Sunday, 24 October 2010

Megan's Gay Rights & Rants

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Well lately I seem to be posting a lot about gay rights and whatnot, which will not surprise those who know me as it's always been a passion of mine for many many years! Even though it is completely un-Wegan related, it is a part of me and ultimately a part of Wegan as these are issues very dear to both our hearts. It's just that I'm the active ranting one ;) So with that all being said, I bring you another new section I have entitled 'Megan's Gay Rights & Rants' (coz that I'm just that cool!). I'll try not to inundate you with too many of these posts, but I'm sure some of you out there will appreciate them.

This week I bring you some great influential & inspiring videos which are definitely worth a watch. These have either been circulating around the web or submitted to me (so if you come across anything you think I'd love please do send it my way!)

Firstly there has evidently been many 'It gets Better' videos flying around the internet by many various gay and straight celebs to instill support and hope. I think it is great that Barack Obama joined in with promoting this poignant message, so check it out here:



I think the following video is very clever, and is also a view point that I often operate from. So next time someone asks 'when did you decide to be gay?' ask them, 'when did you choose to be straight?'



Following the same sort of theme, this 17 year old girl has been reblogged a lot with her interesting explanation to 'what does it mean to be a lesbian?'


Last in the video bombardment, I hate the use of the word 'gay' as a pejorative, and these ads are brilliant in trying to challenge it. Here's one featuring Wanda Sykes & another with Hilary Duff:




Knock it off!!


And finally, there was a horrific news story a couple of days ago about how a newspaper in Uganda published the 'top 100 homosexuals' in the country, accompanied with pictures and addresses. This is just simply so shocking/awful/terrible/disgusting/scary/hateful. It's also a big eyeopener to the fact that we cannot live in a little gay bubble thinking homophobia is a thing of the past. It still exists in the our country in one way or another, and it explicitly exists in other countries, such as Uganda, where being gay and loving one another is a crime. So be thankful for the world that we do live in, but don't get complacent about the lives of others around us.

M x
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