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  •  Dear diarist, my partner and I have been (7+ / 0-)

    together probably longer than you have been alive. I have, in my lifetime, gone from believing that I was the only person in the whole world who was attracted to the "wrong" sex to actively planning a fabulous wedding for myself - to the "right" sex. Marrying the man I love has gone from a goal to THE most important thing in my life, thank you very much. Oh, and along the way I have marched for "gay rights," gone to meetings, written hundreds of editorials, held the hand of dear friends who were dying from AIDS, marched for "gay pride," been threatened, punched in the face - yet NEVER stopped believing. I admire your conviction, dear diarist, but you are ohhh so wrong. Look into the faces of those of us who have lived this fight. You will see in many of us an incredulity that marriage equality is even on our plate, much less an actual reality. But the fight for all those other things has never gone away. Believe me, the fire within still smoulders. But you'll have to excuse us while we indulge a bit and actually "get fucking married." Alrighty? After I'm married, believe me, I'll be right there alongside my beautiful trans friends demanding justice. I'll be marching, demanding that my friends in neigboring states  not be fired just for being gay. I'll be writing letters, going to meetings - maybe getting punched again, and I'll never stop believing. In short, I'll be doing exactly what I've always been doing, namely fighting for the right to be normal, because I happen to believe that being gay is absolutely normal. Now excuse me, I have some invitations to put in the mail...

    I am getting gay-married in Maine!

    by Rumarhazzit on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:27:55 PM PDT

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