This morning, I was trying to send words of comfort to a friend of mine who lives in L.A. who happens to be gay. The email was full of words like ‘the day is coming’ and ‘this is just one battle–the war will be won.’ Cliche after stupid, mindless cliche.
It was all bullshit of course. And it’s easy for me to whisper ‘patience’ because it wasn’t my rights that were just shit all over. Rights already granted to the GLBT community earlier this year were just taken away from them.
This isn’t an abstract, political issue. These are people’s lives we’re talking about. Their most basic need for having a sense of security, for having a family, just suffered a public execution.