Marriage Equality - A short documentary that connects the Black Civil Rights Movement with the LGBT Marriage Equality Movement.

  • metta

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    Apr 26, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    A short documentary that connects the Black Civil Rights Movement with the LGBT Marriage Equality Movement.



    http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=135741226&m=135741218


    http://marriageequalityfilm.com/



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    Apr 27, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    I'm not sure why people like to confuse the Black civil rights "in America," with the struggle of homosexuality, as they are to very diffrent things.

    For one I as an Aussie poofter, can drink in a straight pub and not stand out; as I can blend in.

    A black man could never blend into a whites only pub now could he.

    I have the ability to hid my sexuality, but not my Lilly white skin, and look how many brothers half and full hid from the truth. A thing a black fella was not able to do, it was always to the back of the bus. yet poofters have been able to join the armed forces, even when the rules said, and the contract they singed was no homosexuals, yet they could blend in, and did. made no diffrence if a black fella had a wife and child either, as it did for many of our half brothers.

    Sorry but I don't see the comparison to the struggle for black human rights, and gay freedom.
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    Apr 27, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    So a gay black guy in the US gets a double whammy.
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    Apr 27, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    The fact I do not intend to have any kind of funeral service at all, as it's roots are in religion, and I don't feel a need for one. It would not be an issue for me to die alone; death is death.
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    Apr 27, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidI'm not sure why people like to confuse the Black civil rights "in America," with the struggle of homosexuality, as they are to very diffrent things.

    For one I as an Aussie poofter, can drink in a straight pub and not stand out; as I can blend in.

    A black man could never blend into a whites only pub now could he.

    I have the ability to hid my sexuality, but not my Lilly white skin, and look how many brothers half and full hid from the truth. A thing a black fella was not able to do, it was always to the back of the bus. yet poofters have been able to join the armed forces, even when the rules said, and the contract they singed was no homosexuals, yet they could blend in, and did. made no diffrence if a black fella had a wife and child either, as it did for many of our half brothers.

    Sorry but I don't see the comparison to the struggle for black human rights, and gay freedom.


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    Apr 27, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    dekiruman said
    True_Blue_Aussie saidI'm not sure why people like to confuse the Black civil rights "in America," with the struggle of homosexuality, as they are to very diffrent things.

    For one I as an Aussie poofter, can drink in a straight pub and not stand out; as I can blend in.

    A black man could never blend into a whites only pub now could he.

    I have the ability to hid my sexuality, but not my Lilly white skin, and look how many brothers half and full hid from the truth. A thing a black fella was not able to do, it was always to the back of the bus. yet poofters have been able to join the armed forces, even when the rules said, and the contract they singed was no homosexuals, yet they could blend in, and did. made no diffrence if a black fella had a wife and child either, as it did for many of our half brothers.

    Sorry but I don't see the comparison to the struggle for black human rights, and gay freedom.


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    Damn, you want to marry everybody.
  • ac416

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    Apr 27, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    i wish this idea was more accepted. equality is equality. everyone who is a minority should back gay rights because they know what it feels like to be treated different because of the way you were born...skin colour or sexual orientation. just because you can hide your sexuality doesn't make it any less important then your race because thats still an oppressed life. if only things worked the way they should...
  • tazzari

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    Apr 27, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Remember the economic mess Texas is in. There's a reason for that: all the creative, generally more liberal, creative types are going where they can work and think freely, live the way they want, and raise their children to think. The backwards states are simply choking themselves to death slowly.

    It's a pity - because there are great spots in Texas, and I've had some great hospitality there.