The other day, someone asked me if I was once a lesbian. (I wasn’t, but I wanted to be for cultural reasons). I sometimes think that I must have been gay in a past life, what with my obsession with the Indigo Girls (and formerly Bette Midler – the gay man stage of my adolescence), my deep love of sandals and flow-y dresses (sometimes without shaving my legs or underarms), my refusal to wear make up and dye my grey hair (grey is my favorite color). All of these are terribly superficial, and none would make me any more gay than wearing a lab coat makes me a doctor or scientist. It is all a part of who I am, but my tastes in clothes or music do not define my sexuality.
So as a human being, I was very happy to read that Proposition 8 in California has been shown to violate the constitution. And as a human being, I was sad to read that Target has donated a large amount of money to an anti-equality political action committee. Now I have to boycott Target. I love Target. But I love justice more.