November 12, 2008

Today the student union, tomorrow HRC?

Some people in the GLBT community just don't see the point in activism.  They aren't political, they don't support any organizations, they're never politically correct (in any manner), and a lot of them just don't give a shit.  

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!

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