Hills! Can I call you that? No? Cool... just Hillary then.
Anyway, kongratuliere on the American, nay, WORLD LGBT award that
you've just been awarded and will be receiving at this year's
London, nay, WORLD pride event in London this summer.
I can't say I'm not thrilled; first you pave the way for the
resurgence of the much maligned pant suit and you certainly added a
touch of class to cigarsky-gate, which no one could have foreseen.
And now this.
I took a look at your speech to the UN in December on Youtube (watch here)
and really loved the hook - 'Gay rights are human rights...and
human rights are gay rights'. Probably even really stupid people,
that respond to spam emails saying they've got £40,000,000,000
ready to claim at the Bank of Congo if only they send over their
own bank details ASAP, will get that, right?
I also liked the way that you acknowledged your own country's
shortcomings in regards to LGBT rights before calling out for
improvements in others. Sometimes I can feel ashamed or like I have
to be quiet or fit in and I forget the simple point that you made
so brilliantly; that being gay does not make you less human. Thank
you for emboldening the community with this fact and reminding
others of something that I believe is all too often easily
Whilst you said that many opinion leaders purport that being gay
is some kind of Western invention, I also believe that in the West,
we as a gay community can conversely forget that discrimination
against LGBT people reaches much further than just our Western
world. I might get called a "lemon" on the bus or a friend of mine
might get hit by a projectile egg from the local estate when
spotted holding hands with her girlfriend but meanwhile in African,
women who are presumed to be gay are, as you said, being
correctively raped or given hormone treatments in an attempt to be
normalised or 'cured'. We are all on one spectrum and I'm not just
talking about gay people, nay, I'm talking about the WORLD.
Now, not to sound like a crazed fan, Hills... Hillary, but what
you said about religion also struck a chord with me. Often cited as
a reason to be in conflict with human rights and to deny certain
marginalised communities equality, it is right to remember that
those which justified slavery often leaned on religion for
reasoning but this was also the case for those who abolished it.
Let's not let it be misused for negative again.
Well that's it really, pet, apart from I just wanted to ask what
you think ex-president and your husband Bill Clinton might think
about your award? Oh that's right, no one cares, YOU'RE Secretary
of State, biotch!
Also, have you seen this website about you sending texts to
people? (I know you have but this isn't actually a letter to you,
is it? It's a piece of writing for a lesbian website) it's called
Texts from Hillary: check it
Yours in trouser wearing solidarity,
PS You're hot in a weird mumsy sort of way.
PPS I can't afford a ticket for the Pride Gala to see you collect
the award in July ( £250 from www.pridelondon.org) but I'll
be the one outside with a rainbow painted on my face and a can of
Strongbow in hand, yeah?