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  •  I will now throw something out there (0+ / 0-)

    that isn't simply out in left field, but is way up in one of the nosebleed sections.

    People sometimes actually do make life choices fully aware that some of them puts them at risk of being disowned by family or friends, losing their jobs, getting physically assaulted, etc. - i.e. knowing that society may shun them.

    About half a century ago some white folks in the deep South chose to befriend POC and join the civil rights struggle, knowing full well that they could be called "n* lover",  lose friends, get disowned by family, lose jobs, even possibly be beaten or killed - including by the police.

    Same idea with political dissidents in totalitarian regimes.

    In no way am I saying that straight or gay, or bi, or transgendered, etc. is a choice so please do not take this comment that way.

    I just wanted to toss another thought out there.

    liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

    by RockyMtnLib on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:34:33 PM PDT

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    •  As was noted above, (1+ / 0-)
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      the choice isn't whether to be gay or straight, but whether to live openly with one's natural orientation.

      Yes, it takes courage to stand up for what's morally right, but imagine what it's like to need even more courage than that just to be who you really are. Two gay men were savagely beaten on the streets of "enlightened" New York City just a couple of days ago. This story isn't over yet.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sat May 11, 2013 at 07:40:48 PM PDT

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