People rag on Drunkduck and SmackJeeves, but I am incredibly grateful that there are sites designed for comics that I don’t have to build myself. I’d never have the time to set up a site independently. Sure, it took some tinkering to get the site to look the way I wanted, but that was ultimately a choice. The groundwork of the site is what’s most important, and to have that functionality available for free is pretty incredible.
More than 20 LGBT organizations have signed onto a joint statement in support of Michael Brown’s family and community.
The statement asserts that Brown’s tragic killing and the current catastrophe in Ferguson transcend LGBT rights. Rather, it notes that all our battles for civil rights and social justice are connected, and that leaders of all equality movements must support one another.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community cannot be silent at this moment, because LGBT people come from all races, creeds, faiths and backgrounds, and because all movements of equality are deeply connected. We are all part of the fabric of this nation and the promise of liberty and justice for all is yet to be fulfilled.
The LGBT community stands with the family of Michael Brown, who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri. We stand with the mothers and fathers of young Black men and women who fear for the safety of their children each time they leave their homes. We call on the national and local media to be responsible and steadfast in their coverage of this story and others like it—racialized killings that have marred this nation since the beginning of its history. We call on policy makers on all levels of American government not to shrink from action, and we are deeply grateful to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for their immediate commitment to a thorough investigation.
At this moment, we are inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies … but the silence of our friends.”
Never stop speaking up. We are all in this.