Saturday, March 29, 2008

read and repost

From Venus Envy, via Will Schneider, via Tamar Godel...

I am...

I am the guy who came out to the entire school in his senior speech
and got a standing ovation for his courage.

I am the girl who kisses her girlfriend on the sidewalk and laughs at
those who glare.

We are the couple who planned and studied and got a damn good lawyer
and BEAT the state that wanted to take our child away.

We are the ones who took martial arts classes and carry pepper spray
and are just too dangerous to gay bash.

I am the transgender person who uses the bathroom that suits me, and
demands that any complaining staff explain their complaint to my face
in front of the entire restaurant -- and shares with my other trans
friends which restaurants don't raise a stink.

I am the mother who told her lesbian daughter to invite her
girlfriend over for dinner.

I am the father who punished his son for calling you a fag.

I am the preacher who told my congregation that love, not hate, is
the definition of a true follower of God.

I am the girl who did not learn the meaning of "homosexual" until
high school but never thought to question why two men might be

I am the woman who argues (quite loudly and vehemently) with the
bigots who insist that you do not have the right to marry or raise

We are the high school class who agrees, unanimously, along with our
teacher, that love should be all that matters.

I am the legislator who, in spite of letters running 10:1 against it,
voted in favor of a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage,
because it was the right thing to do.

If you agree, repost this. Do it. You don't have to be afraid. You
can handle it. You're stronger than you think.

I am making a difference. Hate will not win.

This comes from Venusenvy. Please pass it on, and help the bravery of those who will stand up for themselves make a difference