I could go on and on about how this sucks. And, even though I’ve written and called and voted and protested and on and on, I still woke up this morning feeling powerless… and frankly, stunned that in America in 2011 human beings are doing what these human beings are doing today. We, human beings, are so much better than this. We are capable of so much more.
Feeling powerless is not something I’m willing to do anymore. We have to counter this hate with POWER and I say screw the Don’t Say Gay Bill and your Amendment 1 and your Businesses Can’t Afford Equality legislation, we must find a way to be at peace with who we are, with or without this legislation.
The way I see it, at least in this moment, EQUALITY can be achieve in two ways:
1. Those trying to oppress LGBT Americans can stop trying.
2. Those who are being targeted can be empowered.
Clearly, option 1 is a ball not in my court, but option 2 is my life’s work.
One on one coaching. Workshops. Speeches. Retreats. Classes. I am here and will do WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE done to empower LGBT citizens in Tennessee (or beyond). At a time when our federal, state, and local governments continue to perpetuate hate against us… we have to find freedom within ourselves, and that I can do. We all can.