Short commentary:

It is a freaking hard time to be a blogger working in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights, when the Country and our Government as a whole is so totally screwed up. Wanting to write about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is timely and essential, but placed in the context of a Congress where the GOP cares only about tax breaks for the millionaires and billionaires, and a President who caves at the drop of the hat thinking that is what bipartisanship looks like, it seems impossible to expect much to happen. It’s like worrying about if the refrigerator is working properly while the entire house is burning down. Yes, keeping food safe is important, but there is little need for that food if everything else crumbles in ashes.

Every single issues that can be called LGBTQ Rights legislation, is legislation that impacts all Americans- those who identify within that group as well as those who do not but are parents, children, friends, co-workers and neighbors. LGBTQ Rights like all social justice rights impact the whole as well as the target group. But to keep pushing for these targeted rights and bills seems almost twilight zone material given the utter failure of our government to lead, generally speaking.

To stop writing about LGBT issues, or to suggest that our collective focus should be on the larger fiscal, and infrastructure, climate, natural resource, and social underpinnings often gets received as if we are saying LGBTQ stuff isn’t important, or less important, when that isn’t the case at all. It would be like pushing to have a golf ball. But you have no golf club, nor golf course available, so the ball alone doesn’t get you much.

I don’t really want to be a blogger ranting about the tax breaks for the wealthiest 2% of the population that will cost the country $770 billion over 10 years. I want to be blogging about Inclusive ENDA, repealing DOMA, repealing DADT, Anti-bullying, and Marriage Equality! What will these really be worth however when our country is in complete shambles? If it isn’t already there.

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