Thursday, November 8, 2012

Damn Right, Dan Savage!

I adore Dan Savage, the American humorist and sex advice columnist with a blog named "Savage Love", who is also a gay activist!

This is part of what he had to say on his blog yesterday when he reminded the gay community that we owe thanks to a group of fabulous people. (You can read the whole post here: We Couldn´t Have Done It Without Them):
"Now here's what I want to say: I know so many straight people in Seattle who worked unbelievably hard to approve R-74. They gave money, they volunteered their time, they reached out to friends and relatives and coworkers, all in an effort to make it possible for same-sex couples to marry. Gays and lesbians are a tiny percentage of the population. We couldn't do this on our own. A majority of the legislators who voted for same-sex marriage? Straight. The governor who signed the law making same-sex marriage legal in Washington state? Straight. The majority of the folks manning the phone banks for R-74? Straight. The overwhelming majority of people who voted to approve R-74? Straight. The president who took a huge political risk and came out for marriage equality before his reelection campaign? Straight. It has gotten better for us—better, not perfect—but it hasn't gotten better for us in a vacuum. It's gotten better for us because straight people have gotten better about us."
I love our straight allies too and can only agree with everything Dan has to say in his post.

Thank You, Straight Allies! I Love You All!

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