Nevertheless, I remember Bruce Jenner on the box of Wheaties that was on our breakfast table. My dad liked Wheaties. To this day, I like Wheaties. Do I have a box of Wheaties in my house today? No, I do not. Would I like one? Yes. Yes, I would. And, the next time I can go to the grocery store and I have an extra $4 to spend on something I don't need, I'm going to buy one...just for "old time's sake". (Provided I also have another $4 to buy a gallon of milk.)
I've seen many Facebook posts about "what a freak" Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner is now. I get it. He/she is DIFFERENT from you. Um, he/she is DIFFERENT from me...and, I'm gay! So, WHY is he/she "included" with the "LGBT" community?
Tonight, I finally "got it" - as a gay person - why the "trans-gendered" are included with the lesbos and with the fags...it's because the trannies are "different", too. (For anyone to dispute such a thing would make them a BIGOT, right? Surely they'd be labelled a "homophobe" for calling someone a FREAK, right?) I know I'm not supposed to use the terms I just used.....but, why should I not? Hundreds (most likely thousands) use those words to describe "us" every day. Why should it matter that I, a female fag, does so?
(I grew up in Nebraska and right now I feel like flying the Confederate flag.....even though I've only ever seen it on display about 5 times in the back of any "pickup truck" in this state.) But, I digress...
Below, you will find the video of Caitlyn Jenner accepting the ESPY award for "courage in sports" (notice that it's not the award for "courage in war").....just so we're clear on that.
At 24-minutes into the video below (...quoting...Caitlyn...):
"And, certainly last, but not least, my mother. My mom, who just over a week ago, had to have surgery and (she) didn't think she was going to make it. But, she's here with me tonight to share this night.
"You know, I always thought that I got my courage and my determination from my dad who landed on Omaha Beach (and) fought all the way through World War II. But, (do) you know what I'm realizing now mom? I think I got all of those qualities from you. I love you very much and I'm so glad you're here to share this with me."
"You know, it is an honor to have the word "courage" associated with my life. But on this night, another word comes to mind...and, that (word) is "fortunate". I owe a LOT to sports."
This is what I wrote on Facebook prior to writing this blog post (but, rather than posting the following comments on Facebook, I'm posting them here):
If you are not an ACTUAL WAR-TIME SOLDIER (past or present) I don't believe that you can relate to the WORD "courage". AND, IF YOU ARE, it's a different kind of courage that it takes to hunt and kill people and protect your friends and preserve your mission than it does "out" yourself as being an individual who is "different from the rest of the herd" in day-to-day "civilian life".
I believe that every person with a brain can clearly make the distinction between the two "types" of courage.
What you may not understand, because it's likely that you've never had this conversation with any gay person before, is this:
When one of your friends "outs themself", it is a ONE TIME experience for you.
FOR those of us who have to "out ourselves", it's an experience that will likely continue for our entire life. It doesn't matter how many people we've "outed" ourselves to in our own life, there will ALWAYS be someone who "hadn't heard that before".
As a friend once told me, "Coming out isn't an 'event', it's an 'experience' that lasts a lifetime."
(And, I'm sick & tired of stating "I'm gay" on my own damn blog and on my own Facebook wall and page.)
So, those of you who can't understand that what Bruce Jenner has done IS courageous, why don't you walk into a gay bar, stand up on a table in the middle of the place, and declare yourself "normal"? Until you can do so, you know nothing about courage...
I am gay. I'm a gay, conservative female. I've put myself out there. And, I don't do so anonymously.
I fight ISIS online. I've stood up for conservative causes online for YEARS. I LOVE SARAH PALIN (and, I've got a license plate that proves it!) I've got several YouTube channels. I've got more than 2 blogs. I have several Facebook accounts.....but, THANK GOD, I've still only got the ONE Twitter account (because I despise Twitter - I only use it out of necessity).
Why is it that some conservative, gay woman is working HARDER than YOU are for the future of America?
You won't be able to BLAME ME for ANYTHING. I've got the record to back-up what I've done.
What have you done? What are you doing?
If you don't feel you can participate in anything ONLINE, you CAN certainly encourage those who KNOW NOTHING about "current events" to "NOT VOTE."
Our founders made damn sure you have that right.
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