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Ask The Lesbian

Do you have questions for her about the LGBTQ community? Ask Marci Alt, the lesbian mom who invited Dan Cathy, the Chick-fil-A president, to dinner with her family.

Well, this is my first attempt at writing a blog. I have wanted for years to do this & after recieving Ralph's message I was intrigued and ready to give it a chance. 

A little history on me. I have owned the Gay Community Yellow Pages in Atlanta for over 20 years and I also am one of the owners in Carma Productions Inc. We produce Gayborhoodapp the nation's most comprehensive resource directory for the LGBTQ community. I am married to a wonderful woman & have 2 beautiful children.

Last week I had the honor of helping with a rally at Chik-fil-A and sent out an invitation to Dan Cathy to have dinner with my famly and me so he can see we are a normal family and that we would like him to stop putting funds into groups that try to quell my rights.

To date he has not responded. I'm not surprised. What I am surprised about is that over 25,000 people have signed the petition that is live on change.org inviting him to have dinner.

The purpose of this blog is to inform our community and answer any questions one may have about the LGBTQ community.

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Marci Alt August 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Scott, thanks for your comment I agree with you about labels however they are apart of everyday society. Hopefully one day they will cease and all people are Looked at who they are as a person.
Marci Alt August 09, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Georgina, I am unfortunately not qualified to get into that political arena. I can only hope one day every human being can feel free and safe with whom they are, whom they love and be thankful for being alive. We are all gods children!!!
Atl Resident August 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM
I respect and love my gay friends and if anyone should discriminate or persecute them; they should be dealt with accordingly. I believe in equal rights, benefits etc. I am a republican and I am pro-choice, I say who are we to deny anyone's love... I think by making an issue of what a company's owner believes is silly and beneath the gay community, you are better than that... I do not like the personal beliefs of Ben & Jerry, but I still buy their ice cream. If that bible pusher of Chic-a-filet fires someone for being gay then you should go after him. The community should lift their head up high be proud and laugh at his views... I do the same for Ben and Jerry!
Timmy Karmasyde, Inc. August 10, 2012 at 05:31 PM
I hope you weren't attempting to shut down the conversation by implying that nobody is fighting for queer liberation where the news cameras don't go. That's a standard red herring. Contrary to popular belief, the gay community is not a monolithic demographic. The same applies to Nigerians, computer nerds, liberals, etc. The mainstream gl(bt) lobby focuses too many resources on marriage and assimilation. Meanwhile, issues of discrimination still affect those who are not Caucasian, male, middle-class, or cisgender. There are so many young, gay people in your town and mine, who have a parent inducing mental anguish, physical pain, or homelessness. I agree, that is more important than sammitches and marriage.
Timmy Karmasyde, Inc. August 10, 2012 at 05:32 PM
I am opposed to government by ANY religious extremism or theocracy, not just Islam. I can't think of any Muslim nation that allows public homosexuality, but I can name several predominantly Christian nations where gay rights activists are attacked or murdered, and the police don't investigate at all. I can also name several "Christian" politicians and evangelists who visited East Africa to participate in anti-gay conferences and to draft anti-gay legislation. Some of them represented organizations funded by Chick-fil-A. Death penalty for gays is a reality, and it's partially funded by chicken bites. That. is. the. point!

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