June 16, 2011

Love Thy Gaybor

9 comments:

  1. Great video commentary. As a blogger, I've been questioning the leadership due to the fact that it's no longer about wanting full equality for all, but because many have made abundantly clear they want to credit the movement to their constituency and reap all the financial rewards.

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  2. dude, the advocate!~

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  3. Oh, right. Duh. But do they do any sort of free online thing? I am not in a place where I can pay for periodicals.

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  4. I'd be happy to buy you a subscription. Although judging by this video, they really should sign you up for free. Fantastic stuff.

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  5. I hate to disagree, especially after watching the articulate passion of this young man, but I think the idea of supporting someone simply because of a common cause is dangerous. If we lived in a world where everyone had positive intentions and selfless motives I would agree. But short of that perfect world, we need dissenters and doubting Thomas's because, if they are correct and shining the light on a fraudulent entity, we are stronger as a community for having exposed them. Conversely, if an advocate can address those doubts and accusations and effectively communicate and convince the community of their noble intentions, then the doubter (or negative commentor in this case) has effectively helped that advocate to strengthen and legitimize their argument. imagine if all black people had agreed with the initial radical beliefs espoused by the nation of Islam and Malcolm X? Or the panafrican movement of Marcus Garvey? That movement definitely benefited by those two men, but to not call them on their occasional crap beliefs would have been disastrous for the black community and the civil right movement. Long story short, its both the supporters and detractors that help shape a truly effective advocate. I think the true problem here is a lack of eloquence and respectful dialogue. You can disagree with someone without tearing them down

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  6. I agree with you 100 percent OP! At this point in the fight, where half of the world still probably wants us dead, we need at least MOST of the support that we can get.

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  7. I watched this video expecting to see something brilliant about the many commenters on pro gay websites... because there is SO much to say about them. But that was just rambling about people not liking Glee or Adam Lambert? Not what I would have said there could be so much more to it than that.

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  8. Then SAY IT, MOTHERFUCKER! Stop waiting around for someone else to say what you think needs to be said. By the way you responded (anonymous, bitter, spiteful) you clearly missed the entire point, so don't expect me to sweat you.

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  9. well said, and thanks
    reminder that we are all in this together no matter how we are approaching the struggle--

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