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March 27th, 2006


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04:15 pm - This makes me sadder than you can possibly imagine
Found on Craigslist, via ginmar:


An Open Letter to Straights

Apparently all this time I’ve been shoving my sexuality in your face and forcing it on you. I misunderstood. I didn’t know. I am so sorry.

I mistakenly thought it was you who were shoving your lifestyle in my face when you called me faggot before I even knew what that word meant.

I thought you were forcing your sexuality on me when you and your friends cornered me in the locker room after gym class in junior high school, called me a goddamn homo and beat the shit out of me.

I thought the coach was forcing his lifestyle on me when he shouted down at my broken and bleeding body in the locker room that I asked for it because I was looking at the other guys “funny”. . .
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I got the "lesbian" label stuck on me in high school. It led to a lot of the kind of torment the poster is talking about, and I will never forget how I was vilified, ignored, pushed around, etc., because I was, in the words of "friends" who'd known me since I was 5 years old, "a fucking lez." Like the poster, I didn't really know what that meant either. This brought back a lot of memories, and it just sickens me that people can treat other people like this.

~sigh~

I'd like to apologize for my "fellow" heterosexuals. Things like this make me ashamed to be straight.

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From:ipuhlot
Date:March 28th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
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Wow.

That is one hell of a letter and needs to be WIDELY circulated. Yet the people for whom it's intended won't see themselves in it, or won't care.

But wow. Whoever wrote that deserves a medal or something...
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From:mrsveteran
Date:March 28th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
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No. The people for whom it's intended are probably the people like the person who posted this:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/rnr/145383144.html
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From:cookiegirlie
Date:March 28th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
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* huggles my V *

If you take the time to think about it, it's hard not feel ashamed by what some people do/think/act.
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From:alberonn
Date:March 28th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
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No worries, honey.

I learned long ago that "bigot" and "straight" are totally separate traits and there's no shame in being straight, gay, bi, undecided, or none of the above.
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From:teh_attack_owl
Date:March 29th, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)
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Some days I'm embarassed on behalf of the rest of so-called human race.

/also called a "lesbian" in high school
//her boyfriend would take issue with that now
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From:mrsveteran
Date:April 1st, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I think Charlie would have some words about that on me too. :-)

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