Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’
This drawing was inspired by some professional football players standing up in support of gay marriage — I didn’t see this coming. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in support of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote to the Ravens owner asking him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was angered by this attempt to suppress freedom of speech as well as frustrated with the fact that it’s even a debate as to whether same-sex couples can get married. His frustration led him to write a rather epic letter to the politician (you can read it here).
Here’s a short passage from the letter: “I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won’t come into your house and steal your children. They won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won’t even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails.”
So I ask you, dear viewers, how could I not draw “lustful cockmonster”? I have to say, it’s amazing to see people you wouldn’t expect standing up for same-sex marriage.
Last week Josh taught me the art of making a seamless, repeatable pattern. I decided to test it out for today’s drawing. For subject matter I illustrated things
conservatives assholes have compared homosexuality to.
Today President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage. I’m really happy that he did this even though it’s not necessarily going to help him politically.
“Every single American — gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender — every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It’s a pretty simple proposition.” — President Obama
“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing. I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”
—New York State Senator Roy McDonald regarding his decision to vote to legalize gay marriage in New York.
Amazing. This has to be too good to be true, right? He’s even a Republican! At the moment, the bill is on hold as a result of private, back-room negotiations—which can’t be good.