Stonewall–and Chart

John Coulthart has a short but good post about the fortieth anniversary of Stonewall. It includes a link to this page and the map reproduced above, which puts things in perspective. I knew it was institutionalized in places but seeing “life in prison” and “death penalty” so starkly portrayed, along with large gray areas of the United States. Oy. It’s continually mystified me why equal rights for all is such an issue for some people. It seems like a deep-seated insanity. Invariably, too, on shows like Spurlock’s 30 Days, when the intolerant spend time among the supposed ‘orribly immoral, it’s impossible to completely maintain their views faced with the truth of the individual.

Update: Great piece by Rick Bowes on the Mumpsimus.