Thursday, January 27, 2011
The gay grapevine
News travels fast in the LGBT community. Sometimes, this is a good thing. We can make plans for a protest, flash mob, or party and everyone hears about it. Other times, it makes the community feel like a small town. Everyone knows everyone's business.
Why is this bad? It's bad because it causes drama. Drama that an equal rights movement does not have the time to deal with. How, exactly are we supposed to fight homophobia and violence if we're too busy fighting with each other?
Gossip, is not always a bad thing, but is it ever really beneficial?
The thing about any sort of equal rights movement, is that we need solidarity. The only way people will want to support our rights, and the only way we'll be able to even make them aware of the rights we don't have, is to be a solid support group. Not a bunch of constantly fighting animals with no regard for the feelings of those in our own communities.
Just think before you go to tell someone a fact or rumor about someone else. Is it beneficial? Probably not. Will it hurt someone? Maybe.
Just think, that's all I'm asking.