Welcome to MsQueer!

It’s important to be able to affirm ourselves as having certain basic human rights regardless of our sexual orientation, race, color, creed, cultural or ethnic origins.

As a lesbian who has been out for over 37 years, I have come to understand the need for each of us to exist in Dignity and Respect.

Twenty-five years ago I had the privilege to be a featured performer as part of Hartford, Connecticut’s first Lesbian-Gay Pride Day March and Celebration! We all knew, as we took to the streets and stood on the stage that day, that we were taking a tremendous risk. Our numbers were few in comparison to the many hundreds and thousands who typify today’s Pride Marches! But each of us understood, as it is so even today, that for each of us making a stand that day, there were hundreds of thousands more who could not yet be visible – to protect their jobs, their children, their partners,  themselves. We knew we were marching for all of us. It was an exciting time!

It takes no less courage to stand up and be counted today. Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgendered Persons are still working for equality where we work, where we live, where we worship (as we choose). Today, more than ever, we must stand together in Unity, not just amongst ourselves, but as a key component of the Human Family.

If you’re really clever, you’ll find this same introduction at my website– so if you think I’m masking myself here, guess again.  I just thought it would be fun to take a “persona” to write about LGBT issues, passions, loves, media, family, spirituality, etc.  I even plan to throw in a little Quantum Physics every once in a while…just because I can! (And because we need to move out of “victim” status and learn how to effectively create our own experiences.)

I mean, if you can’t engage in “high play” at age 57 – WHEN DO YOU THINK IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN????  Hence, the birth of “MsQueer.” 

“Ms” because I came right up through the whole lesbian-feminist movement as a young woman, and “Queer” because that word seems to have made a transformational journey from the slur it once was to a “prideful declaration.”

I’m going to share plenty of opinions here and trust you will too. I also plan to provide resources and online links to assist my LGBT family, friends and allies.  Let’s have fun! Hope you visit often…and bring friends! –MsQueer

©2008 MsQueer.com and Deborah Adler. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses

  1. I’m always thankful for the example that people have set for me and other younger gay people. Thank you.

  2. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Redeploy!

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