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January 6th, 2009


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07:49 pm - the fight continues
I went to see Milk today. It's very good, and very fair. Importantly, it isn't overly congratulatory and doesn't treat the fight for gay rights as a thing of the past. How much would I have loved to work with Milk and his compatriots; how much I should still be working for marriage equality. Honestly, Ursula, stop knitting and go volunteer.
In slightly related news, there's apparently been an uptick in anti-gay violence in 2008, maybe centered around the Proposition 8 campaign. A few weeks ago a woman in San Francisco was gang-raped because her car had a pride sticker on it. Closer to home, seven gay bars on Cap Hill have received letters threatening to dose their patrons with the nerve toxin ricin. There are awful, hateful people in the world, and those of us who care about equal rights have much, much more work to do.
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From:wendolen
Date:January 8th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
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Eleven bars.

It's... well, I think it's probably a hoax, but maybe I'm just telling myself that. Even as a hoax, it's a hate crime and an act of terrorism.

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