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Thursday, October 16, 2003

listening to: my boyfriend's back (in my head... *shrug*)

meh. taking a break from studying. (i can only really focus on anything for about half an hour, and then i need to take a short break... usually, i just spend a couple minutes blogging about how i need to study, and then i go back. as you've probably noticed. uh.)

anyway... i left this as a comment (or two) re a post that kait made but i wanted to post it here, too. because... yeah. fuck you, marriage preservation week (or whatever bush is calling it...)

(slightly edited to stand alone [ish], and also to fix a few typos. doh.)

...

because yeah. i'm straight, but i'd say right now gay rights is (and really has been) my #1 political concern. cuz it's not about gay rights. it's about, like you said, EQUAL rights. you know, like, "all men are created equal, even the ones who like to have sex with other men"?
and like i don't know. even when i was really little i was kind of obsessed with civil rights. like my favorite books were historical fiction about like, the civil war, the holocaust, the black civil rights movement... i had this one book about cesar chavez that i read like 1439073 times... and then to read all that and come look at a real world where "oh, we don't discriminate against gays! except you know you can't be in our military, well, you can, but we don't want to hear about it cuz it kinda grosses us out... hmm, and you can't get married... oh, and it's okay if people discriminate against you, because god does too."

and did you notice i started out my whole rant with "i'm straight but..." i HATE that i have to do that. i hate hate that i can't support gay rights without people assuming i'm gay too. not that like, it offends me to be thought of as gay. it pisses me off that people assume that you'd have to be gay to care about gay rights. i mean, i'm white, but i still think that slavery is wrong... grr. because it's not fucking about gay/straight/bi/whatever. it's about equality and so many people don't understand that and GRRR.

okay. the end really.

posted by ~renata~ at 12:13 PM
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