Emotions, feelings, anger, dismay and confusion swirl. What a week.
Monday morning. Dammit, not again.
Tuesday. What the fuck?
Wednesday. Talk about it now. Not later, now.
Thursday. Fatigue sets in.
Friday afternoon. Fuck you. No, seriously Fuck You!
You see in light of all the serious matters needing the attention of our government this week, the elf in charge of the department of justice issued a sweeping federal directive stating that it is perfectly ok for anyone to discriminate against me if they claim a deeply held religious belief. Oh, and let us not miss that fact that Thursday availability of contraception took a hit. A big hit.
The women and the fags both got hit in wake of Puerto Rico and Las Vegas.
Ok, it’s true that most of my life I’ve already been subject to discrimination. I’m kind of used to it. I’m a fag and have been for more than 50 years. I’ve been taunted, teased, bullied and beaten as long as I can remember for being different. A sissy, fag, queer, gay, unfit, pervert, girly boy, dirty, disgusting, nellie, queen, cock sucker, fairy, fruit, pansy, faggot, homosexual, sodomite, poofter, light in the loafers, homo. A real non-entity. Hell I’m even a loud proud real non-entity.
So a directive, directed square at me. I’m not surprised. Weasels (read cowards) always wait until everyone is distracted to do their dirty work.
Women need access to contraception. Faggots deserve equality. Seems as if neither of us have either. Women are as equal to white straight men as us queers are, and that means they ain’t.
This queen stands with Latinos, emigrants, blacks, Jews, women, Muslims, queers, disabled, transsexuals, Asians, Africans, native Americans, middle eastern, atheist, pastafarians, documented, un-documented, dreamers, poor, forgotten, addicted, needy, sick, unemployed. I stand with our planet, our environment.
The question is do all y’all stand with me?
Directives that discriminate against me? Seen them, lived them and will stand up to and against them. I’ve already been around this block numerous times.
Discrimination in the name of a religion destroys a society. We had made good progress. We can make more. Don’t become complacent nor complicit. Say something. Stand for your morals and your ethics. Stand for your truth.
The Stonewall Inn circa 1969, the calm before the storm.