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Tuesday, December 25, 2007
And now, a message from the Queen
Posted by P.M. Jaworski on December 25, 2007 | Permalink
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So. . . what was so important that Elton John had to say? :)
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-25 2:46:54 PM
Since we're on the subject of queens, lool who the new homophobes are:
"Gay immigrants fight to join movement"
Chicago's immigrant rights movement was on the verge of making history, and Nicole Perez was ready to lend her voice when she was told, with an angry sneer, that she was not welcome.
That was March 10, 2006. Perez and her lesbian partner, Xiomara Santana, had joined more than 100,000 demonstrators in the Loop for a march that kicked off a nationwide struggle for immigrant rights. Holding hands, the U.S.-born women looked at the Latino faces around them and were reminded of their own families.
Then an elderly man 2 feet away cursed at the couple, spitting out: "Why are you here?"
"I was like: 'We're all here for the same reason. This is as much my issue as it is yours,'" Perez, 25, said, recalling her tears of anger as others at the march laughingly trotted away from a gay and lesbian banner nearby for fear of being associated with the group.
Almost two years later, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is pushing for more recognition in an immigration movement that includes the Catholic Church and others with conservative views about sexual orientation.
Local activists launched a Global Gays Initiative this month to highlight immigration concerns specific to their community and to provide legal aid and other assistance to gays, lesbians and others who have felt ostracized by mainstream immigrant groups.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CLAIM to be discriminated against, yet they themselves choose to do the same.
Hmm. Which side should we be rooting on??
Posted by: obc | 2007-12-25 7:32:57 PM
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