so I guess people are praising Obama for voicing his support for gay rights which is all fine and dandy but I just wanted to say that gay males aren’t the only people that need equal rights under the law, lesbians aren’t called “gay women”, and equal rights under the law isn’t mission accomplished so I made a thing
*(I figured that this would be obvious, but you can call yourself whatever you want, however as a cishet male Obama isn’t allowed to decide which terms to use)
I fixed them.
You should post the fixed ones on the ~Hetero Awareness~ page on facebook.
If anyone wants to do that, I am so not going to stop them.
Obama reelected, McCaskill and Sherrod Brown reelected, Elizabeth Warren elected, first openly LGBT Senator, Tammy Baldwin, elected, and marriage equality passes in Maine and Maryland (let’s do this, Minnesota and Washington).
Four for you, America! You go, America!
And none for Mitt Romney.
Politico, HuffPo, Newsmax, tomorrow it’ll be all over the place.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination is “the civil rights issue of our time” during a visit to a Florida field office on Tuesday, according to pool reports.
Biden was meeting with volunteers at an Obama for America office in Sarasota, Fla., when he singled out one woman “who he thought had beautiful eyes,” reads the pool report. The woman said something to Biden that was inaudible to the pool reporter, but Biden responded to her by saying it was the “civil rights issue of our time.”
The woman, Linda Carragher Bourne of Sarasota, later said her daughter was Miss Trans New England and that she had asked Biden if he would help them.
“A lot of my friends are being killed, and they don’t have the civil rights yet. These guys are gonna make it happen,” Bourne told the reporter.
The vice president has been an ally to the LGBT community. He told gay rights advocates in August that they are “freeing the soul of the American people.” Most notably, however, he got out in front of President Barack Obama in May when he unexpectedly announced that he is “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage. Obama, at the time, was still “evolving” on the issue.
Joe Biden keeps working on my crush
Jon Stewart is amazing.
Oh my God YES.
This is not one of those essays where I aim to change anyone’s mind, because with this topic, either you will immediately stop listening or you already agree with me and I am just preaching to the choir.
But an oft-mentioned topic de jour has been gay marriage*, after the US president proclaimed his support of the institution. So, of course, all manner of rejoinders bled from the woodwork, a few obvious and often mentioned. Here are my three favourites.
“If we let gays marry, then people are going to want to marry goats.”
First of all, there aren’t millions of people clamoring to marry goats. Second, a goat or a bridge or a carrot cannot reasonably consent to marriage. Third, the desire to marry is not rooted on a sliding scale of permissiveness; that’s like not letting people own dogs in case people get the idea that this means that they’re also allowed to own large packs of wolves.
“Marriage is a religious institution, not a civil one.”
REALLY? A religious institution that has CIVIL BENEFITS? That’s WEIRD. How fucking CONVENIENT that you get tax breaks and hospital visits and shit and then second someone else wants in it’s some secret tree house club that only you’re allowed into because JESUS. SHUT UP.
“Marriage is between a man and a woman.”
ONLY BECAUSE YOU SAID SO. THERE’S THAT FUCKING SECRET TREE HOUSE BULLSHIT AGAIN.
“You’re only allowed in if you have PINK underwear. You don’t have pink underwear.”
“I’m wearing pink underwear right now.”
“THEY HAVE TO BE HOT PINK, YOU SLUT.”
Why don’t you just admit you don’t like gay people? Seriously, why is it so hard for you to admit that you don’t want to grant civil benefits to people because you’d rather pretend they aren’t real people with lives and desires and commitments of their own? Seriously. You’re not obligated to accept everyone** but don’t pretend it’s because marriage is this super holy rite and then hog the VERY REAL government benefits. NEWSFLASH: Gays don’t want to get married because they want to crash your special party. They want to get married because they don’t want to be with the same person for forty years and then not get to visit them in the hospital, you fucking bigot.
*: “The issue of gay marriage. Or as I like to call it, ‘marriage’. You know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I parked my car, I didn’t gay park it.” - Liz Feldman
**: Unless you’re, you know. A Christian.
War On Marriage
You’ve probably heard of the War on Marriage. If there were any details you were wondering about, here’s basically what happened:
Obama stood on the platform, high up; looking out over the crowd massed in the square below. Lesbian ninjas watched, unseen, from the shadows; and flamboyantly gay men stood, surrounded by others who had been converted seconds before by concentrated blasts of homosexuality.
“This morning I handed a note to Republicans, stating that unless each of their presidential candidates called a rent boy, a state of war would exist between us. I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received.”
Obama pauses, to look out over the gay crowd. They were hushed; almost silent. Barely even breathing.
“And now, consequently, this community is now at war with heterosexuality. By Christmas, all straight marriages will be void, and our country shall be renamed the United States of Gaymerica.”
A cheer rose from the crowd, deafening; Obama took a step back, momentarily caught off guard by the sheer volume, the sheer intensity of the sound. He grinned, teeth visible, as he looked out over his army.
Below, each man, woman and androgyne extended a hand, up and forwards; a straight-armed salute. In unison, their wrists went limp.
Reaching out to one side, the President of the now-renamed country gripped the handle of a flag, pulling; for a moment, the stars and stripes were visible; fluttering in a sudden gust of wind. Then, he dropped the flag, watching it fall into the ravenously homosexual crowd below: and in the same fluid motion, Obama pulled a new flag out from the opposite side of the platform.
It unfurled; the same basic design, the striped no longer red and white, but instead forming a rainbow: and each star now composed of glitter. He waved it from side to side; proud.
“This! Is! Gaymerica!” Obama shouted, voice now barely audible over the roar of the crowd. “We’re here! We’re queer! And we’re taking over!”
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“The judge ‘opened a Pandora’s box’ by issuing the first such ruling, he said, adding that he will appeal and plans to contest the law at the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights…The controversy has also caused diplomatic tensions: the US State Department in February said it was deeply concerned the bill would restrict freedom of assembly for gays. American pop singer Madonna, who has a huge gay following, promised to raise the issue at her concert in the city in August.”
Dear Equality Supporters;
Let me get right to the point. We are asking you to continue taking action against House Bill 2051, which we are calling the “Don’t Say Gay” bill because it attempts to remove discussion of sexual orientation from public schools. (I realize this is not a title inclusive of the entire community, but it reflects the language of the bill, cuts to the heart of the issue, and gets things across to the media.)
If you have not done so already, we ask you to sign the petition opposing the bill now and forward it to all of your friends. Many people have asked about writing the bill sponsors; however, these bill sponsors are among the most reactionary members of the House and are not likely to be swayed by a series of emails. Just a few weeks ago during the Rush Limbaugh bust debacle, the Missouri House email system went down for a period of time due to the high volume, yet it did not sway the Limbaugh-nistas.
Our goal with the petition is two-fold: first, to add your names and your friends’ names to the list of supporters who want to see better, stronger protections for youth; and second, to get this issue out into the mainstream press. Right now you have most likely heard about “Don’t Say Gay” only through social media or blogs. We need the mainstream media to start picking up this story to shine a light on the bigotry behind this mean-spirited bill.
Instead of letters or emails, we want to put a face to the issue — your face — and it needs to be visual and emotional. That’s why we have partnered with Progress Missouri to launch a micro-site called www.OktoSayGay.org where you can keep up to date on the bill and upload a video with your personal response to and feelings about this awful bill. Go to www.OkToSayGay.org for details on how to upload your video. If you can’t do your own video, we are working to set up locations and times around the state where you can record a video. Watch for emails from your regional PROMO organizer for further updates.
In short, we couldn’t do this work without your support — whether by signing the petition to add your statement, making a video of your response to this bill, or making a donation.
Thank you, and with your help I look forward to a swift resolution on this matter in favor of justice.
Executive Director, PROMO
There Once Was a Man Named Santorum
There once was a man named Santorum
Whose vests were incredibly boring
He said with a sneer
“I hate all things queer”
Then dreamt of gay sex while snoring
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