“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Must Watch: Together You and I

If there is one woman who can defy so many odds, it's Dolly Parton.  One of the biggest, if not the biggest gay icons in all of music, Dolly has managed to garner 25 number one singles, and 41 top-ten country albums.  She is the epitome of glamour and ageless beauty.

Dolly has recently released a new music video, "Together You and I," to rave reviews, and the 65 year old artist has shown that she can still belt it out like the rest of them. She wrote the uplifting lyrics due to current events, like bad weather, unemployment, and terrorists.
"I wanted to do something uplifting so even in the losing songs, I'm saying you're going to pick up the pieces," Dolly said in an interview with Billboard. "It seemed that with everything being so doomsday-terrorists and bad weather and unemployment-we need a little sunshine."
In the video, Dolly sings the uplifting lyrics as people on the bridge begin to hold hands and smile at each other.  I absolutely love it, because as much as the conservative folks love her, they hate her undying love for everyone around her - the gays, the Muslims, the Latinos, the poor, the unemployed, the list goes on.  To her, it doesn't matter who you are, and who you love, we are all people in her eyes.  And this is how it should be...us making a difference, "Together You and I."  

I Will Always Love You, Dolly! Thank you!


David Mackey via Facebook said...

and I am counting down the days to July 19th when I will see her in concert in Dallas :)

Peter said...

Lucky You!

Ryan said...

Way to go Dolly! I just love a feel good song to brighten the day. Yeah, David is lucky to get to see her live.

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