Lesbian photographer Alix Smith's project States of Union is among 1143 projects being considered for a whopping $250,000 grant from Pepsi. For the last two years, Smith has been working on an award winning photography project/social action campaign that addresses inequality in civil rights – specifically, in the rights afforded to gay and lesbian individuals. Through gesture, color scheme, background and lighting, the photographs that comprise States of Union are loosely based on classical paintings.
I wonder, and I really do, when will we finally see a true advancement within the gay rights movement? I know we have without a doubt come much further than we ever have before…but when do you think we will finally be able to have equal rights in terms of marriage, adoption, and other important issues? I really feel like our time is coming..but I can’t help but wonder when will the movement end? When will our day come?
In five years? Ten years? Longer?
What are you thoughts?
Peace as always,
so that debate on same-sex marriage i mentioned before (http://www.oasisjournals.com/2009/05/class-debate) was today. and i honestly tried my best to come up with arguments that would mean something to me and my liberal classmates. so i talked about adoption cases and health issues and the american family and all that shit (see i cursed that's how upset i am), and the messed-up part is, while i was debating i actually kinda believed what i was saying!
OK, is this messed up or what? As an end-of-the-year project for my American History class, we're doing a debate. And guess what my debate topic is? Same-sex marriage. But that's not the problem, the problem is I'm being made to argue *against* it. I tried to switch but nobody wanted to, and if I make too big a deal people will start questioning me. Meh! Sometimes I hate school.
The legislature in MA today voted to keep same-sex marriage, not to vote on it. No stress, not even a debate. The future of gay marriage in MA is pretty certain now. Love love love MA!!! And Deval, too, of course. If Mitt was still around, he'd lobby to vote on this when everyone was planning on banning gay marriage.