Think Before You Speak
October 10, 2008
Have you or your friends said “that’s so gay” when you really meant to say something is bad or stupid? You might laugh or think it’s no big deal, but saying “that’s so gay” is insulting to gay people and anyone who has gay relatives or just cares about gay people.
Can you imagine trying to come out when people are tossing this obnoxious phrase around? Coming out is tough, so why make it harder for GLBTQ people to be themselves by saying “that’s so gay?” Just knock it off!
This Saturday is National Coming Out Day. If you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or a straight ally, this is your day to be out and proud. And if you hear someone say “that’s so gay,” don’t just stand there. Say something about it!
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) teamed up with celebrities like Hillary Duff to create ThinkB4YouSpeak.com, a site with info on how you can get involved to end GLBTQ harassment in your school. Check out one of their TV ads below: