Momma Said 'Stop Being Gay'Momma said "stop being gay,"Momma Said 'Stop Being Gay' in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As night, to morning, faded;
Its beauty was not made to stay,
But hoary grew, and jaded.
I watched as day, with fractured light,
My every fear, rekindled,
And passion fell away to plight,
And hope but further dwindled.
Momma said "stop being gay,"
With hatred, and distress:
My tender love where sin held sway...
"Impure, and meaningless."
Within my heart and soul, I lived,
For all else had bereft me,
And nothing more could be perceived
Than how her words had left me.
Momma said "stop being gay."
For years, I never fought her,
But silently, and hopeless, lay,
The Lord's forgotten daughter.
I've sacrificed a waking dream:
My truest love, to merit
A heaven, and, in death, to seem
Not evil, but imperfect.
IT GETS BETTERTo all those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, to all those who are young and old, to all those who are being bullied and think that your life is just absolute hell, I'm here to tell you something, something that I think all of you should know: IT GETS BETTER.IT GETS BETTER in Spirit Day More Like This
Like many of you, I was shocked and devastated about the tragic suicides that took place in Fall 2010 and again this Fall 2011. These bright young students were constantly picked on and bullied severely because they were gay or perceived as gay. I know some of you who read this are probably saying right now, "Oh, you know how kids are, they can be so cruel, kids are going to bully regardless". Those who have said it or are even thinking those words as I am speaking, you know who you are. I am letting you know how bad this hurts me as a student who once was looking for the support she never got when she was bullied and harassed in middle school. But I'm getting way off topic. This isn't
The Perks of Being Bisexual "Faggot!" "Homo!" "Queer!" "Dyke!" "Pervert!" "Sicko!" "Sinner!" Those words, those awful words I hear on a daily basis, assault my ears for so long, I immediately clamp my ears with my hands and shut my eyes with hot tears burning through them. I want it to stop. I wanted them to just shut up! I did not choose this quote unquote "lifestyle". I did not choose to be made fun of or be put down by society's expectations. What I DID choose, however, was to fight my way through the torment, through the pain, and through the hate that people spew because I know in the end, it will be worth fighting for.The Perks of Being Bisexual in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Ever since I was a little girl, besides discovering I was autistic, I knew I was bisexual. At first, I did not know it at the time because in the world of unicorns, princesses, candy, kindergarten, and ABC's, sexuality was nonexistent. But at the age of five, I was curious about what was that thing in bet
Transphobia SUCKS!!!I've heard it all over the news, I've seen it in newspapers and on articles on my facebook wall, and I've heard my friends who identify as trans* talk about their experiences. But I never, NEVER, thought I'd live to see the day when it hit me. It hit me like a ton of bricks, or an oncoming freight train.Transphobia SUCKS!!! in Personal More Like This
It was like this: Yesterday, I was in the area of Glendale, near Occidental College doing a canvass for Vote for Equality, a group formed from the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Our job is to get voter's opinion to collect data for an upcoming bill in Michigan that makes it illegal to fire someone for being gay, trans*, etc. My canvass group was having a good one, but when we all met back at Oxy, one of my friends who is trans* looked very upset. I went up to her and asked her what was wrong. She told me that her turf was just awful. She said that three people literally slammed the door on her because she was trans* and one person called the cops on her because of that too and al
She'll Never Love Me BackI yearn for your acceptence.She'll Never Love Me Back in Free Verse More Like This
I beg for your attention.
I sit here waiting,
waiting for all of this.
But I know,
this will never become a reality.
I am the 'Outcast'
I am the 'Freak'
I am the girl,
that everybody hates.
would a girl like you,
ever become my friend?
A friendship is as close as I will ever get to you.
What you don't know,
i'm in love with you.