In 77 countries it’s a crime to be gay; in 10, it can cost you your life. And this number is growing…
The real human impact of these laws is devastating and can’t be underestimated: each day more people must sacrifice their safety and dignity because of who they are or whom they love. Today, we live in a world where our ability to live openly is increasingly a privilege determined largely by the luck of your birth.
Enjoyed so much about this piece. It doesn’t just apply to college students, but to all my friends on the left and right that think they have a right to go through life entirely in their own filter bubble. It’s OK to be offended and it’s OK to learn something from people you disagree with.
For more, check out Michelle Goldberg’s excellent interview in Vox, full of gems like this: “I’m a liberal. And so I think that free speech and the free exchange of ideas and kind of open-ended intellectual inquiry — they’re values that are worth defending in and of themselves, full stop.”