Cheers Sexy People
Wow wow wow! Yesterday was so very amazing, special, powerful and inspirational! It was with great pleasure and gleefulness that I participated in my second march on Washington in my life – The Equality March for Unity and Pride on the mall of Washington, DC. I marched in January for the Million Women’s March which was overwhelming and awesome. And though that march was close to my heart supporting women’s rights in reaction to the political environment we are in right now, I recognize very obviously that that march was to stand for 50% of the population. The march yesterday was to stand for sexual minorities – minorities such as many of you reading this blog post. I have attended and sang for marriages of my same-sex gender friends and loved ones. I have had the pleasure of meeting and befriending transgender people within the Loving Without Boundaries community and at polyamory conferences. I wanted to stand beside, with and for these minorities in our population yesterday. For years now, I have been doing everything that I am able to (which is growing more by the day) to help reduce stigmas for ALL minorities, not just us polyamorous, sex-positive, and kinky folk. On today of all days – the anniversary of the horrendous shooting in Orlando at a gay nightclub – I am extremely interested in doing all I can to support equal rights, protection, and liberties to all sexual orientations, genders, races, and hearts. We all deserve to love who we want to love, to live how we want to live, and in a way that feels natural and comfortable for each of us, free from persecution, discrimination, stigmatization and death.
Here is a brief description of the goal of the Equality March yesterday from this article:
The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” is a grassroots movement which will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Speaking for myself, I was truly touched that my sister traveled from my hometown of Philadelphia to stand beside and march with me –> someone who identifies as a sexual minority of a different kind as a polyamorous, sex-positive / kink-friendly woman. I proudly wore my brand new Relationship Equality Foundation Outreach Representative shirt for the occasion. I am interested in standing for and supporting ALL sexual minorities and for those who want to live as they choose – even if it does not conform to the majority or more “traditional” ways of being and living. As I did research from my phone (yay cell service was working!), I found out what the + PLUS means in the LGBTQ+ acronym. I have often joked about where is the “P” for polyamory and I thought about adding it myself to start a trend. But apparently I don’t have to. The latest acronym I found to address what the “plus” means already did! So yay for that! Here is the full acronym:
I am STOKED to be represented, honored, and not feel “invisible” myself as a kink-positive, polyamorous person, wife, lover and friend. And I am thrilled for our entire Loving Without Boundaries community in this regard. As a personal note, I want to add that I don’t like that some of the descriptions are adding in “polygamous” and even before polyamorous. Why? Because polygamy is illegal in the United States, so why add an illegal act to the list? I feel that takes away some credibility to the overall cause. To me the point is to say “live and let live” as long as you are not hurting anyone and be who you are. Committing a crime or supporting that idea is not a great way to come out of the gate. To be clear, do I support plural marriage being legalized? Yes, but that is not currently the case and I doubt it will be in my lifetime. Just let me live my life as I see fit. I don’t need government getting involved in my intimate and personal life, nor do I need their approval on who I love and how I love them. [steps off soap box]
Back to the march itself, as I suspected, some of the signs – and outfits — were truly awesome! Here are some more for you to check out by clicking here. I will also add more to my Facebook page @KittyChambliss. That was all amazingly fun to witness, as well as meeting the fine people who created these incredibly clever and creative signs. Yet I was also excited to hear the speakers. My sister and I found a perfect spot under some cover right in front of the stage. Yay! Clever girls!
Some quotes from the speakers:
— 40% of LGBTQ youth are homeless. True Colors Fund was mentioned as a way to offer support — an organization working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which all young people can be their true selves.
— The largest LGBTQ population in the country is in Washington, D.C.
— We believe everyone deserves a sex life that is healthy, happy, and free from stigma.
—The effect of Transphobia — Every 29 hours a trans women of color is murdered.
— We must fight for freedom. We must fight for justice. It will take all of us to get to the other side.
One of the speakers at one point did mention the word “polyamory” once and I was so so excited! Her name was pronounced “Sie” – as in the letter “S” and the word “eye” put together – but I cannot find a youtube.com video yet of her speaking. If I do or if someone has one, please let me know and I will add it later.
Laslty I want to give a big huge shoutout to the Lesbian, Gay and Big Apple Corp and Different Drummers whom I had the honor and privilege to march next to, alongside, and behind as we stopped in front of the White House and watched them perform Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take it.” Truly the sound of love and joy indeed! Oh my gosh, they were spectacularly awesome! So damn proud of you guys and impressed by your talent! THANK YOU, THANK YOU! So awesome and overwhelming watching you create magic! Whoot!
More at: #REF #honorthemwithaction #atalntaequalitymarch
Wishing you peace, love and happiness,
(and thrilling, fun sex too!)
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