Saturday, October 14, 2006

Indicator of Change

I just read this online story, and even though I don't usually blog on Saturdays, I had to share this. This is from a nationally syndicated AP story (appearing in papers throughout the country), and in its own way, indicates that we area moving to full -- okay, fuller -- inclusion.

First Openly Gay U.S. Congressman DiesBy JAY LINDSAY, AP BOSTON (Oct. 14) - Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, several days after he collapsed while walking his dog, his husband said.

Rest in peace.


Anonymous said...

That's actually really big when you think about it.

Sparki said...

Ummm...okay, Rep. Studds solicited a male TEENAGE page some years ago and even had sex with him, and he's heralded as some sort of folk hero because he was the first openly gay U.S. congressman...

...but Rep. Foley is a scumbag because he solicited sex talk with a male teenage page in the last few years?

What the heck is the difference here?

IMHO, they're both creeps. Not that I don't wish Rep. Studds a peaceful rest after his life on earth -- I do. But come on. The hypocrisy is sickening. Studds is okay because he's a liberal, even though he did something worse with his male page, but Foley isn't??!?!?!