HOMOPHOBIA/TRANSPHOBIA
Whether you are homosexual, transsexual or not, you should repost this in support of your friends and loved ones who are. Love is not defined by color, creed, or gender.


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 EMTs 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 im 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"

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ceall...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:40 PM Beautifully put and let's all remember what "love" and "tolerance" really means.  Thank you.

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arida...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:42 PM Thanks for sharing this. At one point in my life I had friends of all kinds... the thing that matters the most is who they are in their heart, not what they look like outside. Just because they have a diferent Point of view does not mean that they are not people like you and I.

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Andre...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:42 PM Ok, do I think it's right to kill someone because they have decided they are gay???  Of course not.  That's awful and any human being who could do that deserves to die themselves.  But just because some people in history have been mean, doesn't make it any more ok to be gay.  It's still wrong, and I'm not going to say it's ok, just because a bunch of gay people want to make me feel bad.

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ceall...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 2:07 PM We don't have to change our beliefs that homosexuality is okay but that doesn't mean we should treat them as being less of a person than anyone else.  The point of the post seemed to me to be about love and tolerance, not acceptance.

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mysti...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 5:09 PM

First off, Thank you Cynee, for reposting this. I love you, but you already know that:)

Secondly.. AndreasMom..

No one ASKED you to be okay with it. NO ONE tried to make you feel bad, and NO ONE asked you to read the post. You could have VERY easily gone back to whereever you started from.

In your world, it's not tolerable obviously.. whatever, but keep your nasty commentary to yourself. Nobody forced you to read this. And frankly, if you are NOT in a homosexual relationship, WHAT DO YOU CARE?

Get a life lady.  

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KYarger
Feb. 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM woot woot!!  Thumbs up Becky for standing up and saying what you really feel!

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Guinh...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Oh, AndreasMom... where to start?

Guess what, love. No one "decides" they are gay. Did you "decide" that you weren't? Now flip that concept.

And sorry to burst your bubble, sweetums, but it IS ok to be gay. There's nothing wrong with it. If you don't approve, oh well. No one, other than yourself, needs your stamp of approval to love who they want to love. No one needs your "ok" to have sex with the person they want to have sex with.

Take a long hard look at that sweet little daughter of your's. Now imagine that she comes to you, in sixteen years, and tells you that she is a lesbian, or is attracted to women. What then?

Sorry, Cynee, for using your post as my soapbox! Thank you for posting this.

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nycbaby
Feb. 1, 2008 at 11:39 PM

uh oh! Looks like someone here................................. is having some repressed issues. 

 

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