49 dead

Jun. 26th, 2016 08:22 pm
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                     49 dead

maybe their names don’t matter
	maybe i should just call them all by my own name
     49 carey’s dead
would that make you feel something

but this is not all about me
	this is about Andrea and Mercedes
	this is about Geraldo and Jerald
		          this is about Luis
			    	        Luis
	    			        Luis
				        Luis
			because four of them died that night
				when their pulses were firing full blast
				wrists and jugulars throbbing in time to the dance floor
			hearts watching 
		because here
				here it was supposed to be safe
						safe to love, hold hands, dance hip to hip
					and be
	a dance floor is sanctity 
		latinx night at the club
			49 dead
			49 dead
			49 dead
			49 dead

let’s dance

let’s writhe to the beat of drums and guitar
	let’s feel our heritage dancing in our hips
		movement is safety
		says the rabbit
			says the prey

		movement is safety 
	and i’m going to stand here
		still
	and tell you that love must go on
and tell you that i grieve for my siblings that died that night
	and for Matthew Shepard and Harvey Milk
	and for my friends that were broken for their gay
			broken for identity
			broken for love

let love prevail
	49 dead
	i light this candle for you all
		for Luis
		for Luis
		for Luis
		for Luis





https://youtu.be/wcNg72B9lCQ
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A Day Without Gays

I’ve heard talk of a Day Without Gays in America for today. Ya know the drill, if you are gay you don’t go to work today so that the *other* people can realize the force that the GLBT community is... No, I’m not taking part in this, but I will take a moment for my soapbox.

I am a bisexual woman. I have loved both men and women. At this point in my life I am amazingly in love with a wonderful man who accepts me for who I am and helps me strive to be a better person. We live together and are hoping to start our own family in the not so distant future; At that point we will live a relatively stereotypical life wherein he works and I stay home to raise the children for a few years. I don’t want to date anyone else, male or female, my boyfriend is all that I need in this department.

So, am I still bisexual? Yup. Do the laws that outlaw gay marriage, adoption, etc effect me? They sure do. I didn’t choose my partner based on gender. I could just as easily be in a relationship with a woman. Do I need to announce it, well not for my daily life to go on, but I do feel it important to have out there. This is a part of who I am. This is a part of many people I know and don’t know and hatred and laws against homosexuality touch these people on a daily basis. Sometimes violently. Sometimes subtly. Sometimes via laws and legislation. Sometimes in offhand comments like, “That’s so gay,” to mean it’s stupid.

Maybe it’s because I live in my own liberal mind, but I can’t *comprehend* how gay marriage is so bad to heterosexual couples. I can’t comprehend of a God that is so angry that LOVE between two people is bad. Thankfully, my church (Episcopal) does have people (including my uncle, a priest) who believe in love and are willing to bless same-sex marriages. If this wasn’t the case I would cease any affiliation with the church. Love is a good thing. Wherever you find it in an adult consenting manner.

I am at work today but I’m announcing my gay for the few of you who don’t know it.

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