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Sunday, June 13, 2021


Yes, Virginia, there are good people in Texas...

When a small Southern bakery made rainbow-themed cookies to celebrate Pride Month, there was a swift backlash.

On June 2, Confections, a tiny store in Lufkin, Tex., shared a photo on its Facebook page of heart-shaped rainbow sugar cookies with the caption, “More LOVE. Less hate. Happy Pride to all our LGBTQ friends! All lovers of cookies and happiness are welcome here.”

Within an hour, the small business near the eastern edge of Texas lost dozens of followers on social media. Not long after, a peeved patron canceled an order she had placed for five dozen cookies.

“She mentioned that we had gay propa­ganda on our Face­book page, and she was not going to support our business as a result of that,” said Felicia Tetu, 43, one of three co-owners of the bakery. “I was just dumb­founded. I couldn’t imagine somebody hating a group of people that much.”

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Milleson said...

Oh my goodness, dearie, are my old gay hormones raging and on a rampage lately. Yesterday the Matthew Shepard post brought me to tears and today this wonderful story did the same. So very nice to see the sweetness of so many people can counteract the acidic attitude of some people. Inspiring. I hope those women sell out of baked goods for months to come.

JiEL said...

Well that's USA today where many parts of your country aren't living in the same pace or century. Something that couldn't happen here in Canada as LGBTQ rights are part of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Liberties.

For the 4th anniversary of the mass killing at the Pulse in Orlando I'm forwarding you a text from an American LGBTQ writer and activist who is a close friend of my good friend Franck (Esta Noche) in France.

- President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.
The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history left 49 people dead and 53 people wounded as “Latin Night” was being celebrated at the club.
Biden said in a statement Saturday that he has “stayed in touch with families of the victims and with the survivors who have turned their pain into purpose" and described the club as “hallowed ground.”
"LGBTQ people face the threat of terror daily. The terror of those who sustain heterosexual and cisgender supremacy. The terror of religions that condemn us. The terror of political parties that work to deny us full citizenship. The terror of elected officials and candidates who attack us. The terror of school authorities who look the other way as we are being bullied. The terror of media that spread hate speech. The terror of families who turn their backs on us or who in words or silence make it clear they see us as inferior. All of them have blood on their hands." -- Gerard Koskovich, LGBTQ historian and activist


SickoRicko said...

Milleson - Baked goods are my weakness so, if I lived there, I would visit them every day.

JiEL - Thank you for the link.

BatRedneck said...

Inspiring, hope, sense of humanity, supportive, are some of the words that came to my mind while reading the article. I am so happy for these women as well as proud to know that anywhere, even in areas where over-straight thinking is supposed to rule, there are rightful people showing that their heart is in the right place. Bravo!

SickoRicko said...

BatRedneck - Very well said.

whkattk said...

Well, if we can protest by not spending OUR money at establishments who discriminate.... But, the deal is, WE will make up for the assholes who try to punish the businesses that DON'T.

SickoRicko said...

whkattk - There is more good than evil in the world. BUT, the evil is very strong.