Did you know that Oct is GLBT history month? I didn't, until I saw this article. Reading through the efforts made, both big and small, reminded me that lots and lots of people have contributed to the progress that's been made so far for GLBT equality.
Kevin summed up the frustration I sometimes feel about the apparent apathy among many in the GLBT community with this quote on his blog:
"Gay men will wait for two days outside of a record store in the rain to hear Madonna sing a few songs, but can’t be bothered to pay their respects to the people who’s actions 34 years ago allow them to dance together in clubs to her music today."
This is obviously a generalization, but I believe we all get the point. So don't be one of "those" gays. Read this article, visit this site, remember (or learn) your GLBT history, and consider how you can make a little GLBT history yourself!
Even those of us who don't live in CA are hearing more and more about Proposition 8.
Ellen talked to Jay Leno about Prop 8 and I was encouraged to hear Jay's logical response to the "gay marriage" issue. He echoed what Barney Frank and others have been saying for years: how does gay people getting married pose any 'threat' or have any effect on my marriage? Good for Jay!
I know I imposed a moratorium on presidential politics on this blog until after the election, but I just have to share this: Biden and Palin clarify their stands on gay marriage. Did you see this last night? Just in case you're not as sick as me over this, I will remove the semantics and rhetoric for you: NEITHER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL OR VP CANDIDATES SUPPORTS FULL MARRIAGE EQUALITY. Its high time we write some letters, send some emails, and make some calls to ALL of our elected officials, boys and girls.
I'm super-excited that tomorrow Spouse & I are going to the Fall Auto Auction and Sale in Carlisle, PA (hometown of DavidDust). We went to the Spring event in April, and despite the traffic, road work, and problem with the directions, we had a really good time. I am a huge Cadillac fan, and am hoping to find something like this:
I'm also super-excited about our upcoming trip to NYC next week! On Thurs the 9th we're driving 2 hours to the train station in Wilmington, then taking the train another 2 hours to arrive at Penn Station. We're returning home on Sun the 12th.