It's been awhile since I wrote a blog about my current dating life. Just hasn't been much to tell.
So I will just share a few thoughts from the heart with this being gay pride month.
I see so much love, pride and politics out there this year - and for good reason.
I am very fearful that in many ways, we're returning to the Holocaust in which people - for whatever their differences - are being punished for their cultural, racial and natural differences. As being gay, we want to be out and proud and not ousted.
I recently interviewed a filmmaker who produced the film "50 Years of Fabulous," which shows how far we've come. We talked about needing to educate the younger generations to show the sacrifices that have been made so they can stand free. Yet, in some ways, we've taken a step back. But the difference now is we will no longer take mistreatment.
Social media has been instrumental in helping us move forward. We band to support a business like the Red Hen Restaurant in Virginia who refused service the press secretary Sarah Sanders for her stance on supporting the decision to allow a bakery to refuse service to a gay couple. Or, there's the story of New York lawyer Aaron Schlossberg whose racist rants got him pummeled in social media and he likely won't recover.
There are now endless stories of us - a community of differences and similarities - all fighting back and standing together. From #MeToo to #ImWithHer, we've become a stronger society that just isn't taking it anymore.
So while in many ways it seems we've returned to Hitler's regime, the difference now is we band together and refuse to be taken advantage of, beaten - or worse - without fighting back. Fighting with words, physicality and a collective spirit of a strong community.
Oftentimes I am in my own little bubble, paying more attention to movies and the arts rather than reality. This actually helps me remain upbeat as it's tough to face the world in these trying times. But I can't think that the world is a musical with a happy ending all of the time. Still, I can't help but reference a movie that encompasses what we all feel. As relevant today as it was in the 1976 movie "Network," these words cannot mean more: "I'm as mad as hell and I am not taking this anymore."
#ABearsTale #PrideSF #MeToo #ImWithHer #LGBTFightBack #EqualityForAll #RiseUp #BlackLivesMatter #RiseAndResist