“The Myth of the Gay Agenda”

Check out this talk from 2012 by ESPN Columnist and CNN Contributor LZ Granderson.

Video Description:

“In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there’s a “gay lifestyle,” much less a “gay agenda.” Filmed in Grand Rapids Michigan

“I figured if I made it funny, you wouldn’t be as threatened. I figured if I was a bit irreverent, you wouldn’t find it serious. When you see our state of Michigan, it’s legal to fire someone, for being Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender; that it’s legal to remove someone from their home, because they are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender, then you realize that this whole conversation about marriage equality, it’s not about stripping someone’s rights away, it’s about granting them the rights that have already been stated. “

“There are people, living in fear of losing their jobs, so they don’t show anyone who they are. Right here at home (Michigan).”—LZ Granderson

Even though this talk was filmed in 2012, LZ’s words still ring true. At the time of this post, in the state of Michigan it is still within the law to fire someone because they are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW



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