Monday, October 7, 2013

Famous Gays in History

Some people believe the world would be a better place without gay people.  But can you imagine the world without the most famous gay people in history.  It doesn't matter with whom you sleep - It matters what you DO!

7 comments:

darkhalf said...

One man who isn't mentioned in this extraordinary video is Alan Turing. He decoded the Enigma Machine used by the Nazi's during WW2. If it wasn't for his brilliant mathematical mind, Europe today would be a different place. He was prosecuted for his homosexuality in 1952 and even accepted chemical castration rather than facing prison. Recently the UK government apologised and finally recognized the work done by this amazing man during the war.

Pierre said...

darkhalf, there are many gay people who made a significant impact on the history of the world who are not mentioned in the video and Alan Turing is but one. Not to mention current GLBT people who are changing the world for the better, so that the next generation of homosexuals can have equal rights, life their lives loud & proud without fear and without shame.

Clueless said...

Great minds must think alike...I believe this is the video that I scheduled for this month. I love Elizabeth Taylor's quote, "Hollywood wouldn't exist if it didn't have gay men." (something like that)...so, so true.

Pierre said...

Clueless, "Hollywood wouldn't exist if it didn't have gay men" I think this is true for the majority of the creative arts!

darkhalf said...

You are so right. Those people in the video are just a handful. There are countless others (famous and non-famous) who fight for our rights and that help give us a life of equality.

Jeremy Janson said...

"If you prick us, does we not bleed?" -Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"

You just can't define a person by a single attribute. Regardless of whether you see homosexuality as good, bad, ugly, whatever, there's an entire person beyond that, an entire world of feelings, thoughts, loyalties, frailties, passions, history, knowledge, intelligence, courage and all manner of other things so much bigger then homosexuality. You know, people who would denote a gay person as "homosexual" and look no further are even worse then womanizers, as at least a womanizer sees the entirety of the persons sexuality rather then a tiny portion of it.

Pierre said...

@darkhalf, hopefully one day they too will get the recognition they deserve.

@Jeremy Janson , well said, and I totally agree.

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