Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Watch LIVE: LGBT Pride White House Reception

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo. Watch another lying homophobic Democratic President say pretty words to queers but keep his boot on our necks by refusing to sign any executive orders.

Diane J Standiford said...

Doesn't it just take a swipe of his pen? I thought he was a braver man than his actions have shown in this regard. I grow weary of the waiting. Words, parades, none of us are free until we all are free. THe USA remains a house divided.

Miyamashi said...

@Diane J. Standiford: Things are much more difficult than the swipe of a pen. Every bit of legislation has to go through the House and the Senate, and also must face up against the public as a whole. We are in the midst of a civil rights movement, and just as the movement for race equality didn't happen overnight (and, in fact, STILL isn't completely over), neither will the fight for equality for LGBT people.

While this may be an unpopular opinion, I understand why LGBT rights aren't at the forefront of our country's agenda at the moment. We are a nation in horrible debt, fighting against a system that keeps the poor poor and the sick sick, and we are horribly under-educated. And while I am myself a direct part of the LGBT community, I understand why more time and energy is currently being spent on getting our debt, our healthcare, and our education system under control.

Keeping this in mind, I am personally glad for the improvement over the last president, who would have never been seen at a Pride banquet. I find it annoying that people are crying that our president isn't "doing enough". He has a lot on his plate, and came into term in the middle of a crisis. I, for one, am glad that he's still finding our rights important enough to fight for at all, with all he has to deal with.

libhom said...

Why does anyone care about a meaningless PR event? Obama is a homophobe who supports the Bush agenda at least 90% of the time. People need to wake up, grow up, and become better informed.

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