jueves, agosto 18, 2005

POST PRESTADO de Libelula

Este no es el tipo de post que incluyo en mi espacio; pero lo encontré y me sentí comprometida a hacerlo. El otro día hablábamos la famosa Migui y yo sobre la intolerancia, los prejuicios. Cómo en algunas empresas te "miran mal" si eres madre soltera, si eres divorciada y OSAS mudarte con tu pareja sin casarte. En algunos colegios cómo discriminan a los niños porque son especiales.

****As borrowed from Annush and Libélula****

Feeling: Open-Minded
Thinking: Are you really open-minded?

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.

I am a person, just like you.

Poke intolerance in the eye with a spoon!

Repost this if you think intolerance is wrong.

Open up your mind & take a good look around you.

A person is still a person regardless of skin color/religion/sexual preference/race/gender/life-style.

I dare you to debate me

1 comentario:

tila-TIN-guela dijo...

Dr. Seuss said : "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. "
Stand up for what you beleive, even if it means standing alone.