I've been thinkin about my book post for a while now..different thoughs passin thru my head at different times... I asked yall wut yall thought about this...here's wut I think... Why is it so hard for us as a people to embrace our children and one another for who we are. Jus cuz ur attracted to the same sex doesn't make u less of a person or any of that. I remember tellin my mom after comin out to her (more on that later n the post) would u be happier if I told u I got some girl pregnant? Or I was addicted to drugs? Like being gay is the worst thing n the world.
Unfortunately many of our parents and elders feels that way for some reason. Now I can only speak for me but being gay wasn't a choice....its how I was born...is part of who I am. Does my being gay take away from every other part of me???? Hell no...so y is it so hard for people to accept the fact that we are all different...to each his own...and all that other rah rah.
If my mother or family referred to me as the "gay son" or "gay one" or wutever I know it would bother me. I don't know how long it would have taken me to get over that kind of hurt/betrayal and thank God I don't have to worry bout that.
I can relate to the author's words (however poorly written at times) about black folks being thrown outta their families and cast aside. That was one of my greatest fears growing up. Being kicked to the curb for bein who u truly are. That's part of the reason it took me so long to come out to my mom. Althought she raised me the majority of my life as a ingle parent, I still had no idea wut to expect.
Y do we feel we have to hide our tru selves? When will our soceity be able to accept us as equals? It's kinda sad that other cultures and ethnicities can embrace, accept, and support their children whole heartedly. Although some successes have been made i feel like we have a long way to go.
Normal guy that likes normal things...friends are few but tru...my reality is an interesting place to exist...things are constantly changing, new ideas/thoughts are given life, finding inspiration in many forms...rah rah rah...lol