Saturday, November 29, 2014
Lately I hear the word homophobic used a lot. I feel to the point of being over used or used in the wrong context. This doesn't help gay people, it may do harm. I remember the days of homophobia, I was even part of that hysteria. Guys especially were so afraid of being thought of as gay, that they would freak out if another guy tried to put a hand on their shoulder. Two guys would not even dare think of hugging. I am seeing something else working it's way into society, it needs to have a proper name. Like homo-bigotry or homo prejudice. These people are not afraid of gay people, they are not ignorant, they know the facts as we know them. Yet they hate us, they will swear they are trying to help us but you only have to hear the snearing tone in their voices to pick up the truth. They spend their time trying to silence us, trying to turn society back against us. Why, why devote your time to work against people trying to get rights that other groups enjoy. With all the agencies that need help, this is what they spend their time doing, attacking us. Tossing out the word homophobic no longer fits the description, it doesn't help. This new wave of hate needs to be called out for what it is, hatred and more specifically hatred against the gay community. I keep hearing they want us to be silent, like the good old days, sorry but we are not going back into the closest.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Who the heck even blogs anymore, I feel so obsolete, outdated like a box of floppy disks. I use email and feel very modern when I text. Gasp! Text, as in texting??? People keep telling me that I should be on Twitter or skyping or or or. Enough! This is my stand, I will not change anymore. I have been reading my blog posts back when I was first thinking of coming out. It is an old feeling, reading your thoughts from years ago. Almost like mentally eavesdropping on someone, but it's you. Something I've noticed is that I feel the blog is obsolete. Coming out is very different now, I don't think that many of these younger generations will be hiding until they are in their twenties and thirties to come out. Thankfully, I would add, I would not want the younger generation to go through that. It will however make our struggle, one that they will not have a connection with. Makes me a little sad. I was commenting to someone on a t.v.show I watched the other day. There was a very steamy scene between two gay characters and I asked if that person ever thought they would see the day, when two gay characters would go at it like bunnies on prime time tv. People in their late thirties and up fully understand my question, younger people not so much. I'm glad for them, so just store our thoughts away, in cardboard boxes somewhere, with the floppy disks, VCRs and walkmans and maybe take them out once in awhile, shake off the dust and see our history.