Cognitive Dissonance

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And this is why Wyoming will never be known as a tolerant state - much less an accepting one. 
I’m sure this commenter has “homo” friends, but I would also argue he’s likely just assuming he’s friends with gay people. I find it unlikely any LGBTQIA person would purposefully identify themselves to someone who seriously thinks heterophobia is a thing on par with homophobia. He flat out says their presence “deprecates” the state. This person is a virulent homophobe who cannot even see how these comments are hateful.
These comments come on an article in The Laramie Boomerang about changing the narrative on hate crime legislation in Wyoming and actually protecting Wyoming’s LGBTQIA residents. The article implies that Matthew Shepard’s murder was a galvanizing force for change in Wyoming and in Laramie. When I see comments like this, though, I have to wonder.
(Source: http://laramieboomerang.com/articles/2013/12/29/opinion/doc52bf961d135d1558218228.txt)

And this is why Wyoming will never be known as a tolerant state - much less an accepting one.

I’m sure this commenter has “homo” friends, but I would also argue he’s likely just assuming he’s friends with gay people. I find it unlikely any LGBTQIA person would purposefully identify themselves to someone who seriously thinks heterophobia is a thing on par with homophobia. He flat out says their presence “deprecates” the state. This person is a virulent homophobe who cannot even see how these comments are hateful.

These comments come on an article in The Laramie Boomerang about changing the narrative on hate crime legislation in Wyoming and actually protecting Wyoming’s LGBTQIA residents. The article implies that Matthew Shepard’s murder was a galvanizing force for change in Wyoming and in Laramie. When I see comments like this, though, I have to wonder.

(Source: http://laramieboomerang.com/articles/2013/12/29/opinion/doc52bf961d135d1558218228.txt)

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Tune into 93.5 KOCA tonight, 10PM-1 AM MST and keep your dial locked for fab music + Legit Conservative + d-bag o’ the week.

This week, I have a very special surprise for you! And I’m gonna tell you about it NOW. FIVE songs from Denver’s hottest new synth-pop trio Ultra Sex Laser. I met these folks at an open mic and they bring the lulz like you wouldn’t believe. At least, not until you hear them.

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So obviously tonight’s show is gonna rock your socks!

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Cheers,

Meg

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Meg

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Anonymous asked: How can you live in Laramie knowing what happened there?

How can you assume I wouldn’t want to stay and continue the great work of tireless fellow activists who brought domestic partnerships and nondiscrimination legislation to the floor of the Wyoming Legislature for the first time in history?

I’ve stood with fellow Wyomingites as we work for equality without asterisks in The Equality State. I’ve felt my spirit soar when these bills were heard in committee, when equality takes two steps forward, when we hear pastors testify God loves everyone, and we choke up with tears of joy at every “Aye” vote.

I’ve swallowed nauseous bile at the slurs hurled at Rep. Cathy Connolly of Laramie, hateful words tumbling clumsily from the mouths of her fellow lawmakers who swear to their version of God it isn’t personal, but she is one of THOSE people. The religious right testifies that my friends and loved ones are broken and destroying society, and I just want to shake every zealot and yell in their faces that all “those people” want is the same beautiful chance at marriage that I’ve had and to not be fired from their jobs or denied an apartment because their wedding photos feature two people of the same gender embracing.

I’ve wept bitter tears with my fellow activists and allies, as we see our efforts for that session end in less time than it takes to make toast, as the “nay” votes win out again.

And then we celebrate because WE GOT CLOSER. We work to make Wyoming a safe place for LGBTQA people. And we gear up to do it all again because, as Amy Ray wrote, “tolerance ain’t acceptance.” We keep fighting and fighting and fighting, not just because of what happened here — it could happen anywhere — but because of what we know CAN happen here.

How dare you.

Cheers,
Meg

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