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JimmyLGBT Rights

I’m a member of the GSA at my school. I’m hoping to write a speech and deliver it to the group. I want it to be something that could inspire everybody to make a difference. I’d like to put in some key points, such as how we weren’t around in ‘63 for Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement, but we are part of this, and how different opinions make the world go around, but hate is not an opinion, it’s a disability. Thoughts? 5 years ago

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rolling this into my other goals. 7 years ago


Oh, all inspired and stuff…I forgot to mention that it is sad that I want to do all this but feel like I have to do in “secret” because I am a teacher and can quickly get fired for being gay if I am not careful.

I suppose I might recruit the children… 8 years ago

talula06trying to put my anger and sadness towards a positive

I recently had a run in with some very negative hateful people and it made me realize that I dont WANT to just sit around and wait for things to be done for me.
I will never understand the argument. Why does my marriage affect you?
You dont know me now, if I get married…what does that do to you?
Why cant you just accept that God loves everyone and you dont have the right nor the power to judge me?
Why do you hide behind the religious bigotry? Is it because without that, you have no argument?

I know I most likely cant change peoples minds about this…but hopefully with everyone pulling together, we can watch our children in the future base their lives on loving…everyone…
Its saddens me this is all built on hate and false information. If it were based on truth, there would be no argument. 8 years ago


i do it every single day. you cant be afraid of all the people that will be against you, you just have to remember you are doing this for yourself. 8 years ago


everyone has the right to freedom and liberty; whoever; whereever; whenever. 9 years ago

misspennyWhat do i do?

This is something that i feel very strong about – but I don’t think I do anything to support my views. It is easy to criticise others who dont do anything to help other people, but what is it that i do?

I cant put my finger on exactly what it is that stops me, I am still studying so I dont have a lot of cash to donate (I have doubts on how much of donated money actually benefits those who need it – but that is a whole other issue). For me, donating my time seems to be the most beneficial. But where do I go? who do i contact?

This is something that i am going to give some serious thought over the next few days – I really am going to do something (just have to figure out what that something is first) 9 years ago


I’m tired of being one of the millions of people who complain- and think that just voting counts. I want to be actively involved in making this world united in the fight for equality. I want to be able to not only talk about it, but be about it as well. 9 years ago

Ari MooreI'm starting to get scared about my safety as a gay American.

I do some letter-writing and such, and I’m very out and proud, but more and more states are banning same-sex marriage and even civil unions. How will I protect my family? Is it even safe to have kids with my girlfriend? Why do we have to hire a lawyer and write up a bunch of contracts to get some of the same protections granted to opposite-sex couples? If one of us gets sick or injured, will the other be able to visit her in the hospital?

I’m not sure how best to fight this attack on our civil rights. I know the Human Rights Campaign is fighting hard, but I feel like they’re making no headway. Are there any alternatives? 9 years ago

j.D. WAnti-discrimination Bill in the WA State House.

Suprisingly enough – orientation is still unprotected in this state. If you are in WA and want to fight for your rights in the workplace – be sure to contact your local senator: 9 years ago

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