I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Here's a video from an Irish campaign against the bullying of gay students. It's a little corny but I have to say it brought back a flood of feelings. I was never bullied for being a homo in high school, but that's because I covered it up as best I could. Maybe it's the school uniforms and the dank surroundings in the PSA that took me back, but you didn't have to be kicked in the balls to know the lines you couldn't cross:

The next gay generation gives me hope. But my own generation bore the brunt of the breakthrough, even as the generation older than us was almost completely wiped out. Every now and again, one takes the measure of the change. It's staggering. It's difficult to understand the depths of private, psychic pain this civil rights movement has helped alleviate.

(Hat tip: Video Sift)