In The Name of Love
As of late, it seems that I have been on a music themed binger. Music might be one of the greatest things on the planet, no matter what type of music you are into. It can be used in so many ways and it is intriguing to me to see what new, exciting music artists come out with. So as long as I am still discovering new music that I love, I will be sharing that music with the rest of you.
However, the song attached to the link is fantastic, but not what this post is about. Tiesto has created an album filled with some of the most popular electronic artists, such as Hardwell, Afrojack, Dada Life, Martin Solveig and more, to help raise money for the fight against AIDS. The title of the album is Dance (RED), Save Lives.
But, if an album that will raise a large amount of money wasn’t enough, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) artists will be playing live at Stereosonic Festival in Australia. This event will be also live via YouTube. In 36 hours, go to this link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x9gpaRsPEVM – and watch some of the best EDM artists perform for a great cause, and if you enjoy EDM as much as I do, I know you are going to drop 8 dollars on the 22 track album.
In the meantime, go to the link above, and hear some Tiesto mixed with a little U2 and get in the spirit to save some lives!
One Large Step for America
Since early America, homosexuality has been viewed as a sin; it has been looked down on by a large portion of heterosexual human beings. Those people decided that being ‘gay’ was chosen, and that it could be changed. If you didn’t want to change, then you were wrong, and could be sent to treatment, to become heterosexual.
Can you believe that? They can’t treat cancer, but they can treat sexuality? I think is one of the most insecure, discriminatory ideals a person can have. What is so scary about a person being in love with another person of the same gender. You are not going to catch a disease, you are not going to die, and you are not going to end up becoming like them; it is similar to a man loving a woman, except for the obvious.
So when I read this story, I gained a bit of hope for our society. It dawned on me that maybe, just maybe our country is starting to become more accepting of EVERYONE, not only because we feel like we have to, but because we want to. It is my hope that one day everyone can be accepted in this country, no matter what their gender, sexual orientation, or what their nationality may be. Any state that still allows for these ‘treatment’ centers, needs to take some notes from California’s playbook and allow people to marry someone because they love them, not live their lives alone or in secret, because they are forced to.