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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Another Straight for GLBT Rights

Another straight for GLBT rights; it's time to end the hate. Design copyright © 2006 by Katharine O'Moore-Klopf.When I think about my brother Wally, I picture a sweetheart of a man who'll make someone a fine husband.

But once he falls in love with Mr. Right, the laws of most U.S. states will discriminate against the two of them and won't allow them to marry. And in most states, he won't be allowed to designate Mr. Right as his spouse on his insurance policies. Or to be called next of kin should Mr. Right land in a hospital.

In most U.S. houses of worship, he isn't welcome because he's gay. Wherever he goes, there are hatemongers ready to deny him basic human rights.

And that pisses me off, so I want to start a campaign: I want straight people to openly support full civil rights and full religious rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. I want all of the homophobes out there to see that there's no such thing as a "homosexual agenda"—just the need for human rights for everyone.

All of you straights out there, please join me. Wear T-shirts and sweatshirts and lapel buttons and hats, carry tote bags, use next-to-the-postage-stamp stickers and coffee mugs that bear the message "Another Straight for GLBT rights; it's time to end the hate."

Feel free to place the "Another straight for GLBT rights" art on your blog or web site, but please link it to http://www.cafepress.com/editormom/1266905, and add this note:

Design copyright © 2006 by Katharine O'Moore-Klopf


MJ said...


There's a really neat project that's doing something similar:

Fine By Me

They collect money and give out the t-shirts to large groups of people, so you get a wonderful visual effect in a crowd.

Molly from CE-L

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Way cool, Molly! Thanks for letting me know. I'm going to link to the Fine by Me site in EditorMom's Peacemaking Links section.

Wally said...

...and then there's PFLAG... Wally

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Yup, there is PFLAG. But I'm trying to get the people who don't usually join organizations to at least wear gay-friendly T-shirts.

Lily said...

Hey! I came by from Fat Lady Sings because I asked about her graphic. She sent me here. I know Setauket pretty well too! I'm from Long Island originally. But last time I was near Setauket, going down 347, the stores were just frightening. So many! Anyway, I like your blog, like mom power, and am glad I found you. FLS is never wrong when she points me to a blogger!

I'm at Consider the boot

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Hey, Lily, thanks for stopping by. I've just lost 10 minutes reading your blog, and I think I'll soon go back and lose some more. ;-)

TFLS said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to put up the copywrite, honey. I've got it done now (at least I hope so - computers and programming are not my forte!).

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

No worries, FLS. Thanks mucho.

Ya know, I sure wish I'd traveled or lived all over the world like you have. Your tales of life in Japan are great.

erinberry said...

I put up a post with links to your store! Hope you sell tons.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Thanks, Erinberry.

Katherine Zander said...

ok, so you outed me as an html novice. I can't quite get the code right to put it on my sidebar.

But I like the idea! I hope you get a good response!

Jennifer said...

Good idea and great stuff! You may like my Gay Church design. Keep up the good work - I'll add you as a link during my next blog roll call!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Jennifer, that is an excellent design! And thanks for the link.

Kathy said...

Katharine, this is great! I'll be adding your art to my sidebar today (and blogrolling you as well), and I now have another reason to visit cafe press and buy stuff. Thanks!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Thanks bunches, Kathy. Heh, heh ... my entire T-shirt wardrobe was built at CaféPress.

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