In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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Nuh-uh! I have black/hispanic/gay/athiest/religious/vegetarian/cultist friends!

So today, I'm going to a memorial day whozit at The Bills' place. They hold regular little parties/get togethers but it's been a while since the last one. I'm looking forward to it and an email I got from Randy last night got me thinking. Here's an excerpt:

The Village People are apparently going to be at Jersey Pride this year (Sunday, June 4, i.e. - next Sunday), having just looked up the rather spartan web site for the festival. Just curious if anyone would be interested in joining up with me AND Bob (yes, he has consented).

While I know that not everyone on the list may have an interest in NJ Pride, I figure there may be some crossover interest in listening to "Y.M.C.A." live.

All I could think of was something along the lines of 'And then your indoctrination will be complete!' said in a Darth Vader voice. No, of course I don't think that I'm somehow being indoctrinated, but I do find the whole situation sorta humorous. And lets face it, what in the world could be gayer than the village people at a Pride event? I mean, throughout my life until the past year and change, I've never had an openly gay friend. The closest I had ever gotten was a kid who ran our D&D games in highschool who I hear went to college, announced he was bisexual and went spasticly and irreversably crazy (He jumped off a roof for attention once. It was only like 15 feet off the ground and he broke a leg.) He also, from what I hear, grew a gigantic beard and looked like an ambulatory bush after a while.

Anyway, from that to the fact that just about every person I know now being gay or bisexual or whatever, is sorta interesting to me. We've debated issues about gay marriage and the like, and while as a whole we never come to a consensus and agree, it's pretty nice to know it dosen't matter in the end. It's like what they told you when you were a kid. Friends are just friends and it dosen't matter who's white, black, asian, hispanic, male, female, gay, straight, etc. In the end, people are people and labels only divide you if you let them. This just seemed ecspecially on point after the whole 'you'd have to be black' sort of rigamarole lately.
Tags: homosexuality, the bills

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