Cleveland Browns Scott Fujita: Pens moving essay for gay acceptance for New York times.

scott_fujita_shirtlessFriend to equality and the LGBT ;) Scott Fujita wrote a moving essay for the New York Times about gay marriage and acceptance. 

Years ago, my wife and I became friendly with a young woman whose teenage brother committed suicide after coming out to an unsuspecting and unsupportive father. This woman explained that her father was a football guy, a “man’s man” — whatever that means. She challenged me to speak up for her lost brother because, as she said, the only way to change the heart and mind of someone like her father was for him to hear that people he admires would embrace someone like his son.

I hope that soon after Tuesday’s arguments in front of the Supreme Court, people like me won’t have to speak up for those sons or daughters. No one owns the definition of love. It comes in all shapes and sizes. As Toni Morrison wrote, “Definitions belong to the definer, not the defined.” One thing I know for certain is that you can’t put a face on love, and you can’t tell me what a family is supposed to look like.

read the entire essay below:

via Scott Fujita – Acceptance by Example, in Locker Room and at Home – NYTimes.com.

  1. Jim Hlavac
    Jim Hlavac03-27-2013

    If you want to read a really cool emotional appeal to SCOTUS — read Chris Kluwe and friend’s brief. It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen submitted to the court. (yeah, I read briefs, too, not just wear them.)

    When the sports teams, and Budweiser and so many companies are coming out for us — well, we’ve won the war — even if a few more battles need fighting. I never thought it would happen in my life time. But then again, I’ve been at this for 40 years, since high school in the early ’70s.

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