Friday, October 05, 2012

Know Your LGBT History - Coming Out

Today, I'm not focusing on a historical figure but a process in which every lgbt has gone through - Coming out.

Via these movie clips - some delightful and others hard to watch - we see a multitude of reactions to this difficult but eventually rewarding process:

 Past Know Your LGBT History posts:

'Paul Ryans promises to fight against gay equality' and other Friday midday news briefs

Paul Ryan promises Focus on the Family that he will fight gay equality - Reason one million and one to not vote him and Mitt Romney into office. But hey! GoProud loves them!  

NOM Geography #FAIL - Good grief! If you are going to bash us verbally, at least get your geography right. You know that we will make fun if you don't.  

Second Ex-Gay Lawsuit Claims Some Parents Can’t Love And Affirm A Gay Child - Is that the fault of child or the parents, dumbasses? 

 Tea Party Congressman Announces Support For Bill That Makes It Illegal To Fire Someone For Being Gay - I'm as shocked as you are. 

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NC diaper pastor too bigoted to vote for any presidential candidate

The North Carolina diaper pastor, Patrick Wooden recently appeared on a radio show where he had some pointed things to say about the presidential election. This is what he said about President Obama:

My position is African Americans are people also, we want the same things that all other Americans want, we are a part of this country, we have built this country, so we should be counted also and considered. Our families, our homes have been decimated, and with the things that have happened in our community, do we need to add to it a President where little black boys and little black girls are hearing this great man in the most powerful position in the land say ‘I believe same-sex marriage is the direction that the country ought to go in.’ Then that same little black boy or little black girl looks to the heroes in the black community at the local level which are the preachers and the community leaders and the NAACP leaders and then they see the leaders line up and follow this man. What kind of message are we sending our children? And we’re the most vulnerable.

Wooden asks what kind of message is Obama sending little black boys and black girls? I can answer that question. President Obama is saying that people should be treated equal regardless of sexual orientation.

I happen to love that message. For one thing, it's much better than Wooden's past statements accusing gay men of having so much sex that they wear diapers and butt plugs or that they shove cellphones and baseballs bats up their rears.

But his interview gets even more interesting when he talks about Romney:

The same God of the Bible who will not allow me to vote for the most pro-abortion, same-sex marriage president that we’ve ever had will not allow me to vote for a bishop in a cult. 

So basically Wooden is too bigoted to vote for anyone.

I don't know but maybe we should be happy about that.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

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