Hunky Gay 'Evita' Star, Max von Essen's Facebook Letter To Romney Supporters Goes Viral

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    Hunky Gay 'Evita' Star's Facebook Letter To Romney Supporters Goes Viral

    http://instinctmagazine.com/blogs/blog/hunky-gay-evita-star-s-facebook-letter-to-romney-supporters-goes-viral

    The letter:

    Hey ( ),

    Listen, I know you didn't mean any harm commenting on this post and I like you, we had some great times growing up. But Romney and Ryan believe that I am less than you. They believe I am a second class citizen and don't deserve the same rights that you had the privilege of being born into simply by being straight. They want to add a constitutional amendment that will ban gay marriage forever. It will set us back decades and ensure that I never legally have the opportunity to have a family or a partner in my lifetime.

    They also believe that being at your partner's side when he/she is dying is a benefit, not a civil right. They could keep me from my partner dying in a hospital. Could you even imagine something like that in your own life? Being separated from your wife on her death bed? Could you imagine your marriage never being recognized and being told that your family is not a family and you do not deserve any federal rights that comes with marriage. Over 1100 rights. Did you know that? 1100.

    Ryan doesn't believe in the hate crimes act fought unwaveringly for by Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, murdered for being gay in Wyoming. Murdered for being gay. Could you imagine if I was murdered for being gay? Could you really look my mom in the eye and say 'oh well, we can not prosecute this crime as a hate crime'?

    I know there are important issues involved in this campaign. I know people are suffering and the economy has not improved at a rate we all wish it would. Yes, people are suffering but the gay and lesbian community has been suffering for hundreds of years and I am so tired of it. So tired of feeling that I am less than. So tired of knowing I have friends on here who will vote for someone who will keep me a second class citizen for my entire lifetime. I have already spent half a lifetime hiding, half a lifetime conforming. It is exhausting, demeaning and I am worn out. I want to love myself full out. I want a president who can look me in the eye and say 'You are equal!' 'You are equal to everyone else in this country and I will fight for your rights. The time is now and it is long overdue.' Romney and Ryan could not look me in the eye and say that and I feel sorry for every gay and questioning child who might have to listen to a president who believes that he/she is not equal. Children will take their lives. It is the WORST form of trickle down bullying and it absolutely splits my heart in half. When the president says you are less than, it gives permission to every authority figure, every politician, every teacher, every bully on the playground to push you around and bully you and treat you less than. It is dangerous and lives will be lost.

    If this is not important to you, please remove me from your friends list. I need people in my life who love me and consider me 100% equal.

    Max
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    Oct 25, 2012 4:39 PM GMT


    " I want a president who can look me in the eye and say 'You are equal!' 'You are equal to everyone else in this country and I will fight for your rights. The time is now and it is long overdue.' Romney and Ryan could not look me in the eye and say that and I feel sorry for every gay and questioning child who might have to listen to a president who believes that he/she is not equal. Children will take their lives. It is the WORST form of trickle down bullying and it absolutely splits my heart in half. When the president says you are less than, it gives permission to every authority figure, every politician, every teacher, every bully on the playground to push you around and bully you and treat you less than. It is dangerous and lives will be lost."


    Unfortunately many don't see that. icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 25, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    Well said, Mr. Max.
  • mindblank

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    Oct 25, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    I love this. It puts into words what we all know but just explained here so concisely.
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    Oct 25, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    IMPORTANT QUOTE from Max von Essen:

    " I feel sorry for every gay and questioning child who might have to listen to a president who believes that he/she is not equal. "


    A Romney/Ryan vote will bring the Anti-Gay Bigots back to power---

    just when they are dying out.

    I don't want another generation to have to face the bigots many of us grew up with.

    NOW IS THE TIME TO DEMAND EQUALITY...

    and to continue to defeat racism and bigotry.

    I'M VOTING FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA.
  • StevieB0402

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    Oct 26, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    I'm of the school of thought that there are only 2 likely solutions to this problem which will fix our country:
    1) Moderate republicans need to inform their legislation that they do not support gay discrimination and that if they cease their bigotry when making laws ( I couldn't possibly care less how they feel about us in their private lives) a fair number of gays would actually start voting republican.

    or my favorite

    2) We need to seriously start considering supporting a third party like gary johnson who favors fiscal responsibility and social acceptance.
  • metta

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    Oct 26, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    ^
    The problem with that is that the two parties in power have designed the system so that they stay in power. Third parties, one of which I'm a member of, have no political power on the Federal Level. However, they are able to get some power on a local level. We would need a system closer to a parliamentary system in order for third parties to gain some power.
  • LJay

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    Oct 26, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    Why has this election been such a non-issue here?

    It may be because the bigots are winning? How will you vote? Why? Or will you not vote and let the right wing rule you?
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Down here in SoFla, it's quite easy to counter the Romney supporters. I just tell them that if they vote for him, they'll be supporting their own demise, since the majority of citizens here are not white.

    BTW, anti-Romney/Republican sentiment is highly supported at work. We make fun of the stupid-ass fucking Repubs every day. None of my coworkers (including the company owners) can understand why anyone would vote for such a tyrannical fuckwad.
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Well, except for one guy, who happens to be the other "token gay guy" at work. He's a Romney supporter, but nobody likes him anyway so it's all good.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 30, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidDown here in SoFla, it's quite easy to counter the Romney supporters. I just tell them that if they vote for him, they'll be supporting their own demise, since the majority of citizens here are not white.

    BTW, anti-Romney/Republican sentiment is highly supported at work. We make fun of the stupid-ass fucking Repubs every day. None of my coworkers (including the company owners) can understand why anyone would vote for such a tyrannical fuckwad.
    Why do people in small towns and rural areas want to vote for this "tyrannical fuckwad" Is small town and rural America that hopelessly stupidicon_question.gif
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    Oct 30, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    paulflexes saidDown here in SoFla, it's quite easy to counter the Romney supporters. I just tell them that if they vote for him, they'll be supporting their own demise, since the majority of citizens here are not white.

    BTW, anti-Romney/Republican sentiment is highly supported at work. We make fun of the stupid-ass fucking Repubs every day. None of my coworkers (including the company owners) can understand why anyone would vote for such a tyrannical fuckwad.
    Why do people in small towns and rural areas want to vote for this "tyrannical fuckwad" Is small town and rural America that hopelessly stupidicon_question.gif
    Yes!! and they keep breedingicon_mad.gif