Say No to Crazy, Yes to Legal Rights!

There is a video making the Internet rounds of a crazy woman giving an anti-LGBTQ rant at a Lincoln, Nebraska city council meeting.  And I assure you, it is well worth watching for the utter hilarity of figuring out how she ties together the television show Winter Wipeout, “orgyers,” Whitney Houston’s death, Hillary Clinton’s lesbian college roommate, AIDS as an outgrowth of candida fungus, and that outrageously homoerotic kiss between Jesus and Judas.

My problem is that the media is completely ignoring the important issue that brought this crazy lady out to Monday’s city council meeting in the first place.  The Lincoln, Nebraska city council was considering an amendment that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.  This is a serious issue, and is deeply related to the bullying that exists and is tormenting so many LGBTQ youth.  By allowing discrimination, we subtly condone bullying.  It needs to stop.

Rather than (or after…) laughing at the Crazy Nebraska Lady, read an actual account of what they’re doing in Lincoln, then e-mail or call the council members and let them know that you’re behind them – that the country actually acknowledges and appreciates what they’re doing, we are not just laughing at one rogue citizen.

And because I know you’re all dying of curiosity, and because I think it might reduce the time between you reading this post and actually contacting the council members in Lincoln, here’s that video:

But be sure and actually make a difference in this case, don’t just sit by and laugh.  These are real people trying to make a difference, in the right direction, and we need to give them props for that.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.