The truth about LGBT people: We do laundry

In Canada, Tide has started running a commercial showing an ordinary couple arguing about the laundry. I mean, an ordinary gay couple (footnote 1). I love ads like this, which show LGBT people in everyday moments dealing with everyday issues. These ads should remind straight people that LGBT people are just like them, even with issues as mundane as laundry. I hope Tide brings this ad to the US.

Footnote
1. A shout-out to my husband, who does the lion’s share of laundry in this household.

Hatemongers in the newspaper

IMG_0705I woke up this morning to discover that The Tampa Tribune (footnote 1) had run an opinion piece about a so-called “war on public religious expression” by the Family Research Council (FRC). The column did not identify the FRC as a hate group (footnote 2).

Whenever something like this happens, I have to wonder if the editorial board is either ignorant or hateful. If they’re ignorant, they’re eager to run guest columns without checking the source. If they’re hateful, they know fully well they’re running content from a hate group, and simply don’t care. They’re either ignorant or hateful — there can be no other reason for running a column from a source like the FRC.

Either way, I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Tribune, which likely will feature a guest column on racial issues written by the KKK.

Footnotes:
1. Incidentally, my former employer.
2. From the FRC website: “Family Research Council believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects. While the origins of same-sex attractions may be complex, there is no convincing evidence that a homosexual identity is ever something genetic or inborn.”