Michael Crawford

What's on Your Gay Agenda?

Filed By Michael Crawford | April 12, 2008 3:27 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: gay men, gay men's health

The ever enterprising guys behind the gay men's health blog Life Lube are not sitting around waiting to see who the next president is going to be. They are busy putting together a document of what our federal elected officials can do to improve the health and well-being of the GBT men's community.

In order to get the best possible ideas, they need your help.

Lets put a document in the hands of each and every one of our elected leaders that let's them know exactly what we want, when we want it, where, and how we should get there.

What is the agenda that we-gay, bi, and transgender men and other men who have sex with men-must pursue to improve the health and wellbeing of our community?

What federal initiatives, campaigns, laws, activities, strategies and directives are needed in the United States to allow gay men, and our future generations, the opportunity to fulfill their/our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

These are the critical questions and issues The 2009 Gay Men's Health Agenda will describe. Your wisdom, your concerns and your ideas will supply the answers. Submit your input to LifeLube.org and we will categorize, collate, and organize them into a simple and powerful plan.

This sounds like a kick ass goal to me and something that is long overdue.

Here are a couple of ideas that I have:

1. a national campaign to combat bullying against gay kids in schools
2. end the discrimination against same-sex couples in marriage
3. nationwide comprehensive sex education that includes information about abstinence, birth control, STDs, and gay sex
4. a national survey to assess the health of GBT men

Submit your ideas at Life Lube or email the Life Lube boys at [email protected]

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1. School bullying
2. Civil rights in all states - fully inclusive, of course

If others leave their suggestions here, I'll wrap them up into one e-mail and send them on to LifeLube.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | April 13, 2008 12:16 AM

Available counseling in schools, prisons, and to the general public to deal with issues of self hatred and hatred of others on LGBTQ, religious, ageist, and racial matters.

Textbooks that include the positive representation of LGBTQ people.

Hey! I just want to thank Michael and Bilerico for posting this, and to the folks who have already sent in their comments here, and via e-mail. The input is fabulous - and your energy around this much appreciated.

tobyhannabill | April 13, 2008 11:00 AM

Thanks Bil,
All of the above. I'm from PA, one of the worse states.
Also a repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. Face it we are there. We just can't tell anyone about it.