This is going to be my soapbox song, because so many people don’t seem to realize that LGBT+ people have the same relationship issues as non-LGBT+. They argue over who will cook, who will clean, whose job it is to walk the dog this time. They live, they laugh, they love, and sometimes…sometimes they cheat.
I finally sat down and listened to this song and watched the video. At one point, she writes “I think you’re super cute” in a note for the person bussing the tables, but really? The entire video is super cute. It captures that feeling of peeking around corners at the person you think is good looking, the shy smiles and ducked head, and just…everything about it. Oh, and the end? With the hands? MY HEART.
Frankly speaking, I’m NOT a fan of this song. His voice, the style of the song itself, etc., however…this song was also recorded and released in 1970, just one year after the Stonewall Riots, and was the subject of controversy due to its subject matter. Even now, it’s a tricky matter with arguers going back and forth whether it’s transphobic or a love story. I’m not sure where I see the transphobic side, but as a cisgender person, it’s not up to me to decide which one this is.
In 2016, 49 people were gunned down at The Pulse, a nightclub and gay bar in Orlando, Florida. Sia later released the video for her song, “The Greatest,” paying tribute to those who had their lives stolen from them. Starting with the hashtag, #WeAreYourChildren, and ending with a room full of dancers collapsed on the ground in front of a wall riddled with holes, the video is a stark reminder of the cost of hatred, ignorance, and intolerance. June 12th, 2020 will mark the 4 year anniversary of the tragedy.
Well, he won. As a Bernie supporter, I am not happy. As a woman, I am worried. As a friend to the Black/Muslim/LGBTQ spectrum/Hispanic community, I am terrified. As an American, I am humiliated. And as a human being, I am disgusted to the point of nausea. But now is the time to move on.
I am making myself a rule/pact. I will give myself until Sunday at 11:59 pm to mourn the less of human decency and be a general all around jackass about this election. As soon as the clock hits midnight on Monday, I am done.
Bitching doesn’t do any good. The race has been won. The only thing left to do is move forward, and quite frankly life goes by too fast to NOT keep moving. That doesn’t mean I’m happy about it. It just means I’m not going to waste anymore time (after Sunday) on something beyond our control now.
I still think he is trash and a waste of human space, and when it comes to civil rights, I will fight him tooth and nail. HOWEVER, *IF* he makes moves to actually IMPROVE the US, then I will support those movements, because as an American, it is my duty to my country.I want you all to keep this in mind though: when I show support for the POSITIVE movements he makes, it is AMERICA I am supporting. Not him.And to my Hispanic/Black/Muslim/LGBTQ (and everyone else along the spectrum) friends/readers: I will never stop fighting for you, and I am not alone on this. I know it looks bad right now, but stay strong. There is still good in the country, and we have your back.