Thursday, May 10, 2012

Equality is a Personal Experience

This photo is from 1970 in San Francisco. We have all come back from church at Glide Memorial: 3 blacks, 3 whites, and 2 little white children and multisexual orientations.  I love this photo. I call it "Sleeping Beauties".

I caught my son Keith and our friend Herman (gay and African-American) taking a nap after brunch. It is the picture of security and love. It is hard to teach equality. Experience is the best teacher.

This post is in response to people's reaction in DK and US on President Obama support of equality in marraige. I copied the following from FB.

"As a Dane I seriously don't get what all the commotion is about...! So he (Obama) said he's in favour of gay marriages - big deal!? I guess it's just hard to imagine a country where the mere fact that a president says a thing like that OUT LOUD can be so important..." (Brigitte Thorn writes from Herning DK.)

As a Danish American, I find it hard to imagine a country like that also Brigitte. (Nina)


Kelli Nørgaard said...

Now that you point it out, it is VERY SAD that we Americans would be SO excited about Obama's stance. Sad that it is 2012 and we are still fighting these types of fights......

Jono said...

Yes, it is nearly unfathomable that we even need to have this conversation. My disappointment in my own country grows daily. I always feel the need to apologize for our ignorance, even though we are not alone in it.