This morning I was reading about the death of civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot.
Until this morning I don’t know that I’d really heard much about him. But I bet if I was paying attention as a toddler back in the 60’s I would have.
He worked tirelessly for the civil rights of blacks, including escorting dozens to become registered to vote.
People in Mississippi didn’t like that kind of stuff back in the 60’s. He literally risked his life to advance equal civil rights for black people. Now Mississippi has more black elected officials than any other state in the country.
See? Things do change. Sometimes it takes the perspective of 50 years to fully appreciate how much. But they do change.
This fall we saw a dramatic shift in the voters response to civil rights for gay people. In virtually every election where discriminating against gay people was put to a vote, the voters said ‘we don’t really want to do that any more.’
A common concern is that gays are demanding special rights. That may be the case for some.
I gave up working for special rights when it became clear that free physician performed cosmetic procedures for all gay people as part of the ‘Keep America Beautiful” project was going nowhere.
Now I just work so that laws that we already have can be enjoyed by all people, and the laws that legalize discrimination go away.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Enjoy the fact a buddy just texted me and said “OMG, check out page E3 in the paper! It a same gender marriage announcement.”
Yes, things do change.