Tag Archives: Politics

  • Building Rainbows

    Equal Rights.  Two relatively small words with super powers greater than that of all Superheroes combined.  And two words that every minority someday hopes to have ownership of.  Which if you think about, is absolutely absurd.  After all, we already know we are equal in our hearts but for some strange reason we choose to […]

  • With Pride

    Word is that we will have a decision regarding Prop 8 on one of these 3 days – June 13th, June 17th or June 24th.  With that said and regardless of the outcome (I believe victory will be ours), I got to thinking…  And after the searing pain from that had subsided, I was left […]

  • The Changing Tide

    I have been profoundly struck by the rise in hate-motivated assaults directed at the LGBT Community over the past months.  In fact, I was in the middle of a rant filled post about the blind ignorance of some of the people in this world…  You know type.  The ones who are so filled with self-loathing […]

  • Seriously, Dr. Ruth?!

    There are a lot of ignorant people in the world… And because of that one has to choose his or her battles wisely… Today I choose to battle. This week Dr. Ruth made one of the most ignorant statements I’ve heard in some time… And that’s saying something in today’s world. The statement was in […]

  • The “L” Word

    No…  Not that one.  I’m talking about “Liberal”.  Why has this word become worse than the worst of four letter words?  And why is anyone in Washington supposed to feel some deep sense of shame if they’re even associated with the “L” word?  Is it because of the disdain in the voice of all those […]

  • Compromise

    This whole “Fiscal Cliff” thing got me thinking (as I’m sure it did most of you).  Actually there was one particular statement I heard today (01/01/2013) that sort of summed up this entire debacle for me.  A pundit who works on ‘The Hill’ said the issue with most Republicans he had spoken with was, and […]

  • A Heavy Heart

    Between the tragedy in Oregon and now the one in Connecticut my heart is literally breaking.  Sometimes, regardless of how much faith I believe I have, life just doesn’t make sense…  Sometimes it is impossible to rationalize an idea that presupposes there is a greater plan…  Sometimes I wonder, “Have we so lost our way […]

  • The 7 Billion Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    I have spent a great deal of my life feeling as if I don’t belong…  And for some strange reason the older I get the stronger that feeling, at times, can become… I’m not a big drinker (and in all honesty, drunk people tend to get on my nerves).  I don’t do drugs (although in […]

  • “Family Values”

    “Family Values”…  A term that, since the 2012 election, seems to be making a comeback…   And not in a good way… There are some in our country that feel they have ownership of these words.  And they feel it is their right to use them as a club to verbally (and also physically) ‘beat’ those […]

  • A Place at the Table

    With last week’s election, we in the LGBTQ Community have been afforded an opportunity like no other in our history.  We have a President who was elected for a second term that believes we and every other minority in this country deserves a place at the table.  I believe this is a defining moment for […]

  • An Open Letter to Parents

    Dear Mom and Dad, First, I would like to thank you for the gift of my life.  The weight of that gift, to me, is clear… I have a responsibility to live my life with love and respect…  Compassion and hope…  Patience and understanding…  And not just for myself but for those who share my […]

  • The Heart of Politics

    With the upcoming election we are confronted with a real choice…  A choice that none of us can ignore…  A choice that none of us can afford NOT to make.  We are at a major fork in the road and we alone are responsible for the direction we will choose to travel.  Here’s what I […]