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What Straight People Think About Gay Rights: VIDEO


XELLE, the NYC-based pop girl group fronted by JC Cassis and Rony G, hit Times Square in the uniforms they wore in their "Red Flag" anthem against anti-gay oppression to survey the masses about Russia's anti-gay laws and gay rights.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Interesting how, whether because of unspoken peer pressure, because she realized she was being filmed and sounded stupid, or because she had a mild epiphany, the girl on the right in the the trio of black girls softened her views and became more reasonable over the course of the interview.

    It seems likely that the heavy focus on black interviewees was intentional, to show that people who have experienced discrimination are less likely to abide it, and to shoot down the notion that blacks get furious when gays draw parallels between the mistreatment of the two minorities.

    In all, a heartening video, but the responses would have been a lot different in many places outside NYC! In plenty of places most random respondents wouldn't even know the term LGBT. Hell, John McCain didn't even know it until he ran for president.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 21, 2014 10:17:09 AM

  2. The young straight guy gave the best, spontaneous and most funny answer (when asked, what would he do if heterosexual rights were taken away in our society), "Riot in the streets!!"

    Posted by: David From Canada | Feb 21, 2014 10:23:57 AM

  3. I really Love this! Thank You. Xo's

    Posted by: Anthony R | Feb 21, 2014 10:30:15 AM

  4. Don't walk down Main Street holding hands just yet, if you are eager to know how straights accept gays.

    Posted by: Blake | Feb 21, 2014 11:42:48 AM

  5. I like their song at the end. 6:20

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Feb 21, 2014 12:29:15 PM

  6. @PAUL R Nice comments. Even so, John McCain still fumbled the acronym whenever he tried to say it (and probably still doesn't get it).

    @BLAKE Wise words. Even here in NYC it's still not a good idea.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 21, 2014 1:09:27 PM

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