Written by PETA
We know that you love to talk about how much you love PETA (we love you too!), but if some jealous type ever responds, "Dude, PETA's soooo gay," don't get offended, 'cause it's totally true! Here are a half-dozen reasons why:
1. Cruelty is a drag. Long before the current flock of RuPaul wannabes ruled the airwaves, PETA enlisted drag divas—including Lady Bunny, Lypsinka, and Flotilla DeBarge—to shed some light (and throw some shade) on animal abuse.2. Give a gal a break. PETA has always been a lesbian haven—from Ellen DeGeneres to k.d. lang to Sara Gilbert—even before they come out!3. Can you make out our message? PETA's famous make-out tours have not only been girl-on-girl but also guy-on-guy, because all vegetarians make better lovers—no matter whom you love.4. Pride in our work. PETA's Oakland office is a fixture in San Francisco's legendary annual Pride Parade, but instead of tossing beads (which wouldn't go with what you're wearing, anyway), they toss literature about the benefits of a vegan diet.5. You can hear a name drop. With apologies to Logo, our famous friends include the crème de la crème of the real gay A-list. (Reichen and Rodiney? Girl, please.) Perez Hilton, Martina Navratilova, Lance Bass, and Tim Gunn are just a few of the celebs whose love—of justice for animals—dare speak its name.6. Closets are for clothes—as long as they're not made from fur, leather, or wool. The staffs of PETA and the PETA Foundation include plenty of out-and-proud LGBT folks, from yours truly to PETA's senior (but eternally young) V.P. of campaigns, Dan Mathews, who was named one of Out magazine's "Power 50" and whose exploits—including an attempt to turn leather men into pleather men—are detailed in his witty memoir, Committed.
Let's face it: Animals don't care whether people are GLBTQ or none of the above—they just need us to help them. To learn how, take a look at this.
Written by Jeff Mackey
I'm so thankful for all the good folks at PETA and their supporters for educating the public at large. As a non-profit group that is dedicated to end the pain and suffering of animals they reach out to everyone. It does not matter who you are or where you are from, you will always be welcome. People who believe in the ethical treatment of animals also believe in the ethical treatment of all beings so they do not feel shame in being compared to anyone who is different when the common goal is to treat every living being with respect and dignity.
Thank you PETA and those that support you for your dedication to the ethical treatment of animals and educating those that have yet to find out the horrific suffering animals are facing every second of every day.
I love this story here because it represents two issues that are extremely important to me. I may not have fur, but I love those who do, and I don't believe that I'm fundamentally any better than they are. As for gay rights, I have always been very passionate about this issue, and my girlfriend would be too if I had one.
I do not expect PETA to hold itself hostage to my non-animal-rights-related moral choices, but neither do I expect the reverse. A few years back my husband and I happily donated a large recreational vehicle to PETA for use in its work. We are serious Catholics; the pro-gay "agenda," however you choose to label it, does not merge with that. Perhaps we're simply learning a difficult lesson about whom one trusts with resources. I hope not. I hope that PETA stays, as lawyers would say, "on point." I can have godly love for gays without advocating the lifestyle. Keep PETA on course: about animals.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.