Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Call Me (not exactly) Indispensable.


Chely Wright seems to understand--almost intuitively--that her role in the gay rights movement is to avoid being indispensable. She has begun and nurtured several initiatives within the movement, but I am not aware that any of them rely solely on her for their health, growth, or continuance. This is a smart arrangement--it could be said that any movement is only as durable as it's most indispensable factor. And if that factor just happens to be a carbon-based life form, the movement becomes vulnerable to every vagary out there. Ick.

      So props to Chely. She "gets" it--she is leading well, and with wisdom.