I had read about Ellen Degeneres' emotional speech the other day at the beginning of her show, about the hate-crime murder of a 15-year-old California boy, but I just watched it today. Beautiful.
For those opposed to profanity, stop here.
What is so fucking difficult to grasp about this whole concept?? Why do so many people think that the fact that some people are born gay - and yes, that's how it works, kids - means that they are meant to be objects of jokes, ridicule, tauntings, abuse, and murder? That they are second class citizens? That they - WE - aren't people, but something akin to insects that should be brushed aside, tortured for someone's amusement, then forgotten? That the idea that someone being attracted to a member of the same sex - physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually - is so worthy of contempt and disgust that ending their life is a logical conclusion?
If any of y'all just don't get it yet - and I know I'm preaching to the choir - here it is.
Simple. Anyone with a few working brain cells should be able to grasp it: