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cyndrarae

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Homophobia

Posting it here (instead of my RL blog) because I wish this to be read by as many people as possible. It's painful and touching and hits you hard...

I found this on somebody's LJ and they found it somewhere and we don't know who wrote this nor where it came from. Pass it on...

I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.

I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.

I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.

We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.

I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.

I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.

I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.

I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.

We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.

I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.

I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.

I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.

I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.

I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.

I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.

I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I did not have to always deal with society hating me.

I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.

I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.

I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.

Re-post this if you believe homophobia is wrong. Maybe by spreading awareness, we can help end it once and for all.


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I know hon. It really sucks that some people still allow their fears and insecurities to turn into such terrible hate that they end up hurting other people.
You know I love you hon, don't you? *Hugs and kisses* :)

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That's great! We all should consider it a responsibility to spread the word as much as possible.. thanks for re-posting hon :)

This gave me chills, I am going to post it to my lj and e-mail it to people who do not read lj.


This gave me chills

Yeah I know, me too! If this is still happening, I wonder if we've made any progress in the area of human rights at all.

Thanks for spreading the word hon.

*hugs* I'm reposting this. I've told you what happened in my old church, right?

Thanks hon! *hugs back* I know you stopped going there, but I don't know why.. it had something to do with homophobia?

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