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Watch these straight people answer a question gay people have been asked for years.

If every straight person honestly answered this question, we'd wipe out homophobia tomorrow.

Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker hit the streets in Colorado Springs a few years ago to ask straight people a few questions.

Their subjects had no trouble answering the first question:

Do you think people are born gay or choose to be gay?


Then Nuckolls and Baker flipped the question around.

When they asked people when they "chose" to be straight, you could literally see the moment when their subjects understood how ridiculous it is to treat sexual orientation as a choice.

When did you choose to be straight?

Thanks to this simple question, it finally clicked: Being gay or straight is not a choice.

We're all just born that way (cue Lady Gaga).

GIFs via Travis Nuckolls and Chris Baker.

After being asked a question that gay people have been answering forever, many of them changed their outlook on sexual orientation.

Now they know better. Welcome to the 21st century, y'all.

So, straight folks: The next time you want to ask a gay person when they chose to be gay, don't do it. Not only does it (incorrectly) imply that sexual orientation is a choice, it also reinforces the idea that being straight = the default and "normal," while being gay = different and weird.

Watch the entire video of confused straight people and their moments of enlightenment here:

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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Sacheen Littlefeather, who famously appeared in Marlon Brando's place at Oscars, has passed away

'It feels like the sacred circle is completing itself before I go in this life.'

Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather.

A little more than two weeks after receiving a formal apology from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the abuse she suffered at the 1973 Academy Awards, Native American rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather has died at age 75.

Littlefeather is a Native American civil rights activist born to an Apache and Yaqui father and a European American mother. Littlefeather made history at the 1973 Academy Awards by forcing Hollywood and America to confront its mistreatment of Native Americans by rejecting Brando's award on his behalf.

Dressed in traditional clothing, she explained that Brando "very regretfully cannot accept this generous award, the reasons for this being … the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee."

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This article originally appeared on 08.05.21


Six years ago, a high school student named Christopher Justice eloquently explained the multiple problems with flying the Confederate flag. A video clip of Justice's truth bomb has made the viral rounds a few times since then, and here it is once again getting the attention it deserves.

Justice doesn't just explain why the flag is seen as a symbol of racism. He also explains the history of when the flag originated and why flying a Confederate flag makes no sense for people who claim to be loyal Americans.

But that clip, as great as it is, is a small part of the whole story. Knowing how the discussion came about and seeing the full debate in context is even more impressive.

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