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homophobia [16 Aug 2005|08:53am]
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 didn't 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.


repost this if you think homophobia is wrong.

I also told my parents about a lespien couple rooming together and they felt it was wrong to let them do that because male and fenale couples aren't allowed to do it, so why should exceptions be mad form male/male and female/female couples? However, it was a wonder that these two were still together with as many fights and non speaking bouts they would have.

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pretty productive day. [16 Aug 2005|04:42pm]
I, have, finaly watched brother bear!!! Go me!!!

Other than that, I got all my business done that I wanted to get done. I...
paid both phone bills
emailed my counsellor with needed information that she didn't get on Thursday last
cleaned up with a nice refreshing bath/shower combination
and am still on my second Mountain Dew due to the sweet interruption of above movie

I loved brother Bare, Now I want to have mom sit down and watch it with me so I know better what is going on in there as some of it was somewhat visual.

I plan to start HBP in the near future, however I doubt it will be before school starts. I am just two warn out even to read much of anything even for pleasure. It's nice just to be able to sit back and just...vedge. The computer has reclaimed its spot as my favorite passtime.

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