Monday, February 6, 2012

Observations from the Window 2.6

I once wrote the chances of me posting anything about Miley Cyrus would be about as good as the temperature hitting 70° in the Village during the last days of November but it happened. Maybe I should just blame global warming because here I am about to do it a second time. Cyrus has had an equal sign tattooed on her ring finger, done a NOH8 photo shoot for Adam Bouska, and now written an essay for Glamour magazine  on why she got the tattoo. So maybe she had a good ghost writer, who knows, I still give her credit for attaching her name to it.

"I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color? We all should be tolerant of one another and embrace our differences. My dad, who is a real man's man, lives on the farm and is as Southern and straight as they come. He loves my gay friends and even supports same-sex marriage. If my father can do it, anyone can. This is America, the nation of dreams. We're so proud of that. And yet certain people are excluded. It's just not right."

I love to follow links and doing just that after reading her essay I learned something rather surprising. Though she is no longer fully employed by the Disney company one would think they keep tabs on their one former star who is relatively well behaved. They must have known about this but had no comment at all. It seems Disney is actually a very queer friendly company and one of the first to allow full domestic benefits to all of its employees.

Even though most Disney characters seem gay I was still pleasantly surprised to learn that.

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