I Was a Bit Late For an Important Date
I couldn’t get to posting about this on the exact day. It was May 17th!
No matter how much I think stigma busting is so important, there’s a little voice inside me whispering. It always says the same thing regarding populations like this, and many others. The voice says every day should be this day!
I know it is considered to be so in the hearts of these populations, and those that support them. The worst “counter-argument” I hear a million times is, “Well, why don’t we have a Heterosexual Day? Why don’t we have a special day for being straight?” I try to keep my mouth glued shut and sit on my hands so I don’t deliver a quick blow.
It’s not so much the statement itself. Sure! Go nuts! Have someone organize your “Straight Day” with a big parade, lots of balloons and what not. BOOM! Your logic is flawed. What upsets me is more the tone of how they say it. The bubbling anger deep down inside. The disdain, even though it might be slight and barely undetectable, it’s definitely present.
So, we have to keep hammering it into the heads of the prejudiced idiots out there. They need to know that every human being is still a precious human being–no matter what! That said, we do have to raise issues and draw attention to them. The stigma has unfortunately not been busted yet.
That shouldn’t keep us from moving forward, though. Someone has to keep speaking out.
“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
~William H. Johnsen
We can do this.