Monday, March 10, 2008

none of us are safe, untill all of us are safe.

I have stolen my blog title from one of my favorite blogs (Recovering Straight girl)
It is a very relevant topic that is going around the Internet and on television . It is a phrase that makes you stop and think that our community is in turmoil, our children are not safe and we as a community still have a long way to go to be treated equal. i think sometimes that because we live in a very excepting small town that we have been spoiled. I read somewhere today that in 2008 the lgbt community loses a member every 8 days to a violent crime. This outrages me and saddens me at the same time. in a time when people think that we as a community are safer than ever to lose that many people already this year should serve as a reminder that we are not as safe as we think we are. I know that a new president will not fix everything but it can't hurt. the current administration has done more to set us back and make us second class citizens than any in recent history. I know that my children and the children of there generation will change this nation to one that respects and treats all people no matter who they they love as equal. It is just a shame that we will have to wait that long for the basic rights that we deserve. it also amazes me that the children that we are raising and the children that they interact with will be the one who make us equal. I no this has gone long, but one last thing, check out there are some great videos that talk more about this issue. It's also a great blog. thanks for letting me rant.

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