If there was on gift that I could give to every Gay person-
It would be the gift of Pride-Yes, Pride !!!
What I would want most for all Gay People is to be Proud of themselves.
I would hope that every Gay Person will be glad to be Gay-
I would want every Gay Person to believe and know that it is a privilge to be Gay.
( Being Gay is nothing short of the right of each and every person to love and to be loved-
Love is good. All people want and need to be loved .It is human that is the one thing that people that hate do not understand is that every Gay Person has that right to be human...)
The second gift that I would give every Gay Person (once they have pride in themselves) is the gift of Pride in us!!!
Yes, pride in us-It is important to go beyond just me to us.
Yes, we are a people- A people that need to love and care for each other. It goes beyond My Rights to Our rights.
In NATO( http://www.nato.int/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO )-
When any member state is attacked , Their treaty states that it is just them as if they all where attacked.
This is true for the Gay Community-
Any attack on any of us is in some way an attack on all of us.
Recent events have effected us all.
I am sure we have all read about the attack on Kevin Aviance.
(Please read the details-
MSNBC- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13254454/ )
It has been 8 years since Matthew Shepard was killed and we still go through this day in and day out.
What is it that causes these people too hate so?Why?
I never meet Kevian Aviance-May never meet him but Kevin Aviance is my brother.
Kevin is known as a very hard working performer.
Kevin has a right-
A right to live-
a right to love-
a right to exprees himself in what ever way he wants...
He has a right to work-
He has a right to live his life in peace free from hate...
( No one has the right to hurt anyone else-NO MATTER WHAT!!! )
We have to stand together or fall one at a time.
What happened to Kevin could have happened to anyone.
It is time to pass Hate Crime Laws at the Federal level-At the state -
At the local level...
Every Gay person is important-
Every Gay Person has the right to live free.
It is time that this stuff ends...
After the Holacaust in Eorope, the Jew around the world cried out never again...
It is time that all Gay People and all good people join together and cry out NO MORE-NO MORE- No More...
Only a few make it into the News-
Nobody ever read much about the young child that has to face hate every day in school-called queer, fag, dyke etc...
Nobody knows of the untold hurt to these children-our kids...
Nobody writes much about the teenager that feels shame because he or she does fit in.
We may never know the cost in lives through sucide-our teenagers-good kids-kids just wanting a chance...
What of the young Guy or Gal wanting to start a career
or the couple hoping to start a home...
Matthew Shepard was importanr-
Kevin Aviance is important.
We are important-
It is time-
The time has come-
Let us stand up for each other-Let us find-- WE PRIDE...
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