He said YES!!
Ok, so technically he said, “Of course I will!” I had ordered my fiancé this handmade engagement ring a week before he proposed in October. Well, the ring finally arrived a few days ago. So this morning I asked the question along the Hudson River at this beautiful monastery in New York. The ring is now on his finger! I love that we both got to ask each other (even if he beat me to the punch!)
In any case— I’m an incredible lucky guy. :)
"But many in the Arab world, including within those nations strongly opposed to the Syrian regime, are also deeply skeptical of the Obama administration. Arab and Muslim nations have heard numerous justifications for U.S. intervention in their lands over the past several decades, but the result has been the same: increasing, not decreasing, instability and violence.
You can be sure in this case, if — or when — Washington’s war goes wrong, it will be Arabs and Muslims who will perish in even greater numbers.”
-Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera
But when you say that the loudest homophobes are closeted LGBT folks, you erase the fact that the vast, vast majority of homophobia doesn’t come from closeted people. It comes from straight people. Casual, everyday homophobia overwhelmingly comes from straight people (and yes, by the way, I know that all of you aren’t like that). The vast majority of people who vote against marriage equality are straight. The vast majority of the people who draft gender recognition legislation that enshrines gatekeeping, divorce, diagnoses and compulsory surgery are cis. The people who think that knowing we even exist should be kept from kids, because we’re too ‘confusing’? Mostly straight and cis. The people who treat us ever-so-slightly differently, who tokenise us, who judge us by how closely we conform to stereotypes? Mostly straight and cis. And, yeah, most of the people who brainwash, reject and demonise us are straight and cis too.
But if we joke that homophobes are all homos, we let straight people rest easy. Homophobia becomes something that isn’t just targeted at LGBTQ people. It’s something perpetuated by us too. Homophobia stops being straight people’s problem.
"Symmetry is what we see at a glance" -Blaise Pascal
Today one of our clients asked if she would still have autism when she gets to heaven. We asked her what she thought. She said that she hoped she would because her autism makes her who she is and she likes being her. :’)