February 26th, 2004

me

x-posted to my journal.

is it not fear that allows oppression to continue?

im pretty fucking sick of the LGBT and gay-friendly voices who say they "fear" that the SF marriages and Massachusetts decisions will lead to the passage of the constitutional amendment.

these are our spokespeople and they OWE IT to us--are paid to, in fact-- to DISPEL THE FEAR, not perpetuate it.

i just spent two consecutive weeks watching couples who had never been publicy affectionate take their first public kiss in front of ten news cameras, potentially risking their kansas-ass pro-family jobs, and someone with the status and prestige of Barney Frank has the nerve to go on record with comments that these couples' weddings should be Feared?? FUCK YOU.

RISK SOMETHING.

it is time, ladies, gentlemen, and others. it is time.

i dont mean to say that we can all afford to politicize breakfast or be a flaming queen at a family funeral or potentialy cause conflicts that would not be worth the pain.

but i do think we can all afford to press someone or something just a little bit more. and i do *know* that indivdual acts have consequences, and we all have the power to create some reverberations.

i for one have been uncomfortable around my relatives, have avoided certain family functions, only to hear later about the catholic-blue-collar discussions around homosexuality, all while the same relatives depend on me to take care of certain aspects of the family.

My resolution? guess who's coming to dinner....

i can afford several hours of potential discomfort in order to educate people who have known me long enough to listen. what can you afford?

what is the 'next step' you have been avoiding or putting off until later? what can you do to convince your more accepting friends and relatives not to just be supportive but actually start fighting?

it's time.

Seattle Protest Saturday + a Handy Letter Writing Tool

Thanks [Bad username: angryasiangrrl&apos;>! Just stopping by as <lj user=] posted this great way to send letters.
http://www.georgewbush.com/GetActive/WriteNewspapers.aspx?.
Yes. It's George Bush's website!...it's this nice automated system, type in your zip code and it pulls up a list of ALL your local papers. Click on the ones you want and then type in YOUR LETTER in YOUR WORDS with YOUR SUBJECT to send as a letter to the editor to these papers. Just ignore the 'support bush' logos in the periphery and use the machine against itself :)

SEATTLE PROTEST- SATURDAY
please pass on to folks in this area or fly in, stay over and help me pack LOL

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PASS THIS ON!!!!!

A friend/coworker wrote this letter. Look for a website with more details soon, but for now, pass this on to as many people as you can. We can make an impact!!!
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Hello all,

During this human rights crisis, all of us - whether gay, lesbian,
bisexual, or transgendered - and our supporters need to take action if we
want the
same rights as other Americans.
It goes against everything America claims to stand for to manipulate the
constitution with discriminatory amendments.
Protecting the civil rights of every American - not just the majority of
Americans -  is a part of the Constitution's original design.

President Bush and all of his supporters now trying to ban gay marriage
need to feel the direct impact of our community.
Remember that our nation is strongly capitalist based and it's all about
money at the end of the day. We know that this legislation is more about
money than religious scriptures.
Sooo...

I PROPOSE THAT WE ALL GO ON A CONSUMER STRIKE FOR 2 WEEKS.
FROM MARCH 13th THROUGH MARCH 27th, DON'T BUY ANYTHING YOU DON'T NEED - NO
LUXURY OR LEISURE ITEMS.
IF WE AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO GET MARRIED, THEN THE STATES DON'T NEED OUR MONEY EITHER.
LET THEM FEEL IT WHERE IT HURTS.
THIS IS SOMETHING THAT ALL OF US CAN DO.
PASS THIS ON TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN!

Sincerely
Takeiton01
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I also suggest that we pledge to donate the $$ we would have spent that week to an org like MoveOn, HRC, or Millionformarriage and pass the list of pledge names on to major papers so they get the point that our money, our votes, and our lives are not to be trifled with.


Crossposted all over the freakin' place - sorry to those on multiple lists!
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