Truth

So, the plan for today, on the heels of the Tonys (My PEOPLE!!), was to get into the nitty-gritty of theatre … and theater. ::winks::

We’ll get to that tomorrow. Today, this is more important.

No one here should be surprised that I’m a huge Dan Savage fan. His columns are hilarious, his speaking is always insightful, and his books are unabashedly real. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him, and trust me, he’s exactly the fierce, outspoken, honest, kind man you’d expect him to be.

This weekend, he posted this video:

The bit about not wanting to publicly identify as Christian for fear of being lumped into the anti-gay movement? TOTALLY been there. I’ve left churches over their outspoken anti-LGBTQ stances. (Little known fact: I attended Saddleback Church before Rick Warren became a sensation. I left when a good friend was kicked out for being gay … and then his mother was kicked out for “raising a sinner.” I’m not exaggerating. Or joking. I wish I was.) I’ve participated in rallies, campaigned against Prop 8, faced down Westboro Baptist, and learned when the exact moment comes that it is ok to hang up on my mother to not incite an all out war regarding sexuality. Among many, many other things.

It’s NOT enough.

Let’s speak up. Let’s vote with our dollars. Let’s keep campaigning. Let’s scream in their faces and NOT. SHUT. UP. until they listen. It’s the very VERY least we can do when our friends and families are STILL being treated so poorly.

www.itgetsbetter.org

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4 Comments to “Truth”

  1. I hear you (and Dan–heart!) loud and clear on this. I’m often quiet about my spiritual beliefs until after people have seen how I live. It can be an automatic turn-off. And I live pretty loudly, but often not loudly enough.

    • I’m with you. Sometimes I FEEL like I’m doing enough, but it might just be my own voice echoing in my head.

      My husband doesn’t get why I’m determined that if we start going to church that it is a LGBT-positive church. (Not in the “that’s fine, just don’t bring it up…” kind of way.) I had to explain that the people I celebrate my religion with needs to be accepting of my best friend. If they’re going to pray for him, it better be that he wins Miss Gay America, and not for his soul.

    • YES.

      There is a girl who is part of a group of us goes out for dinner every now and then. Unfortunately, she’s VERY loud, and at one point was walking through downtown DC discussing (at the top of her voice) how “gross” being gay is. For a good 5 minutes straight. The rest of the group was hanging back behind her, trying to look like we weren’t with her. A friend leaned over and asked me “where did you meet her?”

      I hated that I had to say “at church.” HATED IT. Those two simple words totally made me guilty by association. People hear Christian or Church and think bigot now. It’s very, very sad.

  2. Ooooo this is good. This is really, really good.

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