Archive for October 30th, 2010

October 30, 2010

ABC stages gay bullying to see how bystanders react – Equalitopia Blog

From the Equalitopia blog ABC stages gay bullying to see how bystanders react ABC News staged a gay bullying scene with hidden cameras on a busy boardwalk of Long Beach, New York to see how people would react.

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October 30, 2010

Let your light shine

Thanks to my new blog friend Sambhav from India for finding this clip. Set in Thailand, this 2008  video seems to be  part of a Pantene: You Can Shine campaign. All I can say is it’s the most touching and positive hair commercial I have ever seen.  Don’t ever let the cruel taunts and negativity of others stop you from letting your inner light shine for the world to see.

Now excuse me, I have to get a Kleenex.

October 30, 2010

Saturday food for thought.

In checking my usual internet sources I came across a couple of sharable videos that I shall now post here. The first is a touching message for the It Gets Better Project from Bishop Mark Hanson who is the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Like Anglican Bishop Sprong , whose manifesto I posted in an earlier entry, and unlike the rabid rhetoric of the religious right ( beat that alliteration!) , Hanson’ s message to kids is one of inclusion and love.

Via Box Turtle Bulletin

The other clip is a follow-up to the matter involving the hate-mongering disgrace to humanity called  Clint McCance – an Arkansas school board member. This is the man expressed puzzlement about the fuss over a bunch of dead f@@gots and suggesting he would wear purple only if all gay people killed themselves. While such things might be acceptable in Uganda or some other place where ignorance conspires to turn an entire nation into a hell hole, it has no place in the civilized world.  CNN’s Anderson Cooper who is the de facto patron Saint of the anti-bullying movement  took McCance to task as I posted earlier. He followed up on the matter with TV psychologist Dr. Phil.

Via Towleroad

 

And speaking of Uganda, and I was, here is a food-for-thought from a gay Ugandan blogger. Interesting to see how the internet has allowed the various hate incidents around the world to become interwoven into a global discussion.

More postings as the day goes on.