[OutVoice] A parting word... (from Doug Stevens)
arigold at arigold.com
Mon Jul 23 16:56:35 EDT 2007
> Those are powerful words, Doug. I try to tell them to myself daily. Much
> Love, health and success to you. Xoag
> In a message dated 7/23/2007 2:25:13 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
> dougstevens57 at sbcglobal.net writes:
>> Hi Everybody,
>> Thanks for all your offers to host the LGCMA site. JD Doyle is going to
>> take it over. But, it will no longer be an organization so much as a listing
>> of gay CW performers. If you will allow me, I have some parting words...
>> This is wonderful, very important work we are doing. However, we are in a
>> cultural war. And, unfortunately, our music is a weapon. I want to caution
>> everyone against becoming bitter, if you don't achieve the success you
>> deserve. If being successful is more important than working for cultural
>> change, then this can all result in bitterness. We have to have other ways
>> of making money to live on and having health insurance, etc. We may not be
>> the ones who achieve success. But we are paving the way for others, in the
>> future. Somebody has to lay the groundwork. I guess that is us.
>> Love to you all, --Doug
> Amen and AMEN Brother!!!
> Thank you for your words of encouragement.
> What a wonder you are Doug! Thank you for all you have contributed to our
> And thank you to JD Doyle for adding yet another HAT to your rather LONG WALL
> of Hats... ; )
> We are the pioneers in our industry at this time.
> Because of artists like you Doug, the ones that come after us will be able to
> take things much further. That understanding gives me great pride, joy and
> But I also know this ... living in the digital age ... our work will certainly
> NOT die with us. It will live on for as long as people have access to
> computers and the Internet, and have the freedom to search for the artists and
> type of music they long for. This is why people like JD Doyle and others who
> do (or have done) these special collections of sexually diverse music online
> are so important. Thank God for you guys! Cause you are the ones who are
> preserving (and even digging up) our history. In fact, (in my opinion) there
> needs to be more thought and talk going on about establishing a fund to insure
> that our communities various music sites maintain for many years to come.
> With my Highest Respect!!
> Your Brother in arms and peer,
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