NEW EDITION: IN MY OPINION! -- SR MAGAZINE #1.03
Words by: Eric J. Parker
So we begin this edition of In My Opinion with the question of everyone's mind ... Are we still gay-bashing and NOT thinking that we're gonna get caught!?? Seriously... Times have changed! With the recent images + videos of the publicly gay bashing of 49 year old Jack Price one is for sure, we are no longer standing alone in this fight but we must continue to win the war!! In a case that has most certainly rocked the borough of Queens, NY and opened the eyes of most who turned a side-eye -- We can safely report that the 2 idiots are under-arrest and currently being criminally charge (as a hate-crime) and we hope that they are the first of many to come.
Earlier this weekend, I attended the rally for Jack Price in Queens, NY and I must say there was an amazing turn out minus the lack of supporters from people within our (Black LGBT) community (For those that get where I'm coming from.) -- When are some people going to realize that we have to stand together and unite as one in order to prevail and bring some peace to this on-going violence in our community .... Period! (Sighs*) It just frustrates me... Completely. One thing that everyone who spoke stated was that "This is not the end, the fight continues"... Amen!
In attendance was various political figures including Openly Gay Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilman Anthony Wiener, State Comptroller Bill Thompson and others... The list goes on.
Now, let's move on to something that has been irking me for the past several weeks (and I am sure that I am not alone) let's say it together ... UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE people!! I am a strong believer that this will help reform and give the country we all need insurance for all!1 Don't get me wrong I have my worries about the billions of dollars that this will cost but either way we losing some in order to gain and this is the most cost-effective way so President Obama says.... Agree? All together now.. "Yes!" or not.. -- Frankly, I feel that people (By people I mean those damn conservatives.) needs to leard how to accept changes and better for the good.. You can't always have your way!! ---> Gee whiz!
For those of you have attended the Equality March + it's festivities this past weekend we salute you and will continue to support the cause and fight for what we all deserve not just as openly-gay americans but as human beings! I am learning that in life nothing will happen unless you take the initiative to make it happen and that's what we need ... People who are ready to make a change for our community and I vow to continue to lead the way and fight effortlessly -- Will you? Too many people want to make change but no one want to put in the damn effort. (No punt tended.) Actually, there is .. you figure it out! I am sick and tired of hearing the complaints and not seeing any action!! You people know who the hell you are .. you fake ass celebs -- No longer will I hold my tongue and ocntinue to support your hipocracy .. Nope, not any more. I hope that this speaks for itself and starts a revolution of followers whose ready to lead for a cause.
As we begin to grow the economy back, we have to understand that it's not going to happen overnight or tomorrow-- Can we just learn on how to be patient? (Hello people? Patience is a virtue.. believe it.) We have to realize that due to that damn greed having, republican duesche bags via BUSH ADMINISTRATION + HIS ALLIES/SUPPORTERS we are in this trillion dollar deficit nationwide!! Us as Americans need to continue to support the Obam Administration and their fight to bring this economy back on track so we can start functioning properly again... Ya feel me? Yea, sure you do. ---> I mean, this is the greatest country in the world. It just sucks that we have to share it with pinheads like Bush, Cheney, + other nameless jerks ... Im just saying...
I HOPE WE CAN MOVE FORWARD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND NOT TAKE 3 STEPS BACK!!