I am a Voter. I am voting for more than myself. i am voting for Thomas Chamberlain, my first love who died of HIVAids in 1993. Thomas would have been so amazed to have voted for a president who looked like him. Same smile. compassionate heart. a strong black man. my friends that knew Thomas knew that he was the kindest most beautiful man and knew i was so very lucky to be with him.What a hard time that was, living through the AIDs epidemic and coming into my own as a young gay man as my friends were dying all around me and then Thomas getting sick.... This election i also carry my love for David. We just celebrated 10 years together but cannot legally marry and get the same benefits as other couples.We live in california. Obama has been the best president regarding GLBT rights in my lifetime. i am proud of our President. i also carry with me the strong women in my life.. my sisters and mom and aunts and my grandma and my best friend Maw. i am voting for equal pay for equal work and a women's right to choose. Who do you carry with you into the voting booth?
i am voting for Obama. i am voting for his support of gay rights, a women's right to choose, i am voting AGAINST the republicans who have in this election cycle supported voter suppression. and i am voting against the divisiveness and hate of Fox News and rightwing talk radio. i am voting for Obama for the Dream Act, and for immigration reform. i am voting against hate and bigotry. i am voting for a separation of church and state. i am voting for Obama to appoint possibly two judges to the Supreme court and for pushing to reverse Citizens United. and yes i am voting for Obama because he put modern/contemporary art in the white house. and he saved the auto industry. I can't just sit around and hope for the best. FORWARD Obama 2012