Posts Tagged With: gay rights

Posted in personal, Pirate, politics
May 24, 2013

Boy Scouts decision – a win for the LGBT community?

If you’ve been following the news, you probably heard that the Boy Scouts decided to allow gay children into the organization. Yay, right? It’s still not enough for me to let my boys join. The Boy Scouts of America still won’t let openly gay adults serve as leaders/volunteers. While the BSA say it’s because it wasn’t under consideration (they were only deciding about children)- I’m going to say that’s just a line fed by PR. Why? There is no reason that they couldn’t have or wouldn’t have debated the situation in order to make the Boy Scouts of America all-inclusive-…

Posted in Pirate, politics
March 27, 2013

Why I fight.

I tried searching my archives, but I’m not sure if I ever did write this post. Every so often, someone that doesn’t know me very well will ask me why I fight for marriage equality. That for some reason in their lazy minds, that because I have my husband and 2 boys, that I can just walk away. Or someone else will call me an ally. Both groups of people drive me insane. I look at my life and I see what I have now, and a path that I could have taken. I’m bi (and I know I’ve admitted…

Posted in personal
August 1, 2012

What Supporting Something Means… and what it doesn’t!

I’ve been trying to find the words about this subject… I’ve found people who say that what Chick-Fil-A did wasn’t anti-gay. Seen others saying that they’ll stand by Chick-Fil-A but that doesn’t mean they hate gays. I’ve seen some people from those groups say that it isn’t fair that people are protesting against Chick-Fil-A (while they personally said they would never buy Oreos after they had their rainbow ad). Some of the logic is mindbendingly bizarre. So here are the facts. Chick-Fil-A has donated millions towards anti-gay groups (including one that spent money to keep the US from condemming Uganda’s…

Posted in personal, politics
February 23, 2011

Boycotts, Gay Rights, Soapbox time?

Recently, a friend of mine posted that he was boycotting Chick-Fil-A for their direct involvement in groups supporting bans on gay marriage. I have been boycotting them since these allegations popped up. It’s saddened me that so many people say that they weren’t surprised, since Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays… but you know what? There are plenty of companies that take such a stance, and most of them aren’t openly endorsing discrimination. There are plenty of Christians who support equality in marriage. Anyhow, my friend also said that he hadn’t been to Target in ages, either. I wasn’t boycotting Target.…

Posted in politics
September 21, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The latest effort to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell stalled in Congress today. Conservatives and anti-gay groups will tell you that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is vital to the safety of our troops. Gay soldiers isn’t the biggest threat that our soldiers face- politicians are. They want you to believe that gay people are inherently different than heterosexuals. They aren’t. They’re people, just ones who are attracted to the same sex. Not only that, gays in the military joined because they wanted to protect their country- not because they wanted to get in bed with soldiers. Those who are against…