Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thank you Tim Gunn

Since I already touched on the subject of homophobia and gay bashing recently, I won't talk much more about it except to highlight a couple things that I've seen recently that at least make me feel more positive about America's attitude toward the LGBTQ community. Even though Congress messed up big time on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," at least a new CNN poll show that at least half of America now supports gay marriage. Here's my favorite part of the article I read...
This trend will continue. Nationally, a majority of people under age 30 support same-sex marriage. And this is not because of overwhelming majorities found in more liberal states that skew the national picture: our research shows that a majority of young people in almost every state support it. As new voters come of age, and as their older counterparts exit the voting pool, it’s likely that support will increase, pushing more states over the halfway mark.
That's great news. Everybody just needs to ignore what is the very LOUD, but minority voice on this issue. The other thing I'd like to share is this wonderful and very touching video from Tim Gunn. In it, he has a message for LGBTQ teens..."it gets better." He urges them to seek help if they are in despair, and shares a very personal story of his own experience. I loved Tim Gunn anyway, but this just secured him a place in my heart forever.

It's not totally on topic for this blog, but it was so uplifting, I just thought I'd share.


  1. I'm waiting for the same thing to happen with marijuana regulation. I honestly can't see a future where we're in our fifties and it's not legal (or at least legal with a prescription). Then your state can fix its budget problems, and we won't have so many drug trafficking problems because oh wait, it's legal.

    I think our generation is a lot more able to sympathize with others and step into their shoes, even if they're very different than us. I'm not a smoker, and I'm not gay, but I support those causes because I could see myself doing either and I like people who do/are either or both. I think we're more willing to acknowledge that there NEED to be very different types of people, and that the pleasantville ideology isn't possible or desirable. I'm pretty certain once our age group is making the rules, this place is going to get a WHOLE lot better :)

  2. I sure hope so. In the meantime, I'm also voting "yes" on Prop 19, even though I don't use marijuana because I don't think any of my friends deserve to go to jail over it. Although, apparently the Governator just signed a bill the reduces the penalty for the possession of less than an ounce (without a medical card) to about that of a speeding ticket. Progress!


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