Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A victim of hate in America stays Proud



Erin Davies, a 29-year-old graduate student at Sage Graduate School, began her day like any other. She left her home in the historic Mansion Hill neighborhood of Albany, NY intending to go to her part-time job at a Moe’s, a local Mexican restaurant. Full of smiles and an optimistic anticipation for the day, she headed towards her parked 2002 grey Volkswagen Beetle. But when she drew closer, she saw something red on her hood.

“From where I was standing, I couldn’t read what it said so I kept walking,” Erin explained. “When I got close enough to read it, I realized what is said. I stopped dead in my tracks in total shock.” What Erin saw were the words, “u r gay” written in red spray paint. After a few seconds, she noticed another word, “fag,” glaring back at her from her driver’s side window.

“After what the person wrote sunk in, I thought to myself – it’s because of the rainbow sticker on the back of my car.”

Erin has been out of the closet and living life openly as a lesbian for the past 12 years. She couldn’t fathom anyone who knew her would do such a thing, nor have just cause to do so...

...It took two days for Erin to digest what had happened. She felt violated and yet, at the same time, oddly empowered. At first she wanted to remove herself physically and maybe somewhat emotionally from her car. She rented a different car and tried to put the incident aside but kept getting stopped by neighbors, friends and strangers who voiced their support and anger for had happened or to scold her for having the rainbow sticker on her car in the first place.

“I realized at that point that I couldn’t get away from this,” said Erin. “I figured that maybe there was a reason for it.”

After weighing a few options, Erin made the decision to ditch the rental car and keep her Volkswagen Beetle as it was. She took it school one day as a test drive to see if it would incite any reactions like it had in her own neighborhood.

“I wanted to see if I could get any unsolicited reactions on video,” she said. “I do a lot of documentary work and found the polar responses to be quite intriguing.”   Read More....

Progress: Gay marriage in Argentina is 1st in Latin America

The world evolves....


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Breeders hurt the environment and cause Climate Change


Breeders

It is a scientific fact that Climate Change is happening.  The responsible and free-thinking peoples of the world want to take the necessary steps to save the Earth.  But there STILL people who deny the science and the facts.   Overpopulation is also a big problem.  There are still too many people breeding.   In Red State America for example, there are still non-progressive people who insist on driving big cars and having multiple children.  These people tend to shop at Costco and Wal Mart and just buy lots of things they really don't need. 

Christians need to stop injecting religion into Christmas

Keep the holiday season tolerant.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Welcome to Left Wing and Brave World!

Hello.  My name is Lara and I want to thank you for visiting Left Wing and Brave World!   Here we shall discuss issues that matter to people and what can be done to promote the change that is necessary for a better world.

Here is an outline of our fundamental principals:

1.  Diversity and tolerance are basic human rights.

2.  Evolution is scientific fact:  Humans are evolving to being Transgender.

3. Sexual rights are human rights.

4. No one has the right to impose "morals" or to pass judgment on others.

5. Violence is never the answer.

6. We must transform the United States into a progressive nation that respects the Earth and all peoples.

7. We must help President Obama to transform America.

8. Health Care is also a basic human right.

9. Gay Marriage must be legal and accepted in all 50 states.

10. Americans need to be educated and learn to be part of the world community.

Additionally we must work to make sure that neo-Cons, Republicans, Conservatives or religious fanatics do not regain power in 2010 or in 2012 or in any future election.