|Posted on October 4, 2013 at 12:40 AM|
In the most recent “The Advocate,” editor Matthew Breen had a Twitter conversation with Roseanne Barr. They talked briefly about her 2008 run for President on the Peace and Freedom ticket. She said: “I…learned that ppl think opposing something is more powerful than supporting something, and that is incorrect and backwards.”
That can be applied to Republicans, of course, who seem to subsist on opposing Obama, food stamps, common sense, etc. But it also applies to the gay community, which sometimes seems obsessed with the latest goofball comments from Pat Robertson or Bryan Fischer, or some backwoods congressman in Tennessee. Reading other gay sites there is so much negativity; a reader feels depressed and victimized. That’s one reason the gay marriage fight is so powerful. We’re supporting something, we’re moving forward, we’re talking about the positive side of being gay, about what we can contribute to society. Positivity trumps negativity any day.