Thursday, July 2, 2009

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand!" A.L.

A Party Of many One...

This morning, I received a note from a new friend. It was rather a sad and disturbing message regarding our community as a whole.

During a Pride festival, my friend mentioned he was handing out some trinkets and goodies (who doesn't like getting free stuff at Pride!?) to spread some cheer as well as to help promote his business. Anyway, he had mentioned that some people in our community were hostile towards him because he is an older gay man and that the stuff he was offering was of no value. Of no value?

Also my recent day at Pride brought my queer friend a few not so pleasant stares from our community
. Yes, our community.

It bothers me to see that amongst a community of many, and who has been through so much turmoil, hatred and violence, we don't do more to embrace and strengthen as a party of one. Yes, you have your various groups from gender queer, transgender, lesbians, lesbians of color, older lesbians, bears, gays of color, older gays, younger gays, bisexuals, queer youth, men born men, womyn born womyn and so.

Yet, aren't we all fighting for the same common cause(s)?!

Equality, marriage, non discrimination, tolerance, etc.

Enough is enough already. Instead of all the divisions between our groups, remember that we are all on the same "team" and that if we continue to divide, we will never move forward for if one group loses out, we all lose, plain and simple!

Spend more time loving and less time judging and dividing for those jobs are already taken by the hateful conservative zealots and right wing.

Let's celebrate Stonewall 40 together!

Find worldwide gay resources under 1 rainbow with LGBT CAT

Standing up (ok, sitting down) for our rights!

Keep a smile on your face and love in your heart!

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