Archives for category: Gay Rights

Apparently Sally Ride came out in her obituary.

I like that America has continued to realize that the LGBT community does in fact comprise quite a few celebrity-types, historical figures, and overall above average folk, but I hate that a) Ms. Ride felt she had to keep this a secret for so long, and that b) these outings continue to be so newsworthy.

I hope that American society on the whole will begin to realize that there are a lot of LGBT folks around (some rich and famous, some living in your neighborhood, even some in your acquaintance), and that it’s not a big deal.


Gay Marriage Ban is Projected to Pass in North Carolina

North Carolina is rending my soul right now. In all honesty, I don’t understand how these people can consider themselves decent human beings.
“Supporters of the amendment said that it would ensure the preservation of traditional families.”

Obviously, “traditional” families are the only ones worth preserving. I am legitimately confused at how 58% of the voters in North Carolina can consider unmarried couples, same-sex couples, single parents, and any other arrangement in which there is not a man married to a woman as unhealthy, unsustainable, unloving, and unreasonable. Wake up and look around you, folks. We should be moving into the future with acceptance and open-mindedness, not forcing everyone into an evangelical theocracy. And how is it that Republicans can continually run on the platforms of reducing government interference on business, schools, the economy, etc., etc., but feel the need to restrict who I can call my family??

Pardon my strong language, but go fuck yourselves North Carolina.