Thursday, October 14, 2010
Fort Worth, TX Councilman on "It Gets Better"
Dallas Pride was my first pride ever -- and I returned twice more. Texas, like Louisiana, gets a lot of shit for being conservative, hick states where queers aren't welcome. But the truth is, we're here and we're out and we exist -- as do our allies. Nothing melts my heart like hearing a devout Southern Baptist talk about how wonderful gay people are. There are huge pockets of support which extend even into rural areas, often in the most unexpected places. Listening to Councilman Joel Burns' speech reminds me of all this truth -- that we're here, we're everywhere, we're loved, even if some days it doesn't seem that way.