Thursday, November 06, 2008
Proposition 8: When Gay Anger Spills Over
It's not every day that you see gay people clashing with police.
Or marching on Mormon temples.
Or just taking it to the streets.
I've never seen gay people so angry.
And I LOVE it.
Because these usually gentle people have every right to be angry. Enough is enough.They may have to accept the bigotry of the majority. But they aren't going quietly and they'll NEVER stop fighting.
Not just because they don't consent to being treated as second-class citizens, and are not about to let anyone put down their lovers ...or their humanity. Like FUCK OFF. Eh?
But because the kind of hideous homophobia that these crazed religious fanatics preach is KILLING gay kids.
"Until that day, I fear for the lives of your gay sons and lesbian daughters. The ones who can’t talk to you about it, and suffer silently. They’ll be dying for your choice, because teen suicide rates in gays and lesbians is driven by fear, and by feelings of worthlessness that proposition 8 reinforces.
Until that day, I fear for the children of gays and lesbians, who will face ridicule and discrimination at school because their families “aren’t real” and their mommies or daddies “aren’t really married.”
Which is why none of us can stop fighting.
And why of all the signs and t-shirts that I have seen at these angry gay protests.
I'd KILL to have this one...
Because that's EXACTLY how I feel.
Those miserable bigots need to hear that message. Loudly.
And gay kids RULE.....