COMMENTS: Lessons From Newtown, Justice Scalia, Justin Bieber, And More

Time for the Queerty Week in Comments, with the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the readers!

“If you want the LGBT community to help end systemic violence in this nation, then they need only to continue what they are doing: Fighting to end bullying and violence in schools, fighting hate and discrimination and trying to decrease political polarization.

We can eliminate the mechanisms used to achieve violence all we want, but we will never achieve that goal until we solve the underlying cultural issues. We live in a time were our leaders and politicians hate and bicker daily, where people are so diametrically and ideologically opposed to certain set of beliefs that we feel we must hate those with other view points. While our opposition is certainly more guilty of this than us, every person in this world seems to have become a little more cynical.

Until our society understands the key message that LGBT people have always fought for, that love is the most important thing, then we’ll never get fixed.”

john32, in The Connecticut Shooting: Mobilizing Gay Power To Effect Sane Gun Control


“Why the surprise, guys? He’s a Republican and an avid member of Opus Dei, a group similar to the KKK.”

alexoloughlin, in 7 Nasty Things Justice Antonin Scalia Has Said About Gay People


“Yahoo! News has become a right-wing propaganda machine: It also attracts and publishes the most vile and vitriolic ultra-conservative viewpoints. On top of that, these sorts of “polls” are totally unscientific—not to mention totally offensive.”

niles, in Yahoo! Poll Asks Users To Vote On Whether Homosexuality Is Genetic

“Castrating Justin Bieber seems redundant.”

sfbeast, in Convicted Murderer/Belieber Planned To Kill And Castrate Justin Bieber

“You should totally boycott the weddings of straight people who don’t support marriage equality. The polite way to RSVP in that case is ‘Fuck off.'”

InscrutableTed, in “Civil Behavior” Column: Should Gays Be Boycotting Straight Weddings?