Joe Biden endorsing Same-Sex Marriage on “Meet the Press”, May 6 2012

  • In an interview with David Gregory, Joe Biden said “The good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about is a simple proposition. Who do you love? Who do you love and will you be loyal to the person you love? And that’s what people are finding out what all marriages at their root are about. Whether they are marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals. […] I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying are entitled to the same exact rights. All the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don’t see much of a distinction beyond that. […] I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody has done so far. People fear that is different and now they’re beginning to understand.
  • As Vice President, Joe Biden made history in 2012 by becoming the highest ranking American official to ever back same-sex marriage.
  • Three days later, on May 9, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to say he believed that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. 
  • And three years later, in June 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional
  • On June 21, 2017, Joe Biden said at the DNC LGBT Gala “I want to make something very clear tonight. Over the years, many of you have thanked me for stating the obvious on ‘Meet the Press’. Some of you credited me with taking a political risk. I mean what I’m saying from the bottom of my heart, I give you my word as a Biden. I took no political risk. I took no chance. Though I thought I acknowledged that I was doing something special. But, folks, I was just answering a question directly put to me in what I’ve known my whole life as a proposition that my dad taught me and that lies at the core of what made me a democrat, and that is: Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.

My dear lesbian kids, 

It’s okay if you sometimes don’t feel “lesbian enough”. 

It’s okay if you sometimes feel like “a fake lesbian”. 

It’s okay to worry about and doubt your feelings.

None of those worries are a sign that you’re not a real lesbian or that your attraction to girls is not to be taken serious or that you do not belong in our community. 

Many people have the (absolutely wrong) mindset that girls liking girls is something very rare and abnormal and dirty - it’s none of those things but even when you know that, it’s almost impossible to let those things not get to you at all. And especially when you just start to learn that you love girls, these negative things that society tries to drill in our heads can easily lead to mistrusting our own feelings. 

You are lesbian enough. You are a real lesbian. Your attraction to girls is real and beautiful and good and normal. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 


Especial curiosidades.

Las denominaciones o etiquetas para definir múltiples tipos de sexualidad no nacen desde el ámbito de la psicología o la biología, sino que aparecen más bien como parte de una iniciativa de raíz social (vinculada históricamente a los movimientos a favor de la igualdad) para reivindicar y dar visibilidad a formas de vivir la sexualidad que son eclipsadas por la norma: la heterosexualidad.

Eso significa que detrás de la creación de estas categorías para poner nombre a los distintos tipos de orientaciones sexuales no hay la pretensión de etiquetar todas y cada una de las variantes que podríamos identificar si nos pusiéramos a ello, y tampoco se quiere encontrar formas de vivir el sexo que coincidan con ciertas bases orgánicas (conexiones neuronales inusuales entre ciertas áreas, un funcionamiento atípico de algunas partes del cerebro, etc.)

No son conceptos hechos para servir a los propósitos de la ciencia, sino para conseguir una repercusión social. En concreto, lo que se intenta al utilizar estos términos es que se acoja con mayor sensibilidad a las personas que tienden a vivir una clase de orientación sexual alternativa.

Y tú, ¿cual es tu orientación sexual? .

En mi caso, yo soy homosexual / gay.