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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Orlando: A word of hope from our history

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

If Queer people can start a riot in a gay bar in the 1969 and, in doing so, launch an entire movement to bring Pride to being Queer and start a Civil Rights Movement to insure our rights as citizens;

AND . . .

If we can actually convince the medical research community to suspend the centuries-old scientific method to stop double-blind studies and fast track drugs during the AIDS crisis;

AND . . .

If we can make it possible for Queer people to create our own families by taking in foster children, adoption, insemination and surrogacy; 

AND . . . 

If we can start a Civil Rights Movement to provide Marriage Equality; 

AND . . .

If we can - after thirty long, hard, well fought years - get the venerable Episcopal Church to authorize liturgical blessings for the covenants of marriage made by Queer people;

AND . . . 

If we can actually start a movement so that people can pee in public toilets where they feel safe (are you kidding me right now?): 

Then, by God (indeed) . . . 

I think we can help to successfully complete a movement to ban assault weapons and bring about sensible gun control. 

They done messed with the wrong demographic this time.

6 comments:

8thday said...

I have always believed that queer folk love deeper because of all the hurdles we have had to fight just to be able to love. And, as you so splendidly point out, that kind of fierce love can conquer anything.

Love this post!

Bex said...

There was a small demonstration at the Capitol last night with people chanting, "We're here we're queer, get these guns out of here!" It begins!

Bex said...

There was a demonstration last night at the Capitol with people chanting "We're here, we're queer, get these guns out of here!" It begins!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Me, too, 8th Day. Me, too.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Bex - Our people. Our tribe. How fabulous! And, the filibuster on an end to gun violence ended successfully after almost 15 hours. I'm thinking some of those knuckleheads in the House remembered the last time - 30 years ago - when Queer people started demonstrating in DC. LOL. They sure don't want that again.

George Waite said...

There is no god.