Monday, March 4, 2019

That Gay Freight Train Ran Over My Butt Years Ago!


When I was in Grammar school in the 1970’s, I remember hearing the term sissy.  A boy acting like a girl would be called a sissy.  Or someone like the character Uncle Arthur on the old TV show Bewitched would be called a sissy.  In grammar school I also remembering hearing the term bulldagget.  That’s the way I remember hearing the pronunciation of that pejorative slang .

When the gay marriage movement was picking up steam in the 2000’s I thought the gay agenda had gone too far.  Then gay equality movement got stronger and stronger.  Then metaphorically, the LGBTQ freight train ran over my butt.

The City of Chicago may elect an openly gay mayor in April 2019.  I may be very ignorant and unconsciously homophobic, but I'm seriously considering voting for Lori Lightfoot for mayor.



Marc Sims
Chicago 









In ‘Rainbow Wave,’ L.G.B.T. Candidates Are Elected in Record Numbers

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/politics/lgbt-election-winners-midterms.html

The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

https://www.infoplease.com/us/gender-issues/american-gay-rights-movement-timeline

The term (Bulldagger )has roots in African-American communities of the early twentieth century, especially with 1920s Harlem where sexual and gender mores were more flexible.

 




 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Kurt Summers Should Have Been The Next Mayor of Chicago


 Hon. Kurt Summers


To the citizens of Chicago:

Kurt Summers should have been the next Mayor of Chicago

If you care about the City of Chicago Illinois watch this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28QUnndoc5E

Hon. Kurt Summers Treasurer, City of Chicago

 
Published on Jan 28, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28QUnndoc5E

Monday, December 31, 2018

They Are Going To Pay For What They Did To Me!




I have a running joke with my family and friends.  I like saying “they are going to pay for what they did to me”!

I understand I should not think about the people, institutions, and situations that I believed are the foundation of my negative thoughts.  However, it is hard to let the pain of the past go. The things these people, institutions, and situations did to me happened 30, 40, 50 years ago. They are part of my life story.  They are part of my identity. 

I know “what they did to me” are now just old thoughts.  Starting 01-01-2019 I will began replacing those thoughts with present moment awareness.


Marc Sims
Chicago
https://twitter.com/marcsimschicago



“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”


Lao Tzu



Fine Young Cannibals - Don't Look Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7lmza0HR5k


Lyrics
Never had the good things only money can buy.
I drive my car but I haven't got a car to drive.
Never had a holiday in the tropical sun,
good times look like they're never gonna come.

Oh, I know these times are bad
and it makes you want to cry, Don't be sad, we'll get by.
Baby, baby don't look back, it won't do no good.
Baby, baby don't look back,
I'm gonna leave and I think that you should.

I've spent my life In a place like this.
On the first but out I'm gonna get myself a lift.
If you wanna stay well that's alright,
if you wanna go it's got to be tonight.

Oh, I know these times are bad
and it makes you want to cry, Don't be sad, we'll get by.
Baby, baby don't look back, it won't do no good.
Baby, baby don't look back,
I'm gonna leave and I think that you should.

Never had the good things only money can buy.
I drive my car but I haven't got a car to drive.

Oh, I know these times are bad
and it makes you want to cry, Don't be sad, we'll get by.
Baby, baby don't look back, it won't do no good.
Baby, baby don't look back,
I'm gonna leave and I think that you should.