When I posted President Obama's "It Gets Better" video, I asked what Projectors thought of the video. The responses ran the gamut from offended that he would make a symbolic gesture while his administration defends DOMA and DADT to proud that the President would publicly send a positive message to LGBT kids.
Whether or not I think this is just PR is irrelevant. It's not about me. I'm not a struggling gay teenager anymore. It's about gay teens.
Like Clinton calling Pedro Zamora before he died. It meant something....like wow the President is actually thinking about gay people with AIDS...unlike Reagan. Crumbs? Yeah, but again we're talking about struggling teenagers.
If you have a life saver to save a drowning kid, you don't bitch and wait for the life boat, helicopter and rescue team to come.
We need rights from the top and support from the bottom. We need both. They're equally important.