In honor of my late wife Suzy / Safe_Bet, I’ve begun collecting posts in support of LGBTQI equality. We in the community have a huge number of very talented heterosexual Allies (the A in LGBTQIA). Here are their stories, posts and opinions.
If you are a member of the LGBTQIA community I hope you will find these posts supportive, reassuring and motivational.
NOTE TO THE QUEERS ( We love you str8 folks, but this is secret queer business, sorry):
If you have not done so already, after you have read, rated and commented on ALL of these fabulous posts, take thee asses directly over to Owl_Says_Who's post and let our Allies know just how wonderful it feels to have their support and how much you appreciate it. Remember these are the people that help get us our rights - we can't do it alone and we OWE them a huge debt of gratitude. NOW MOVE IT... Geez... Okay here's the LINK TO SISTER OWL'S POST.
If you are a member of the heterosexual community, and are not yet an Ally, I hope these post give you pause and help you decide to support our cause.
Once a month or so, I get to select a post to be republished at Our Big Gayborhood, full of talented, thoughtful, and creative writers who speak about LGBTQIA life. Do you want to be the ones who gets heard? (Sure you do!). If so, you can find the writing guideline here .
"Our Big Gayborhood ~ Where The Queers Write ~ provides a fresh slice of LGBTQIA life in the Internet-wilderness by bringing you a diverse powerhouse of smart & sassy queer and ally writers who each share their own particular experiences with an audience as varied as the writing team itself. It’s not a political site, though we talk about politics. It’s not an entertainment news site, though we interview some of the top names in queer culture. It’s not a personal blog, though each writer spins their own personal web of words on issues and events from coming out to relationships to our history to equality and justice. Our Big Gayborhood presents a dynamic, poignant and snarky outlook on queer life you won't find anywhere else. The site is co-edited by Lori Hahn and Margo Moon."
Our Newest Contributors:
Caroline Hagood - Some Funny Things About Female Friendship
Dave Rickett - He Was A Colored Boy
marytkelly - A Gay Man Straightens Me Out
Jonathon Wolfman - GAY MARRIAGE-- CIVIL RIGHTS MANDATE OF OUR GENERATION
Scarlett Sumac - Why I Love Joan Jett
Sally Swift - Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Come Out On AOL *WW VIDEOS!
Ashley F. Miller - Prop 8 Closing Arguments
femme forte - One Dead Gay Guy
Donna Carbone - Gay Adoption-Martin Gill: Let Them Call Me Dad
Sparking - My Gay Playdate
Thank each and every one of you.
We respect and care about you too!