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Beyond The Stained Glass Closet - Weekend Edition - Issue #18
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and honored Native Americans on National Indigenous People Day yesterday.
Well, that was heart-breaking…
Last Sunday, I woke up with my phone showing messages that there had been yet another targeted attack against the LGBTQ+ community. A deranged person went and murdered five people and wounded 25 others at Club Q in Colorado Springs. I posted about it here, and my Instagram post spread far and wide. Unfortunately, there was some trolling from wildly different people on the post. I left some of it but ended up deleting a few comments.
And the private messages… oy. Let’s not go there.
I simply wanted to challenge the religious right to stop ignoring murderous hate against the LGBTQ+ community. I was glad to hear that Jim Daly did say something about the shooting. Now, if they could stop stigmatizing LGBTQ+ people with their speakers and resources… that would be even better. I know I used to work with (not for) them, so my hope was that some of my former friends would see the challenge and take it to heart.
This week I also wrote two posts that were simply fun to write. The links to them are below. Most of my substack articles are serious, but I finally permitted myself to be fun. The fun moments were on my heart to write about, so I did. To my surprise, these posts were read just as much or more than the serious topics. That pleases me and is further evidence that creatives should follow their hearts. It makes for honest writing and sheds light on there is more to life than a singular arena of issues.
I am so excited about a meeting Monday morning with the editing team. I feel like a kid at Christmas. I mean, the gift will be months and months of editing … well, on second thought… nope! Still a gift! I am excited and will give updates as I can. Thank you for your support. Seeing a project from the heart manifest into the world is fantastic.
As always, let’s have the courage to be ourselves together,
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