Obama gave us, gay and lesbian people, a place within the whole of the American Dream in a way that had never been articulated so clearly before.
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Personally, I think this says less about “gay headline policy priorities” and more about the fact that black LGBTQ’s have not been a visible part of the LGBTQ movement all along, from a political perspective.Therefore, what is seen as “major progress” by some is still seen as very little progress by others. I also disagree with the sentence:
His sexual orientation becomes important when the generic image of “gay” put out there for the average news consumer, is negative, and when folks are allowed to think they don’t know of any gay people, or know of any gay people who don’t fit the negative stereotypical hate stuff. But if the positive folks aren’t identified and celebrated at the time, then when will this become known? It is like making sure that these facts get entered into history, while history is being written.
A regular reader sent me a link to this story about a new book, The Right to Be Out, byÂ Stuart Biegel: Americans have a constitutional right to be openly gay, lesbian, or transgender, and in fact the Constitution guarantees and protects that right, asserts Stuart Biegel. His new book, TheRead More
These openly gay candidate wins is extremely important
They illustrate both a passion, as well as smart response to the problems facing LGBT Equality. Namely our need to be vocal and demand action from our elected officials.
So the anti-gay forces who parade under the false banner of “care for the family” are stepping up the hate and the lies, and the misinformation. We will only make progress and create safer schools with the Safe Schools Improvement Act, with your help. We need you to make your voice known by writing a letter!
The down side however, is that a lack f facts has never stopped the hate mongers. In fact they seem most happy generating crazy ideas and making up things to prove their ideas.
In this way, coming out is radical action or activism. It is a willingness to make our whole selves present and visible to others at every choice we make.