Our friend Peter Tatchell writes from London:
Pope Francis has failed LGBT people
Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality
"The Pope promised reform but has reconfirmed traditional Catholic doctrine on same-sex relationships. He has ignored submissions and appeals by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics. Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality. Joy of Love offers a change of tone, not of substance,” said LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
He opposes our marriage rights, but somehow we're the intolerant ones. And America's Founders were intolerant of King George.
Here's an item for Throwback Thursday: Six years ago today, marriage equality became law in DC. Here's something I posted that day here at GLAA Forum:
I could not agree more with Dan Savage. Politicians have little incentive to come over to our way of thinking if we are just going to rebuke them for not doing it sooner.
Encountered some inspired/inspiring people today. Know this man? https://t.co/0gttYgsCWP— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 21, 2016
(Click on the Instagram link to view the photo.)
If this man is indeed a closeted, overcompensating homosexual, as rumored, will someone please get the goods on him sooner rather than later?
I love this NYT photo of Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang. They have summoned the same simple courage as countless other gay folk all over the world in standing up for their love. They inspire others, and the struggle grows and spreads.