Now I’ve watch the minute and half video taken by Pam, I love the part that Kate claim these Large National Groups, Organizations would have our back in our time of need.. I guess we will have to wait and see if this happens.
Kate claims we can do this by the following;
But we can, as Kate underscored, stave off an amendment by speaking directly to our legislators, a chance every LGBT has at the upcoming Day of Action, sponsored by Equality NC (Feb 15, 2011 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM). They need to see that they have LGBT constituents, taxpayers who should not have their civil rights put before the people for a vote. As I've said before, North Carolina LGBTs can turn out in the thousands for NC Pride, but it's pitiful that we cannot muster more than 300 to show up and speak with the very lawmakers who profoundly affect their rights.MMM, the almighty day of Action, Please, these guys will sit and talk with us and in the end will still screw us while we are standing, and face it we all know it. My trust and faith in the Equality NC is not as strong as it once was, after the damn “fruit loop” event. Which made us look like a bunch of kids on the play ground fighting for attention from our parents.
Well I’ve found out after there was a update on PHB blog, that Kate only spoke for 7 min, wow, where did she find the time. Also, there was no Q&A session, then what the fuck was the point of her coming to NC and holding this little coffee house chat.
UPDATE: Here's the transcript...Kate spoke for about 7 min and this was the meat of the message. There was no public Q&A; Kate went around to speak with attendees individually and in small groups since the restaurant was a bit noisy.Also remember this too why debating this.
for the first time since Reconstruction, is completely under the control of the Republicans. Dem control has been the only thing that has protected us from a marriage amendment getting on the ballot.She then talk to folks in small group, cause the shop got noisy, I thought we had a LGBT Center in Raleigh, couldn’t they held the meeting there, or found another place where there wouldn’t have been so noisy where 1) Kate could have talk longer, 2) and most importantly where a Q&A session could’ve taken place.
I love the main reason why Kate said was the reason they lost.
we lost Prop 8 for all sorts of reasons. "Yeah we should have had different ads for the campaign" and "I wish we had money sooner"... but the main reason we lost was complacency.So what does COMPLACENCY means,
1. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
2. An instance of contented self-satisfaction.Pam said that we can’t let people like this to decide our future,
"I'm not opposed to helping a child born with HIV or something, but I don't condone spending taxpayers' money to help people living in perverted lifestyles."
-- Rep. Larry Brown (R-Forsyth) who ran unopposed in the November election to win a fourth term.
Well, you know the truth does hurt, doesn’t it. The fact is that we are in our 30th year of Aids, which we all know how to control the spread of it by now. Yet many LGBT positive folks still have unprotected sex with their partners, and one nite stands, and those 15 min quickies in the Adult books, and in park cars.
I remember that actions done by Act-up and Larry K. in the early days/years of Aids. Groups and LGBT folks took control of the information, passed condoms by the handfuls. Held many public talks and the HIV rate went down in our community, while it slowly inched up in the straight community. Somewhere in the 90’s bareback sex come back in to fashion, and the rate went back up.
So if your recklessly go out and have unprotected sex and get HIV, why should the state pay for your mistakes, that RIGHT YOUR MISTAKES. WHEN YOU KNEW HOW TO STOP IT FROM GETTING SOMETHING.
Just because Larry Brown is an elected official doesn’t mean he lost his freedom of speech. If we don’t like what he is saying and selling to all the other elected officials then vote him out of office.
So the Question is, are we ready for this fight if it comes?
Also just which National Organizations have our backs?
Which rich fat cats will step up and support our fight in this state?
Which Companies and local business will stand with us?