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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:16 PM
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47. It has more impact coming from a straight man
At least it should. I'm a thread-jacker, but it's not like the poster you were referring to is biased because of his sexual orientation. If anything, according to conventional wisdom, he should be more likely to oppose civil rights for gay people. Remember that the freedom riders were largely a bunch of middle-class white kids from up North, and probably had a larger impact on the early Civil Rights movement than most of the black marchers of the time.

I'm one of the faculty advisers for my school's GSA club, and I often think that the most influential people there are the straight half of the "Gay Straight Alliance". It's the straight kids who are most influential with changing the attitudes of their peers. Not within the club itself, but within the school as a whole.

In short: don't be so quick to judge. Some of us are insecure, some of us aren't, and most of us are somewhere in between -- but a person standing by your side is a person standing by your side.
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