My next post would be about my new Zazzle Store, but I put it on hold for now. Sure making money is fun, but for me not important in life. I want to ramble about something else, something that I find more important at the moment.
I came across a note on Facebook from my friend Diana, that October 20th, is the day where everyone wears purple for the suicides due to gay abuse. Why purple? The color purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag aka The Rainbow Flag (the flag has many more names, visit the link to read more about it).
You know, it just makes me really sad that there is still this hidden, but then again not so hidden, hatred out there against homo sexuals. All I can think of is why? Why would you want to hurt and abuse someone mentally and physically, just because he/she is different?
I have friends who are gay and they are the sweetest & caring people I know. I even attended a wedding of two of them. And you know what, it was the same as any other wedding out there. They are just human beings and having a different interest in sexuality does not change that.
I know that Holland is a country with a high tolerance towards this matter and was the first country that accepted same sex weddings in 2001. Den Mark was the first country who accepted same sex unions (registered partnerships) in 1989. But that doesn't mean that there are no cases of gay abuse. I can recall an accident at the Gay Pride Parade in Amsterdam two years ago, where a gay model got punched in the face for walking the cat walk. Seriously.
There is this deceiving nature hidden in society. There is this message in society that everyone is equal & the same, but in the end people are still categorized and judged. It's deceiving, because in the end where do people really believe in? Of course this doesn't apply to a lot of other people out there. There are a lot of open minded people out there who accept others just the way they are. But when you think about it, the worst enemy of humans, are humans themselves. With words and actions they can destroy themselves or make someone choose to end their lives...I don't have the words to describe how that makes me feel. Not being able to be yourself and live in fear of being judged by everyone around you, must be one of the worst feelings in the world.
Well I just wanted to get this of my chest. Feel free to share your thoughts & stories on this matter. It's something that needs to be stopped and the more people who support this the better ^_^. Oh! I know that I usually don't post this quick, so in case you've missed it. Please read my previous post for awareness on...boobies and more hehe.
Thanks for reading everyone & have a lovely weekend ahead.