It’s not my fault that I forget there were members of my family that didn’t know about my homosexuality. Actually, it’s not that they didn’t know, it’s that they were too young to understand when people use the word “gay” it applied to “Uncle J.”
As if in response to my posting looking at DOMA in a very optimistic light (in spite of my distaste for the legislation), change.org has published: Gay Rights – Change.org: Why is Bill Clinton Helping Supporters of Proposition 8?. The title was enough to make me want to immediately delete my previous post and pretend…
Pressure was on for an amendment to the United States Constitution. Clinton then did something that enraged LGBT people; he signed the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) into law. Although obviously an unconstitutional action, DOMA remains in full force and effect today (with the small exception of an Internal Court Order of the 9th Circuit deeming it “unconstitutional”). In spite of this, DOMA may be considered the smartest pro-gay action of any president.
Yesterday, I received a text message from a very dear friend. For purposes of this story, we will call her Irene and her employer XYZ Corporation to protect the identities of both. The message was to advise me that she had just been “written up” at work for using racial slurs. I was shocked. Irene is not someone I would ever consider to be a racist. In fact, she is a triple minority (a woman, part Asian, part Hispanic).
As many of my readers know, I am an atheist. This does not mean I lack faith, morality or inspiration; it merely means I find such outside of “God” or “Jesus” or “Allah.” I find my faith, morality and inspiration from other people and from within myself. Lately, however, I’ve come to some moments of questioning. This is not to say I am questioning whether or not I believe in God; that is something that I feel is unquestionable. I do not. I’ve recently allowed myself to open discussions with people of the Christian faith and in so doing have realized something that may be a source of religious unkindness toward me; I have closed my heart and mind from religion.
A policy has been issued by the British Military titled, The Policy for the Recruitment and Management of Transsexual Personnel in the Armed Forces.
Maureen Mullarkey, an artist best known for her “gay inspired” subject matter including cross-dressing, made the following statement after being “outed” for her contribution of $1,000 to the anti-family Yes on Hate (Prop 8)
I’ve been following this article on topix, and noted that the comments started referring to yours truly (uhm, that’s me). So I started watching the comments and ultimately found inspiration for this “Stupid Things People Say About Gays.” It also provided me with the unique opportunity to respond directly to causation.
It seems there is a trend in “pro-gay” advertising that I’m only just starting to notice. It seems every photograph of a happy same-gender couple, particularly regarding families and adoption, features a multi/bi-racial couple and a minority child. I can’t help but wonder if this is intentionally targeting other minority groups based upon race or ethnicity, as if saying, “See, we have minorities within our minority.”