If you live out on the West Coast or, even better, Hawaii, and haven’t yet managed to get yourself dressed and out of the house, I just wanted to give you a head’s up that today is Wear Purple Wednesday. Wear Purple Wednesday aims to raise awareness of Gay Rights by honoring recent gay teen suicides and hate crime victims that have made headlines in the past few weeks. Can you even imagine how much it would suck to not be able to be yourself out of intimidation or fear for your own safety? As author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage once wisely said, “Tolerating Others is the Price We Pay for Being Tolerated Ourselves.” So, remember the Golden Rule (Jesus said it), love your neighbor as you love yourself, and wear some purple today.
Artist: Stacey Sharp of Ink Alternative, Ronkonkoma, NY (Image Source)
For me, September 11, 2001 is a day that takes too long to talk about. I hope that everyone is praying for peace and contemplating the concept of tolerance today. That is all.