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28 March 2006 @ 06:13 pm
Something to think about.  
I snagged this from amejisuto because reading it just made me think of what some of my friends may have to go through, simply because of the way they live their life.

I am the boy who never finished high school, because I got called a fag everyday.

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 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 woman who died when the EMT's 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 didnt 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 ashamed to tell my own friends I'm a lesbian, because they constantly make fun of them.

I am the boy tied to a fence, beaten to a bloody pulp and left to die because two straight men wanted to "teach me a lesson"

If you believe that homophobia is wrong, share this with everyone you know.
Feeling: enthralledwowed
Raven: Seasons of Lovejaded_icy_rose on March 28th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
Aww....*sniff* I'm going to repost this when I get the chance. Right now, I'm gonna try and add to my story :(
Nicole: My squishy!blue_icy_rose on April 4th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
Little late in responding, but yay for adding! (Even if they are both being stubborn, stubborn people. Oy! Those two!) LOL
ethereal_65ethereal_65 on April 4th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
I hope you don't mind, but I absolutely loved this and wanted to post in my journal as well... with proper credit to you and amejisuto, of course.

This was wonderful and certainly truthful.

Thank you for sharing.
Nicole: I miss the high school Scoobies...blue_icy_rose on April 4th, 2006 11:28 am (UTC)
Oh no, I definitely don't mind. That's what it's there for, so others can read and post it. So please, feel free.