|Hop Against Homophobia|
Today is International Day Against Homophobia and I would like to think that because it's 2012 that we as human beings should be above discrimination. Yet, as much as I would like to think that, as much as I can be an optimist, I see signs of discrimination every day. I see it directed toward my husband and son because we're an interracial family. I see it directed toward my cousin who is gay. I see it directed toward members of my community who are suffering from mental illnesses. And all of it hurts. It hurts the individual, it hurts the community, it hurts everyone. And it needs to stop.
|Adorkable Totes - Kristair|
A friend of mine recently tried to commit suicide because of all of this isolation and misplaced hatred. He felt so alone. I wish he hadn't moved so far away. I wish he had called me that night so I could've told him that he wasn't alone. I love him. I miss him. I hope he finds a partner worthy of his generous heart. I'm so thankful that he wasn't successful and that he found a friend close by that he could reach out to. I just don't want to see it happen again.
|Adorkable Totes - Triquetra|