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#439274 - 06/26/13 06:43 PM Good Day To BE GAY
bodyguard8367 Offline

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""
We hold these truths to be self evident, that ALL men are Created Equal. Our Forebears speak to us from Seneca Falls, from Selma, and from Stonewall. They tell us that the message that was sent to the British Crown wasn't just for white men, that it applied to Women, Black people and yes..OH Gay people.

The struggle for equality for gay people is prevalent to Male Survivors because of the Pulpits across America where hatred and bigotry are preached even today. Were we living in a Society where there was no difference between gay and straight how many of us would struggle with feelings of fear and shame about our gay identity? How many of us would contemplate living a life pretending that we were not gay, or even worse, deal with trying to balance the wife we love with the sex we crave? No matter what your situation, it would be better if being gay was not something to be ashamed of. It would be better if being gay were not equated with sin, but instead validated as a normal acceptable state of being, acting, and behaving.

Today...despite years of discrimination, the final decision is for acceptance, love, tolerance, and equality.

It is a good day for me. I can see people rallying in the streets, I want to join them...but must wait till this evening. It is going to be good, great, life affirming, loving, and the words we say today will live on beyond today. Just as today's decision was born out of many incremental steps.

I can remember when police didn't pursue suspects of gay hate crimes. I have seen men beat up in the street for being gay and everyone acted like they deserved it. We are not done, but this will do nicely for today.


#439277 - 06/26/13 08:03 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
mattheal Offline

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Ohio

Celebrate! "Today...despite years of discrimination, the final decision is for acceptance, love, tolerance, and equality." Indeed.

I think this comic is timely, and the way I think and hope the rest of my generation sees the issue:
It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"

#439284 - 06/26/13 09:54 PM ! [Re: bodyguard8367]
Smalltown80sBoy Offline

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 2217

Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (03/01/14 12:59 AM)

#439306 - 06/26/13 11:54 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
Suwanee Offline
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Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 1339
As a straight person who believes that everyone should be offered the same rights and privileges I enjoy in my own marriage, I agree.

Good riddance DOMA. My marriage needs no defense.

I've got this life
And the will to show
I will always be
Better than before

#439309 - 06/27/13 12:37 AM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: Suwanee]
petercorbett Offline

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2509
My farternal brothers,

It is a great day indeed, for our country, for those of us gay members whom have served her with distinction since the Contenental Army days right up to now.

History has been made in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

DADT & DOMA are finally gone into the trash bin of history.

Real proud of my country & real proud of myself too.

Celebrate my gay & straight fraternal brothers.

Wishing you all well in healing & life.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and I will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunshine, forever into eternity." As he is me.

Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.

#439311 - 06/27/13 01:33 AM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
1islandboy Offline

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 906
Loc: washington
It's also a great day to be bisexual...!!!

Lets not forget that there was a day in our nations past, where there were some that thought slavery was a good idea.

How is this any different...???

Whether it be: race, creed, color, sex or religion...there will always be those that seek to divide us.

As far as I am concerned, we are all equal.

Close to You (Carpenters)

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine ~ M.F. Fernandez

#439312 - 06/27/13 01:49 AM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
SoccerStar Offline

Registered: 10/15/12
Posts: 929
I'm super, thanks for asking! wink
My story

"Don't think it hasn't been a little slice of Heaven just because it hasn't!" --Bugs Bunny

#439438 - 06/28/13 01:05 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
Lancer Offline

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 901
Loc: Florida
Aaaaaabsolutely faaaaabulous.

#439447 - 06/28/13 04:43 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3864
Loc: South-East Europe
It is great to see so many happy faces wink
My story

#439458 - 06/28/13 06:14 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
Dave PNW Offline

Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 129
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Good news this week. Reminds me that we can still change. We can evolve. Lots to the farher of a gay son and an American.

#440709 - 07/12/13 12:52 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: bodyguard8367]
lapchinj Offline

Registered: 06/07/11
Posts: 1485
Loc: New York
It's time for me to chime in even though a little late, but I think it's a great day for everyone. It" just that not everyone realizes it yet. I feel bad that people still hate us and think of us as evil and a threat to the way they live and believe. But for anyone who is still living and believing that their way of life is the only way I feel very sorry that they stll believe that persecution is a way of thought and life.

Everyone should be able to live in peace and the way they want without fear.

Peace, Rainbows, Love & Healing
Stick around, It will get better....🌹🌹🌹

#441723 - 07/22/13 01:35 PM Re: Good Day To BE GAY [Re: lapchinj]
bodyguard8367 Offline

Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 1159
Loc: ""

Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 10:44 PM)

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