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Are you angry yet?

Together, my husband and I write LGBT erotic fiction under this pen name. Together, we have a gay son. Together, we have worked for years to support equality, end discrimination and try to make the world a safer place. We’ve been doing this since long before we knew our son was gay.

Counting today, there are ten days left until the election. Between now and then as much as I’m able, I’ll be making phone calls to get out the vote. I’ll still be out and about on the web, but for the next ten days I’ll focus my blogs and tweets on the issues I care about.

If you read my books, you know my values. You can link to some of my past blogs on these issues here:

            Proud to be an Iowan April, 2009

            National Equality March October, 2010

            Marriage Equality, Take #2 August, 2010

 

So yes, I’m angry, and I’m scared, and I’m taking action. I hope you are, too.

 

Marriage Equality, Take #2

Judge Walker’s ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8 was issued this past Wednesday, and I find myself relieved but underwhelmed. What I thought would be a major victory for my son and others like him turns out to be just one of the seemingly innumerable hurdles that must be overcome. I am more frightened and weary than celebratory.

This is in strong contrast to my experience a mere sixteen months ago, when Iowa moved into the ranks of states supporting marriage equality. I was an enthralled participant in local rallies and blogged about it in these pages: https://adrianakraft.com/2009/04/04/proud-to-be-an-iowan/.

The people and organizations that oppose marriage equality seem powerful and hate-driven. The rhetoric is so repulsive to me I can hardly stand to read it. Two days after the ruling, a Republican who lost the primary race for the Iowa gubernatorial nomination announced he would organize to unseat the three Iowa Supreme Court judges who are up for retention in this year’s election. “If the judges can do this to marriage, every one of your freedoms is up for grabs,” he said during a news conference Friday.

So I find myself of like mind with Diane Silver, one of the bloggers over at The Bilerico Project. As she so eloquently puts it, Judge Walker and the lawyers who argued the case for repeal of Prop 8 “can only move the ball down the field. They can’t actually save us. The only people who can save us is us and our straight allies.” There is work to be done.

 

Radio Interview Today!

Host and author Sascha Illyvich recently interviewed me for The UnNamed Romance Show at Radio Dentata. The show will air Thursday June 17 at 6:00 pm Eastern.

The UnNamed Romance Show 

I can’t remember half of what we covered but we had a great time talking about everything from LGBT erotic romance to equal marriage rights, activism, e-book publishers, the writing process, swingers, erotic romance research and more!Adriana Kraft
“The intimacy is genuine and breathtaking!”
Krista, Coffee Time Romance
https://adrianakraft.com

 

 
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