I would very much like to share with you all this amazing post that my dear friend arie wrote that just absolutely moved me - in both the good and bad ways. Good because it made me feel closer to her, have more love and respect for her, and more reason to celebrate her - and bad because it just cut me in half and made me realize several things. One of those things is the reason for my last post, which is self explanatory. Another reason is because with everything I've posted about today and with recent posts by arie, ladysisyphus, and vanityfair I'm feeling very proactive and at the same time I'm acutely aware of just how many people hate us. I mean REALLY hate us and everything we represent. It's really fucked, this whole sad state of affairs we're in. What makes me most proud is all of my straight friends who are just as outraged as I am. Though I know they are both empathetic and sympathetic, they don't know waht this feels like and I'm really grateful for that. I wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone.
And at the same time, it makes me want to never step out of the house without an HRC shirt or an "Equal Rights For All, Special Rights For None" shirt on for all of these conservative Right Wing types to see. Because you know what? FUCK them. One thing is for damned sure, I will be calling in to Talkline in the morning because I know that they're going to be all over this topic and I'm not feeling very timid.