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Comment by Loren Miller on May 5, 2013 at 10:06am

Grinning Cat, that quote of yours kicks MAJOR-LEAGUE ASS.  The final two statements:

Pushed out? No. I walked out.

speak to the thought Jeff gave this matter, the conclusion he came to and the choice he made, one that many of us in our own way share with him.

Smokin' stuff, GC, thanks for posting it!

Comment by A Former Member on May 5, 2013 at 10:02am

When she revealed that she was in fact a T, the audience seemed to love her even more. But, to my knowledge, T's have always had more acceptance in Asian culture. If this had happened in the 80s in America, she would have met a chorus of boos. 

She has a wonderful voice, both as a F and as a M, and seems to have a wonderful, likable personality. And it's a catchy little song, too. 

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on May 5, 2013 at 9:46am

As I am a transwoman I really enjoyed her talents.  The best part of this is that we "Ts" as a group are slowly catching up with the rest of the LGB+T community.  When I was her age in the 40s & 50s you were either in the closet or dead.  I may have enough time left to see us fully intregated as I could make another 20 years.  A lot are making it to 100 these days and we are making progress.  Even us Atheists are gaining ground.  It has been years since people ran in terror if they found you to be one of those scary heathens that were "Non Believers"

Comment by Sentient Biped on May 4, 2013 at 9:03pm

Dallas, lovely video.

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on May 4, 2013 at 7:15pm

She's really a beautiful person, and has a beautiful voice.  I'm a fan:-)

Comment by A Former Member on May 4, 2013 at 8:00am

Well, it looks like the show launched a career for her, I suppose. 

The young man in that video is just adorable.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 4, 2013 at 12:50am

I liked that video a lot, Dallas.  Thanks for posting.  We are all beautifully wonderful in our diversity. 

Comment by A Former Member on May 4, 2013 at 12:22am

Comment by A Former Member on May 1, 2013 at 6:42pm

What a shame! -- Dallas

Before Jason Collins, there was Justin Fashanu

Fifteen years before Jason Collins took his ground breaking steps out of the closet and into American sports history, a 37-year-old man named Justin Fashanu walked into a London storage unit and took his own life.
Fashanu, an English professional soccer player, was the Collins of his time, having revealed his homosexuality midway through a career that flirted with stardom and ended in tragedy.
But Fashanu's time wasn't ready for him. Neither England, nor the 1990s, nor soccer, were prepared to embrace an openly gay athlete, setting into motion a spiral of self-destruction that ended in a premature death.
While Collins has rightly been lauded for his bravery after his revelation earlier this week, Fashanu's sexuality made him a target in a sport that still does a shockingly poor job at tolerance. His own coaches spat homophobic epithets in his direction. His teammates made crude and insulting attempts at humor. Opposition fans concocted vile songs and chants. Even his own brother spoke out against him. [continue]

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 30, 2013 at 1:13pm

My father was a Catholic deacon, my mother was a lay minister and I thought about becoming a priest. I was in church every Sunday for the first 15 years of my life. Now I spend my Sundays on my bike, on my snowboard or on my husband. I haven’t spent my post-Catholic decades in a sulk, wishing the church would come around on the issue of homosexuality so that I could start attending Mass again. I didn’t abandon my faith. I saw through it. The conflict between my faith and my sexuality set that process in motion, but the conclusions I reached at the end of that process — there are no gods, religion is man-made, faith can be a force for good or evil — improved my life. I’m grateful that my sexuality prompted me to think critically about faith. Pushed out? No. I walked out.

Dan Savage, in his review of Jeff Chu's book Does Jesus Really Love Me (emphases added)

 

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