Notre Dame Hosts Obama Despite Catholic Hierarchy Protests

Press Release
For Immediate Release
Dallas Transgender Activists and Allies

April 02 2009

The Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies applauds Notre Dame University for exhibiting determination of free will by initiating dialogue about stem cell research and birth control.

Presently the official policy of Catholicism is not to honor or even to hold discourse with those who disagree with Church theology. The invitation to President Obama as the commencement speaker has been confirmed by Notre Dame despite loud choreographed disapproval. The Obama administration favors a mix of technology and faith when approaching birth control and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Entire populations in Africa are being forced to adhere to abstinence only programs by government and religion and are suffering on a scale previously unknown. The Dallas Advocates and Allies condemns this practice as genocide as gay men in some African countries are refused treatment or even preventive education. President Obama's policy is not acceptable by most of Notre Dame alumni yet favored by nearly all of the graduating class.

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Show Notre Dame that regardless of the difference of our beliefs we appreciate open dialogue by sending The Rev. John I. Jenkins, the university’s president a email.

Below is a sample email, feel free to copy and paste it on this link to Rev. Jenkins

Rev. John I. Jenkins, President Notre Dame University

Thank you for your resolve in extending your invitation to President Obama to be the May 17 commencement speaker. We understand that without conversation there only can be conflict and misunderstanding. You have distinguished Notre Dame as a fearless leader for Catholic progressive thinking.

Whether the President speaks directly to these controversial issues at the Commencement ceremony will not lessen our admiration.

We deeply appreciate your courage.

Thank you,
[Your Name]

Above is a sample email, feel free to copy and paste it on this link to Rev. Jenkins


Dallas Texas GLBT Job Fair April 1 2009 at SMU

Bringing diversity to the workplace.

Job Expo 2009 will be April 1 (Wednesday), 2-6 p.m. at the Fincher Building, Cox School of Business (6212 Bishop Blvd.), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205. Free parking is available for Expo attendees along Bishop Blvd. Click here for SMU campus map: the Fincher Building is #42.

Hosted by the Office of Diversity, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.
Job Seekers: Whether you are looking for a better job, re-entering the workforce or you are just starting your career, GLBT Job Expo provides an opportunity to meet with employers looking to hire you.

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The GLBT Job Expo is part of the Center's commitment to raising awareness of how all people benefit by supporting each other and working together.

2009 GLBT Job Expo participants include:

City of Fort Worth
McKesson Corporation
Wells Fargo
North Texas LEAD
Dallas County Sheriff's Department
Texas Instruments
American Airlines
University of Texas at Arlington
Southwest Airlines
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas
Liberty National Life Insurance
OBOX Solutions
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Center for Non-Profit Management
Dallas ISD Alternative Certification
Metro PCS
HEB Central Market
Farmers Insurance
City of Dallas
Chipotle Mexican Grill
CVS Caremark
State Farm Insurance
SMU Continuing and Professional Education

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