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Friday, September 16, 2011

"A Black Eye for the South"

Country singer Chely Wright, who is proudly gay, married, Southern, and Christian, tells it like it is regarding the anti-gay politics in North Carolina:


DeepBlue said...

Sometimes I really feel that all the shit thrown around by GOP's and conservatives is a good thing since it seems to spurr up a lot of attention to the LGBT community and give it a voice that perhaps it wouldn't have otherwise.

I hear a lot of heterosexuals speaking up in favour of the LGBT, something I rarely saw before. Some battles might be lost but I believe you will win the war in the end!

In all that crazyness and being a witness from outside of the USA, I feel it all stimulating. Well, at least there is more action than over here where things are much more on some kind of statu quo! We're not done. There is still so much to do, but we're stalling right now!

I dare say that, in a way, the GOP is helping the LGBT cause!

Thanks for the video
Have a great week

Russ Manley said...

I hope you are right, Jon. And I envy your calm, accepting status quo up there in Canada.

DeepBlue said...

I understand. There is though only one little place in Montreal, where I would freely hold the hand and kiss my (eventual) boyfriend, a place the size of one quarter of a mile in the so called "Village Gay".

Are we in Canadia(!) only in the eye of the storm? We may be slightly ahead of you when it comes to legislation but in terms of global mentality, we may be still standing on the same line. It is calm, yes, but I don't feel at peace. A little tiny bit safer, but not totally safe.

But then, is there anyone who can feel totally safe in this world? ;)

As I write this, I'm listening to your wonderful Jessye Norman singing Strauss' "Im Abendrot" from "The Four Last Songs". That is what "calm" means to me!


Russ Manley said...

Well that's just it - even where gays can marry and are otherwise protected by law from discrimination, we still can't kiss or touch or hold hands in public, as any two straight college kids can do at the supermarket or on the sidewalk, anywhere. So even once the laws are passed, we still have a long ways to go.

Merci for the link to the lovely Jessye Norman song, a beauty.

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