Monday, June 12, 2006

More bummers during Gay Pride

Was getting ready for the Philly Gay Pride Parade and Festival yesterday morning and saw the local paper was running a front page story on the recent passage of the anti-gay marriage amendment in the State House this past Tuesday. It upset me for two reasons--one, they had the bigots get in the last word. And two, the paper waits until Sunday to publish a story, while the Philadelphia Inquirer ran their frontpage story the day after the vote.

Stopped in a convenience store on the drive into the city and walked by the newspapers and saw this on the cover of the New York Daily News. Singer and drag queen Kevin Aviance was gay bashed by six thugs when he was walking home from a performance on late Friday night/Saturday morning. He had to get to get his jaw wired shut. Four of the youths were arrested.

As Joe My God observes, "As long as our Republican leadership continues to tell the youth of America that gay people are contemptible, these contemptible crimes will continue."

Boy when you're gay the positive reinforcement never stops, not even on Gay Pride.*

(* - sarcastic remark.)


Blogger The Divine Ms. Jimmi said...

It seems like there is no good news for us gays. I have bene in a snit since Brokeback lost Best Picture. Still, we need to realize that we need each other.

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