We can begin by celebrating difference. Let's stop hiding difference away where we don't have to look at it or think about it. Let's stop teasing, attacking, or bombing the hell out of difference just because it's not like us. Let's stop "tolerating" or "accepting" difference, as if we're so much better for not being different. Instead, let's celebrate difference, because in this world it takes a lot of guts to be different and to act differently. Exactly how we celebrate difference is for each of us to discover. But any political movement we support must be one that truly celebrates difference. That's how we start to put an end to the bully culture that's spreading across this country and the world at such an alarming rate.
-- Kate Bornstein, Hello, Cruel World, p. 59