Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Left Masthead
July 23, 2016
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Bernie Revolutionaries, Give Your Love to Jill Stein

American Amnesia
Neither Snow Nor Rain

Truthdig Bazaar more items

A/V Booth
Print this item

Stars Align for Anti-Hate Ad

Posted on Mar 11, 2008
Andre 3000

Outkast’s Andre 3000, the original Miss Jackson (if you’re nasty), Ashanti, Portia di Rossi, T.R. Knight and other celebrities put their fame to work in this public service announcement geared toward raising awareness about discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Watch the clip:


Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By Douglas Chalmers, March 15, 2008 at 9:03 am Link to this comment

Wanker! Its LOVING KINDNESS that IS the essential quality, Aegrus. ALL else comes after…. including your manners, uhh.

If people have no common decency or respect for each other, it certainly won’t come via the dribble-down effect…....

Report this

By Ga, March 14, 2008 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment

First, Aegrus, this video and thread is about GLBT hate; about making these kids safe.

Aegrus has used a typical anti-left (right wing) tactic of bait and switch—insult the messenger and bring up a completely seperate issue. That is also what a Troll does.

And last I heard neither Hillary or Obama are gay.

GLBT kids—as are nerds, geeks, goths, skaters, D&D;players, etc.—are all bullied and looked down upon by athority. It worse for the GLBT kids. Who get beaten and killed more often than you’ll ever hear in the MSM.

And how much luck do you think a gay kid (or young man) will get when he tries to report something to his school or to the police? That’s the issue here.

Report this

By Aegrus, March 12, 2008 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment

Racist much?

Sorry, but the way to end violence is education and upward mobility. Telling adults to mind their manners like children is not effective and certainly trying to brainwash children with social engineering is never effective or a safe idea.

How about bringing in some humility? That’s a lesson you could use learning, DC… Humiliation is good for you.

Report this

By Keith, March 12, 2008 at 11:35 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Oh Douglas fix your thong. It’s been Hillary that has been playing the “race” thing strategically since the South Carolina primary. Billary talks a good game about race relations but her true colors have come out. Guess what? It happens every single time when it gets down to the nitty gritty. Now, it’s time to go back and hear Hillary’s “black voice” when she was in a black church indicating “I’m nots tirrrrred no morrrrre”. LMAO!!!

Report this

By Douglas Chalmers, March 12, 2008 at 9:02 am Link to this comment

There was plenty of violence when the economy wasn’t crumbling - and what did you do about it, Aegrus? True to your disgusting name (it means that you are a ‘sicko’, uhh), you have little of use to say…...

What about the sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton? Oh, that’s all right, you’re an Obama supporter - he’s black so its alright then to attack white women in his name, eh???? Fuck the lot of you!

Report this

By Aegrus, March 12, 2008 at 5:17 am Link to this comment

What a load of crap. “None of us are safe until all of us are safe”? Suffering is part of the human condition. These “stars” have nothing better to do than to glorify a guilt-advertisement of little efficacy, I guess.

Why don’t you make an advertisement to stop poverty, you idiots? The disparity of income between the rich and poor along with the crumbling economy fuel violence a whole lot more than petty prejudice. It’s easy to point to the people doing the violence instead of asking why it is there to begin with. Your fault, stars.

Want to stop violence for real? Nah, that would require more than pointing a finger.

Report this
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

Like Truthdig on Facebook