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Why I blog

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 watch the video and embed it on your site.

“Fidelity”: Don’t Divorce… from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

Please make me stop being ashamed of being from California.