Happy National Coming Out Day!

Posted by Bianca Phillips on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 10:59 AM


October 11th is National Coming Out Day, an internationally recognized civil awareness day aimed at raising awareness on the importance of coming out. The day was founded in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

At 3:30 p.m. today, the Memphis March for Gay Rights kicks off at the National Civil Rights Museum (460 Mulberry). The march will end at City Hall (125 N. Main) around 4:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., LGBT equality advocates will gather for a rally in front of City Hall. Check back here tomorrow for photos of the event.

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As a black American I'm old enough to remember what real discrimination was like(I once got dog bit on a peaceful march), as we tried to be judged by our actions. Later on I lived in Laguna Beach California and all the talk was of this good "alternative lifestyle", and people telling me "don't knock it until you try it". This was before that AIDS epidemic decimated the city. Now don't get me wrong, no one one should be harassed or bullied. That being said, science says, if gayness is an acquired trait, then if a person can quit smoking and drinking, gays can quit being gays. If its caused by a "gay gene" then it is a non reproducing genetic chromosome defect. I have pity on them as any other person with an abnormality. I would never wish a defect as this on anyone, but we should never allow ourselves to be brainwashed that this defect is normal. I won't celebrate. Biologically it doesn't work. What you do in your house is your business, but don't wave something in my face thats abnormal, and force me to embrace it .. Reggie

Posted by Reggie on 10/11/2010 at 7:37 PM

"science says, if gayness is an acquired trait,"

which "science" is this?

"If its caused by a "gay gene" then it is a non reproducing genetic chromosome defect."

are you a geneticist?

Reggie, perhaps you should move to a theocracy where being gay is illegal.

Posted by wvfii on 10/11/2010 at 8:47 PM

No one is forcing you to embrace anything or anyone, Reg. But time is moving on, and society is passing you by. Embrace it or don't, doesn't matter. And btw, your appeal to "science" and attempts at logic are misplaced and lame.

Posted by Packrat on 10/12/2010 at 8:36 AM

"Some people are gay. Get over it."

Posted by Mkinks on 10/12/2010 at 11:47 AM

No one's asking you to embrace it. We're asking you to not discriminate against it.

Posted by KatieDidnt on 10/12/2010 at 6:02 PM
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