CA 93130. If you’re a pessimist, write the publisher at Health Communications, 3201 SW 15th St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33443 to point out to their oversight.

Subj: Research assistance – Time Involved in Workplace Conflict 12/11/99 2:33:08 PM PST. Dana Mediation Institute seeks respondents to a very brief survey to study organizational conflict and its management. Details at It’s a 30-second microsurvey concerning “Time involved in workplace conflict”. Results will be posted in a few weeks, or when a sufficient number of responses has been received to yield useful statistical analysis. Many thanks, Dan Dana, Dana Mediation Institute, Inc. (Research)

Subj: Men’s bodies and men’s health 12/4/99 8:52:08 PM Pacific Standard Time. Hullo from sunny Sydney Australia! I write about men’s issues in Australia. My most recent book was FATHERS, SONS AND LOVERS – about what it means to be a man today. Its setting is Australia but friends tell me it could be anywhere. My next book is about men’s bodies – how we feel about our bodies – how we feel when desired and when in love. I am interviewing a range of men in Bondi and other places in Australia. I have a small research group examining
– boys’ problems in learning – how to assist boys to achieve – how to help men live healthier lives – how to help men be better dads. I am interested in hearing from people working in similar areas. I write both for university audiences and for the public. You’ll find some of my stuff on my website. Peter West, Research Group on Men and Families, Mens Health Information and Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Second Ave., Kingswood NSW 2750, Australia. Check out our web page or (Peter West)

Subj: Procrastination Factor in Estate Planning – Help for an Article. 12/1/99 7:29:59 AM Pacific Standard Time. I am developing an article for one of my clients. I am looking for people I can interview on the subject of (1) the psychology of denial regarding our own deaths and (2) personal stories from loved ones, mostly widows, on how their husband’s denial of his own mortality prevented him from doing estate planning and, therefore, caused his heirs financial and emotional loss. If you can direct me toward any resoucres, I would appreciate it. I can be reached at the e-mail above or by calling 608.437.6379 (Wisconsin). Thank you, John R. Ingrisano

Subj: Orca Book Publishers looking for Children’s and young adult books. or

Subj: Early childhood groupgs for men 11/8/99 5:08:07 AM Pacific Standard Time. This is the ninth year that I have taught Kindergarten in our school. To date I have never met another male K teacher and really I have not met a male early childhood teacher at all. I have been told that here is one around Akron, Ohio, but my attempt to contact him did not work. Our system is so limiting. It would be great to meet other men that are involved in early-childhood and if you ever locate an organization that is focused in that direction, please make me aware of it. It might be fun to organize such a group, if we weren’t 600 miles apart. Please let me know if you locate any interest people. Please allow me to say “Thank you ” again. Richard D. Miller, PO Box 8, Hollansburg, Ohio 45332 1-937-997-4064 tvprrmiller@MDECA.ORG (Richard Miller)

Hate crimes petition

Please forward this petition to friends who believe in what it stands for. The petition will then be forwarded to the President of the United States; the Vice President of the United States; and our United States Senators and House Members.

A resolution follows:

WHEREAS: We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; and WHEREAS: We commend the efforts of those individuals who dedicate their lives to causes of social justice and human rights; and WHEREAS: We support actions that protect the individual’s rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That we hereby urge the passage of The Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), H.R.3081 and S.1529

The Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), H.R.3081 and S.1529, would amend current federal law (which permits federal prosecution of a hate crime only if the crime was motivated by bias based on religion, national origin, or color) to include real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, and disability so the FBI would be able to investigate and prosecute violent hate crimes against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. Under this bill, hate crimes that cause death or bodily injury because of prejudice can be investigated federally, regardless of whether the victim was exercising a federally protected right.

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  1. Leslie Palmer, Jacksonville, FL
  2. Stephen Silverman, South Burlington, VT
  3. Wayne Arnason
  4. Theo Diamond, Charlottesville, VA
  5. Sasha Kopf, Northampton, MA / Princeton, NJ
  6. Geoffrey B. Metz, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA
  7. Emily Sporl, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  8. Tai Collins, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  9. Danielle Lazarin, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  10. Priscilla Morales, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  11. Lydia Pace, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  12. Julia Goren, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
  13. Jamie Waxman, Columbia University
  14. Rebecca Zimmerman, Columbia University, NY
  15. Jori Frakie, Columbia University, NY
  16. Aaron Wilson, Cornell University
  17. Sean Pilger, Cornell University
  18. Rebecca SAck, Cooper Union
  19. Ben Cook, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
  20. Evan Cestari, Syracuse University
  21. Lagusta Yearwood, University of Rochester
  22. Jacob Pyne, University of Rochester
  23. Anya Lakner, University of Rochester
  24. Cory W. Clines, University of Rochester
  25. Tony J. Ivie, Etna, Wyoming
  26. Wayne Noffsinger, Etna, Wyoming
  27. Merrick Wolfe, Studio City, California
  28. Terri Ginsberg, Florida Atlantic University
  29. Kirsten Thompson, New York, NY
  30. Alexandra Keller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  31. Chris Straayer, New York University, New York, NY
  32. Daniel Banks, NYU, New York, NY
  33. Tony Kushner, New York City, NY
  34. David Roman, Los Angeles, CA
  35. George Haggerty, Riverside, CA
  36. Fred Arens, Los Angeles, CA
  37. Mickie Robbins, Los Angeles, CA
  38. Ken Howard, Los Angeles, CA
  39. Michael Shernoff, NYC, NY
  40. Michael Lassell, NYC, NY
  41. Robert Drake, Philadelphia, PA
  42. John Scognamiglio, NYC, NY
  43. Wendy Staub, Katonah, NY
  44. Christian Nova, New York, NY
  45. Anne Runolfsson, Pound Ridge, NY
  46. Ray Cochran, New York, NY
  47. Jake Madrid, Los Angeles, CA
  48. Scott Eckhoff, Los Angeles, CA
  49. Melissa Crogle, Denver, CO
  50. Michelle Cantwell, Englewood, CO
  51. Amanda Nelson, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical School, Nashville, TN
  52. Aline Hansen-Higa, Arvada, CO
  53. Loretta Hansen-Higa, Bennett, Co
  54. Victoria Polin, The Awareness Center, Chicago, IL
  55. Gordon Clay, San Anselmo, CA