Thursday, January 28, 2010

Change I can't quite believe in

Obama's State of the Union speech left some LGBT people unimpressed. By now we should have moved beyond the point where a mention in passing and a little tokenism sufficed to make a politician our hero.

I have heard Obama fanboys argue that we should actively fight for our rights instead of pointing out what Obama has not done for us. While I sympathize, I disagree: If we would truly do the former, we must do the latter. What exactly can we achieve by making excuses for our favorite politicians, as do so many LGBT conservatives? Also, it's a bit ironic that some activist firebrands can suddenly espouse glacially slow incrementalism when it suits them.

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