Jeffrey Hartinger agree agree ... these were just a few general bands, but yes, red hot chili peppers is one band that should of been included. i loved them growing up, and when i was living in Southern California last year, they were always on the radio station - even their older songs - which was amazing.
Jeffrey Hartinger Agreed - These things such more money out of people than banks ever would. Also, I can't believe Suze Orman of all people is part of this. I take her advice a lot, and I am shocked that she did this.
Jeffrey Hartinger good article. it could be easy for me as a gay male living in a state where gay marriage is legal to brush off something like this, but that is where the LGBT movement loses traction. this country is so divided that it's crazy, and everyone - gay or straight - should keep fighting until everyone has the same rights and benefits. there will be a lot of change over the next 5 to 25 years, but it will be something that still won't be equal, even for the next generation.
Jeffrey Hartinger Actually, if you take a moment to re-read the past paragraph, I used the line "bibles, religious papers, or bigoted beliefs." Believe it or not, there are at least a couple hundred religions in the United States, and I wasn't referencing one religion over another. I'm an alumni of a religious college, and know firsthand that many religious people are in fact supportive of the LGBT community.
Jeffrey Hartinger time to relax, people are too sensitive. however, everyone has a right to their opinion, but the point of the entertainment industry / marketing / advertising is to try new and unique ideas, in addition to pushing controversial boundaries, which this ad did. my only insight on the video was that it's not funny, but in the same manner, not racist.
Jeffrey Hartinger Hey Daniel ... thanks for the insight. I used to think the same thing. Last summer, when I was writing for The Advocate, I ended up writing and researching a lot about homophobia in sports, and after some time, realized that, surprisingly, it's not that accepted in female sports ... check out this link if you have some time: http://www.womanvision.org/out-for-a-change.html
Jeffrey Hartinger Exactly. I took a few civil rights and social movement classes in college, and it was interesting to see how when women wanted to get involved, they were forced to, most of the time, answer the phones, get coffee, etc, which in itself, ultimately helped spawn the feminist / female rights movement
Jeffrey Hartinger Hey Phy, thanks for the response! I have actually written about this issue various times on my personal website, here is a link to a transgender related article: http://thewhygenerationusa.blogspot.com/2011/08/gen-y-insight-transgender-individuals.html