So this happened in San Antonio. This is the type of thing that’s just affirming our decision to leave Texas.
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.
Via-Daily Kos by Jen Hayden
Thank you Senator Reid for your truthful and heartfelt words. In the coming weeks, months, and years we are going to have a hell of a fight on our hands. Please continue to stand up to Donald Trump, we need as many strong allies as we can get.
To all my fellow veterans, retired, active, and especially those who are no longer with us, know that we appreciate your service.
Hug a Veteran today.
With the election of Donald Trump straight white Christian men can finally come out of hiding and fear for their lives and live full in the sunshine of a new great America.
We hear you straight white Christian men, you’ve endured so much over the years: The loss of your Black slaves to Emancipation, then being forced to treat Black people as equals (Really how did you live through that? ), to add insult to injury they made you allow Black people to go to the same schools as your children….the horror! But it got worse…some white people started marrying people of color.
The War on Christmas has been tragic. Oh the humanity! Tinsel strewn about the battlefield, gingerbread houses in ruins, toys lay broken never having had their chance to be played with. It’s been terrible for you…how many years now since Christmas was cancelled?
They gays can now openly serve in the military, how terrible it must be to know that they love your country and want to give their lives defending it. Now the gays are getting married…threatening the very fabric of reality. Loving each other and making you look bad by comparison. How dare they?
I could go on and on about how terrible it’s been for you having to put up with minorities, women, and other faiths…but it’s just too painful.
Well don’t worry straight white Christian America, you’ve stood up to all those Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, LGBT homos, and anyone else who’s made you feel marginalized just by living a different path than you. You’ve shown great courage in electing Donald Trump to Make America Great Again. Welcome back to your spot at the top…it’s like you were never gone.
Editors Note: I don’t believe all straight white Christian men are bad people, but if you voted for Trump knowing the associations he’s kept over this election, knowing the misogynistic things he’s said and done, knowing the racist and xenophobic things he’s said, knowing that you voted for someone who had the full endorsement of the KKK and other white supremacy groups, then you need to take a look at yourself in the mirror and really consider the people who are going to be hurt by the policies that Donald Trump has promised to enact.
Via-The Verge by James Vincent
Donald, like so many despots before him has started the process of revising his personal history to make himself look like a hero of the people and not the scumbag millionaire man-child he really is. The problem is that he doesn’t understand that the internet doesn’t forget and even when you delete one copy there are thousands more backing it up. Revising your Twitter timeline to look like less of a douchebag never works.
I got cornered at work today by one of the vocal Trump supporters in my department. He wanted to if I deleted him from facebook and told him “yes, I deleted you and a lot of other people who have posted divisive, mean spirited, racist, and misogynistic things over the last couple months. I can’t handle the negativity right now”.
He went on to tell me, “You know, my political affiliations don’t change the way I feel about you and Randy?”. I replied, “My dog died Monday and before I had time to really mourn her passing, my country died too. Randy and I work up Wednesday morning not knowing our place in America and wether or not we’ll make it to our second wedding anniversary before they repeal Marriage Equality. So I’m hurting right now, I’ve been thrown under the bus with a lot of other people who are scared and hurting. We have no idea what the new year will bring and how bad it’s going to be. You’re going to have to understand that your choice of candidate has directly impacted our lives. Since we got married, it’s not impacted anyone’s life but our own, and your political party wants to invalidate my marriage and the ability of others like me to get married. We’re hurt and scared. We need time to heal. I respect your right to pic whatever political candidate you want, but understand that your vote has impacted our lives”.
I’m proud of myself for not becoming angry and yelling, or getting emotional. If you voted Trump and you have friends, or family who are LGBT, or Muslim, or Latino, please understand we feel betrayed and scared. It’s going to take time for us to heal, to figure out how our lives are going to be impacted, and who we can trust. Things are not going to get better for us anytime soon, and you can’t expect us to be happy about it.
Via-Gizmodo by Sophie Kleeman
I have to admit, I was seriously considering this on Wednesday morning. I love this country, but right now I really don’t like it very much.
Home is where the heart is, and as long as my husband and I are together (and yes our pug too) I can be happy. If we lose marriage equality, we’ll be considering options. I don’t want to leave America (all my stuff is here), but when the environment where you live becomes toxic it’s time to move.