This old angry hetero doesn’t care, why should the rest? (via Queer Landia)

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Clint tells it like it should be.

This old angry hetero doesn't care, why should the rest? As the saying goes, only the good die young. If that's true, being only just in my 20's I can rest assured that I won't kick the bucket until well into my 90's. So after I've lived a full life making immoral, and irresponsible decisions and I'm beating young whippersnappers off my lawn with my cane while grunting "back in my day…", if I can consider myself one-quarter of the badass that Clint Eastwood is, I'll be a happy grumpy old man. Clint E … Read More

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The Republicans Hate You (via Queer Landia)

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The Republicans Hate You Don’t believe it?  Here’s a short list of things they did in the House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning: Approved, by a 33-27 vote, to require all four Service Chiefs to certify that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will not hurt the troops ability to fight.  Presently the law requires the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Defense Secretary, and the President to certify that DADT can be safely rescinded.  It seem … Read More

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Visalia Couple Do The “Impossible” – for 35 years (via Queer Visalia)

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Visalia Couple Do The "Impossible" - for 35 years One of the most common untruths, especially in the religiously fundamentalist worldview, and even among many in the gay community, is that homosexual men are unable to form long term, stable, loving relationships.  “Studies”, using information from 50 years ago (and concentrating only on men – apparently lesbians are invisible in these “studies”), are used to support the lie that gay men are emotionally damaged, fragile, and unable to love.  Well … Read More

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Newlyweds Billed For Announcement Never Published (via Queer Dallas)

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Newlyweds Billed For Announcement Never Published Meet Mark Reed-Walkup and Dante Walkup.  They’re the Dallas couple recently wed in a novel method, using Skype, the Internet, and an officiant located in Washington, D.C. After the wedding, Mark and Dante tried to get their wedding announcement printed in the Dallas Morning News.  The newspaper refused, sayi … Read More

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Proposition H8 Overturned

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The United States Court for the Northern District of California has ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional, and has declared it invalid.  A stay was issued, so same-sex marriages will not begin again, while the opposition appeals.

Read the ruling here.

Wingnuts Elicite Response From JimmieJoe

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I’m a frequent reader/contributor at the online forums of the local paper, the Visalia Times Delta. There’s been an ongoing “discussion” about gay rights, and a recent post about how ‘nobody cares about you being gay’ spurred me to write a rebuttal.  The typical ‘if you’d just stay in the closet everybody would be happy’ bullshit was spread around again, so I fired off a salvo in reply.  I’ve reposted it here after the fold.  You can read the entire thread, if you wish, here.

Follow the link below for the rest of my post…

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The Love That Dare Not Speak It’s Name

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Proposition 22.  Proposition 8.  Ballot initiatives in Maine.  Almost anywhere there is legal recognition for our relationships, some right-wing religious nutjob is trying to destroy them.  In some places, they’re winning, at least for the moment.

But stop and think for a moment.  This is what they are fighting against:

Love.

Lord Alfred Douglas, in 1894, called it “The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name”.  Things have changed some since then, but there are still people out there that want to shove it back into silence.  Force it back into the dark corners and hidden places, remove all mention of it from public discourse.  For them, only swift and severe condemnation is acceptable.  Any other conversation about the subject is immediately labeled “promoting homosexuality”.

It has bothered me for some time why this is so.  Why the rabid response to the issue any time it comes up?  I think I’ve figured it out…

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