This is disgusting & horrific. If governments reduce the rights of gay people & criminalize what is natural to us, it sets a precedent that we are less than other humans. If we are seen as "less than" by governments & leaders, we become targets of hatred & violence. It becomes acceptable to scorn, beat & even kill us. A friend recently posted on FB an incredibly distressing video of 2 gay men literally being beaten to death in front of hundreds of people, including police, in Nigeria. It seemed like everyone was in on it. This happened this month. I really wish I hadn't clicked the link. It was horrifying. I will never get over it.
Things are improving for LGBT people here in the States. The government/law is increasingly more on our side, but there is still a long way to go. The USA must lead the way in educating the world to the fact that LGBT people are no different than anyone else. We deserve equal rights & equal treatment. We cannot rest in this fight. This is too important. We are too important. We need to get angry. We need to be vocal & we need to demand equal treatment & respect in every corner of the world.
I realize that this is just a comment on an Instinct Magazine blog post & that most of the posts here are celebrating that Hugh Jackman took his shirt off, or a rugby team made a naked calendar, but I don't know what to do. What can I do? How can I help? How can I stop this global injustice? How?
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