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If you ever needed a reason to follow @TheDailyShow, this is it.
Here’s the original segment, in case you missed it.
Sometimes we’re more beautiful to others than we are to ourselves.
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We are all Roger Gorley.
For most of us - gay or straight - the human experience is defined by our relationships with other people. Almost everything we do is somehow connected to other people. If Facebook updates teach us anything, it is that we seek to share even the most mundane things in our life hoping that someone else will care. So, it makes sense that the thing that we all fear the most is the loss of those relationships. And the idea that something out of our control - death, the government, a hospital, another person’s insanity, a natural disaster - could lead us to lose a relationship that might be part of our every identity is everyone’s greatest nightmare. Death you might not fear. Death of your spouse or your child, or your parent - and the inability to do anything about it - that you fear.
LGBT people have unique concerns in this area. Quite often, they’ve suffered the loss of a family member relationship because of homophobia. Many of us have lost friends or partners due to HIV/AIDS. Even if we have a loving family, we are painfully aware that many around us have had to start a new family from scratch. And that these families can feel fragile, subject to the whims of homophobic policies, people, and institutions.
So everyone’s greatest fear is that no matter what you’ve done to cement your relationship, tell the world that you are this person’s husband, and even have the legal papers to prove it, that someone in a position of authority can make it all go away in a heartbeat. What would make that very traumatic situation - already striking at the core of the human experience and also at the unique struggles the LGBT fades - even worse? Have it instigated by a hateful anti-gay family member, have it take place within a healthcare environment where you are desperately wanting to be there for your loved one, and then have it escalate to involve homophobic police, handcuffs and jail.
I get emotional thinking about poor Roger Gorley having to go through this.
This is the basis for the fight for equal marriage; the demand that our relationships, that form the very core of who we are as human beings as much as the next straight person, are just as valuable. Make no mistake - even with equal marriage there will still be anti-gay family members, heartless nurses and hospitals, and homophobic police. But at least, at the end do the day, we will know that our relationships have legal standing and that there is recourse.
Until then, we are all Roger Gorley.
Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black joined GLAAD and over 120,000 people, who’ve already called on the National Geographic Channel to denounce the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and leaders.