I have been sick for a while now, and it’s really making a dent IRL and here online. I’m on my third round of antibiotics, and I’m pretty sure this time the sinus infection will really go away. Hopefully.
So, I totally missed posting on National Coming Out Day, and then missed a mention of Seven Straight Nights. But I haven’t forgotten!
I’m a bisexual woman that married a guy, so I ended up in a privileged position legally.* I can actually provide benefits to my partner, and have our marriage legally recognized by the state.
I want to make sure I use my electronic bully pulpit to say how much I support the ability of my LGBT friends to marry, to be free of hate, and to live their lives as they see fit. It is a human rights issue.
So, I’m a little late, but thought I’d link to a nifty website I discovered recently that monitors the religious right and their LBGT hatred: Soulforce.org.
“The primary source of spiritual violence and misinformation against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals comes from religious leaders and institutions who adhere to a rigid theology and misguided teachings used to condemn and shame non-heterosexuals.
It is the mission of Soulforce to work to end spiritual violence perpetuated by these anti-gay religious policies and teachings.”
I’m not a religious person myself, so it’s encouraging to see people of faith fighting back against dogma.