I Dare To Be Different
Where I live here in Cumbria its very well known for being anti everything and extremely racist, it was even voted the worst county in Britain. Thankfully we are slowly managing to change that and the attitudes are a lot more positive now than the past 10 years, when it was extremely dangerous to be LGBT here.
What I did not understand at the time was why homophobic people believed that gay people would find them attractive? When in fact most are extremely unattractive to gay people and their attitudes alone make them unattractive to heterosexuals too.
When you are in the company of a homophobic person you suddenly change in their eyes from being a human to being the subject of ridicule and religious bigotry and also the main focus of physical and verbal assaults and if anyone dare help they risk attack too.
I dare to be different and am gay, I do not hide what I am but I do not boast and brag either as that can stir up tensions too, which is something that certain so called religious sects should learn about boasting, bragging, quoting passages from a book that are twisted to your own agenda, spreading fear and hatred in the name of god. You know who you are so names need to be mentioned, you judge people and are under some delusion that you are righteous. Can I ask after you have finished getting angry and spreading hatred, calling names and quoting passages, what do you do next? Do you have a cigarette? Make a coffee? Read a magazine? Write a new bible? Find some else to attack? What do you do? I have always wondered because after all the tensions and hurt you have caused you go back and have a great day, yet some young person you attacked may go out and commit suicide, leaving his family devastated and wondering why their child did that? I think many of us here would like to see these so called religious people be made to explain to the family their reasons for bullying some one and causing suicide?
Now something else for the religious people to think about too, you say that homosexuality is an abomination etc then instead of blaming gay people why dont you blame straight people? because they keep having kids, so they should share the blame..
I have heard from so many people some very sad stories of how they have been treated by so called religious people, how they have lost friends, been forced too split from a happy relationship. I have heard stories of people being murdered in Uganda, I have heard of lesbian women in Uganda, Nigeria and other parts of Africa who have been systematically raped and murdered..But if you think that is bad, here is the worst part. Some of the churches in America fund the Ugandan churches etc to spread hatred and worse have these acts committed in their name. The worst part is that Uganda is trying to pass the death penalty for gay people in their country and it is funded by the church. Their blood is on your hands!!!
Don't be ashamed of who you are, dont fear it either as we have committed no crime and we do exist as much as people would wish us not too, we have a life to lead just like any one else and our own path in life to walk down.
Ignore homophobics, transphobics and any other bigoted person you happen to encounter as they are confused too and not a good influence to be around. Don't be told what to do by anyone, go your own way in this life as they will only want to control you.
But remember one thing - You are a human being not a label.