Originally Posted by Alecto
Some people are born to make waves, and that's awesome, but a whole lot more of us I feel just get to a point where we can't NOT do anything anymore. Exactly like you said, Gennee, that you must speak out. It comes to a point where you just can't stand by and pretend it's not that bad anymore. And maybe it was a specific incident, or a growing sense of unease, or some other path, but I"m not surprised in the least that otherwise shy people are stepping up and doing very un-shy things.
I think this is exactly what happened at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 except it happened on a large scale. A group of LGBT people had been pushed to a point where they could no longer NOT do anything.
That Stonewall attitude is still with us and is reflected in Gennee's word's, "....wrongs need to be corrected."