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I have a 10-mile drive to work each day, of which the first three miles take 20 minutes...the long crawl up the congested highway that links our subdivision to the rest of Austin. The first half-mile goes past the landfill.

A garbage truck pulled out in front of me, cascading white feathers in an exhuberant swirling blizzard. Somehow, it got an old feather pillow caught in its axel, spilling fluffy white gusts of down all the way into town. So pretty!

Thought for the day, reflecting on Prop 8, and the astonishing money that got dumped into this endeavor, money wasted on hate (thanks, Paka, for the link.)

My thought is, think about the powerful social change the gay male community could put into effect if they just took the money they spent on lube in a single month, and put it toward statewide gay-friendly legislation. You could call the campaign the "Slippery Slope."

Okay, I'm done sniggering, back to work.

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tanukisan_ds
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
D'ohhhh gawddddd, this is making my day. XD

Dry, rough sex for a better future!
spottylogic
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
We knew there'd be a lot of pain and sacrifice in the struggle for our rights. Who knew that it would be quite so literal?
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flippantmoniker
Nov. 8th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Not being a naysayer here about gay rights..
But I just learned that Q has been tacked onto GBLT.

Call me paranoid, but I think if we're ever going to make positive strides toward equality, we need to stop scaring the normals.

Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer..

I mean.. what is that to an outsider?

As I put it once, there is "gay" and then there's "triple X in the streets of San Fransisco"

I wish we could just take it easy and fight the "Let me love whom I want to love" and not the "let me stick my wingwang wherever I want to" fight.

let that one come next.
tanukisan_ds
Nov. 8th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
OMGBLTBBQ!

I could be wrong, but doesn't "queer" just serve as a blanket term for GBLT-related people? There'd be no reason to add it if it just means "nonstraight," but I don't think it has a reliable enough definition to tack it on with established terms. If it does, I'm just not aware of it yet. And if it's short for "genderqueer," I wanna say that the T has it covered. The point of an initialism like GBLT is to be concise, not a definition.

Erf. Semantics and sexuality just don't go well together.
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