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This article brightened my day immensely.

www.365gay.com/opinion/report-from-california-why-we-shouldnt-despair-over-prop-8/

I spent a good chunk of my morning depressed and in tears with my office door closed. 
I was feeling sorry for myself and for my friends. 

Fuck That!

I'm no longer sad.. I am energized.

Equality is a process! We must recognize progress and take the high road in our fight.  Be sad for a little while, but don't be defeated thinking it's over now. Pick yourselves up and fight the good fight. We owe ourselves this perseverance and we will find an end to the injustice of Prop 8's passing. We are equal citizens! I have great hope that others will realize this, but we must continue to let them know we will fight for our rights.  Equality is never free or easy, but equality is always worth fighting for.

Don't be silent, don't forget. Leverage the rights you have for the rights you desire and deserve!
This is another step on the long path to equality.. keep walking!
-kris

Date: 2008-11-05 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geometrician.livejournal.com

We need an "-ism." Women are treated with sexism, African-Americans are treated with racism, the elderly with ageism. Sexual minorities are treated with what? Homophobia? What the hell is that? It doesn't even describe the issue. We are not identified as a vulnerable group, mostly because we don't have a unique, identifiable characteristic.

It might be better if we all had rainbow-colored foreheads, or pink eyes.

I am loathe to promote anything that found its origins in the Nazi concentration camps, but what if we all started wearing pink triangles anytime we were out in public? A simple, two-inch, equilateral, pink triangle, point down. We could make buttons and distribute them everywhere. We could make smaller lapel pins for dressier occasions. They would ALWAYS be there. Here we are.

Date: 2008-11-06 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sfroamer.livejournal.com
Kris, my partner Mike had pretty much the same reaction as you. We even had a friend call up (jokingly) and ask for his wedding present back. It's weighing heavy on EVERYONE'S mind. Right now is a time for reflection and introspection. And to prepare ourselves to come back and FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. We've got history on our side...the walls of discrimination are always worn down by the determined, steady march toward equality and freedom. Keep the faith!

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