Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
There are many LGBTQ and straight people who simply don't know the history, the story, the narrative of being LGBTQ in this society, let alone world history. It is very relevant discussion in light of the attacks that go on daily upon LGBTQ people. For example, when, who and why "Stonewall"? When did the term "homosexual" come about? First gay elected official in the States? Highest elected out LGBTQ person in office?
History lessons matter.
Friday, July 8, 2011
The culture shock? Coming back to NC, a state that a) is going to vote on a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, and b) a young child was killed because he "acted gay". From wral-tv.com:
Prosecutors laid out the case Friday against a Durham man charged with killing a 4-year-old boy and 28-year-old-woman, saying he led a “religious” group of women and children who called him “Lord” and feared him.
Peter Lucas Moses, 27, faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Jadon Higganbothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against him. Defense attorneys didn't speak in his behalf at a court hearing Friday.
Prosecutors said Moses killed Jadon because he thought the child was gay and McKoy after he learned she couldn't have children and wanted to leave the group.
Time for a change in this state.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
On July 4th, I watched the firework display over the Hudson, and then was given the treat of reading my post on salon.com as I was walking back from the night's festivities.
I am posting the link to the salon.com here:
The link/story has also been picked up by others, like towleroad.com: