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Friday, September 12, 2008

Why We Fight

posted by on September 12 at 15:54 PM

Superstar gay journalist and blogger Rex Wockner has a post up on his blog today made me cry like a little Palin. San Diego City Councilwoman Toni Atkins married her partner of eight years, Jennifer LeSar, on September 6. Rex was there, got quotes from the happy brides, and took a few pictures. And it was one of the pictures—and its caption—that made me choke up.


Imagine the impact that attending the wedding of his openly-gay aunts had on that kid. What must it be like for young gays and lesbians to live at a time when—and in a state where—gays and lesbians are fully-enfranchised citizens, and gay relationships are afforded the same respect and protections that straight relationships have always been afforded. To know that love and marriage are possible for you too—not compulsory, gay “radicals,” but possible—must be incredible.

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Rex is a moron.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 12, 2008 3:56 PM

Little Tommy looks old enough to be in grad school, it's not like he's sweet sixteen and never been kissed.

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 12, 2008 4:15 PM

Sweet -- his face is actually shining with joy.

He looks about the same age my uncle Terry was when he shot himself. He was born a few decades too early.

But that's a very happy picture. Thanks for posting it, Dan.

Posted by Irena | September 12, 2008 4:16 PM

Hmpf. I bet they were told to smile.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 12, 2008 4:27 PM

Wow, thanks Irena. Now I wanna shoot myself.

Talk about Debbie Downer.

Posted by Mike in MO | September 12, 2008 4:27 PM

Hah, I'm going to steal that Napoleon.

Posted by daniel | September 12, 2008 4:36 PM

Sorry, Mike in MO, I didn't realize it was a party. Just what ran through my mind.

(And I really don't think it warranted an asshole comment like that.)

Posted by Irena | September 12, 2008 4:44 PM

Oh, wrong Rex. It's the New York Rex I hate.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 12, 2008 4:54 PM

I enjoyed this post a lot, and I have had that same thought.

Posted by ZWBush | September 12, 2008 6:50 PM

*snore* and the one trick pony beats himself to death some more...

Gays have been marrying here in MA for how long now?

Posted by Erik | September 13, 2008 7:00 PM

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