Can You ImagineCan you imagine:Can You Imagine4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Being a little girl,
Watching all the other girls
Talk about the boys
And all you wanted to do,
Was play a game with the boys,
Not talk about how cute they were.
Can you imagine:
Not understanding why
The other kids said you were strange
Called you names,
Said you should just go
And be a boy,
'Cause you weren't any girl.
Can you imagine:
Sleeping over with a friend,
But once they left the next day,
You wondered why you felt empty inside,
Why you wish they'd just stay.
Can you imagine:
Just hitting puberty
And not having many friends.
You just didn't fit in,
With everybody else.
Sometimes, all you wanted to do,
Was hide in your room and cry.
Can you imagine:
Slowly coming to terms,
With "what" you might really be.
You don't like boys,
The church says that makes you a sinner,
And you're going to hell,
No matter what else you do.
Can you imagine:
Finally finding another girl,
Who can help you,
Understand you, love you,
The way you always wanted to.
Understanding AUTISMUnderstanding AUTISM2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
The following is a simplified explanation of autism, followed by more detail. Near the End, I talk about HOW TO OVERCOME AUTISM. In another paper, I will detail what the different Autism Syndromes look like. Also in another paper, I will talk about my own personal story of growing up Gay and overcoming much of my Autism. Just know that I finally got there I learned how to connect with people and make many friends, to find real love, not just people using me, and to find a measure of joy and happiness in life.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
It used to be that people were diagnosed with a specific Syndrome, like:- Asperger Syndrome
- High-Functioning Autism
- Sensory Integration Dysfunction (or Sensory Processing Disorder)
- Etc.However, the check-off list for each Syndrome greatly overlapped with all the others. So, doctors simply picked the one with the
What Is Love All About?What Is Love All About?5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As Time Is Eternal, So Is My Love
The word Love is used in many, many different ways. When my first boyfriend asked me if I loved him, I could not honestly answer him, which hurt him. I tried to explain that I did not know exactly what love meant yet, so please give me time to figure it out. I am Autistic. In Autism, when you are young, you are a prisoner inside of yourself. Love depends on connection and sharing, but Autism isolates you from these things. I had no real role models for love, as my family was not that way. I then went on a journey to find out what love was, and how I would know if I was in-love.
I asked everyone I knew about love, about how they knew if they were in-love. Most answers were something like, "If its Love, you just know." Well, I didn't know if I was in-love with my boyfriend, but I thought I should be, surely I must be? I looked at every person, every living thing, and every object
Satan Is Dying What should a priest do if he were to find Satan himself laying beaten, bloody, and broken in a ditch? One would think the answer is simple. Any priest should leave the villain to die on the side of the road and be happy at the good fortune of the universe, right? Wrong. A wise priest would stop be the bleeding prince of lies and think for a moment. No Satan means no Hell, another plus. Wait, if there is no Hell there is no damnation. If there is no damnation there is no punishment for sins, then the wise priest begins to realize something that never occurred to him. If fear of Hell is all that holds back sinning, then is the saint unnatural, inhuman and fearful? Is the sinner natural, human, and fearless? Then the priest realizes that he is lying to himself and his very human nature by being a servant of light, no a slave to fear of the dark. Disliking this train of thought, the priest begins to ponder the fallen angel before him. He thinks of all the sins that Satan has committSatan Is Dying3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
RELATIONSHIPSRELATIONSHIPS5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
WHAT WE SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
When you are getting to know a potential friend or lover, pay particular attention to how he or she:
reacts to stressful or unexpected circumstances
interacts with family membersexpresses affection, anger, and other emotions
responds when you express your feelings.Questions to ask yourself when you are becoming more involved with a possible partner (Ideally, your potential partner would ask himself the same questions):Am I capable of loving, trusting, and sharing myself with this individual?
Can I accept this person as he is now, without trying to change him or expecting him to change himself?
Am I willing to tolerate his imperfections and respect his thoughts and feelings even when they are different from my own?
Can I give to or be in a relationship with this person without going against my own values or sacrificing my own needs?
Do I respect him?Do I feel safe with him?
Do I trust him?Do I enjoy his company?
Quotes on homosexualityQuotes from/referring to homosexuality/same sex couples;Quotes on homosexuality5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. ~Epitaph of Leonard P. Matlovich, 1988 (Thanks, Marlene)
If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them! ~Author unknown, as seen on a button at evolvefish.com
The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. ~Lynn Lavner
My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share. ~Rita Mae Brown
You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight. ~Barry Goldwater
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
THE CHEMISTRY OF LOVETHE CHEMISTRY OF LOVE4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
THE CHEMISTRY OF LOVE
When we have a CRUSH ON SOMEONE, it really does change your brain chemistry in a positive way. How strong your crush is will determine the strength of your brain's response.
When you get a crush or start falling in love, you can get huge surges of energy, euphoria and exhilaration. Beside the rush of endorphins, high levels of dopamine suppress the calming and sensible influence of serotonin, another neuro-chemical that influences mood. In normal doses, serotonin is the antidote to stress; the chemical that calms and relaxes us. But when the brain is drenched in dopamine, serotonin is silenced.
The silence of serotonin serves genetic purposes too, as low levels make us obsess about our newfound lover. New love can look like a mental illness and, during the early stages of romance, the chemical make-up of men's and women's brains is no different from those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). F
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDECELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
CELEBRATION of GAY PRIDE - An Older Gay Man's Perspective
Straight people keep asking, "Why do 'you' people need GAY PRIDE when there is no need for STRAIGHT PRIDE?" This is my answer:
Straight people do not need to be proud of being straight, because they do not need to overcome and survive vilification, hatred, bigotry, discrimination and suppression, for being straight. Sexual Minorities deserve great pride and respect for overcoming all of that, and more.I call this a "Celebration of Gay Pride" because it is a celebration of my journey to self-acceptance and pride-of-self. I was 13, an Altar Boy wanting to be a Priest, when our priest told us boys, "Boys who are physically attracted to other boys are an abomination in the eyes of God, doomed to burn for an eternity in the everlasting fires of Gahanna." I could not understand it. I was simple, autistic, and I lived to be a good boy. I had not done anything to make these feelings for boys happen. God must
Two Sides Of MeWho is Kari?Two Sides Of Me4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Kari is the one who played with Barbie's
Was forced into dresses and skirts
Who constantly fidgeted in them
Who cries herself to sleep when things get to hard to handle
Who had to adjust to being treated like a girly-girl
Who was tortured at school everyday for no reason
Who was the wallflower that quietly took abuse
Who was called a lesbian by so many people who didn't even know her
Who chose to live this way
Who is Kadin?
Kadin is the one who plays video games
Who tried playing soccer and failed
Who is in love with horror movies
Who gets angry easily
Who chooses the baggy shirts to wear
Who helped Kari find comfort in being herself
Who isn't afraid to burp a bit louder and tell people what he thinks of them
Was comfortable when he got the chance to wear pants to school
Who helps inspire all of my works
Who are Kari and Kadin?
They are me
Two sides of me
They love Steven, friends, family, writing, vintage, poetry and everything else that makes me who I am
They've helped m
Gay MarriageGay marriage is a truly controversial topic. Considering the majority of points made by both sides is based on opinions, prejudice, and religion, a debate over whether homosexuals deserve the same rights as everybody else is an iffy one.Gay Marriage6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
However, those for gay marriage have more fact and backing on their side than those against it. We will examine these facts in this essay.
The two most common arguments used by those against gay marriage often pertain to religion or the assumption that gays are unnatural (or other insults).
For now, lets look at the first argument. Keep in mind that not everyone believes in God. There are approximately 2.1 billion Christians on Earth, about 1 billion Catholics, and 12.5 million Mormons. It is a little difficult for 200 million Atheists to make their point against over half of the worlds population.
Honestly, I dont care what your Bible says. Or what your God says or what your priest told you or how your parents raised you. Who are you
Hey you, God...Murders drink the innocents livesHey you, God...5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Squeeze, their red, red, rubies
From well loved hearts.
Placing lives into the depths of,
Cold firery Hell.
Smeariing good names through
And you'll forgive them?
I do nothing but love, being happy,
That need me.
And yet because of You.
I'm nothing! but a sociaty reject
Left cold, broken, beaten.
An outcast no better,
Than those held in cold,
Your the question on everyones lips
No answer exists for.
The number one seller I heard,
Your the one everyone fears for in the end.
It will be your eyes only, that wil judge them.
Their soul, and life.
You'll forgive, so they forget.
Not me though, oh no.
I'm going to hell!
History of HomosexualityThe History of HomosexualityHistory of Homosexuality3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Dr. Faron Ellis
The term "homosexuality" was not introduced into the English language until well into the 19th century; however same-sex attraction has been a part of western civilization for a lot longer than that. This paper will examine the history of homosexuality and its place in society (using the post-modern terminology). It will start with the ancient Greeks and their views on homosexuality as well as how it played a role in creating a legendary fighting force known as The Sacred Band. Then -following the establishment of Christianity- it will examine how and why homosexuality would become rejected by The Church and how it had possibly led to the fall of King Edward II of England. Finally; this paper will examine how, in the modern world, homosexuality would become a punishable offense by law and how such laws would ultimately lead to the trial and
Finding Faith Through ScienceRocket scientist Jim Bradford says that science has always affirmed his faith.Finding Faith Through Science1 month ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Jim sees science as the study of what God made. And he defines science in this way: Science is an endeavor to explore and understand. Scientism is a philosophy that starts by saying that nothing supernatural exists. Jim points out that this viewpoint is unable to answer the question of where the matter and energy came from that supposedly started the Big Bang, according to the theory.
With a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, among Jim’s many accomplishments is working with Boeing on space shuttles. Up until college he was too shy to do any sort of Christian leadership. But he overcame this during college by inadvertently leading a Christian student group each week. Now, along with his rocket science career he also talks to people about the relationship between science and religion.
According to Jim, this viewpoint that we were not Created is one of despair. It’s saying that you are an
Sincerely Hey there Hope, it's been a while.Sincerely4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I remember you, always the one murmuring to the rain about muffled secrets like a silent film actor.
You always smelled of peach and wished that someday we'd have more to do than just lay there and dream, and honestly... I thought you were always kind of weird.
We'd ride around in my car and just listen to the air rushing inside the open windows and sometimes you'd scream into the wind like it could actually hear you, and sometimes I think it really did scream back - but that's irrelevant.
Once I remember watching you prance around the field in my backyard in nothing but cowboy boots and the flesh on your skeleton and when I asked what you were doing you just grinned and said noth
I Love YouThere are three simple wordsI Love You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That have the power to leave me
Those words can produce beauty,
Deception, war, or more.
They can overturn cars
Slice open wrists
Saw through secrets.
The can shatter hearts, like
Crystal vases thrown against walls.
They lead you to dream of a smiling future
Rich with technicolor.
They tear off clothes and explore
Every inch of skin
Every moan that they create.
They can be
whispered into your ear
pondered inside your head
shouted up to the sky
or whimpered at times of need.
They are an exquis
LGBT FamiliesFor awhile now, people have been fed a huge lie; that a family is always a mother, a father, and their kids. That's it. It's a cookie-cutter model you see on shows like Leave it to Beaver, where everything is the way you would think it's "supposed" to be, or what is supposedly "normal."LGBT Families4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
But after awhile, people started to accept the idea that not everyone lives the life of people in picture frames. Not every kid still has contact with both their biological parents, and some adults are incapable of conceiving their own biological kids, but still want to raise or help kids, or simply end up with kids through circumstance. As a result families are often born from people in these situations as well.
Because of this, I think, eventually, people in general grew a big realization that families were not dependent on things like arbitrary gender roles, religious rules, or even blood relations. People began to accept the idea that a family is more strongly defined as a group of people who love a
Mr. MethCrystal meth, crystal methMr. Meth7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
white and shiny dust of death
happiness in just a breath
a friendly gift from Mr. Meth
Do a bit, and just forget
leave this world and lose regret
rejoicing in this grand duet
abandon solitude and debt
It's building up, you chase the high
soaring higher, strive to fly
you glance the top, just brush the sky
a glimpse of glee, but fail this try
It ebbs away, you start to fall
crashing downward, losing all
bang your head against a wall
as life returns to its dull drawl
You try again, you won't be beat
craving that euphoric heat
yearning for the high you cheat
pursuing what you'll never meet
Crystal meth, crystal meth
white and shiny dust of death
happiness in just a breath
now you're a slave to Mr. Meth.
None are as they Seemdid you know?None are as they Seem4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the middle ages, baby boys wore pink
baby girls wore blue.
pink was considered a masculine color,
because it was pale red,
and red was the color of warriors.
did you know?
the pink triangle
that iconic symbol of homosexuality
was a label created in Hitler's Germany
to distinguish homosexuals
from other prisoners
in horrific camps,
as part of the Holocaust.
did you know?
After the Stonewall riots,
were excluded from the civil rights movement
of homosexuals in America
because leaders of the movement
believed they were really homosexuals
who were trying to keep one foot in the door
of normal heterosexual life.
did you know?
Want...What I want isn't importantWant...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to feel loved.
I want to be happy.
I want to be successful.
What I want won't change anything
I want to help people
I want to be accepting of everyone
I want to help others understand...
What I want is Impossible
I want to live carefree
I want to make a difference in a big way
I want to get rid of other people's pain
What I want is selfish
I want time to discover and explore
I want the luxury of being healthy
I want to be someone else.