Fat people and the Queer Community are natural allies, as we're among the last of the groups it's still seen as "okay" to demonize.
Allies are incredibly important in the movement to create change, understanding and a culture where we get beyond talking of tolerating differences, or even accepting differences, but where we are CELEBRATING Differences.
It's important to consider where we can be allies for others in their struggles.
To ask ourselves and our GSA groups and our queer organizations,
How we can be UPstanders and not Bystanders when we see injustice against black people, or muslim people, or women, or fat people, or any other group that's targeted just for being themselves?
Like John Amaechi said, they're all heads of the same monster: prejudice.
And if we join forces against prejudice, we will be unstoppable.
ps - My Thanks to Adrienne for telling me about this amazing Fat Rant video!
pps - The prejudice against Fat people is everywhere - Just last month Disney launched their fat-shaming Habit Heroes website and exhibit. And then they yanked it due to negative public response.