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Nov. 17th, 2008 09:38 am
jgrafton: (1337 santa hat)
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Not even ten years ago I believed that homosexuality was a sinful choice, an abomination. Weird and wrong.

Now, in the last month, in my first real foray into politics, I donated to the campaign against Proposition 8, defending gays' rights. I rallied alongside a busy street in Campbell days before the election. I marched in a nationwide protest for equality this past weekend along with thousands of others. (My sign: "Straights for Equality" / "Separate ≠ Equal") And this is just the beginning.

Change can happen. Just remember to love, not hate, since hate achieves nothing.

Congrats, Prop 8 supporters. You just mobilized a national gay-marriage movement. Enjoy your victory. It won't last. (from mattmay on Twitter)

[I really thought the politicking here would stop after the election... oh well.]

Date: 2008-11-17 06:24 pm (UTC)
alanv: (Crapping Rainbows)
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I'm rather curious why you had the change of heart

Date: 2008-11-17 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] t-moss.livejournal.com
Butt sex

Date: 2008-11-18 06:51 am (UTC)
alanv: (Shooting Star)
From: [personal profile] alanv
Isn't that the truth...

Date: 2008-11-18 07:05 am (UTC)
alanv: (Shooting Star)
From: [personal profile] alanv
But (and I'm often guilty of this) it's easier to blindly hate than try and understand, on both sides.

I think Greg is very good at bringing out the rational side of me though.

Date: 2008-12-06 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gustavolacerda.livejournal.com
I also had a change of heart, when I was like 20. I estimate 99% of Brazilian teenage boys from my generation thought it was wrong.

What changed my mind?
I figured homosexuality was harmless, and wanted to affirm the right of all people to do what they like within that. Still, I was like 25 before I (knowingly) had gay friends. It's harder to bond with people who are different.

Date: 2008-11-17 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] t-moss.livejournal.com
<3

I'm still not sure how I feel about the protests in front of Mormon temples. I don't know what purpose it is serving to lash out against a certain group, but I am glad that people are at least doing something.

Date: 2008-11-17 07:38 pm (UTC)
alanv: (Cow Tree)
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Yeah, I dunno.
It's convenient to have a target though, and it was mainly the Mormon church that led the donations. It's just that not all Mormons were pro 8, so you have to be careful there.

I do support the boycotts of people who donated to yes on 8 though, since the religious right often boycotts companies that they see as pro-gay.

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