Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TBP--On agendas, loyalties, cult of personality & an end of old LGBT dichotomy

One of my best posts in a long time, I put a lot of time, thought and energy into this post, and I really hope you check it out.

On agendas, loyalties, cult of personality and an end of the old dichotomy in the LGBT community | The Bilerico Project:
"In the LGBT community we have an addiction. An addiction to boxes.

Who am I? I'm a spiritual progressive HIV- white middle-class educated bisexual non-poly cis-gender queer male blogger and LGBT rights organizer & activist. What does that mean? That means you have some ideas about what I'm like before you even meet me.

And I have a few ideas about you before I even meet you.

If you are radical, you'd think we won't have much in common. Same with either the fiscally or socially conservative. However, folks who put themselves into the same political box that I am in also may think I likely agree (or at least ought to agree) with them on almost everything.

If you fervently belong or had belonged to any particular Christian denomination, you have some ideas about me when you find out I was raised Catholic. You may also think you have some insight on me when you find out I no longer am Catholic. But if you didn't know any of that, your ideas about who I am would be entirely different if all you saw were my tattoos in Hebrew..."
Learn how I connect this to GetEQUAL, Dan Choi, Harvey Milk, Andrew Sullivan, HRC, Bil Browning, Joe.My.God and Cleve Jones by clicking on the link above and reading my masterpiece.

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