"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." --Frederick Douglass
The latest push for "gays in the military" has pushed me to keep trying for signatures on my online petition. My goal is to go to the major LGBT media with the petition to open up a different kind of conversation about the issue, a conversation about ending war.
One of the most common arguments against my petition is that I'm not considering the fact that working class and poor LGBT people have a right to join the military service in order to go to college. And I say that if we believe that then we uphold centuries of oppression against poor people in stating that only the wealthy are worthy of educating without being asked to risk their very lives to do so.
Not to mention risking the lives of others.
Please join me in reading and signing this online petition. And yes, I did in fact write the petition, I say this because some people have been afraid that it's a right wing trick. I send it out THROUGH this blog so that you can easily see and track me, to see who I am, and see that I am in fact NOT, very definitely NOT the right wing undercover.
To read and sign the petition, please click HERE.
Thank you for your support,
Philadelphia poet and queer anti-war activist
HOW MANY CLOSETED LGBT SOLDIERS DROPPED THESE BOMBS ON BAGHDAD WHEN THE UNITED STATES INVADED IRAQ ON 3/20/03? ASK YOURSELF OUT LOUD IF THIS IS A CIVIL RIGHT!