I became a “gay voice,” upon the publication of this Huffington Post piece the other day.
I hope you’ll read this take on the latest in the 2012 presidential campaign, albeit in the social issues version of the campaign, not in the what-to-do about the economy version.
I didn’t focus on the fact until after the post appeared that I was writing on the eve of Mother’s Day. No matter: Most of all, this post pays tribute to my mother (and father). You’ll understand better when you read it.
Mississippi Goddam was first sung by Nina Simone on an album she released in 1964, marking the beginning of her career as a “civil rights singer.”
I can’t remember when I first heard it, but the song jumped-to-mind last week, as Mississippians were voting on the “egg-as-person” initiative.
As I wrote in my piece, Nina Simone Said Mississippi Goddam: I Thought It, thankfully, Mississippians had the good sense to vote-down this foolishness.
My piece was first published by RH Reality Check, as part of its comprehensive coverage of “egg-as-person.”
The coverage includes a particularly good piece by #Political Girl’s pal, Ellen Chesler, on the heroic efforts of #Planned Parenthood. Ellen’s message: Look-out, anti-choice politicians. I love it.
Mississippi Goddam? Not-so-fast.
P.S.I was so pleased the piece was picked-up by Alternet, Daily Kos and Firedoglake, among others. Thanks to all of you.