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4 comments | Sunday, February 18, 2007



On Valentine's day I received an e-mail from the Human Rights Campaign that displayed beautiful images of gay and lesbian couples. I was thrilled upon opening the e-mail because I knew I would see relationships that mirrored my own and those of my friends, sadly this was not the case. As I watched the slideshow I found myself saying, "okay the next picture has to be of a black couple", needless to say a black couple was not included and my hopes were quickly diminished.

You would think the HRC would at least pretend to be diverse, right? I could really go off on a tangent about the lack of diversity within mainstream gay organizations but I will refrain for now. I decided to create my own slideshow of couples that I either know personally or through mutual friends. These images empower me and give me hope for a healthy committed relationship, hopefully in the near future.

Let's hope next year the HRC will recognize that GLBT love comes in many different colors . I'll even let them borrow some of my pictures.

4 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Very nice slide show.

But what would make you believe HRC would depicted diversity?

February 19, 2007 8:50 AM

 
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February 19, 2007 3:47 PM

 
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February 19, 2007 3:50 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

This is one of my favorite posts of yours. It's amazing how 1 picture = 1,000 words!

February 19, 2007 3:53 PM

 

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