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This website is dedicated to LGBT folks who are surviving in this crazy world.

What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

27 June 2013

A Poem: Supreme Shake to the DOMA Debate

They wont debate the Constitutionality of banning homosexuality.
They wont debate the Constitutionality of barring homosexuals.
They wont debate the Constitutionality of...wait...what's that you say?
They debated? They debated in the Supreme Courthouse?
They debated the standing, the precedent, the merits?
But, you say they say they wont debate the Constitutionality?
Did they mention the 5th, the 14th, the--? Yes, they did!
That's the Constitution then. But, they still claim they wont?
Am I wrong to think they just did? Am I wrong to laugh as I just did?
They debated the tax and estate rights of legally married folks.
They really debated 1100 federal laws with that one stroke.
They debated the malice behind the word "DEFENSE" in DOMA,
as if married queers are all offensive guards looking for a touchback.
They debated the "innocence" of taking the traditional stand
in a country that traditionally stands with up-turning standing traditions
based in malice and misunderstanding of un-empowered citizens.
They debated "uniformity of law" in a country over-flowing with uninformed
uniformed enforcers of more differentiated laws than a life-time of reading
could cover if a life-time reader dedicated a life-time to the task.
They finally debated. That's the grandest part of "checks-and-balances",
each third has an opportunity, eventually, to say what they need to say,
to do what they need to do to move U.S. closer to that golden era,
that beautiful ideal, that inalienable human right to LIFE, LIBERTY,
and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. So, maybe they didn't debate
the Constitutionality of homosexuality, they definitely did debate
the Constitutionality of creating second class citizenry where none need be.

13 June 2013

A Poem: Dear Russians, Americans, Gays

In honor of the 3X reigning champions of the Finley Experience International Views Contest and in response to the recent news regarding the Russian government illegalizing a segment of its population. Stand strong Russian Gay Community. There is nothing wrong with you. There is something wrong with your government. I say this knowing that there is something wrong with my own government which has various laws against me. The fuck they say. From one "second-class citizen" to another: human rights belong to human beings. Love who you will. This is for the fags, dykes, and trannies who face death legislation and possible murder by homophobes. This is for you, my dear queers. No matter where you are, or, what your nationalities. Self-truth and self-preservation! You will survive! We will survive! Vale!

Dear Russians, Americans, Gays

I.                   Debate
It is not time to debate the merits of homosexuality.
It’s time to debate the merits of illegalizing people.
I once talked to a Muslim girl who told me no Muslim is gay.
Years later, I met a gay Muslim. Who was I to tell him he wasn’t?

It is not time to debate the merits of heterosexuality.
It’s time to debate the merits of illegalizing people.
I once talked to a Christian boy who told me no Christian is gay.
Years later, I met a bunch of gay Christians. Who was I to tell them they weren’t?

It is not time to debate the merits of transexuality.
It’s time to debate the merits of illegalizing people.
I once watched a country falter on its principles, telling citizens no one is gay.
Years later, I attended rainbow parades. Who was I to be one of them?

It is not time to debate the merits of pansexuality.
It’s time to debate the merits of illegalizing people.
I’m watching countries falter on their principles, telling citizens they’re not gay.
Years from now, we’ll dance at rainbow parties. Who are they, but the fetish-closeted?

II.                Reason
The true global calamity in this age of technological superiority is nothing more or less than the internet’s very own international intelligence agencies increasing the Iron Curtain tactics used on their own netizenry. As home of the original Iron Curtain, Russians know of government misinformation and subjecting the masses to rationing while Kremlin Kings kick back making Dynasty look like a weak Western attempt at luxury. One group staring at HD screens, asses growing larger by the second; the other group dictating what should be stared at and how many re-runs should air until the propaganda hits home and the subject can be changed, just slightly to keep the suspense building. Buck ass naked survivor, anyone?

But it’s not solely a national issue, it’s humanity's big problem. The iron in that age old curtain is how the oldest triangular structures became emblematic of something that has always been and always will be, the dictator’s goal: absolute control. Be fickle. You’re human. That’s the one piece of chaos in this fractal equation. Every redoubling effort has the quantum effect when human unpredictability is factored. And, usually, we forget to factor for the ingenuity of the human element, regardless of history that testament to prior experience. Let us, break it down:

III.             And Gradation
First, they attend our secret bars.
They love the shows, the drag kings
and queens and the songs they sing.

Then, they tell us it’s a lifestyle.
They love-fuck us, the hated queers
and dykes and all our peers.

So, we rise up, the beaten down.
The fags and their hags wielding high heels
while butches march with bears and their steel.  

Afterwards: “We Will Survive”
echoes through streets on mp4 players
and all dance to expose corruption's layers.

(*Side note: There’s nothing I find more
hypocritical than a homophobic homosexual
that becomes a politician to vote heterosexual.)

~Monique Finley

02 June 2013

Finley Experience 3rd Annual "International Views" Contest

Hey Y'all!

The results are in! It maybe no surprise to Russia, but they hit the top for a third year in a row. Congrats! Y'all really pulled ahead by a landslide this year.

Russia              2544
China               1087
Germany          672
France             412
U.K.                378
Ukraine            298
Poland             127
Israel               121
Brazil               104

Okay, Russia, it seems I'm averaging one poem a year for y'all. I did promise multiple poems per year, therefore, I'm behind. I hope you all will forgive me. They are in works, but nowhere near complete. Fortunately, as you can see from the count, Russia won the 3rd Annual Finley Experience "International Views" Contest. So, the poem debt to Russia grows!

This year's surprise entrant, China, leapt to second place over last year's second place winner, Germany. Last year's third place entrant, Ukraine, fell to sixth this year with France and U.K. making a comeback in the last round of the race.

Ukraine, what happened? You were doing so well. No worries! There's always the 4th Annual Finley Experience "International Views" Contest. Speaking of which, the contest began on June 1st 2013 and ends May 31st 2014. You've got time to get those views in.

I'll keep you all updated as the year progresses. And, be on the look out for the next poem about Russia. Never know when it'll show up, but it will be found at finleyexperience.com.

Some Nights by FUN

(*Please Note: We the People of the United States of America are citizens of a Constitutional Republic, a.k.a. The Republic. We are not a direct democracy like some believe. By the Constitution, we are a Representative Democracy. We elect representation to defend the Constitution and the People. We placed our faith with government in the people, not in monarchs, not in career politicians, but in the People.

You want changes? Then, it is time for you to take an active interest in the good of the Republic. Do not leave governance to career politicians. Run for office. Vote for third, fourth, and fifth parties.)

This November vote them all out!
Clean Out Congress or Bust!

Take Me to Church by Hozier

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