Be honest

I’m still in a bit of a dry spell / writer’s block / lazy bastard / whatever period (I’m working on something now, I swear!), but in the meantime, before I get back to cocktails, food, music, New Orleans and whatever else, here’s something to chew on. I don’t know who these folks are or where their demonstration was, but it’s breathtaking and chilling and … well, see for yourself.

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5 Responses to “Be honest”

  1. The Kitchen Witch said:

    May 17, 12 at 8:28 pm

    That is a great image. I hate that there is still so much hatred in our present day. I love all kinds of people, just not mean ones.

  2. shari said:

    May 17, 12 at 9:52 pm

    Been missing you. Thank you for this picture. It’s brilliant.

  3. Seto said:

    May 29, 12 at 1:56 pm

    What I’m really in favor of?
    I’m afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand- kick the ass of anyone that would harm you if you did. Grow some balls.
    My friend’s parents sent her away- there’s laws against that, especially for minors.
    I found death threats on my locker- CSI, NCIS, fingerprinting. A crime is a crime, no matter who the recipient is.
    I submitted to electroshock therapy- Idiot. If there’s an establishment that compels you to do anything against your will, call the police. Walk away and call the police.
    I lost half my friends after coming out- Rejoice. The ones remaining are your true friends in thick or thin. Better to have a handful of true friends than plenty of sunshine friends. Oh, and it doesn’t matter what gender you claim you are. It happens to everyone, even in different circumstances.
    My grandmother sends me hate mail- Confront her to stop it. Grow some balls and FIGHT! Seniority is no excuse to be an asshole.
    My school won’t let me bring my date to prom- Then bring your date elsewhere. It doesn’t just happens to lgbt situations, it happens universally too!
    I am not here anymore- Suicide, cowardice or afraid to face problems? You do not solve problems this way.
    My dad tried to beat it out on me- Any moment your dad lays a finger on you, is a count that he could spend jail for. Any physical harm is a reason to call the police.

    What I’m in favor of is for people to grow some balls and be resourceful for once. Not hiding behind femininity.

  4. Sean said:

    May 30, 12 at 1:15 pm

    That’s all very easy to say, from someone who most likely hasn’t experienced any of that in his life. Yes, stand up for yourself, but you seem to think it’s a lot easier than it really is. Try it sometime. Assume the identity of an openly gay young person and move to Mississippi. See how easy it is.

  5. Seto said:

    Jun 17, 12 at 10:23 pm

    It’s all in the mind and your strategy in life. Stop making excuses and do things what you think is right. If people attack you, strike back! Don’t depend on the state alone!

    But remember NEVER to offend or trample on people.