Quite possibly the best Facebook conversation ever

This kid is a friend of mine and I respect his thoughts. I’m just happy to discover that Facebook can be a forum for real conversation. Enjoy


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4 Responses to Quite possibly the best Facebook conversation ever


    December 2nd, 2011

    The problem that I have with the above unnamed commenter’s attitude is his use of stereotyping folks of the LGBTQ community.
    The fight for equality is most assuredly not about entitlements, nor is it about sexual practises as the ‘religious’ types would have people believe.
    The fight is for the basic “human” right to be able to embrace an intimate relationship with another human being regardless of sexual gender and without bronze age mentality and standards being applied.
    The youth above again, shows a sense of indoctrination by utilising standards that have been imposed on cultures and societies by those less tolerant, and certainly more ignorant of human needs, rights, and love.

    Brody Levesque
    Washington Bureau Chief
    LGBTQNation Magazine
    202 556-0877

  2. I think Mr. Levesque comment above is mostly right, but I think it needs a little more explication.

    The reason the unnamed commenter talks about “entitlements” is a direct result of the heteronormativity in the culture today. Acceptance of heterosexuality is foiseted upon us time and time again everyday. S/he probably sees equality as an “entitlement” simply because he’s never thought about how he would feel were the tables turned (call it empathy, or moral imagination, or whatever). This was pretty much what I was getting at with the JFK quotation I left the other day.

    Incidentally, I think the whole “extremist GLBQT activist” meme is a straw man. This isn’t 1990. The “activism” the HRC and GLAAD engage in today seems to consist of holding black tie fundraisers and sending out email alerts. I think the best organization working today is the Trevor Project, which I don’t think can be construed as “extremist” in any way.

  3. LJ says:

    “Short peolple don’t like tall people.”…what?

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