I have such hope for my country with Obama in office.
But it sucks that the media is framing the defeat of Proposition 8 by blaming Blacks who were not the majority of voters. This wonk math only re-enforces assumptions that hurt us all.
Maybe now the queer community will finally start to address racism?
To further the civil rights of all, clearly more of our GLBT monies need to support groups who build bridges amongst other oppressed people. The Right with all it’s money and might is definitely reaching out across racial lines. The church is far more structured, organized, passionate, and MONIED than we are, and let’s be clear — the church is where the real opposition lies.
My mama was a soda jerk in a drug store where Blacks were not allowed to sit. I’ve been out as a honkin’ homo for nearly 30 years — lost a few jobs and been beaten for who I am. I am so grateful to witness change in my lifetime.
All humanity is rolling slowly toward Love, and that is what the Civil Rights Movement is to me — our evolution. Prop 8 isn’t going to go away. Love is made of steel, and the edges of this issue will sharpen until it is a sword.