Coming out of your closet


This video makes some points that many of us can relate to, regardless of what we're going through

Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word "homophobia" itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don't understand, people we don't know or anything that is different than our day to day. "Homophobic" people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.

Written By: Ash Beckham – YouTube
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  1. Some homophobes are truly afraid of gay people. They harbour strange ideas that gay people attract earthquakes, volcanoes and “god’s wrath” generally. They imagine being insufficiently unwelcoming to gays will cause gays to increase in number and all moral restraint will fall.

    Gay bashers are not afraid of gays, but they are afraid of gay feelings they harbour. Beating up gays is a ritual hoping to expunge the feelings from oneself.

    Just as Nazis were taught Jews are a suitable scapegoat for malice, Christians are taught that gays are. They needed a new scapegoat when they lost slaves/blacks. Gays were there all along, but increased in popularity in the 1950s.

  2. This is why it is so important to teach children to be open minded and accepting. Ignorance breeds fear, and fear leads to hatred and dislike. It doesn’t just come down to those who are actively supporting homosexuality. It also comes down to the necessity of reforming the way in which we raise children and the things we raise them to believe, understand and accept. Essentially, if they grow up accepting it, they will probably accept it later in life. Hopefully, anyway.

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