The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Is Gay The New Black?

A lot of people disagree, but hey, a civil right is a human right is a civil right.
Anyway, Tyra Banks asked this question on her show last week, and here you can watch the entire show. The first half is about a lesbian couple whose marriage was not recognized by one of the mothers. They were a repeat on the show, and their segment had little to do with gay being the new black.

The next segment introduces Sam Harris, (the musician) who is passionate about his relationship of 14 years to his partner and their infant son. Watch this in the third segment at the link.

The last segment is this one, where a "debate" between same sex marriage advocates and those against takes place. Let's see, who demonstrates love and understanding here?

Shameless plug. My book, of course, which I have recently gotten back from an editor and am making some changes in, and am still working on getting published, follows one young man's journey in 1965 as he learns that rights and equality belong to all people.

Ok, back to the show. Tyra was struck by Sam's vlog after Prop 8 was passed. Now this video was made just after Prop 8 was passed, and some misinformation was released about black voters and their support.

"There always has to be somebody low to kick around."

Thanks, Sam.

Miss California

While on the subject, let me say that I am glad Miss California is keeping her crown. Remember, I asked why this was a controversy in the first place. She's allowed to have her view, and to answer from her heart. And yes, Perez Hilton is a doof. But so is Donald Trump.


Joe said...

You're comment will not need to be removed because it will never see the light of day here. Yes you have the right to speak your opinion, but I have the right not to post it. Especially when it calls me (and the people you claim you love) disgusting and immoral and that you despise us. What kind of love is that.

Find your own soapbox to spread your hatred.

Randy: I love you too.

Javi said...

Gay marriage is inevitable and it will eventually be won both at the state level and at the federal level. Rarely in the history of this country has tradition evolved without terse debate and much teeth-grinding. In the end, however, this country has become more and more enlightened and I hold great hope that it will continue to do so, even if the process doesn't move along as quickly as I wish it did!

I'm looking forward to reading your book! Get busy with those edits so I can my hands on a copy!

And as for Miss California, I say 'feh'. Sure, she's entitled to her opinions and to express them, but to march herself around the news circuit as a bastion of morality and upholder of values, knowing what we know now, all of her posturing and protesting seems much more hypocritical - and self-serving - than it did before...

Bhamdaniel said...

"...and the times they are a changing."