A Gay College Hockey Player Comes Out
I’m always saying that we have no idea who’s gay and who’s not because so many are still in the closet. Well, this guy is out now and he’s writing about all this from his own personal experience.
Stephen Finkel used a teammate’s gay slur as a catalyst to come out, including support from four NHL players.
Here’s a link to read it all. It’s a very good piece and nicely written. Smart guy.
Russia Moves to Ban Gay Marriage
Here’s more disturbing news on the global front. This is also why I do NOT approve, and never did approve, of straight people defining my life with a vote. Public opinion should never be taken into consideration when it comes to basic equal rights. The whole voting thing when it comes to gay marriage turns my stomach. Voters should have no say in matters like this. I don’t get to vote on their ridiculous straight churches and religions and they shouldn’t get to vote on my marriage.
Seven senators submitted a draft bill late Tuesday to amend Russia’s Family Code and legally ban gay marriage and adoptions, including, according to its authors, by transgender people. The move comes two weeks after voters overwhelmingly approved a set of constitutional amendments that include a provision defining marriage as a “union between a man and a woman.”
You can read more, here. I wonder how many of the LGBTQ people in Russia have still not come out of the closet. I’d bet there are millions. Wouldn’t that shock those backward voters.
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