His Holiness says it’s Ok to be Gay, time to pull the “HH approves” card
In a sit down interview for Larry King Now, His Holiness says same-sex marriage is fine—it’s really bullying and homophobia that is morally wrong.
When asked about homosexuality in general and gay rights (with a lead in from Russia’s current War on Gays), the Dalai Lama responds:
"That’s a personal matter. People who have a special tradition, you should follow according to your own tradition. … But non-believer, that’s up to them. Different form of sex? So long as it’s safe, okay! And fully agreed, okay! Bullied? Abused? That’s what is wrong. That’s a violation of human rights."
When asked about same-sex marriage rights, the Dalai Lama replies:
"That’s up to the countries’ laws. It’s okay, I think individual business. If a couple really feels that way, practical, satisfaction … if both sides fully agree, then okay!"
HH has made his point. Any Tibetan that faces homophobia from here on from other Tibetans, start with, “HH doesn’t approve your homophobia.”
Those at the top use his name for more insidious things, I don’t see anything wrong with us using HH’s position on the bottom also. Besides, using HH’s approval is a pretty useful tool to either shut down harassment or begin a conversation, just sayin…