Thus far, I have figured out that I feel stunned, shunned, and sad. Frankly, not new feelings for a gay person in America. I think we go into these elections hoping for the best, praying that people will vote for fairness and equality on these measures. I've yet to see it happen.
Now that we have broken the race and gender barrier in Washington, the gay community will truly be the last minority to find inclusion. I keep trying to convince myself that the struggle toward inclusion takes many baby steps and doesn't happen fast. The struggle for racial equality was and is still long.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the gay community overwhelmingly supported the black candidate but, in large, the black voters chose to exclude us from a victory.
I guess I have figured out my feelings. Blogging is wonderfully therapeutic.