I've always said it isn't who you love, it's how you love. Genitalia is just simply god's way of accessorizing. - Debbie, QAF
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I've been watching Queer as Folk online for the last few weeks. I can go through about ten episodes [okay twenty] in one day and lose myself completely. Other than the occasional sour grape, it is one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen. And it's really interesting to watch the way they address homosexuality in America and how much has changed [and how little at the same time] in the last decade. I remember thinking at the time how progressive we all were as a society as the LGBT community stood up and made themselves known [which I'm sure people will agree was happening long before the year 2000] and how hard they had to work to become more accepted and understood. Obviously there is still a long long long ways to go, but if Louis Marinelli, the guy who arranged the Protect Marriage Tour for the National Organization for Marriage can realize he was being a total jackass, then there is hope left in the world.
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Anyway, just like people should be free to love who they want, they should also be free to dress how they want. Each unique expression of self is what makes this world beautiful. So I want to pretend I live eternally in the Summer of Love? High waisted jeans look good on me and there's nothing sweeter than some soft flowing cotton covered in beads.
We have to stop seeing things in black and white all the time and that is, I’m afraid, what NOM does in terms of marriage. The world isn’t black and white, it’s yellow, it’s green, it’s purple, it’s red, orange, it’s blue. It is, in fact, all of the colors of the rainbow and that’s what makes up our world and that’s why the rainbow flag represents not only the gay rights movement but the diversity the gay community brings to this world. - Louis Marinelli