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Kevin T Brown
11-23-2010, 11:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4MR8oI_B8&feature=player_embedded

What an incredible 8 minute video of Pixar employees who are gay and who are reaching out to others in order to help. If you're not tearing up in some spots, you're not human. Kudos to Pixar for doing this.

bo bo
11-23-2010, 11:33 AM
I didn't see the spot, but I did see another one with Canadian figures.

I believe they're doing it as part of this:
http://www.itgetsbetter.org/


Yay to all of those that have done a vid :D

Shisho
11-23-2010, 11:42 AM
Darn you, Kevin! That made me all teary and I'm at work! :sad:

So of course I had to share it with everyone.8-)

Treacle
11-23-2010, 11:52 AM
Pretty much the best use of social media ever.

CougarTrace
11-23-2010, 11:58 AM
Pretty much the best use of social media ever.

you can close this thread with this statement. It's exactly right

zemo
11-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Now, you may call me a party-pooper, but...why are there so many homosexual employees at Pixar? It's not me being suspicious of anything, I just am really really curious.

t.c.johnson
11-23-2010, 12:17 PM
Now, you may call me a party-pooper, but...why are there so many homosexual employees at Pixar? It's not me being suspicious of anything, I just am really really curious.

I suspect that:

A) Arts in general tend to attract homosexual people.

B) It is not that there are so many homosexuals at Pixar, but I would suspect that Pixar would have the type of atmosphere where they can be open about it. It is not true about other places to work.

sonofbaldwin
11-23-2010, 12:38 PM
Now, you may call me a party-pooper, but...why are there so many homosexual employees at Pixar? It's not me being suspicious of anything, I just am really really curious.

I'm not certain I understand the question.

Pixar employs about 700 people (http://articles.sfgate.com/2003-06-04/bay-area/17493262_1_pixar-s-emeryville-technical-director-bill-polson-pixar-president-edwin-catmull). About how many were featured in this video? Ten? Twenty?

Please define what you mean by "so many."

zemo
11-23-2010, 12:43 PM
Now look at that. I had thought that Pixar had maybe a hundred employees. Well, guess twenty of 700 is about what is to be expected in the population as a whole too. (People that identify as 100% homosexual, that is. I realize there are also variations.)

sonofbaldwin
11-23-2010, 12:52 PM
Now look at that. I had thought that Pixar had maybe a hundred employees. Well, guess twenty of 700 is about what is to be expected in the population as a whole too. (People that identify as 100% homosexual, that is. I realize there are also variations.)

What's key in what you've said is people who openly "identify" as homosexual. But because of the stigmatization of homosexuality and the increasing number of people who engage in exclusive same-sex behavior, but still don't consider themselves gay or homosexual for a myriad of reasons (including cultural, political, and spiritual), we'll never really know how many homosexuals there are in the world. Though, the experts have already debunked the "one in ten" theory and think it may actually be much higher:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/6961/what-percentage-population-gay.aspx

http://www.avert.org/gay-people.htm

Teal_Lantern
11-23-2010, 12:56 PM
Well damn, that's really awesome.