November 4th was both a great day and a sad day when Americans voted for hope, but left the rights of GLBT people everywhere in danger. With the passage of Prop 8 and other state initiatives we are depriving millions of our fellow Americans of their right to be a family.
I for one will not stay silent.
Please join me in the first “Feel the love, embrace our families” blog action day on Sunday, December 21st. Why December 21st – it is the wedding anniversary of Elton John and David Furnish. I know it is a civil partnership, but by whatever name you call it, they are family and no one can take that away from them.
I witnessed first hand the hard reality of not being family when AIDS started its relentless death march in the 70’s and 80’s. Men who had been together and built homes and lives and families were torn apart by family members who didn’t condone their relationships. They were throw out of hospital rooms, thrown out of their homes and left to deal with the loss of their beloved partners alone and homeless.
It is easy to forget these things happened. GLBT people adapt, accommodate and move on – they have to. But these recent events are too chilling to stay silent. None of us can afford to stay silent.
Please email me at fivehusbands@gmail the you will participate and I will link all blog posts to a special page on Five Husbands.
Also if anyone is willing to make a badge I would be most grateful.