I'm beginning to understand why.
It's a challenge, and sometimes impossible, to say the right thing at the right time to the right person... I like being politically incorrect!! More people seem to listen that way, too.
On the other hand, activism is something very important to me. I grew up in a rural Eastern North Carolina, on a dirt road in a tiny town with one stoplight. I'd like to change places like that, and the people who live there.
The GLBT movement in the U.S. is stirring, especially now with a minority president, who actually said "gay" in his acceptance speech on November 4th.
Right now I'm in a critical position, and I don't mean my back is thrown out from a rough night. I'm choosing a major, working for the GLBT Student Union, interacting with people on many social and political levels, and I think that activism is something I can do for a large part of my life.
Who knows - maybe I'll take in internship position at the Human Rights Campaign in D.C., rub elbows with politicians, and become the first gay president (in heels).
I can dream!