Because of this news story...I felt I should repost a previous rant.
Gay rights activists denounce N.S. council vote
From Saturday, August 25, 2007
Got into a debate the other night about the Mayor of one of our towns refusing to fly the Gay Pride flag on the town hall during pride week.
Potsie and I were sitting outside smoking with 'Don'. "It's just a stupid flag. What's the big deal?" The mayor didn't think it was appropriate to fly it on the town hall building, frankly neither do I.
Don pipes up, "What if they said that during the Million Man March, told them they couldn't fly their flag." I don't even think they had a flag.
ME: "Are you seriously comparing the Million Man March with Potsie's desire to 'take one for the team'?" Potsie is busting a gut.
DON: "Well it's their community...legal rights..."
ME: "Oh please! Have you been to a gay pride parade, nothing says 'legal joint tax return' like a big harry guy in bondage garb.
The only thing that makes Potsie here any different from any other human on the planet is his sexual preference. WTF? Why does he get a flag?
Look, I really don't give a shit who you love, live with, fuck, whatever. But where does it end, do we have to fly the foot fetish flag? Or the wife swapper flag. What? All they have to do is organize a parade and they can plaster the government buildings with flags?"
Don is just shaking his head. Potsie is in stitches.
ME: "Where is my Heterosexual, Fat Chick, Missionary Position Flag? That's what I want to know! How come I don't get a fuckin' parade?"
POTSIE: "We had a meeting but the Mayor vetoed it."
ME: "Thank God for that, my buttless chaps are in the shop."