'fag' is a pretty common insult and is used against gays and non gays.
People who think that asking for a day where you wear a colour are extremists are off their rocker. This isn't saying gay people > straight people. Or that gays who get bullied are worth paying attention more than straights who are bullied.
I think you missed the point.
On that note. I'm glad that this, the It Gets Better Campaign, etc are getting so much attention. BOTH of these things apply to straight kids, not just us queers. It just happens to have been a bunch of gay kids who keep getting bullied to death. The message is against homophobia, but also bullying for ANY reason. The fact is we want kids to stay alive and we want them to know that highschool isnt the rest of your life and even if you don't know them, people are out there to support you.
Wanted to Add: Any "special treatment" for gay kids, is stemming from the current political climate. On TV you're seeing progresssion but also a lot of hate mongering. Kids at young ages may not realize that this isnt how everyone thinks. So wearing some purple is a good way to show that there are people who support you, not just extremists (of any sort).
I still stand by that theses movements benefit anyone who is not lgbt as well, but this is also a factor if you think there is some sort of preferential treatment.
That being said, the political climate is also currently heavily laden with Islamaphobia and although we are still at a stage where I don't see there being any media coverage of movements to support non-extremists muslims (and tear down any religious based hate) I think that is something that is important also.
Saying wearing purple is ignoring straight kids is like saying black history month means white people are unimportant, breast cancer awareness means people with parkinsons arent important, womans rights means men arent important. It doesn't add up.
Last edited by Spastic_Dove; 10-23-2010 at 07:02 PM.