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Old 08-24-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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Passing This On

Someone shared this with me,so I wanted to pass it on.

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.

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Old 08-24-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
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that's very poignant LadyRhia, thank you

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Old 08-24-2005, 11:44 AM   #3
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Yeah, that sounds about right. Some nights I really hate the world we live in.
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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I am the person who has a family member who refuses to acknowledge me because I stood up for gay rights last Thanksgiving.

Thank you.
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:01 PM   #5
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thank you for posting that Rhia. It goes so well with your signature
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:10 PM   #6
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stereotypes & bigotry hurts, maims & kills metaphorically & litterally....

LadyRhia for passing this passage on.....
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:58 AM   #7
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Your very welcome everyone and right back esp to you BonoVoxSupastar.I really admire your courage.Like you, my daughter has stood up many times for one of her friends,who is gay.

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