Archive for the ‘GLBT Community’ Category

I Will Remember

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

I remember a time way back in grade school when being called gay meant your peers wanted you to see yourself as being very limp-wristed and feminine. I say they wanted you to see yourself as that not because they actually saw you in that light, but because you were different, and it was the only way they knew to describe that difference. Being gay back then meant, in their minds, as having to conform to the stereotype. I was definitely gay, just not the stereotype, which confused everybody, including myself.

Is Having A Good Reason Too Much To Ask?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

I’ve avoided writing too many blog posts about the upcoming political election, or making Facebook/Twitter posts about it because…well, everybody else is pretty much doing it. I’m tired of the whole thing. I’m tired of the worrying, which I’m very, very good at by the way. My Little Brother often tells me to chill out, that the candidate I’m voting for, who I think might lose, will win, and things will be fine. Now he’s calling me lately and saying “I’m worried, Big Brother.” That’s not good. Unless he’s suddenly growing chest hair, his being worried is alarming.

Club For Blue-Eyed People Attacked By Extremist Catholic Filipinos

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Imagine for a moment attending a nightclub for people who have blue eyes, and someone walks onto the dance floor, pulls out an assault shotgun and another handgun, and kills fifty attendees. The response from Fundamental Evangelical Christian groups is “The group is unnatural, so they’ve reaped what they sewed.” Politicians immediately take to denouncing the violence at the club without mentioning the folks attending had blue eyes, and use the opportunity to blame President Obama for letting extremist Catholic Filipino terrorists into the country because their version of a Holy Book says “You shall not lie with someone who has blue eyes as one lies with someone who doesn’t have blue eyes; it is an abomination.” Meanwhile, Rep. Pete Sessions states he was told (because this absolves him for getting it wrong) that the “Hottest Place For People With Blue Eyes” may have only had a couple people with blue eyes there, but that there were mostly Latinos in attendance.

Under the Guise of Religious Liberty Laws

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Things don’t always work out quite like we intend them to. It’s pretty much a given, right? I wanted to sit down and write my thoughts out about what’s going on in North Carolina with this whole HB2 business, and…well, mostly North Carolina. Other states are continuing to dip their toes into the “let’s see what we can get away with in terms of segregating the LGBT community from the rest of us” pool. This isn’t about religious liberty, though. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that for a moment. But it is about religion, and it’s about civil rights.

Can There Be Transparency In Taking Children Away From Your Former Partner?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Transparency is one of those lovely ‘it’ words that’s getting thrown around quite a bit these days. Have you noticed? It certainly has in Michigan. Politicians here promise transparency, then find ways around it. And, let’s be honest, not just here either. I’m a member of a community where other folks are actively trying to find ways to legally discriminate against us. Their methods are not particularly transparent, but they’re hoping if they use the word often enough, people will think they are. Yet if there’s one thing that generally pisses me off, it’s when a member of the LGBT community uses a law out there against one of our own, a law we’re actually fighting against.

Uh, Oh. So Here’s What Didn’t Happen…

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

I’m confused and feeling slightly let down. Remember when marriage equality became the law of the land last month? We were promised an end of times light show. Life as we knew it was supposed to end…HORRIBLY. I even went grocery shopping and stocked up on extra toilet paper and canned goods, plus another can opener or two because you just know the first thing to break is going to be the trusty can opener, then where are you? The most amazing thing to happen that weekend came from the opposition; silence. Well, dumbfounded silence, like they couldn’t get over the fact the majority of the Supreme Court judges weren’t buying their “Just cause we don’t like em’” defense.

Let The Day Begin! Post Marriage Equality Ruling Thoughts

Monday, June 29th, 2015

There are three times I can remember sitting down and watching the news for several hours. The first was the start of Gulf War back when I was in college, the second was 9/11, and the third was last Friday. I cried two out of three of those times and all three scared the hell out of me. Did I think marriage equality would win? I honestly didn’t know. And I was very, very afraid to believe it would because I didn’t want to get my hopes up.

You Bet Your Knickers I’m Worried About the June SCOTUS Decision

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

I’ve been having a conversation with certain friends over the past couple of weeks regarding the upcoming Supreme Court decision about marriage equality. They, my friends, say I should be more positive, only I am, quite honestly, afraid of getting my hopes up. I feel we’re at the point now where no matter which side wins, the losing side will make the winning side wish they’d lost. I fear it’s going to get ugly, and I just don’t have a clue how this is going to turn out, especially with so many things coming out in the media.

Radical Thoughts Post-Supreme Court Gay Marriage Equality Hearing

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

It’s a confusing time lately, isn’t it? Between riots, proving or disproving global warming, electronic piracy, cyber-attacks, political e-mail scandals, politicians getting outed on Grindr, ISIS, Iraq, the roads in Michigan, the drought in California, earthquakes, and gay marriage, we’re being bombarded and sent into sensory overload. We almost have to be selective in what we’re going to care about from one day to the next because there’s no way we can tackle it all. I tend to be a fairly simplistic person and I base things on what impacts my life at this particular moment before I can go on to something else. That’s why I was paying attention to what was presented to the Supreme Court this week regarding gay marriage.

Stupid Is As Stupid Does, Plus the Gay Dinosaur Agenda

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

I sat down in the office to write this blog post yesterday morning, looked out the window, and saw a couple of snowflakes coming down. It’s April. I’m sure a straight Republican is responsible for the weather as punishment for voting Obama in for a second term. My little brother’s sister just had her first child a couple of weeks ago after years of trying to get pregnant. I’m sure what happened is she heard Sarah Palin and/or Michelle Bachman open their mouths and it scared her eggs from being impregnated. Because it’s logical and that’s how life works, right? See, if I say utter bullshit like this—and it is bullshit—people say “Huh???”, but when someone else says stupid shit, it gets media attention.