Skip to main content

View Diary: We're on our own: dead gay kids (318 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I don't think you should link to WBC (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    tc59, slowbutsure

    I realize how awful they are and how horrifying it is to see who they are with your own eyes, but I'm pretty sure you're helping fund them if you direct people to their site.

    Aside from that, the only thing I can say about where I have been and what I have done since 1998 is that I've raised a healthy, happy bisexual (she experiences prejudice from gay people just as much as from straight people) child and I've convinced my conservative mom (with the help of two awesome gay guys that she didn't know were gay for a long time) that gay people are no different from anyone else, and therefore deserve the same rights and privileges that everyone else has. She has gradually come around to thinking that gay people are actually nicer and smarter than the average person.

    So that's only two people I've had an impact on, but that's how real societal change happens.
    Laws don't reduce hate.
    Protests don't reduce hate.
    The only way to reduce hate is to make the most of opportunities to share Kindness and Love.
    And I'm sad to say it, but I don't think even Love and Kindness could get through to WBC. I'd love to be proven wrong on that.

    Women do 2/3 of the world's work, receive 10% of the world's income and own 1% of the means of production.

    by LibrErica on Wed Mar 31, 2010 at 09:18:37 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  A great message (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Ginny in CO, LibrErica

      Thanks for going person-to-person to eliminate hate --- that is the way to really make a difference.

      I lived in Wyoming at the time of Matt's murder and was a friend of his. One more way people can help is to support the Matthew Shepard Foundation --- Matt's mother travels the country speaking to school assemblies and companies' employee groups about the importance of confronting and correcting hateful behavior in daily life. The Foundation has a program director who does the same. Full disclosure, I'm heavily involved in the organization and was delighted to see this diary helping keep the public's memory strong about this wretched crime. Especially after the horrible bullying case in Massachusetts the other day.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (160)
  • Community (83)
  • Baltimore (80)
  • Freddie Gray (59)
  • Bernie Sanders (58)
  • Civil Rights (51)
  • Elections (40)
  • Culture (36)
  • Hillary Clinton (33)
  • Media (33)
  • 2016 (29)
  • Racism (29)
  • Law (29)
  • Education (25)
  • Labor (25)
  • Environment (24)
  • Politics (23)
  • Republicans (23)
  • Barack Obama (21)
  • Police (19)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site