Sunday, October 14, 2007

Do we take Gay Rights for granted?

Its perfectly ok to take them for granted -=- but we should never forget they came at a price

Ageism is a classic example of what happens when wee do

The older guys that get so much stick on sites like Fitlads Gaydar were the guys that lead the way - made it passable to be out - they largely helped shape the commercial gay scene that simply did not exist 30 years ago

You no longer get arrested for sleeping with guys - all these rights came at terrific cost -

25 years ago when hiv-aids came along - The gay community - or some anyway were first there setting up help lines support and education. And are still operating today and highly respected organisations.
Surely all these things are the reason we can attend PRIDE and have something to be proud about.

The next big challenge will be what the older gay guys do in old age - largely its uncharted territory but I for one don't want to be shunted into some nasty care home
The Gay community should be thinking how we want to be housed - looked after if we become frail

How would you like to be cared for - Surely an alternative old age will be possible - in major centres of London Brighton Manchester etc

Or we can simply say fuck the old codgers - im O.K. - im not going to get old -


1 comment:

USpace said...

Support GLBT Rights! Fight those that stone gays to death! Democracy NOT Theocracy!

STOP KUFFARPHOBIA Demo in London, Friday 10/26/07!

I think we all must start calling the Islamofascists 'racists'. We should scream that they are hateful towards the Christian race, and the Jewish race, and the Hindu race, and the Atheist Race, that they are Christianityphobiasts. They will scream that Christianity is not a race, and we'll say:

"See, Islam is NOT a race either.
And by the way, the Bible doesn't say to convert, conquer or kill non-Christians; like the Koran says to do to non-Muslims. So there YOU RACIST hater of non-Muslims! You're a Kuffarphobic!"

Be careful all you in London Friday 10/26!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't call a spade a spade

Islamist terrorism
not related to Islam

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
many Taliban planets

stonings and beheadings
billions killed daily

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
be very afraid...

of saying the wrong things
TRUTH is especially BAD


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