Homophobia, On the Other Hand: Not Natural.

Via Jay Winston
on Jul 11, 2011
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A companion piece to Waylon’s post yesterday (involving Bonobo monkeys and how they…oh wow…)

The kind of openhearte­d, open-minded attitude on display here might be exactly what most terrifies those who want to deny social acceptance to gays and lesbians. Prejudice isn’t natural. It’s taught.


About Jay Winston

Jay S. Winston, founder and proprietor of Yoga for Cynics (http://yogaforcynics.blogspot.com), has a PhD in English, making him the kind of doctor who, in case of life-threatening emergency, can explain Faulkner while you die, is currently (semi-)(un-)employed as a freelance writer and editor, teaches creative writing to homeless men, tutors recovering addicts in reading, was recently certified as a Kripalu yoga teacher, gets around mostly by bicycle, is trying to find an agent for his novel, resides in the bucolic Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, State of Mildly Inebriated Samadhi, U.S.A. and, like most people who bike and practice yoga, used to live in Boulder.


10 Responses to “Homophobia, On the Other Hand: Not Natural.”

  1. holly troy says:

    so sweet, just about cried!

  2. "So that means you love each other".
    Yep, he gets what really matters!
    Absolutely lovely.

  3. Jen says:

    me too, holly

  4. LasaraAllen says:

    I love this. It made the rounds last year, and yeah, I cried a little. 🙂

  5. Pamela says:

    Brilliant, and kids – are always like this, they just see the feeling, get slightly bemused because of their taught conventions and go directly to acceptance. All hatred is taught. I make a point of telling my kids that girls can marry girls if they want to and boys can marry boys – the stock reply is really? and then it's conversation over, simply accepted. Job done.

  6. donna says:

    Why is it no longer available? I just saw it this morning and there are more people I want to share it with! Such a bummer. Any place else to find it?

  7. Unfortunately, it's been taken down by the copyright holder, and no longer available on Youtube. Hopefully it'll be back up again soon.

  8. elephantjournal says:

    found copy, posted it.

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