Being part of the LGBT community goes a lot further than just basic “human rights and equality with marriage.” Let’s face the reality here, this is a BIG issue to most American’s—and it’s going to take some time for people to accept and embrace the shift of differences related to LGBT.
Remember when there was a time that many did not accept Religion. Even in present you have be very wary what you say in front of other people, especially when it regards religion. It’s rare that you can have a group of ten different people, with different races, backgrounds agree on ONE specific religious topic being the truth. And that’s because each individual has been trained to think that their religion is true. Then there was the whole fight the African American went through—fight through slavery.
I am ashamed sometimes to know that is part of our history—just like I am ashamed right now to know THIS fight against the LGBT community is becoming history. And even today us women around here have issues with gender equality, for whatever reason, men do everything better—and this is speaking from literally every single job that I’ve had in my life. The man always got ahead and I could never make sense of that fact. And here today we have Indiana passing laws that are completely against human rights—they are judgmental and evil.
There are some big influencers out there supporting the LGBT community though and we love what they have to say, go check it out below:
1. Brad Pitt
“It is each American’s constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage.”
2. Lena Dunham
“I don’t want to get married until all gay people can get married.”
3 Clint Eastwood
“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. … They go on and on with all this bullshit about “sanctity” — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”
4. Josh Hutcherson
“My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community, so for me it’s always been a part of my soul.” –
5. Lady Gaga
“I just want to be clear before we decide to do this together: I’m gay. My music is gay. My show is gay. And I love that it’s gay. And I love my gay fans, and they’re all going to be coming to our show. And it’s going to remain gay.”
6. Justin Timberlake
Discussing New York legalizing gay marriage: “I was stoked that that happened. … We’re people and we’re different, all of us. And we should be using our differences to bring ourselves closer together. You know? Not be afraid of something that we don’t know. … It’s unfortunate that things take a while to progress like this, but it was a great, great victory for equality. I’m proud New York has the balls to stand up for what’s right.”
7. Lance Bass
“If I had known that there were such a great support structure embracing our community, I would have found the courage to come out a long time ago.”
8. Chelsea Clinton
“We’ve made tremendous progress on the legal, political and cultural fronts, but we should not mistake progress for success, because we have a lot more work to do.”
9. Whoopi Goldberg
“I’m thrilled to be on this ride with you,” Whoopi Goldberg said about the fight for LGBT equality. “The community is like a beacon of light, and and we are all better for it.”
10. Anne Hathaway
“In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal. When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that.”