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In Support of LGBT or People Like Us

Watched the clip of Wentworth Miller speaking at the Human Rights forum left a tear (or two) pooling in my eyes. I am not lesbian nor am I bi but I have friends who are. I have absolutely no reason to keep away from them because so long as they live happily, that is fine by me. Who am I to say anything about how they want to feel included in this world? They have a story behind them and they too have all hurt, cried, felt alone, shamed, felt left out and do not trust anyone.

Honestly speaking, there was a time when this 'me, I' feeling hit me really bad. I felt that no one was there for me and if they said they were, they were lying. They will turn around and talk about me in a negative way. There was one incident that turned me around...a friend's suicide in 2007. It was a tumultuous time for me on many fronts too so, it shook me up really bad. To me, he didn't die in vain. He saved me.

If you wanna listen to the speech, it is here.

I felt for Wentworth when he said he couldn't trust anyone, that he couldn't connect to the word 'community'. So, they are forced to form a community of their own called 'People Like Us'. But I think this is wrong, there is nothing wrong with 'people like them'. They are people too and if they chose to be happy in one way that is not the norm, we DO NOT have the right to discriminate against them or make them feel any less! We do not have the right to make people feel bad. PERIOD. How does doing something like this different from bullying?!

I think we need to make a stand and start living a life embracing everyone from all faith, all race, all countries, all gender, all age, all inclination.

Yes, people's called me a straight-shooter, very innocent and naive, have to be more street smart, stop dreaming, face reality, real life is not like this...etc etc etc. People will not, will never embrace each other equally. Even a few of my best of friends thinks that I have my head in the clouds. But why can't people embrace everyone equally?

Thank you, Wentworth, for standing up for yourself and 'people like you'. Respect.


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