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View Diary: I'm coming out; I want the world to know. (127 comments)

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  •  principle vs personal favoritism...... (3+ / 0-)
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    STEVEinMI, Avilyn, diggerspop

    The diarist says:

    I really wanted (and still want) to advance the view of LGBT equality in the people around me. But I really wanted to do that as a matter of principle, not as a personal favor to me.
    I'm sure he realizes this now, but the #1 thing which causes people to understand why equal rights matter is the realization that they personally know and like a gay person (and might even be related to them), and thus gays aren't scary foreign devils.

    It isn't favoritism so much as the removal of "otherness".

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