|Re: Hate crimes|
Subject: Re: Hate crimes
by Nick on 2012/5/10 16:04:50
It's so sad to hear about this. But this isn't just a probem in Romania, to some degree it happens everywhere.
Glad SAntorum is out of the way though, this thing happens in the US far too much already, by the way.
Really? I would say that America is realatively safe in general; I have no fear of being openly gay at work or in public/personal life even though I don't live in a largely metropolitan area. I do live in the North-West though, which is pretty liberal. I can see how this might be different in the Midwest/South.
You mean we agree for once?!
Guys, not all Republicans are extreme like Santorium, just like not all Democrats are extreme. A good majority of them are more toward the middle.
Do we need to have a talk? I strongly disagree (God, I think that's a first.) Unless you have fear of bodily injury, you should be who you are regardless of how other people react. Telling people to "pass" as straight is a step in the wrong direction, and I think you know it. If you ever want things to progress to the point where being gay is just another preference, then you need to start acting like it NOW. Regardless of whether bigots and idiots are ready for it. it's also insulting to GLBT people who have paved the way to get to the point where we are now, people who actually had an extreme risk of bodily injury or even death for openly being who they were.
Sexuality: In general, unless you're in a blatantly welcoming place like San Francisco, don't advertise it. It'll save you a whole lot of trouble from bigots and other idiots.