Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's About Time



While on a walk at the park on the weekend, these three people walked by us.


We don't often see two guys holding hands in public in Halifax. This is a very small city and change comes slowly here.

But it was so refreshing to see that we have come a long way. And it is about time.



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  1. "We've come a long way, baby"!
    m.

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  2. At first glance I thought that was you and Ron... hey.. it's morning.. no coffee yet. lol

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    1. Maybe 40 years ago, Bobbi! But thanks anyway....now go drink your coffee. lol

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  3. I like it when the wheels are rolling forward.

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    1. I agree Chania. Much better going ahead than backwards.

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  4. You eastern Canucks sure have come a long way, Jim. But then again, the whole country is moving forward. One step at a time, and slowly perhaps at times, but still moving forward steadily. You have to love this great country of ours!

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    1. Martha, we are very fortunate to live where we do. Great accomplishments always take time.

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  5. Yay! Every generation moves us forward!

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    1. True Debra. We did what we could and now it's their turn!

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  6. Great shot! With so many horrible things going on in our world, it's always nice to see people in love.

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    1. Thanks Pat! It was a really happy scene and they were all laughing and enjoying their day!

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  7. Even though Canada has recognized gay marriages it does seem a little slower to accept public displays.
    Last year we checked in to a Toronto hotel and the desk clerk said in her best English "But there is only one bed!?"
    We showed her our wedding rings and she shook her head and said something in her native language.
    Glad to see Halifax getting there.

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    1. I am sure there are pockets in T.O. that are not 'gay-friendly'. I just assumed that it was a city that lead the way for the rest of us. I would like to think that the desk clerk was the exception and not the rule.

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  8. Great picture and so happy to see people embracing their love proudly. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill. That is how I felt when I saw them.

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  9. you never see it in Trelawnyd either!!!
    lovely photo... you should have asked the trio if they wanted a copy!

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    1. Maybe you and Chris could 'lead the way'!!!
      They appeared very focused and were involved in their conversation and I wasn't about to interrupt them.

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  10. I agree with Jill! Being proud and comfortable with who you are and who you care for is a great thing! Holding hands is such a simple but nice way to show it.

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    1. It is something most people take for granted in our culture but which has been denied so many for so long.

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  11. Nice picture, I have problems with it being such an uncommon happening...

    (Kind of like inter-racial couples years ago...)

    Argh! People are people!

    Sorry, I feel too strongly about this I guess.

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    1. No need to apologize Sharon. Yes it is very much like inter-racial couples years ago as people do stare!

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  12. As you know, I live in southern Mississippi and I doubt that anyone will attempt that anytime soon around these here redneck parts. However, I also live just 50 miles from New Orleans, so in 50 miles you go from the stupidly uptight to the gloriously unchained! When Mississippi had the "marriage is only between a man and a woman" thing on the ballot, I proudly voted NO! and told the voting clerk that I'd done so. I'm sure she could've cared less, but it made me feel good just telling someone! Weird thing around here is that there are lots of inter-racial couples, so SOME things have changed in a town well-known for Klan activities in the past.

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    1. Good for you Christine! 50 miles can make all the difference in the world to some people! Especially those who are terrified to be themselves. Change takes time and it is so good to hear that it is taking place in an area where hatred was rampid for so long. There is hope for us!! Thanks for sharing this.

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  13. Yaaaay! Step by step by step... :)))

    That´s one point here in Germany that´s really, really great... Nobody really looks, it´s normal. :D Wooohooo!

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    1. Alex, in some ways Europe is so far ahead of us in so many things! We too will look back and wonder how petty we were about issues so trivial as these.

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  14. Well even if Montreal is supposed to be pro-gay....PDAs are often welcomed with insults and cat calls except in the village.

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    1. I think that is probably why most cities have a 'gay village' of some sort to enable people to feel safe. It's one thing to have laws for protection and another thing to enforce those laws.

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