Monday, May 23, 2011

Dear TN, It's time to break up. Love, Memphis

The state of Tennessee recently passed a bill that is possibly the dumbest bill in the history of stupid legislation. What century do we live in?!? TN has ruled that teachers K - 8 cannot acknowledge the fact that some people are gay.

While young minds are still forming, and subject to their parents' influence, the kids with gay parents are really getting the short end of the stick here. They will be bullied, and made to feel that their relationship with their parents is unnatural. No materials discussing "alternative" sexual orientation are to be allowed until high school. (And who's to say that isn't in danger too...)

So, outspoken gay advocate, George Takei (Mr. Sulu), has made this video. I'm looking forward to my first "Takei Pride Parade" here in Memphis. There are rumors that he will actually be here for the event.

Grab your rainbow flags and beads, and come out to support gay Memphians! And gay folks all over the world. You can't help who you love, but you can stand up to bigots and the ignorant.

It's "okay to be Takei."

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