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Anti-Homophobia

Postiwyd gan Jeff the Fridge o Caerdydd - Cyhoeddwyd ar 12/12/2011 am 14:51
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  • Anti-Homophobia

Hi everyone, Jeff here.

Not many people know this, but I attend my school's anti-homophobia awareness scheme.

I’ve had quite a few jokes and jibs aimed my way because of this, but I don’t care, as long as I can just be myself. Anyway, in our club we’re going to make a film to show our school the affects of homophobia. We needed a poem to go over the top of it during the introduction, and I found this moving poem in the first page of Google...

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 realised 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.

Homophobia is a huge problem in our society. Most people don’t care about anti-homophobia, saying it’s not as important as feminism or racism, but in this day and age, I think all of these problems should be treated in the same way.

Most schools don’t even care about anti-homophobia, especially primary schools. I send out this plea to tell people to take anti-homophobia seriously and don’t joke about it. Between 818 and 968 people a year commit suicide because of homophobic bullying. Please, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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SamuelPatterson

SamuelPatterson

Rhoddwyd sylw 35 mis yn ôl - 12th December 2011 - 22:02pm

Bloody hell Jeff. Where did that come from? Here I was, thinking you were reviews and nonsensical funnies. This is great man. Good luck with your video.

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