Eleven gay bars in Seattle have received letters advising the clubs to expect the unleashing of the toxin ricin against them and their patrons. The letters were unsigned and stated that they expect the victims to “die painfully while in the hospital.”
Although I’m extremely happy to report some level of federal recognition of gay couples, I’m saddened that in order to obtain the benefit, one of us has to die. Perhaps in the near future the federal government will recognize living gay couples as such.
Staying motivated is often the most difficult thing when it comes to LGBT activism and human rights generally. The odds are against us, yet we cannot lose. Losing is not an option in this battle because every time those that propagate hatred against us are victorious, they gain power. We may loss battles, but we cannot lose the war. Why? Our lives are at stake. This is not an issue of marriage, it is not an issue of Due Process or Seperate But Equal clauses. We have our lives to lose and I believe that my life, and the life of those around me, is worth fighting for.
Another Merry Christmas to the LGBT community on Christmas Eve when Leeneshia Edwards of Memphis, TN was shot in the face, back and side. It appears from the wounds that Leeneshia was shot at close rang while getting out of a car. Police have not been able to interview the victim as she remains in critical condition.
Today, “Gay Marriage” took a step forward, helping to equalize the standings from the backward step of California’s passage of Proposition 8. Effective today, Connecticut has become state number two in the United States to allow same-sex couples marriage rights; Massachusetts is the only other state to allow for such marriage rights.
I suppose some would complain that since the election has heated up, I’ve covered too serious of topics, forgetting my ordinarily laugh at the world self and instead substituting for more serious topics (hence the “seriously”). Well, this post is no exception… seriously. Some will remember President Elect Obama’s (no I don’t think I’m being…