Gays are incapable of being parents, monogamous, pro-athletes, cowboys, Indigenous "Two-Spirits", firemen, cops, construction workers, bikers, soldiers... oh wait!
That's The Village People!
Living bravely in your own skin!
At least THEY lived their authentic selves, and became legendary musical superstars in the process... for THIRTY-FIVE YEARS! Waaaaaaaaaaaay before it was cool--- or SAFE!
And we (some of us--- SECRETLY) ate them UP! IIIIIIIIIIIIIII don't know MANY people who could resist the "Y.M.C.A." dance! I don't care WHO ya are!
Then those who dare to eliminate
all bars to equality come forth!
We stand on the Shoulders of the Brave... and the nation benefits from their strength.
How in the world can it be the twenty-first century and people still do not have equal rights under the law? Guess what though.
Once the Employment Non-Discrimination Act becomes the law of the land, it will be ILLEGAL to prevent LGBT people from employment equality! Period. Game over.
And why not? Professional sports needn't panic about an onslaught of gay and lesbians attempting to usurp teams. They may form their own, but, if athletes who are qualified, proven and solid in their sport SHOULD decide to seek this line of work--- why should they not be given access to the jobs? They've already been doing it all along.
"The truth sets you free!"
-Billie Jean King
The New Vanguard has emerged.
Gay and lesbian, Bisexual and transgender people in this country are officially "out of the closet", and I defy anyone to believe that THAT can be reversed.
Even with the tens of thousands of LGBT couples given marriage equality, in this country and MANY others... the sun still rises! So the Armageddon myth is "busted". Forever.
While in 32 states in this country, an LGBT person can be STILL BE FIRED just on the SUSPICION of being gay or lesbian or for being Transgender ... that bias is now on life-support. There is an evident and dominant "no backsies" clause in equality. One is not able to un-spill milk.
And now, KEVIN GREYSON, quite the decorated MVP football player, comes forth to walk in his own truth and... holy shit (!!!!!!)! The sun STILL ROSE!
From the Huffington Post:
"Though he has witnessed homophobia in football locker rooms throughout his career, Grayson told WTVR he has "no doubt" there are gay players in the NFL and even says he knows and has met some gay players active in the league today. But he will not name names, according to WTVR, insisting instead that such knowledge is a "'take it to the grave' type thing."
"After he came out as gay, Grayson received a flood of support." Continue
The JIG is UP, and the masquerade is over.
This matter, civil and legal equality under the law, resonates to me as the last bastion of barriers to equality.
So here's what cannot happen, any more:
- We cannot deprive any human being of the right to pursue happiness in loving the one they choose (and DON'T give me that polyamory/goat/sheep/platypus-dating palaver! That's just stupid!).
- We cannot deprive human beings from the right to earn a living, build a family, pay their bills, and work in a protected environment--- despite who they authentically are.
- We cannot continue to foster and nurture the lies that LGBTI people are not WHOLE people in every respect.
- We cannot permit the voices of the moral minority to cling like leeches to dogma that oppresses others, without bona fide cause.
- We cannot allow the voices of those who know that equality is the ONLY permissible way to go forward and exist on this BB we call "home".
This is the dawning of the age of the NEW (GLOBAL) PATRIOTISM!
The inconvenient truths are now ascending into the universe, thereby creating the NEW status quo. Ever watch Star Trek and how we "learned to coexist"?
The colonialist, privately privileged, elitist, and bogus, entitled supremacy of everyone except those who are "other" than us, is over. There will always be haves and have-nots. But as far as I'm concerned, the ultimate equalizer is that all people can be treated with respect, dignity, humaneness, understanding and acceptance. THIS is the new patriotism. There is no grey area in EQUALITY!
And this train is pulling into the station really soon!
The New Patriotism.
Get into it. Or drown in the flood.