Jack Antonoff(fun., Steel Train) has posted an op-ed titled "Straight Allies: The Importance and the Realities" at The Huffington Post. If you've got some time today, check it out, please share it - and all that.
It's nice to see bands stick up for equality. Jack's writing is also pretty outstanding.
I've never seen a Thursday show without Geoff make some sort of speech about rights for women and/or homosexuals. That's kind of off-topic, but I just wanted to present some more examples of musicians doing the right thing. Post your own, I'd like to see some others..
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Already loved this guy and then he goes and writes this. It makes me so happy to hear a straight guy write about supporting LGBTQ rights since most of the time females are in the forefront as allies. Anne Hathaway once said in a speech, "...love is a human experience not a political statement...", and no statement holds truer.
Cornell jumped into action when a man in a business suit “called another man a queer when he overheard him make a pro-Obama statement. Cornell stepped up in the packed lounge and slammed the guy for making anti-gay comments.”