Monday, May 28, 2012

Honoring All Who Serve

Thank You


As we celebrate this Memorial Day, let us take a moment to reflect upon those who serve & who's past military service gave us this great land & so many of the freedom's we take for granted.

Including a most special & sacred freedom, the right to vote.

Yes, the right to vote. Even if it's later used against you through a Constitutional Amendment denying you of the same civil rights that you fought to protect for others.

That's what so many of our LGBT brothers & sister fought & continue fighting for alongside their heterosexual counterparts. Freedom. 

As an LGBT rights advocate, along with the thousands of other advocates & rights groups, we will continue to work tirelessly to bring the much needed change & freedoms you expect & deserve upon returning home to this great land we call America.

Thank you.

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

Friday, May 25, 2012

Civil Rights Heads For A Vote, Again...

IUS Civis!


With the recent push towards equality defeated at the ballot box in North Carolina, the rights of a minority group are once again heading to the ballot boxes. Up next, Maryland, Maine & Washington.

As the extremists, churches, religious groups & organizations fighting to "defend" traditional marriage have begun ramping up efforts to raise the funds to get out their message of; "The institution of marriage & family is under attack!" We, the LGBT community will once again pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off & begin the process of changing hearts & minds through education.

Typical messages of bigotry, intolerance & lies include:
* Lie: Gay marriage will destroy the foundation of what marriage is.
* Truth: Marriage equality will strengthen families by guaranteeing the recognition of said families as a married couple & therefore entitled to the legal rights/responsibilities/protections, tax breaks, medical decisions, etc. Who could argue having these rights/responsibilities would bring harm? Having legal protections & financial security is something all families want.

* Lie - Gay households are not a good environment to raise children & can make them gay.
* Truth - It has been proven that gay households have just as much love as their heterosexual counterparts. Something I sometimes believe to be more so as our community has long had to endure the struggles & burdens of proving to the rest their desire and ability to raise children.

As divorce rates across the country haven't fallen among the heterosexual community, the sun continues to rise each day in the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, D.C. & Iowa.

So, as the Maggie Gallaghers, Bryan Fishchers, Charles Worleys, Paul Camerons & other anti-LGBT voices of the world ramp up their efforts to spew their messages of lies, intolerance, bigotry & hate in Maryland, Maine & Washington, we the LGBT community will continue the message of equality through tolerance, love & most of all, education.

Love makes a family!

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


President Obama (D) Backs Marriage Equality.


Thank you Mr. President, for your courage & conviction in standing up & speaking out for equality because, ALL families matter.

Love Makes A Family!

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Typical Right's Wrongs...

"OK To Discriminate Based On Homosexual Character"


Still need a reason why to join in the fight for equality?

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