my vlog on Zagreb Gay Pride 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrstkBi9BYY
It was an interesting at the Astro Vlog this week. I had no idea that my video in support for the Zagreb Gay Pride Parade would be picked up by a Croatian newspaper, and blow up the way it did.
To all my friends gay and straight, from Croatia, the former YU and from the United States, I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for your support, and watching my videos, and allowing me to support you in your fight for human and civil rights and equality. I have come to realize this is just not a local effort here in the States, but a global effort. I never imagined myself to be an activist of any kind, but here I am doing a miniscule part on YouTube, trying to talk about the subjects we are often afraid to talk about in public..sexism, racism, gender, class, and homophobia.
While I did get many supportive comments, I also got some very very ugly, homophobic, and racist comments, that I feel I need to address.
When you live in a bubble, surrounded by people who think similarly to you, you get lulled into a false sense of security. As disturbing as some of these comments were, it has jolted me into action. So I actually appreciate them. Its made me aware that there are STILL a lot of hate in the world, and still a lot of fighting that needs to be done for civil and human rights.
There was a very small, but vocal group of three youtube users spewing their hate and fear on my support video for Zagreb Pride.
after some google and YouTube searches, I see lchelsoi is quite active on youtube championing his anti gay views. He is obviously an internet troll, not interested in debate, yet simply starting arguments and flame wars with the most extreme points of view.
If I was a more clever man I would simply drop it, and not give into such flame bait, but I will, because I believe it’s important.
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