The single best Gay Rights video I’ve ever seen.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 17, 2012
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The Gay Rights Movement.

Update: call me naive, but was rudely surprised to see hundreds of “Christian” haters in comments on youtube. They defile the great tradition that is Love that is Christianity, and do not well represent it. ~ Waylon, ed.

We featured Equal Rights on our magazine cover, back in the day, before the national reaction to the passage Prop 8 and the tide realllly began turning. We’ve blogged about gay rights thousands of times, literally.

But this video—this one has got it all. Amazing quotes, good and bad, bigoted and full of love:

I’m gay, and that’s okay.

How can you get married right now…it’s like joining a country club others can’t join?

Be on the right side of history

Separate but equal.

That’s how I was raised…

I am gay…those three words are a violation…

…right to adopt?

We are not a nation that says don’t ask, don’t tell…we are a nation that says out of many, one.

Love, love, love!

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PS: shoutout for screenshot of my local Congressman and elephriend, Jared Polis!

PPS: great comment on Reddit:

And as long as someone is anti-gay rights, their answer to the question “should all humans be treated equally?” is invariably “no.” Several of those people are vying for the presidency of the United States right now. Think about that.


Reddit: Let’s show them how reddit does donations:

Edit: Reddit, I love you. Many hands make light work. Reddit has many many many hands. THey are usually just preoccupied with some other motions.

ReEdit: $67,300 You guys are fucking awesome. You are all amazing people.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


12 Responses to “The single best Gay Rights video I’ve ever seen.”

  1. Yogatchr says:

    Brought tears to my eyes

  2. Annabel says:

    Hi Waylon/all,

    PLEASE check out this video that GetUp Australia released about a month ago as part of their marriage equality campaign.

    It went viral over here – 1 million views in just the first day or 2. Not sure how it would go down for you guys but it the way it was done really struck a chord in australia. much love

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  5. Emily says:

    I love this!! thank you for sharing!

  6. Kristin says:

    Beautiful, teared me up as well. I dream of a day when we don't put bans on something as positive and amazing as love. <3

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