I keep running away from Polish homophobia. Geographically, I've left five years ago. But online? I'm trying not to read the news, not to engage with homophobes on Twitter, I'm unfollowing Polish accounts…
But I can't keep it up. The extent of queerphobic hatred, especially recently, is terrifying. I can't just idly watch my queer siblings suffer.
If every single person on this planet had a roof over their head, food on their plate, and access to high-quality, free education and healthcare, then I promise I would sod off from ever caring about how many billions does Jeff Bezos have.
I think it’s outrageous that the vote on marriage equality has been blocked for 12 years because of some personal whimsies of Angela Merkel. Even though an overwhelming majority of Germans supports it, even though a majority of Bundestag seems to support it as well, even if being treated equally by the authorities is a basic human right – it never got through.
And suddenly, Merkel gives one statement that is less anti-LGBTQ than usually, and everybody goes nuts, everything seems that we can finally get it done.
Check out this awesome page I’ve found: 8values.github.io. It lets you categorize your political views, without limiting you to that oversimplified model of “left” and “right”. Instead, answering their 70 questions will give you your position on four different axes.
“Meryl Streep shouldn’t have gotten so political during an entertainment event – it’s not a place for politics”, one has certainly heard a couple of times in the last few days. Geeez, that’s one of the lamest excuses ever. If you don’t agree with someone, but cannot tacle their argument, then just say they shouldn’t be so political...