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Author Topic:   Discrimination against homosexuals carried into the 21st century
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Message 302 of 313 (379337)
01-23-2007 8:16 PM
Reply to: Message 42 by Taz
01-19-2007 3:38 PM

Where's berberry?
Taz asks:

By the way, where's berberry?

I'm still here, although I don't come around often anymore.

I chose to answer your question because I know some people in my own life are asking the same thing about me. I've narrowed my list of friends down a bit since the whole gay marriage thing erupted, as I've become much less patient with anyone and everyone who argues that there's anything at all sinful or immoral about a person's sexuality. If you think about it, there no argument possible that isn't insulting and demeaning, and I've grown weary of being insulted and demeaned. I try to stay away from it for the most part.

In some ways I think I've got it better than a lot of people, in that it's easy for me to tell who my enemies are. When you surround yourself with only open-minded people, you find there's much less stress in your life. Sleep comes more easily.

In other ways it's not so good. I have no relationship to speak of with my dad anymore, for instance. As sexuality is discussed more and more in public these days, he's retreated more and more into a fundementalist christian fantasy world, and I simply can't do more than exchange forced pleasantries when I see him these days.

I went through all this at age 19 when I came out. It's like I'm going through it all over again, only this time I've become much more intolerant toward willful bigotry and stupidity.

You know, I never realized just how much I used to put up with racial bigotry from white friends and family. I guess I just chose to ignore it, but my experiences of the past few years have forced me to recognize it.


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Message 309 of 313 (379347)
01-23-2007 8:39 PM
Reply to: Message 306 by crashfrog
01-23-2007 8:21 PM

Re: Where's berberry?
Thanks, crash. And yes, kind words always help.


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