The tragic reality is that some parents actually react like Tracy promised he would -- by physically hurting, threatening and even trying to kill children they merely think might be gay.
The real problem is that Morgan's diatribe distilled into one vile outburst every fear, frustration and challenge facing LGBT Americans today. He unleashed the homophobic id.
Tracy Morgan made a comment within the context of his stand-up routine for an audience which paid to see him. Now we have a slew of groups who never should have heard the joke anyway up in arms about it.
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I don't think Tracy Morgan is funny, and his gay jokes were in the poorest of taste. But who cares? While we continue to fight for our right to marry and to defend our right to serve in the military, why are we wasting energy on this?
We are mistaken if we think this is just about Tracy Morgan. Tragically, from my vantage point of working with thousands of LGBT youths who have experienced family rejection, he made a joke out of an everyday reality.
I would like to apologize to our entire gay and lesbian community that the hate expressed by Tracy Morgan still exists. I'm sorry someone can stand on a stage and spew violent words, then issue an apology and go back to work. It's time for this hate to end.
It seems to me that Tracy has channeled the anti-gay anger in our culture and is holding it up for us to examine. The things he said are merely more outrageous versions of homophobic beliefs that all of us live with -- and silently accept -- every day.
In a year when we have experienced horrible suicides of LGBT youth, to not fire Tracy Morgan sends exactly the wrong message. To advocate violence against anyone is disgusting, but against our most vulnerable youth -- it crosses the line.
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