It’s been three days now since the election of Donald Trump, and no good news has come for those of us in the minority.
As a gay man, I’m deeply troubled and terrified at the prospect of what the Texas legislature will do to Marriage Equality now that they know the Federal Government won’t lift a finger to stop them. My husband and I are considering a move to a blue state and hoping that we can hunker down and make it through the Trump reign.
Racists and homophobes are coming out of the woodwork in droves, emboldened by Trump’s win. Reports are surfacing hourly of attacks, racist graffiti, and people being verbally accosted for the color of their skin, religious garb, or for looking too gay.
I don’t feel safe in public or at work and I fear that it’s only going to get worse. I hope that I’m wrong and these next few years will only be uncomfortable, I hope that people will stand up to these Trump bullies wherever they witness them, and I hope that Trump will not harm our country and our world.
I know all this sounds like doom and gloom talk, but I’m a pessimist. I expect the worst, and hope for the best.
Have a good weekend friends, we still have 70 days with President Obama. Enjoy him while we can.