Spreading the gay love
I know some people reading this will refuse to believe it, but I remember a time before computers, before the internet, before Twitter and Facebook. Seriously, those were the days when you posted order forms and postal orders for videos. Ok I’ll stop, I don’t mean to scare you. With the advent of the internet, things have gotten easier for people coming out. It’s still hard, but you’re not as alone; a world of (fairly) normal lesbians, gays, bis, trannies and all types in between is out there ready to support you. The bunch of us writing for Gaelick is a case in point.
It all came together with the It Gets Better campaign last year and it looks like people posting on youtube and its competitors are going to continue to help our family members come out and deal with the crap life throws at us.
The most important It Gets Better message came from the Prez himself:
My personal favourite is this catchy tune (thanks Gooner!), you’ll be singing it for days:
There lots of them over on It Gets Better’s video page
It’s not just there that people are telling their stories. One of our readers (thanks Anita!) brought this gem to our attention. Kayla K is a senior in an American high-school, who, on Martin Luther King Day, decided to be out and proud. To her whole school. The bravery of this young woman blows my mind.
I know I’m going to sound like a 90 year old, but I’m so proud of the young people in my community. They are courageous, passionate and always there for each other no matter the geographical distance. This generation is making a huge difference to the lives of all of us, no matter how old. And the internet is giving them the perfect tool.
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