IWABO Are GLAAD
Hate on Iwrestledabearonce’s music all you like — in a community overflowing with homophobia, this is incredibly progressive and awesome of the band. They’ve just released a limited edition t-shirt, from which all proceeds earned will go to The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, better known as GLAAD.
Says guitarist Stephen Bradley:
“Our band has one simple message to spread – keep an open mind and be accepting of people and ideas which might seem different to you. In keeping with that message, we are very happy to announce this exclusive shirt design with 100% of the profits being donated directly to GLAAD. We feel that everyone out there has the right to be happy, and that you should not be discriminated against because of your sexuality.
We’d also love to remind people that just because you’re heterosexual, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore the issue of LGBT rights. Human history is riddled with examples of extreme prejudice against people and ideas that others simply do not understand, and we’re passionate about spreading the message that just because you don’t agree with or understand somebody, that doesn’t immediately, make them wrong.
Homophobia belongs on the same list as other vile concepts like racism and sexism, and we need to do all we can to eradicate them from our world.”
I’ll be very curious to see if this encourages other bands to take a stand against homophobia. It would be great if this set a trend.
You can order the shirt here and watch a video of Bradley discussing it below.
[via The PRP]