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Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ Rights

We Will Not Be Silenced

Posted by: erika on: June 13, 2016

I get NYT updates on my phone and like anyone else who gets these updates, was started to read that 20 LGBTQ folks had been killed at a nightclub in Orlando. I read the article by the light of my phone and the bits of sunlight that had started to stream into our bedroom. As […]

Welcome to Arizona, Unless You’re Gay (or appear to be)…

Posted by: erika on: February 20, 2014

…or you’re black or brown or another non-white variant. Please don’t come if you’re a white person who is married to someone who isn’t white. Or if you wear something on your head for religious purposes, or G-d forbid, you wear something on your face for religious purposes. Please don’t speak a language other than […]

Do LGBTQ Celebs “Owe” Us?

Posted by: erika on: January 14, 2013

Last night Jodie Foster came out at the Golden Globe Awards. This, of course is nothing new to the world and as she said in her speech, it’s nothing new to people who know her. She spoke from the heart, and in circles a bit, but she emphasized the need for privacy, the desire to keep her private […]

All You Need is Love

Posted by: erika on: December 7, 2012

Some photos of a few of the newly married couples in Washington and Maryland.     And one last amazing marriage photo. This week JET magazine featured not only a gay wedding, but these men are fraternity men. As a daughter of an Omega I know what a big deal this is. The gentlemen, the […]

A Political Cross-Post

Posted by: erika on: October 26, 2012

I’m continually shocked to hear people pronounce that issues around women’s health, LGBTQ rights, the rights of undocumented immigrants, or the economy don’t effect them. When I hear things like this I try really hard not to commit murder. I try not to smack people across their faces or grab them by the shoulders and […]

The Curse of Standing By

Posted by: erika on: October 16, 2012

I’m straight. Gay rights don’t matter to me. I’m white. The rights of people of color don’t apply to me. I practice abstinence. Abortion doesn’t apply to me. I’m an American, the rights of undocumented immigrants don’t concern my family. I’m upper-middle class, the rights of the poor don’t concern me. I’m a Jew, Christian […]

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