Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Things to Ponder

Think about this...It was only 40 years ago, here in Canada that being lesbian, gay and I'm not sure what else would have been allowed under that banner, was decriminalized!!!

Yes, it was a crime, and in many countries still is, punishable by death.
I can't conceive of that, of being deemed a criminal for not being a hetero.
So, I guess I would've been jailed because I'm bi.

And only now is the province of Quebec beginning to throw off their catholic shackles and finally fucking consider queer folks as folks and create an anti-homophobia plan. Wow.

It was also 40 years ago that the Stonewall riots happened in NY, which started the queer movement as we know it today in the States and here at home.

We, who live in these vaguely forward thinking nations are lucky.

Here's a cool little article about the forward thinking Scandinavians

Versus the ass-backward hard-core misogynist extremist muslims.

I've added this link to both highlight the hate, as well as a victory in India!

Apparently, Holland was the first country in the modern era that decriminalized homo acts in 1811.

So, here's to progress, and having the power to speak up and out!

1 comment:

  1. Wow we really are very similar creatures! I'm bi too. I don't understand why it's such a big deal. The Greeks and Romans, who we hail as great civilizations were accepting of gays. I had a friend that I went to school with from K-8 and even though we didn't go to the same school after, we were still pals. until I told him I was bi. He pulled his hand away like I burned him and looked at me like I was roach and we never spoke again. But I realize a few things, Our integrity is all we really have. Live your life freely and apologize to no one. It's the only thing worth having and we must never let anyone take that from us. We must never lose it or give it away. There will always be someone who will understand, even if they are far away or a stranger. We don't ask what or who people are before we befriend them, we do it because they are people who deserve to be loved, just like us.