Covering the Rainbow


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“Hey, my cousin just moved to town…do you know any clubs that she might like?”

 

I tire of this above ignorant statement.  I have been with the same woman for almost 15 years.  I have been sober going on 16 years.  And, most importantly,  the only ‘gay’ club we went to…we went to over a decade ago.  Megan and I shot a game of pool.  Watched a middle-aged lesbian attempt to dance (by herself) with a cast on her foot and crutches falling about the floor.

Being members of addiction recovery; a sideways glance and nod of the head, to each other…Meant one thing!   We are way too old, way to sober and way too tired to put up with the bad form behavior of a dance club on a Saturday, late night.

So with the above question, I felt the need to reignite the misnomer about gay people, the gay community, etc.,etc.

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  1. There is nothing worse than nodding, in a crowd of people, to a stranger that appears to be gay.  In other words, newbie lesbians do not have a secret society and body gesture that acknowledges the presence of a gay woman in the midst of a group of straight people.
  2. Please stop with the…’I have an Uncle that is gay!’  This one needs no explanation.  Honestly, I could care less about how many persons of interest are homosexual.  What happens in a stranger’s life, generally, has no effect on how gay people conduct their personal business.
  3. Not all gay persons read only queer literature, watch television shows, movies, etc.  Personally, I do not like Ellen.  But that is another topic for another time.
  4. Queers hang with queers.  I live in rural New Hampshire.  In actuality, I live in even more rustic…and, rural, northern New Hampshire.  All my friends are straight.  And, guess what?  We still hang out with each other.

 

I watched the Imitation Game…again, the other day.  What concerns me?  And, should concern gay and transgender, and friends of?  The president-elect and many of his cohorts have a mentality akin to the prehistoric homophobic thinking of the past.

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An English mathematician, logician and cryptographer, Alan Turing was responsible for breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II. His work gave the Allies the edge they needed to win the war in Europe, and led to the creation of the computer.

Turing took his own life in 1954, two years after being outed as gay. Homosexuality was still a crime in Great Britain at the time, and Turing was convicted of “indecency.”   Turing endured what was at the time called, chemical castration.  Having had his heyday.  Having had the utmost of British security clearance…Turing no longer could succumb to the unease…He died from eating an apple laced with cyanide. He was only 41 years old.

Mike Pence –

##Mike Pence is perhaps one of the most anti-LGBTQ evangelical Christian political crusaders to serve in Congress and as governor of a state. Long before he signed the draconian anti-LGBTQ “religious liberty” law in Indiana last year, he supported “conversion therapy” as a member of Congress, and later, as a columnist and radio host, he gave a speech in which he said that marriage equality would lead to “societal collapse,” and called homosexuality “a choice.” Stopping gays from marrying wasn’t biased, he said, but was rather about compelling “God’s idea.”

Ben Carson, who compared homosexuality to pedophilia and incest, is a vice chairman of the transition team and so is Newt Gingrich, who has attacked what he called “gay fascism” and, in 2014, “the new fascism” around LGBTQ rights.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/michelangelo-signorile

 

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