Bloomberg championed marriage equality like a BAMF. He might be Republican, but at least we can agree on two things: 1. Marriage equality is important.
Okay. Maybe we can only agree on one thing. I mean, the guy released an It Gets Better video...after he cut funding for homeless kids (which disproportionately impacts queer youth). As for marriage equality, he had this to say:
"The time has come for us to fulfill the dreams that exploded into Sheridan Square 42 years ago to allow thousands of men and women to become full members of the American family, and to take the next step on the inspired journey our founding fathers first began."
It is my hope that members of the state senate majority will recognize that supporting marriage equality is not only consistent with our civic principles — it is consistent with conservative principles. Conservatives believe that government should not intrude into people’s personal lives — and it’s just none of government’s business who you love" (Bloomberg quoted by The Advocate).
So, yesterday I posted a Change.org campaign focused on getting the NY Yankees to make an It Gets Better video. As a faux-New Yorker, it is important to me to blend in with the culture. I should scowl, use a black umbrella, and NEVER excuse myself for roughly bumping people onto their asses.
However, I need to be fair to my neighbors. Some of them might support the Mets and not the Yankees! Well, this is for them:
By all means, please sign both petitions.
We gotta help queer youth somehow - this is as good as any place to start.