Bil Browning

So Many Parents Are Infected With Homophobia

Filed By Bil Browning | June 11, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Ali Forney Center, Carl Siciliano, homophobic rant, Tracy Morgan

"At the Ali Forney Center, we work with hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths who have endured violent rejection from parents. It is a tragedy that so many parents in our society are so infected with homophobia that they are unable to accept their gay children, and cast them out onto the streets. We appreciate Tracy Morgan's apology, but wish to invite him to meet with some of our young people who have endured violence and rejection from their families for being LGBT, so that he can better understand the the human suffering caused by those who promote homophobia against youths."

-- Carl Siciliano, Executive Director of the Ali Forney Center, after Tracy Morgan made a homophobic rant during a comedy routine.

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Interesting article, the real question is WHY ? Was it their own history, society, or their parental protection of their offspring. "How could my child be that?" Hey Parents.... IT's ok to be GAY, Love, Support and understanding is all we need to grow and prosper