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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Message of Hope

Filed under: GLBT Social Issues and Civil Rights — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 19:39

The California Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments against California’s Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian couples of the right to legally marry through a ballot initiative after the California Supreme Court deemed that unconstitutional. In response, Equality California has released the following public service announcement, which although being criticized for not being “angry enough,” makes a subtle impact depicting images of GLBT persecution throughout history, including a striking image of gay male Holocaust prisoners. Not many know that over 150,000 gay men were killed during the Holocaust through Hitler’s Paragraph 175, which proclaimed gay men as a threat to German society. Hitler also believed gay men were sterile and were therefore, of no use in construction of his “master race.” While we’ve certainly come far, we’re nowhere  near where we need to be…

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