I used to be very active in my community. The Gay-Lesbian community in Vancouver, British Columbia.
I used to be the news editor of Vancouver’s original gay newspaper. I wrote news, arts, community and took photos along with a collective of people.
I’ve worked retail and wholesale, public and private and the non-profit sectors while writing novels, screenplays, short films and stories. Not successfully selling any, but I produced one short film and I completed over 12 feature scripts and completing something means something.
Most people who say they are writers, never actually write anything. Never mind submit their work to potential buyers. And I did, I submitted my heart out so much that I had nothing left for follow through. So, I failed and got a grown up job and now I am a stay at home housewife.
When I realized that there is something that I can do for gay and lesbian rights, right in the comfort of my own home.
Be a good example.
But of what? What could I, a stay at home Canadian lesbian do?
Be an example of an ideal Republican Housewife.
And I am, and so I will be.
The Lesbian “Practically Republican” Housewife
I wake up with The Spouse each morning and after the morning routine, I drive The Spouse to a transit station. We kiss good bye and The Spouse goes to work and I go home.
I do housework and I prepare meals. Most nights, I put dinner in the oven and then drive to the transit station to pick The Spouse up and we both come home to a finished cooking dinner. Or I prepare the meal that was a quick preparation and we have dinner.
I look after The Kids. But in our case, the kids are a 16 year old cat and two 7 year old golden retrievers.
Don’t laugh, mine won’t crash my car or quit college on me.