I know this blog sort of looks like it came out of nowhere. It didn’t.
I’m not new to blogging, to social media, to influencing; I’m just newly putting my real name out there.
The reason I started blogging was because of gay rights. I’m not gay, I don’t have anyone in my family who is gay, and I don’t have any close gay friends who are still alive.
The reason I started blogging is because when my dearest love, my Steven, succumbed to AIDS his life partner of 14 years had no rights. I had to pretend I was his sister to get him the care he needed and was entitled to. It was wrong that they needed me, Steven’s homosexuality made him a second class citizen legally.
If you think that Prop 8 is about a wedding, you are sadly mistaken. Prop 8 is about stripping people of their rights to health care, childcare, family, travel and finance. Prop 8 is about the worst sort of hatred and fear.
I know these are hard times for California, but this matters. A lot.
Please make me stop being ashamed of being from California.