It’s sad that although we live in the year 2010, there still are people who are intolerant of people who are different. African Americans fought for freedom, females fought for the right to vote and the gay community are still fighting for equal rights. A few months ago, Hawaii had the chance to pass a bill that would have recognized civil unions, which would in effect give gay couples the same rights that are afforded to married couples.
Hawaii’s Governor, Linda Lingle, vetoed the bill.
Employees at Google recently got together and put together a little video to lend their hand in support of the gay community, especially the younger demographic. We all know that growing up and especially during the high school years can be very challenging. Kids are mean. However, the idea that “it gets better” is one that is conveyed in the video.
It’s 2010, people. Gay people should not have to wait for a bill to be passed to have the same rights that are given to heterosexual married couples. It’s 2010, we shouldn’t have to make messages telling people that things will get better – it should be better. Stop the hate. Be more tolerant. Most importantly, be respectful of other people.
Having said that, there were a couple of pretty cool T-Shirts in the video! Check it out.
You want that Google Android Pride T-Shirt? You can pick it up from the Google Store for $17.70.
“We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage, that it’s just some inevitable part of growing up … I don’t know what it’s like to grow up being picked on because you’re gay, but I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling that sometimes you don’t belong. It’s tough.” -President Obama
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