an email to my sister

I really can’t bear to stay here knowing that 76% of the people of Texas hate me.

I have been through this before tho, so I would like to say that I am beginning to explore the idea of moving to Brooklyn. Would you be willing to give me some of your financial guidance as I begin this exploration. The only thing that has kept me here has been money, and you are so much better with it than I.

I am so hurt and angry about this realization, I have been so naïve about this state, about how people feel about homos.

Give me your thoughts.

Michael

7 comments on “an email to my sister

  1. Actually, just 76% of the 16% who bothered voting. It’s bad, but not THAT bad.

  2. folkyboy says:

    i was actually going to ask you how you felt about the whole election decision that Texas determined and completely understand how you feel in regards to the matter. i lived in Arkansas for a majority of my life so i completely empathize with (politically) it must feel like to have so many people around you not understanding you are just as deserving as they are to have the same rights as they do.

    out with the red & into the blue.

  3. Jake says:

    Really sorry about the vote in Texas. Brooklyn is great — you should definitely consider giving it a try. Though its also true that for a while I was thinking of moving from Brooklyn to Austin. I lived most of my life in or around NYC and thought it might be cool to see another culture. But after the vote, I really don’t think so.

  4. Jake says:

    forgot to say – really like the show. Also I like using this way to comment and would welcome anything you want to say about other comments.

  5. John says:

    OK people, I grew up outside NYC, I lived in Boston, I lived in DC, and now I live in Texas, and screw ’em, I’m not leaving.

    Remember that a very small segment of the population voted this week.

    Remember that a gay marriage amendment has passed everywhere it’s been proposed. Where would it not pass? Massachusetts. Probably California. Maybe (just maybe) New York.

    One of the cool things about moving to Texas is finding out that the progressive people here – and there are plenty of us – are so smart and so committed. Maybe because they have to be. Unlike the “latte liberal” types I knew in Washington and Boston.

    Yeah, there’s a lot of work to be done here. Despite that, I’ll say that I have found Texas to be a great place to live as an openly gay man. I like the people here, even when their votes are fucked up. I like the sense of possibility and anything-goes freedom here.

    And no, I don’t live in Austin, which is cute but extremely overrated and provincial. It always seems like a small-town version of Boston, but with more humidity, to me.

    OK, off my soapbox. Keep up the good work Mikey, and keep making Houston a more interesting place.

  6. mikeypod says:

    Only 33% of Montrose even bothered to vote. What is it with the damn homos around here. I have been wanting to move to Brooklyn with my sister forever…I understand the notion of staying here to bring about change, but the fact that so few people voted makes me even less willing to stay, to be perfectly honest. If so few people here even care to fight for their own rights, why should the few of us that have the damn sense to go vote have to drag their dead asses along, only to be shot down anyway.

    I am so cheery lately. 🙂

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