Updates from Frederick Smith, former Detroiter living in Los Angeles, and author of Down For Whatever (July2005) and Right Side of the Wrong Bed (December 2007).
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The Show We All Watched
So I don't have a lot to say about the show we all watched today... Oprah, Terry, Jonathan... except this: there really can't be any discussion about anything related to men, women, marriage, gays and lesbians, until we have the larger conversation about what conditions in society make it difficult or challenging for gays and lesbians to be honest about who they are and come out? And what role are people willing to take to confront the conditions in society that create homophobia? Until that conversation happens on a large and small scale, there can be no real exploration about the choices people make about their sexual orientation.