Showing posts with label Gay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gay. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Coming Out - Human

So today is National Coming Out day, across the nation individuals are being urged to state their truth in terms of sexual identity. This process has been helpful to thousands of individuals over many years. I however, have always had an inkling lurking in my mind that the focus on the gay/straight dialectic is only perpetuating a system of 'either or thinking'.

Labels help us organize our perceptions of the world; yet, these same labels also allow us to engage in short sighted and intellectually invalid categorization of individuals and groups. When we say an individual is Gay, Straight or Queer, for that matter, a whole set of assumptions are tied with the label.

Are we not limiting our selves and others by these labels? I think so.

As of today I will no longer identify as a straight man. I am human, I will love whom I choose, and I will not allow my choices in whom I choose to love to pigeonhole my beliefs, actions or expectations of self or others.

Gender Identity is a spectrum, it is time to let go of the dialectic and establish that sexuality is sacred no matter where you are on the spectrum. That we are each individuals that transcend our sexual interests, that who we sleep with says no more about our character than the brand of shoes we wear

That's  my rant for today!

Love to all

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ten Headlines We Would Like to Read in 2011

From the AP:
White House names a well-known Gay activist with ties to the Neo Pagan community as new Secretary of Defense.

In an unexpected move the President announced the appointment of prominent Gay and Wiccan activist…

From The Wild Hunt:
Camp Zoe saved by the Gates Foundation

As part of a New Years resolution a senior executive with the Gates Foundation held a press conference yesterday where he embraced his long held Pagan beliefs and made commitments to purchase Camp ZoĆ« and fund its operation as a Pagan nature center. The executive went on to embrace funding environmental…

From the International Herald:
Entire World Signs Declaration of Peace

Yesterday the U.N. voted to approve the Universal Declaration of Peace written by a noted Pagan activist. Around the world countries have begun to dismantle weapons systems at an…

From the Christian Science Monitor:
World Hunger Ends

After years of research seeking solutions to hunger, scientists today admitted that the issue has been solved not by science but by an unprecedented outpouring of compassion by everyday citizens and…

From News of the Weird:
Prominent Arizona Senator announces he is Gay

In a tearful apology to the LGBT community Arizona’s senior Senator embraced his sexuality today. Members of the LGBT community were left speechless when…

From The Wall Street Journal:
Violence Against Women Disappears

Social scientists are unable to explain the sudden disappearance of violent acts against women. Questions as to whether a recent world wide ritual to end domestic violence could have caused this shift in behavior were met with blank stares and…

From the Sierra Club:
Global Warming Stopped Cold

Last years G-20 agreement to cut global emissions by 60% effective immediately has resulted in a significant climate impact. Scientists are observing a stabilization of global temperatures and are…

From The Huffington Post:
Hate Groups Fade into History

The Southern Poverty Law Center yesterday announced significant staffing reductions as a result of a 99% decrease in hate groups in the United States. Center staffers are unable to explain…

From the BBC:
New Secretary General at the U.N.

Members of the U.N. General Assembly elected Nobel Peace Prize winner Rev. McCollum as their Secretary General. The Reverend’s first action was to redesign the U.N. meeting spaces into circles…

From the International Interfaith News:
Evangelicals Join Interfaith Effort

In a surprising development thousands of evangelical churches have removed their pastors and replaced them with individuals who have signed a document committing to tolerance, inclusiveness, and environmental action. These new Pastors cite Christ as an example of compassion and understanding for the….

Think Big in 2011