Despite the Supreme Court’s defeat of DOMA, gay rights seem to be taking a major hit this summer. (Yes, we’re pointing an angry and accusatory finger right in your direction, Sochi Olympics.)
And it’s not just events abroad. In Texas this week, a secret recording was released of councilwoman Elisa Chan spouting some remarkably defamatory statements about her gay constituents.
In the recording, she refers to homosexuality as “disgusting,” champions the (totally false) belief that sexuality is a choice, and proclaims that gay men and women should be prohibited from adopting children.
But just when you want to fall to the ground in a dramatic “weeping for humanity” moment, Stephen Colbert picks you up, dusts you off, and makes you fall in love with people all over again.
On what many are justifiably calling The Colbert Report’s “Best Segment Ever,” the comedian introduces viewers to the openly gay mayor—and sole hairstylist—of Vicco, KY. The tiny town is the smallest in the U.S. to enact anti-discrimination legislation for the LGBT community.
Just do yourself a favor and watch. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, and you’ll be filled with an unshakeable confidence that people are inherently good—and that the ignorance of a few is no match for the righteousness of the many.