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  •  Where else are you going to go if (2+ / 0-)
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    sebastianguy99, JBL55

    you are gay and from the south?  GLBT people tend to find islands of safety when they grow up in vast seas of intolerance.  In the Midwest, GLBT tend to end up in Chicago or college towns.  

    At least, that was the way it used to be.  I'm hoping that the country is at long last changing.  I won't be moving back to small-town Illinois anytime soon, however.

    "The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention." Molly Ivins

    by janmtairy on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:05:34 AM PDT

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    •  True, many come from small towns and surrounding (2+ / 0-)
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      JBL55, janmtairy

      ...states.

      At Pride you meet people from the region who find themselves in a situation where they can only be themselves during that one particular weekend each year.

      The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

      by sebastianguy99 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:24:08 PM PDT

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