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I love this image. I found it on a blog post that talks about ridding Facebook of homophobia (you can check out that cause here—I’m not affiliated with it in any way though). As simple as it is, it rung oh so true to me—kind of like a “duh!” moment—and probably does for all of the other LGBTQ folks out there. If only those who are homophobic and transphobic (and all other LGBTQ-phobics) could understand that, regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity, we’re still people, perhaps this country and this world would be a nicer place. I don’t agree with bigots’ hate-speech (to put it lightly), but I still consider them human beings and would treat them accordingly. Is being treated as a person so much to ask for? (Clearly, yes.)
I’ve been holding off writing a post about Chaz Bono and the Dancing With the Stars drama for quite some time—actually, since the DWTS cast was first announced. My initial reaction to the announcement of the cast was surprise that ABC would cast an openly trans person on the show (as I feel like ABC tends to be “family-friendly,” and therefore conservative), but my surprise very quickly turned to happiness, of course. I don’t think there’s any need for me to go on about how Chaz is a regular guy, there’s nothing wrong with him transitioning, etc. as I obviously understand how normal being trans is and how there’s nothing wrong with somebody who is.
The reason I even wanted to post about this is the first place is in response to all of the utterly ridiculous, homophobic, and transphobic comments that many people have made over the past few weeks, be them in public forums, blog posts, or online news sites. Being trans, I can tell you that I surely don’t feel any different or immoral or freakish than the rest of the world out there–I just feel like me. I am me. I’ve been oh so tempted to fire back equally hateful comments on some of the hate-spewing blog posts I’ve seen over the weeks, but logic and reason won out in the end. Responding to somebody’s hate-filled comments with poorly constructed emotional rhetoric of mine wouldn’t really do much, other than giving myself (and possibly other trans folks out there) a bad name.
Today, I came across one of the best posts I’ve seen regarding Chaz being on DWTS—it was short, to the point, and made me smile. I hope you all take a moment to visit Elizabeth Anne’s blog and read her latest post: People should be treated as people. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it!
I randomly stumbled across this post this morning via Complete Teresa’s blog (which I had stumbled upon through the tag surfer) and found the below to be quite humorous (although the it addresses something much more serious). As an Athiest and someone who never really participated in or understood organized religion, it always boggled my mind (and quite often incensed me) as to why people followed some parts of the Bible quite literally but other parts not at all.
via Complete Teresa