Gay Pride Cross Stitch Necklace

Between Michael Sam being drafted by the Rams and marriage equality in Arkansas, this was a huge week for my community and for two places very close to my heart. A huge week brought to a sobering conclusion by the stories and statistics that accompanied the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.

The funny thing about American homophobia in recent years is (however dangerous) just how flaccid and ineffectual it often is when compared to the serious oppression, restraint, torture and murder that is occurring against queer people in the rest of the world. Regardless of the stay that was issued on Saturday for Arkansas (pending the routine “gays are icky and religious freedom..!” appeal), regardless of the harpies throwing tantrums on the cable news networks and Dallas public access, America is already changing and leaving the so-called culture warriors behind. But for our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world, the fight is as dire as it was for us a hundred years ago.

It sounds intimidating — having to slay monsters in our own backyard as well as abroad, but is our work really done if not all of us have our rights?

Bottle cap
Pringle’s kid
Plastic push pin
Bitch coffee stirrer
16-count cross stitch cloth
7mm aluminum jump ring
Red cotton embroidery floss
Orange cotton embroidery floss
Yellow cotton embroidery floss
Green cotton embroidery floss
Blue cotton embroidery floss
Plum cotton embroidery floss
Craft glue
Jewelry pliers
Sewing needles

Gorgeous, right?! Somehow, I don’t think I’m quite done with these.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organisation

Human Rights Watch: LGBT Rights

~ by blackmoodcraft on May 19, 2014.

2 Responses to “Gay Pride Cross Stitch Necklace”

  1. brilliant

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