Now this is how you respond to hateful assholes like the Westboro Baptist Church…Ke$ha Hits Back At Her Westboro Protesters in Lincoln, NE (by Sienna Stylish)
I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.
own sunshine but sometimes the
clouds cast dark shadows.
There is no question that this is a very special Pride. From seeing a very special couple get married to seeing the Supreme Court strike down DOMA and Prop 8 to seeing states pass marriage laws, I am a very happy man. Happy Pride everyone.
we will all share
the same bed;
fading like sunset
Back in May, I said that I hated Mother’s Day. The same feelings hold true for Father’s Day as well. My father is (and never was) a part of my life. But what kills me is that he remained a part of his other kids’ lives. I won’t lie; I resent that. A lot. I felt ignored, unwanted, and unloved. I know that at this stage, I should expect nothing from the damn sperm donor, but I do have one question. Why didn’t you want anything to do with me? What did I do to you?
"A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all. Those who do nothing are inviting shame, as well as violence. But those who act boldly are recognizing right, as well as reality."
Fifty years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy said those remarkable words, just as Byron de la Beckwith put a bullet through the back of Medgar Evers in Mississippi that same night. And five decades later, those words still ring true, maybe even more so. Especially in light of the eviction of Istanbul’s Taksim Square. While I write these words from the comfort of a library half a world away, I think about how we all have the opportunity to act boldly in spite of popular opinion. Whether it’s abortion, the environment, LGBT rights, or capital punishment, keeping quiet should never be an option.