I‘ve been in a state of inertia due to depression and despair owing to my family problems, and it was compounded last week by the torrential outpouring of loathesome, vile bullshit from the Republican convention. I’m not going to re-iterate what has been said about that Palin piece of shit. Enough virtual ink has been spilled about that miserable slat, and I’m not going to get into that right now….not yet.
I’m going to tell you about two of the positive, bright lights that have pierced the gloom, and made these 2 weeks bearable. Those two bright lights are the Civil Partnership W E D D I N G in Liverpool, UK of my Friends Mark and Eian, and the M A R R I A G E (!!!) of My friends Rob and Fuad in San Francisco.
Because of these events, and to help in whatever way I can to see that millions of other “Robs and Fuads” and “Mark and Eains”in California are able to enjoy this right, I’m going to work on both the “NO on 8” campaign and the OBAMA ’08 campaign. I’ve signed up with the Local Democratic HQ here in Van Nuys, and from there I’ll learn how to help with the NO on 8 campaign as well.
Look , it’s one thing to wallow in self pity and bitch and moan and be depressed sitting around watching old Spencer Tracy films, and it’s another thing to get off one’s lazy ass and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. there is simply too much at stake this time around to just vote. I need to get involved and DO SOMETHING.
For those outside California, Proposition 8 is the ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to ban forever equal marriage in this state. If it passes, Gay men and women will be forever denied the basic right to marry that any other tax paying citizen has. Rob and Fuad were able to marry only because a group of “activist Judges”* overturned the earlier prop 22, which was a ban on gay marriage because it was found to be unconstitutional. Those bastard judges had the nerve to to their job and apply prop 22 to the constitutional test. It FAILED it. Now we have Prop 8, and I have no reason to believe that people will do the right thing and vote this down without A lot of persuasion.
So my free time is probably gonna be …ummm…limited frome here on till november 4th, but I gotta do it.
I CHALLENGE you to do the same.
Lastly but not leastly,
a heartfelt thanks to all of you folks who’ve put up with my BS in the last 2 weeks and shown me compassion which has really helped me immensly.