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July 14, 2004

Live like the revolution has already happened!

Since I know folks in the ballroom dance community at MIT, I wasn't surprised to read in the New York Times today that the organizers of an MIT dance allowed two men to dance together at a competition level. Yay! I loved reading that the two men have been choreographing experimental dances where they take turns leading, based on what moves each of them is most skilled at. I hope they get to continue to compete.

And of course the Senate voted against the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. While I'm not at all sure they did so for the "right" reasons, I'll take what we can get.

Coming home on the train with my husband tonight I saw a middle-aged male couple looking happy and comfortable and affectionate, and I couldn't help but think that maybe things will get better in the near future. A day when we can be married, and they can be married, and anyone can share a kiss on the train with their sweetie -- that doesn't seem like too much to ask for, does it?

Posted by Rose at July 14, 2004 11:58 PM


I had always been pro-gay rights, but it wasn't until I found my own dear Gerry that I realized what a tragedy it is to not be able to stroll down the street hand in hand with your love (afraid that you might be jumped and beaten).

In the whole life continum, things ARE getting better - just not as fast as most of us would like!

Posted by: Annie at July 15, 2004 09:40 AM

That had to be one of the best articles - I would *love* to see them dance/compete. Thanks for sharing!

ps - and I really enjoyed reading your blog. I found it via Bonne Marie's site. Thanks for writing! Jenn

Posted by: Jenn at July 15, 2004 11:48 AM