Monday, August 15, 2005

Reader Column in Cincinnati Enquirer

Monday, August 15, 2005

Your voice: John Brennan
Fly rainbow flag to endorse inclusion


I put a rainbow flag on my car the other day. No bigger than an index card, but bright and colorful.

And scary.

Now maybe I fancy myself as much more a rebel than actually I am. As I know one friend would say, this wasn't exactly like being on the front lines at Selma.

But I'm male, Caucasian, married with kids, and of Christian family background. Culture has told me all my life that this is my world, even though others do live in it. And once I popped on that rainbow flag, it just wasn't quite the same clubby feeling.

Quite potentially, in the eyes of any who might look on, I was no longer one of Us, but one of Them.

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