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

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

*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.

Re-post this if you believe homophobia/transphobia is wrong. Please do your part to end it.


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Oct. 4th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. Have nabbed. {{hugs}}
Oct. 4th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
As I read that, I saw each of those situations in my own life. So many of my friends are bi, gay, or trans. I am a member of the PFLAG group in CMA and I am bi, myself.

I am reposting this in my FB.
Oct. 7th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
"I am the transgendered person who was viciously attacked and ostracised by fandom, by other supposedly gay and transgendered persons, for writing a story about a transgendered person which they felt was offensive."

Why offensive? Because I suggested that a transgendered post-op woman showering in public amidst strange men might be in actual physical danger - and portrayed her brother "ordering" her not to go alone, because he was worried about her safety. Because I stated that this transgendered woman, following her long-awaited bottom surgery, took pleasure in finally feeling like the "real woman" she'd always needed to be - and portrayed her enjoying such traditionally feminine things as pretty clothes and perfume and shoes. Because in the version of "transgenderism" espoused by my critics, i.e. some version that involves no actual facts of any kind, none of these situations or emotions is at all realistic or valid in any way.

Of all the abuse I have experienced in my life, from all sorts of parties and for all kinds of reasons, the most horrific experience of transphobia that I have ever had was with people who were supposedly my own kind.

And most of the perps are very devoutly observing Spirit Day, don't'cha know.

...Repost this if you believe that bullying BY lgbtq people is just as wrong as bullying OF lgbtq people. If you dare.

I won't hold my breath. :P
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