Sometimes it irritates me to no end that I cannot come up with anything to say. With all that’s going on in the world, the good and the bad, you’d think I’d have something to say about it.
About the only thing going through my head at the moment is Jenna Talackova. (An article about her in People: Transgender Miss Universe).
My thoughts are thus:
First, I think it’s AWESOME that a transwoman got to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. I hope this trend continues, despite the naysayers and bigots.
Photos of Jenna: Vancouver Sun Photo Gallery
She’s a beautiful woman. It doesn’t matter a whit to me that she was born male. I don’t even know her former name and I don’t care what it was. Her name is Jenna. That’s all I need to know.
Congratulations, Ms. Talackova, on breaking the glass ceiling for the Trans community and on your award of Ms. Congeniality.
Moving on. . . .
What is going on? Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Maurice Sendak, Vidal Sassoon, Donna Summer, and Robin Gibb, to name a few. (More here: Deaths in 2012)
The old adage is that celebrities die in threes. Well, there’s six right there. Four of them musicians.
I don’t honestly think there’s a conspiracy or anything. I just find it odd that so many musicians would die so close together.
Whatever my personal thoughts about the timing, my heart goes out to the families in their time of need. I hope the media gives them room to grieve in this troubling time. Peace be with you all.
President Obama finally came out in support of same-sex marriage. Awesome. But saying you support something is one thing, acting to support something is altogether different. Let’s see some influence on the state level, Mr. President. Let’s act to make sure that every American gains the full benefit of our civil liberties.
That is what drew my attention in the past few days. What drew yours? Let’s hear it in the comments.