It’s an amazing thing what YouTube is doing to celebrate Pride month, and the recent success the gay community has experience with the overturn of DOMA and Prop 8. I can’t think of any website with such a large audience that has gone out of its way (and essentially putting its own success on the line) to stand for something political. But YouTube, I’m proud of you.
This video was spearheaded by YouTube, made by YouTube, and shared to millions by YouTube. And can we talk about what a moving video it is? I can’t deal. Watch it here:
Wasn’t that amazing? But I’m sure, while you were watching it, you happened to glance down at the comments section, or possibly at the like/dislike ratio, and maybe you were as bothered by me to see what you saw. So many people keep asking,
“Why is utube doing this?”
“why does youtube gotta get political?”
“what’s the point?”
BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I really don’t understand why people don’t get this. Yesterday, RJ and I were featured on the local news to give our reaction to yesterdays’ successes, and the comment section there is also filled with people who just don’t get it. I don’t understand why people feel it’s right to try and govern the lives of others. It’s not your position, it’s not your place.
But that won’t stop my happiness. No matter how frustrating the ignorant bigots (and yes, I’m labeling bigots, as they should be rightly labeled) are, I will remain glad that the gay community took a gigantic step forward yesterday. May the progress continue, and may those who don’t understand see the light.
I’m proud of you, YouTube.