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british_pickle
british_pickle
an important break between the news
copied from drbillbongo

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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 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 woman who died when the EMTs stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual. (yes, this actually happened: read more)

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.

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Repost this if you believe homophobia is wrong.

Current Mood: crushed crushed

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6why_me9 From: 6why_me9 Date: March 21st, 2006 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Gonna repost this ASAP.

And a question: Your icon - is that from the PotCII-trailer? Is that the scruffy Norrington that everyone keeps telling me about?
british_pickle From: british_pickle Date: March 21st, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it is. :)
6why_me9 From: 6why_me9 Date: March 21st, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool...friended you, btw.
cassiopaya From: cassiopaya Date: July 11th, 2006 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm the woman who couldn't get a Teacher's Certification at the Secondary Level in History at my Catholic University because the Office of Education believes me to be a Lesbian.

It's true. I'm not even a Lesbian, but because of a few cruel rumors at a school that is supposed to foster fellowship among all of God's children I'm getting screwed out of the education I've paid dearly for. Five years of Education, History, and English classes wasted. Damn it.
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