Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I just saw OUTRAGE, Kirby Dick's new documentary on closeted USA politicians and the harm they cause - and, when they come out, the good they can do. The film pretty effectively outs a number of sold-my-soul-to-the-devil politicians including Florida's governor Charlie Crist, who sold us out (and continues to) in order to gain traction in the Republican party - first denying his homosexuality, then going out with a series of women when it benefited his public image, marrying one, and then supporting Florida's ghastly Amendment 2 and the ban prohibiting Florida gays from adopting children. Despicable.
Sorry, Log Cabin Republicans, but when a gay republican is doing this sort of shit, they're not affecting change from within.
The film made me furious, made me laugh, and most of all gave another boost to my activist side. The film ends with Harvey Milk telling a reporter how the only way we will ever win is to all come out. When people know or love someone who is gay, they are less likely to support anti-gay amendments and discrimination. So we simply must come out - to friends, family, co-workers, neighbors.
That said... Mr. Crist, enjoy being outed once OUTRAGE hits screens! I certainly will enjoy watching.