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GLAAD Asked Activists To Make This an "Awkward Thanksgiving"

 

SheWired reports:

It may sound a little odd at first, but the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is encouraging LGBTs and their allies to speak up and out at the holiday dinner table to make sure this Thanksgiving is an awkward one.

And here’s why.

While the LGBT community has a lot to be grateful this season, we can’t ignore the basic civil rights denied to many, nor the violence, bullying, and oppression many LGBT individuals face in a wide array of places and situations.

But GLAAD came up with this genius campaign to talk real to your loved ones on Turkey day and go ahead, “Let Aunt Betty Feel Awkward.” If enough people start a dialogue, the collective result could lead to real changes in anti-gay myths and prejudices.