A story in the QC Times by David
Burke got us to thinking. The title of article gave
us pause as we felt it insinuated something that
isn’t necessarily true. The story, titled
“Davenport takes pride in being listed among
‘queerest’ cities”, implies the entire city is just
overjoyed with this distinction.
The comments beg otherwise. Yes, our city made the
top 10 cities on the list of queerest cities in
America. We’re don’t share your enthuasism Alderman
Boom. We have nothing against the LGBT community,
but we do feel our city doesn’t needs this ‘honor’.
Yes, the city has laws against discrimination
against LGBTs and our area could be considered a
progressive area. But if one thinks about it, why
did laws have to be passed to ban discrimination
against LGBTs if our area is so progressive?
Our area is hospitible and accepting folks from
different lifestyles, that is what the mid-west is
known for. If you want to live here you are
Because of the progressive members of our city
council, and community I’m sure that by posting
this I will be labeled a ‘homophobe’, gay hater, or
whatever the current idioms are for someone who
disagrees with a progressive viewpoint.
Take pride if you must, just don’t expect us to
join the party.
Comments are always welcome.