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129. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 3, 2012, 09:49 D-Rock
Bhruic wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 09:30:
I wasn't twisting your words, you stated that pointing out that they are different is going to call negative attention to themselves. Which is just another way of stating that people shouldn't call attention to the fact that they are different.

No it's not. I'm saying that it's been said before and the more people have to hear about it, the more they are going to get sick of it. Most of the American people have made up their minds already and the 'loud' aspect of the agenda just creates an annoyance. We get it. You exist. We've formed our opinions on you. You've been recognized -- what else do you want?

You're acting as if these ideas are contradictory. As if you can't both be politically active as well as standing up for yourself.

Your words, not mine. If you read my prior posts you'll see that I encourage standing up for one's rights on an individual level. Make that your focus when the lines are crossed. Put your time and energy into that, because that's what will get you somewhere. Marching down the street and yelling doesn't right the wrongs, it just makes a lot of noise. Look at how effective Occupy Wall Street was.

And, frankly, the fact you keep talking about voting (and ignored the huge section on non-rights issues) just proves you don't get it. You can't legislate opinions. If you want to be treated equally, you have to stand up and demand equality, because if you just sit there passive, people are going to walk over you.

Keep talking about voting? I've been preaching exactly what you stated above (again, read some of my prior posts). Stand up for your rights and the changes you want and do something about it. That's not passive. And legislating opinions? Huh? Of course you can't. Legislation always has logic backing it -- that's not opinion.

Things like gay pride parades and this GaymerCon are a way for LGBT people to stand up and say "we're here, we're not going anywhere, and it's about time you got used to that fact". And considering the resistance to that fact that they get (especially in the US), it's a message that needs to be continually hammered home.

And you think that's going to help? Whose mind will it change? Like I said, us non-gays get it,and we've already taken our stance. What makes you think "hammering home" is going to make a difference? It sounds like you want to force-feed the idea to people at this point. That's not what this country is about. Do something that's actually effective if you want change.
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