Comment by Fan "Carol"
What fight?? Gays have been around since the beginning of time...they just blended in, and lived their lives before.. I think back when I was a kid, and the first time I realized Liberace was different.. I didn't care...I just loved his show on TV...no one hurt him...so why all this drama today,,If you're gay,,no one really cares...just live your life. I know gay folks,,nice people.but they don't go around constantly shoving their sexuality in people's face..
Reply to "Carol" by Stacey
Hi Carol. I'd like to take this moment, during PRIDE wkd, to point something out to you, as a lesbian woman, a mother, and an out gay woman for over 20 years of my 46 on this earth. I want you to ask yourself why it feels like people who aren't "blending in" and otherwise "looking straight" or not talking about their sexuality are more ok for you, than those like us, and PRIDE goers, advocates, outloud n prouders, perhaps non heteronorm looking gay people. My guess is that perhaps blending in is what you feel we all should do? Carol, let's say, for an example (I don't know this) that you were a Christian, and Christians had a long history of being persecuted, ridiculed and denied rights in our country. In fact, the majority of us found Christians to be not "normal" and many were still harassed, beaten, even killed both here and of course around the world for their beliefs. Let's say that recently we allowed Christians for the first time to marry, but many were still very vocal about there disgust about this etc etc. Do you see where I'm going with this? Would you, as a Christian, if you were one, feel it was important, if there was still bigotry going on in your country, still so many against your way of life, want to just blend in and hide your Christianity? Would you sneak and cover your bible up when walking to your church? Tell your friends you were going to the Mall instead? Try to fit in and not shove it in our faces? I would hope not. I would hope you'd pray out loud and proud and fight so hard for all you believed in.
Happy Pride Everyone.