song against sex


Maggie Gallagher Meets St. Peter
September 1, 2010, 6:56 pm
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Not that kind.



Day 29: SHOUT SOMETHING! IT CAN BE HAPPY AND ABOUT PRIDE OR ABOUT WHY YOU HATE HOMOPHOBIA!

THERE’S SORT OF A THING BEEN GOING AROUND FOR A WHILE NOW THAT WEARING A BLACK RING ON YOUR RIGHT MIDDLE FINGER IS A SECRET SIGNAL THAT YOU’RE ASEXUAL.

THEN THERE’S THIS BEAUTY OF A CAMPAIGN CALLED THE NATIONAL MARRIAGE BOYCOTT. THIS RING IS MEANT TO BE WORN ON YOUR LEFT RING FINGER IN LIEU OF OR WITH A WEDDING BAND:

I’M GETTING ONE. SENDING THE CHECK TODAY. XD BUT I’LL BE WEARING IT ON MY ACE FINGER. I’VE NEVER BEEN MUCH FOR THE WEDDING RING TRADITION.

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)



The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
July 31, 2010, 12:12 am
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Why same-sex marriage is an American value.

Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California’s Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California’s constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.

My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the “traditional” definition of marriage and press for an “activist” interpretation of the Constitution to create another “new” constitutional right?

My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on a lifetime of exposure to persons of different backgrounds, histories, viewpoints, and intrinsic characteristics, and on my rejection of what I see as superficially appealing but ultimately false perceptions about our Constitution and its protection of equality and fundamental rights.

Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership. We encourage couples to marry because the commitments they make to one another provide benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Marriage requires thinking beyond one’s own needs. It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it. Read the rest!



Day 27: Your favorite LGBT blog/tumblr/site

I read quite a few, actually. Here are a few examples:

(asexual)

^Really, CHECK THOSE OUT.

(other)

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)



Um, I can haz Zebra Cake?
July 19, 2010, 12:38 am
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Fuck Yeah Aces: “As long as you acknowledge that asexuality exists and accept it, whether you understand what it’s like or not, you’re not letting us down.”

Seriously. You’re listening.



Day 25: The LGBT slur you hate most or if you’ve taken back a slur and used it as a definition, ie queer or fag

Well, I use “queer” in a positive way when speaking inclusively of the entire non-heterosexual community. LGBT is a nice start, but what about pan-, demi-, and asexuals? What about genderqueer people who can’t identify with any of those labels? What about all the circumstances I can’t even think of at the moment? There’s such a huge variety of people represented in this catch-all label, I don’t think initials completely work unless you’re prepared to write out the entire alphabet every time you bring the subject up.

“Fag” and “homo” offend me to no end, though. I don’t usually launch into tirades about it though..I prefer to reject peoples’ attempts at slurs outright. Anytime someone uses any of these words in a derogatory way when conversing with me [e.g. “Ummm, okay, Adam Lambert is a FAG. I am NOT a fag. Therefore, we are not going to listen to Adam Lambert” <there’s logic for you!] I gush like they’ve just dished out the biggest compliment [e.g. “I knoooow, isn’t he fabulous? He’s got better eye makeup than any girl I’ve ever seen!”] and watch them dissolve into confusion. Kinda fun, actually.

Oh, and with regards to asexuality, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a slur, but when people call you “broken,” it makes you want to punch them in the face.

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)



Day 21: Political LGBT issue that is closest to you or affects you most

Honestly I think it’s just awareness, and how steeped we as a culture are in heteronormativity. I’m not forbidden to marry or use public restrooms or anything. It’s important to me to work for the rights of other people, even when they don’t directly affect me.

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)