“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 - - - - - - - - - - -

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday Morning Coffee Break: Silver Road

It's time to brew yourself some coffee, kick-back, relax and watch another issue of Saturday Morning Coffee Break.

I posted this video on MySpace four years ago, and the issue focuses on two young men, Danny and Mark who have been friends all their lives until one day they find themselves in the awkward position of saying goodbye to one another.

While many may argue that there's already too many films where one guy  comes out and destroys a friendship - it still happens.  It still happens because our society allows it to happen.  Yes, it's getting easier and easier to come out as each year passes, but there are millions who are still keeping this tiny little secret - and some way into their marriages.  The film, written and directed by Bill Taylor is really good, and I encourage anyone to watch it.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

So very sad, but it happens all the time. I remember coming out to one of my straight guy friends that I totally had a crush on back in high school. I told him and we never really spoke after that. Most people who have never been a gay kid growing up will have no idea about how hard it is. The fear of loosing the family you love as well as all of your friends. Then on top of that, you risk no only the possibility of rejection when asking another guy out, but also getting harassed or physically hurt if the wrong straight guy takes offense to that. I made an argument in an earlier blog post that the internet and current technology has saved many LGBT kid's lives by not only helping them learn more about what they're going through, and how there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, but also how it gave all of us a way to now communicate and find each other in a much safer environment. Adolescents growing up in the closet will usually have a first crush that is not reciprocal, but at least our cultural is becoming more accepting so that the hopefully the answer to a gentle kiss is simply "no thank you" instead of "I'm gonna kill you, you f@#king faggot." To every gay kid out there reading this: Appreciate what you've got because though it still might not be easy now, it's a lot better then what generations of gays ago had to deal with. But despite of it all, thank God, time is on our side and it is only getting better for us all.

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