This has been a huge week for LGBT issues; both good (Tom Gabel coming out as transgender, California banning sexual orientation conversion therapy, and Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage), and bad (N. Carolina’s Amendment One). The good outweighs the bad right now and hopefully this trend continues.
The thing that I most enjoy about all this news though, is the fact that homophobes and bigots have to hear about it all. With Facebook and social media, they can no longer just stay in their little bubbles and avoid things that don’t fit in with their close-minded worldview. With every article that shows up on their news feed, they have to re-affirm their hate-filled beliefs, and continue to feel uncomfortable. Good. Keep squirming. And hopefully someday that squirming will cause the resolve to break and they will realize that hate is a shitty way to live.