What’s on Your Gay Agenda?

April 12, 2008 at 9:22 am 4 comments

The ever enterprising guys behind the gay men’s health blog Life Lube are not sitting around waiting to see who the next president is going to be. They are busy putting together a document of what our federal elected officials can do to improve the health and well-being of the GBT men’s community.

In order to get the best possible ideas, they need your help.

Let’s put a document in the hands of each and every one of our elected leaders that let’s them know exactly what we want, when we want it, where, and how we should get there.

What is the agenda that we-gay, bi, and transgender men and other men who have sex with men-must pursue to improve the health and wellbeing of our community?

What federal initiatives, campaigns, laws, activities, strategies and directives are needed in the United States to allow gay men, and our future generations, the opportunity to fulfill their/our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

These are the critical questions and issues The 2009 Gay Men’s Health Agenda will describe. Your wisdom, your concerns and your ideas will supply the answers. Submit your input to LifeLube.org and we will categorize, collate, and organize them into a simple and powerful plan.

This sounds like a kick ass goal to me and something that is long overdue.

Here are a couple of ideas that I have:

1. a national campaign to combat bullying against gay kids in schools
2. end the discrimination against same-sex couples in marriage
3. nationwide comprehensive sex education that includes information about abstinence, birth control, STDs, and gay sex
4. a national survey to assess the health of GBT men

Submit your ideas at Life Lube or email the Life Lube boys at lifelube@gmail.com.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christopher  |  April 13, 2008 at 6:18 am

    end the discrimination against same-sex couples in marriage

    Here, Here.

    This one gets me out of bed in the morning.

  • 2. libhomo  |  April 13, 2008 at 10:33 am

    The most important items for me are:

    – A Manhattan Project to cure AIDS

    – Real anti-discrimination legislation in employment, housing, and public accomodations.

    – Including sexual orientation and gender identity in federal hate crimes statutes. (The current legislation is only a funding bill for local law enforcement authorities.)

  • 3. Jim Pickett  |  April 13, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Hey Michael and the folks who have posted ideas so far – on behalf of the team at LifeLube (made up of several Chicago orgs and organizational partners in LA, NY, Boston and Philly as well) – I THANK YOU!
    Keep those ideas and input flowing!!

  • 4. LP  |  April 14, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Interesting, though here is my take:
    1. a national campaign to combat bullying. period.
    2. end civil marriage, thus nullifying a cacophony of problems
    3. force parents at gunpoint to teach their kids to not be stupid, possibly by hitting them. repeatedly.
    4. a national survey to assess the health of everyone


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