Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
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National Coming Out Day 2010 - Expression of Solidarity

It's (Inter)National Coming Out Day.

As I've mentioned a few times, I am for some intents and purposes bi. Even were I not, I affirm my commitment to a society that does not discriminate against people by what gender/sex/gender roles they prefer in a sexual or life partner:

  • In the realm of laws, where I believe such discrimination should be illegal except in the rare exception of political or religious organisations that do little more than serve those direct ends (that is, I do think a religious group should be permitted to use their beliefs as basis not to hire people for propogandic roles or perhaps general roles if the organisation has a narrow focus, but if they run an orphanage, for example, that orphanage must operate under the broader rules of society)
  • In the realm of society, I affirm that I will attempt to shape society, through chiding and advocacy, to encourage tolerance and comfort with people who have suffered fear, hatred, or discomfort on this front
  • In the realm of situations, I affirm that I will physically or verbally defend, as necessary, people being attacked on basis of their gender/sex/role preferences in sex
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