The Times, They Are A-Cambiando…

By Lola

Those who know me can attest to the fact that I’m pretty much a “live and let live” kinda gal. What I’m going to comment on today might raise some eyebrows—and that’s OK (cuz I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me).*

The other day I read about a couple in Mexico who starred in that country’s first transgender wedding. We’ve been seeing Mexico slowly but surely shed some of its inhibitions (though it still seems to cling very tightly to certain ancient traditions like machismo, for example) and I, for one, am all for it. Just like I’m all for same-sex weddings, same-sex couple adoptions, equal rights for those involved, etc., etc., etc. Mind you, I’m not gay. Terminally straight is more like it, but the thing is, I get it. It’s about being human, and I think there has been more than enough proof out there in the world that being White or Black or Asian or Straight or Gay or Whatever Else Has Been Culturally Acceptable gives you no more or no less right to be human. And a good one at that.

There’s good and evil in all cultures, in both genders, in all races. Who’s to say this particular marriage won’t be filled with loving kindness, a boon to friends, family and society? What gives us the right to judge? And who’s to say two gay men can’t be loving fathers to a straight child, teaching him or her how to respect the world around him or her and become a productive citizen of Earth?

OK, bring on the Dobermans and the German Shepherds. I know I’ll be hearing about this for days to come.

In the meantime, here’s a link to the story and to a blog where they posted pictures of Mario and Diana in their wedding finery. IMHO, look like a regular happy couple to me…

*Thanks, Stuart