60 years ago today, in 1948, the UN passed "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights."
It's fascinating reading (go here!), sounding much like the basis for Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek."
And, much like "Star Trek," there are no gays in this vision of the future.
Sexual orientation isn't mentioned.
But really, Gay Rights ARE Human Rights, and it doesn't take much mental extrapolation to include protections for sexual orientation and/or gender expression under the umbrella of Universal Human Rights that was declared for "Everyone!"
Like it says in Article 2:
"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status...."
So as you go around your day today, think about how EVERYONE who is human deserves EQUAL RIGHTS.
We have a lot of work to get to where this "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" doesn't read like the science fiction of tomorrow - but sounds like our reality!
And really, why couldn't Captain Kirk be GAY? Especially now that Chris Pine is the actor playing him in the new Star Trek movie coming out next year and already being Trailer-ed???
I mean, really. We Gay people are part of this world. We were part of the past. We are part of the present. And we will be part of the future, no matter how many beautiful women Captain Kirk ends up bedding.
But personally, I'd love to see this Captain Kirk lip-lock some sexy guy - hmmm... now, who would I cast as the Gay Love Interest?
Yeah, that could work. Hmmm...
Who would you cast?
Ahh, see how much fun Universal Human Rights can be?