It Doesn’t Matter Nate Silver Is Gay. It Matters America Knows He Is.

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    Nov 18, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    It Doesn’t Matter Nate Silver Is Gay. It Matters America Knows He Is.

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/3-it-doesnt-matter-nate-silver-is-gay-it-matters-america-knows-he-is/politics/2012/11/18/54038
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    "So, why does it matter that Silver is gay?

    Four years ago, when I began The New Civil Rights Movement, anyone’s coming out was viewed as big news. If an actor at the Oscars, Emmys, or even Tonys acknowledged their same-sex partner, or even commented on marriage equality, blogs lit up and Twitter cheered. Today, if we ran a similar story, it would be met with yawns.

    Times have changed, and for the better.

    But not necessarily for kids.

    Kids need role models.

    That geeky, nerdy gay fifth grader needs to know there are geeky, nerdy successful and respected adults. That nine-year old girl who knows she’s different from other girls, needs to know there are lesbians like her and one of them just became a U.S. Senator.

    And the school yard bullies who beat the crap out of geeky, nerdy gay fifth graders need to know that the gay kids they’re beating up today may well grow up to be revered statisticians.

    It doesn’t matter that Nate Silver is gay. It matters that people who don’t like or respect gay people — or who even hate gay people — people who think we’re immoral and a danger to society, know that Nate Silver is gay.

    And that should help them start to change their perception.

    It doesn’t matter that Nate Silver is gay. But it matters people know because there are lawmakers who want to ban same-sex marriage. And religious leaders and pundits who want to criminalize our relationships. And presidential candidates who want to take away our right to visit our loved ones in the hospital. And schoolyard bullies who cut gay boys’ hair — who grow up to be presidential candidates who want to take away our right to visit our loved ones in the hospital.

    America is changing, because people know we’re not going away.

    It doesn’t matter that Nate Silver is gay. It matters that America knows he is. And it matters that people know you are. Because when they know we’re here, they know that can’t hurt us anymore. They have lost the ability to stop us from marrying and raising families and serving in the military and in Congress and running businesses and living our lives."
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
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    When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had 3 missed calls from Nate Silver.

    Nate Silver threw a grenade and killed 50 people, then it exploded.

    Nate Silver can delete the Recycling Bin.

    Nate Silver once got bit by a rattle snake. After three days of pain and agony... the rattle snake died.

    Nate Silver doesn't use pickup lines, he simply says, "Now."

    Nate Silver can suffocate a pillow with a man.

    Nate Silver once had a heart attack; his heart lost.

    Nate Silver doesn't call the wrong number. You answer the wrong phone.

    Nate Silver can speak French... In Russian.

    When a zombie apocalypses starts, Nate Silver doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.

    Ghosts sit around campfires and tell Nate Silver stories.

    Nate Silver lost his virginity before his dad did.

    Nate Silver beat Halo 1, 2, and 3 on Legendary with a broken Guitar Hero controller.

    Nate Silver can unscramble an egg.

    Some magicans can walk on water, Nate Silver can swim through land.

    Nate Silver can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.

    There used to be a street named after Nate Silver, but it was changed because nobody crosses Nate Silver and lives.

    Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, fear of tight spaces is claustrophobia, fear of Nate Silver is called Logic

    Nate Silver's computer has no "backspace" button; Nate silver doesn't make mistakes.

    Nate Silver can build a snowman out of rain.

    Nate Silver has already been to Mars; that's why there's no life there anymore.

    Nate Silver can hear sign language.

    Nate Silver can light a fire by rubbing two ice-cubes together.

    When Nate Silver does a pushup, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the Earth down.

    Nate Silver beat the sun in a staring contest.

    Nate Silver can slam a revolving door.