Ash Beckham delivered a very funny and persuasive presentation at Ignite Boulder in February about the pejorative use of the word “gay” to describe something that is neither homosexual nor happy. ...
She advocates acceptance over tolerance, and argues that it takes a societal shift to help move toward the former.
You undoubtedly know people who use the word gay as a casual substitute for something they might normally describe as stupid, unfair, or annoying. Confronting them directly might be awkward, but if they happen to see this graphic crop up on your Facebook or Twitter feed, it might be just enough to do the trick.
In the words of Ash, “Societal change begins with small steps. Silence is consent, and we’re better than that. You have more influence than you give yourself credit for. When you can, say something, because in the end, it takes a Village, People.”
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