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I went on a blind date!

I've been talking to someone on-line for a few weeks, and we decided we should meet. The only problem is that he's about 150 miles from me in a (as he put it) "redneck area." So, what ended up happening is we met in Macon and had dinner. He's a nice guy. He's also half my age. He's cute, and he told me he finds me "very attractive." As someone who's never been told that, I'm having to get used to the idea that someone finds me attractive.
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I am…

I am the straight guy who looks on with pride and joy at his best buddy celebrating twenty-five years of love with the same man who is so good for him.

I am the guy who came out to the entire school in his senior speech and got a standing ovation for his courage.

I am the girl who kisses her girlfriend on the sidewalk and laughs at those who glare.

We are the couple who planned and studied and got a damn good lawyer and BEAT the state that wanted to take our child away.

We are the ones who took martial arts classes and carry pepper spray and are just too dangerous to gay bash.

I am the transgender person who uses the bathroom that suits me, and demands that any complaining staff explain their complaint to my face
in front of the entire restaurant — and shares with my other trans friends which restaurants don’t raise a stink.

I am the mother who told her lesbian daughter to invite her girlfriend over for dinner.

I am the father who punished his son for calling you a fag.

I am the preacher who told my congregation that love, not hate, is the definition of a true follower of God.

I am the girl who did not learn the meaning of “homosexual” until high school but never thought to question why two men might be kissing.

I am the woman who argues (quite loudly and vehemently) with the bigots who insist that you do not have the right to marry or raise children.

We are the high school class who agrees, unanimously, along with our teacher, that love should be all that matters.

I am the legislator who, in spite of letters running 10:1 against it, voted in favor of a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage, because it was the right thing to do.

If you agree, repost this. Do it. You don’t have to be afraid. You can handle it. You’re stronger than you think.

I am making a difference. Hate will not win.

This came last from jrittenhouse. Please pass it on, and help the bravery of those who will stand up for themselves make a difference.
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a series of books I'm reading

I know most who read this are SF fans, and I'd like to recommend a series that I'm in the middle reading. The first book is called The Falcon Banner and it's by Christopher Patrick Lydon. I'm enjoying it. It's self-published and available through Lulu.com . The one caveat is that there are gay themes throughout the books, including our protagonist. You'll have to click on "buy" and then type in "falcon banner" to find the book. I think you'll find it's worth it.