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  •  We get a lot of lip service... (2+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, Liberalindependent28

    ...of the old-fashioned type, from our Democratic compatriots. They want us to have our equality, but it not being their own equality, they're just fine with us getting our equality anytime in the foreseeable future -- or beyond. Well beyond.

    It no longer hurts me to notice that. I've been around for a long time and I know our non-Gay Dem pals have their hearts in the right place, but they DO NOT have their hearts in our struggle. The hypocrisy of that pisses me off, so I try to shame them by reminding them that they toot themselves as uber-Progressive while in effect supporting laws that that discriminate against their own friends.

    Learn more about second-class U.S. citizenship at http://www.equalitymatters.org/

    by Larry Bailey on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 12:18:49 PM PDT

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    •  This is a wonderful comment yet again. (2+ / 0-)
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      Larry Bailey, jpmassar

      I guess I'm still really naive about it all. I'm a 23 year old from Illinois who proudly called himself a Democrat and voted nearly all Democratic in 2008 (did not vote R at all). It was my first Presidential election, and my heart was stronger then what my mind worried about that ended up being true: words and actions are two very different things.

      What you wrote about are things I'm still learning to come to terms with so that I can more effectively advocate within this framework of Liberal and generally Democratic dismissiveness of LGBT people. They get angry when we say the truth because they understand our pain while simultaneously excusing the Democrats in power for turning away our community in policy matters. On some level they know doing this is wrong/perpetuates these injustices, but they do it anyway.

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