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I Support Homophilia

April 13, 2005

I am 100% totally in support of gay rights. You can argue with me about it until you are blue in the face, but I can tell you right now that you aren't going to change my mind on this issue. I've written about this issue before, but I've never been particularly vocal about my beliefs because, um, this is a Catholic university and most of my views just don't mesh.

Today is the Day of Silence, a day of, um, silence supported by the GSLEN, a national organization that supports the rights of all people, gay, straight or bi. Although I am totally supportive of the idea, I am not participating today. This is because I didn't find out about it until today and also because I don't know that staying silent is ever going to accomplish anything.

I think it's way awesome that this day is taking place because I am certain that even a few people here and there (such as Lou) who refuse to speak today will draw attention to a cause that needs our attention. That's great.

I, however, am a bit of a talker. So instead of being silent about gay rights - I'm going to talk about it. (not that I don't talk about it anyway.)

Here's what I figure - I can bang whomever I want. The government has no right to state any sort of opinion about who I can or cannot have sex with - and that's what it all boils down to, isn't it? It isn't about "the sanctity of marriage" or anything like that - it's just that some people are uncomfortable thinking about what other people do in the sack.

Well, I say, Keep your dirty minds to yourself, Buckstar! It's none of your damn business. I stay out of your (boring) bedroom; You stay out of mine. Thanks.

That's right. So...

Day of Silence

"The Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT students and their allies."

Thank, Lou, for both showing me this site and taking a vow of a silence. Go you!

Interested in learning more about being active for gay rights? The local chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) is in Pittsburgh.

Moira at 10:50 AM :: Comments (8) :: ::

I am proud of you for speaking up and out.

Posted by: Leslie Rodiguez at April 13, 2005 01:14 PM

Go Moira! I would even go further to say love. Everyone should be able to love whomever they fall in love with. It is the most superficial thing to say someone can't love someone and spend their life with someone because they have the same anatomy as you.

Love is what matters, not anatomy!

Posted by: Evan at April 13, 2005 06:48 PM

Thanks Leslie! I'm speaking up and out because of the many people in my life who have broadened my horizons and taught me that love is the -only- thing that matters. Ahh.. those Youngstown years... ;c)

Good point, Evan! Let's run away and start a commune, eh?

Posted by: moira at April 13, 2005 09:17 PM

Can I join the commune as well? lol. ;) and can I bring a friend?

Posted by: Leslie at April 14, 2005 10:24 AM

Heck yeah! And of course you can bring a friend! :c) What should we call our commune? Anyone else wanna join?

Posted by: moira at April 14, 2005 11:18 AM

Read the newspaper today. CT has done something highly applaudable.

Posted by: Neha at April 14, 2005 11:47 AM

I don't have access to a newspaper today (unless I come across one in my travels)... Can you fill me in? I'm curious!! ;c)

Posted by: moira at April 14, 2005 02:58 PM

The Civil Unions law is being passed is what I believe Neha told me in class.

Posted by: Leslie at April 15, 2005 10:35 AM
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