Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Greg Herren Explains It All

From a previous blog, I wrote about Greg Herren and an anti-gay group which prevented him to speak in front of a suburban Richmond VA high school's gay-straight alliance.

In this week's Washington Blade, http://www.washingtonblade.com Greg explains that he is upset that school officials did not "bother to contact him about the change in plans", the uninvitiation. He also said that his background was misrepresented by emails being circulated.
The Virginia Family Policy Network instituted an email campaign characterizing Greg as a "gay porn" writer.

Greg states that he was planning on talking about bieng a professional writer and not talk about sex. Greg further states that by cancelling his visit, it sends out the message to students that "it isn't OK to be gay".

As a result of all this media attention, it was noted that many parents and other community members have stepped forward to offer support to the Gay-Straight alliance.

I am sure that we will read more about this as well as similiar situations.

In other news, I heard that a San Francisco judge has ruled that California's marriage laws discriminate against same sex unions. So maybe something will evolve from the judge's ruling. Let's keep our fingers and toes crossed.

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