EDIT: After some thinking and discussing here, I want dedicate this topic to all the LGBTI*-Fans, It’s not about “LGBTI-Fans are better than the others”, but about helping each other out. And if there are some lost souls not knowing how to deal with their situation, here they can ask for help. They can write me, they can just chat etc. Or they can share their experiences.
So, welcome in the RainbowLPU. LPUnicorns ftw!
So listen up!
The thing is this: Linkin Park has many fans around the globe. And as I said it years ago, the band has a big impact. They should use it once more.
One of the biggest issues in human rights nowadays is the rising hatred and opression of LGBTI* around the world. Yeah, right, the USA and Ireland now have marriage equality, but on the other hand you are not allowed to say anything good about homosexuality in Russia, because it could be understood as gay propaganda and for that you can get incarcerated.
I myself am “out and proud” and call myself a big fan of LP. So to me it is very important to know, how LP feels about LGBTI* and their situation and how they react to it.
I know, that Chester got abused by a guy and didn’t want to tell anybody because he was afraid of being called gay. And I know about his “It gets better”-Video.
And I know, that in '08 Mike made a blog post dealing with this topic.
But still, they were not saying much, and I want a statement to that topic. I need to know, that LP is supporting everyone, no matter what orientation, identity and origin.
And I demand you, dear LGBTI*(-friendly) Members of LPU to support me on this and to show the band, that I’m Not Alone in this. And maybe they will hear it. And maybe they even will respond to it in. But if not, at least we stand together as one!
I promise, that for the next concert I’m visiting (whenever this will be), I will take a pride flag with me and if I get a chance to, I will hand it to the band and ask them, if they will display it on the show. And I invite you all, to do the same.
Stay queer, stay rebel!