Tomorrow, May 17th is the fourth annual National Day against Homophobia in Canada and due to a blog I wrote, I will be giving a lunchtime seminar to the Vancouver Island Tax Services Offices on Heterosexism in the Workplace. If you don’t know about Heterosexism, then I recommend visiting The Heterosexism Enquirer for some interacting quizzes as well as answers to the six most commonly asked questions about LGBT people (including the classic: How do lesbians have sex? My answer: Slowly!)
If you don’t think ending homophobia is about you, then I recommend you check out the Ten Ways that Homophobia Affects Straight People (such as: Homophobia makes it hard for straight people and LGBTQ people to be friends). Heads up for those who say, “I have gay friends,” because if you don’t know their relationship anniversary, the name of their pets or whether their extended family accepts them, then you don’t know some of the things that are most important to your “gay friends.” I admit it's sometimes hard for me to have straight friends; their silence when I talk about the things which interest or excite me tells me they aren’t comfortable. I want to be friends with people I can express what I am passionate about.
On that note, thanks to a recommendation from Kathy, Assistant Amorer to the US Fencing Team, click here to join me in playing the flash game Sea Pirates (you can play it while the boss isn’t looking). Kathy recommends not shooting at whales or towns. I recommend actually reading the instructions as so far I have successfully crashed my ship into the rocks about 10 times. Apparently while I may have natural skills at pillaging and wearing an eye-patch, my navigation still needs work. If you find a way to get little lesbian pirates to show up on the screen, you're my hero.