"Before you echo Amen in your home or place of worship, think and remember. A child is listening." - Mary Griffith "My heart reaches out to young Californians, teens who are not out of the closet who are alone ... listening to hateful [rhetoric]." - Linda Barney, Mormon Mom at Salt Lake rally Nov. '08 against Prop 8
Somewhere in Des Moines or San Antonio there is a young gay person who all the sudden realizes that he or she is gay; knows that if their parents find out they will be tossed out of the house, their classmates will taunt the child, and the Anita Bryant's and John Briggs' are doing their part on TV. And that child has several options: staying in the closet, and suicide. And then one day that child might open the paper that says "Homosexual elected in San Francisco" and there are two new options: the option is to go to California, or stay in San Antonio and fight. - Harvey Milk
Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory, nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt, 1899
hmmmm my defining character is what my friend calls being a "free spirit" I think it to be a modern day bohemian but whatever the case I am searching for whatever answers I can find in this life. I am just starting this voyage and so this is how I will track my steps...