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Colorado’s historical Amendment 2 in a different light

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As Façades is being brought back-to-print, I thought it’d be appropriate to share some thoughts on the book's genesis, Colorado’s Amendment 2. Today I see this anti-gay & lesbian initiative in a different light.

Author's Note (from the revised edition of Façades ) 

In every person’s life there are events or situations which move us to new heights.  Often, those events aren’t circumstances which bring us warm-fuzzy feelings.  Many times it’s adversity in life which triggers our greatest accomplishments.

Those closest to me know I haven’t always been a writer.  In fact, I never aspired to be one.  But there was an event in my life which provoked me in such a way that I felt I needed to do something, and surprisingly what emerged was the genesis of “Façades,” my first novel. The event I am referring to is Colorado’s infamous Amendment 2, the anti gay and lesbian initiative from the ‘90s.

At the time, I admit I didn’t have the fondest feelings toward the group responsible for creating such havoc in Colorado.  Today however, I look at that situation differently.  Today, I realize these events moved me in such a way that I opened myself to new interests and gifts.  There are many people who were hurt by Amendment 2 and many moved on to do things that have made a difference in the community.  For me, without living through those dark moments, I may never have been called to go deeper, of which I am extremely grateful.

There are many messages in my book “Facades.”  The lesson for me is simple, while it is hard to send love and kindness to those who may be unkind to us, when doing so something greater emerges. 

 

If everyone sends the light instead of darkness …

Alex Marcoux

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