Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
all of these people are victims of violent hate crimes
7 of them in the last year alone
Please help stop Hate
the list is long and growing
and there are thousands of victims of violent crimes in the USA and world wide
Please stop the intolorence and hate
Ronnie Paris - 3 Murdered January 28, 2005
died of injuries after
being beaten by his father, who was trying to
"make Ronnie Antonio tough and to teach
him to fight, because he did not want Ronnie
Antonio to grow up to be gay."
Brandon Teena - 21 Murdered December 31, 1993
Amancio Corrales - 23 Murdered May 6, 2005
Nireah Johnson - 17 Murdered July 23, 2003
Scotty Joe Weaver - 18 Murdered July 2004
Scott Amedure - 32 Murdered March 9, 1995
Jason Gage - 29 Murdered March 2005
Patrick Patricia Murphy - 39 Murdered January 9, 2008
Matthew Shepard - 21 Murdered October 12, 1998
Alexio Bello - 68 Murdered January 3, 2008
Billy Jack Gaither - 39 Murdered February 19, 1999
Aldophus Simmons - 18 Murdered January 21, 2008
Daniel Yakovleff - 20 Murdered January 9, 2008
Talib Stewart - 25 Murdered February 9, 2008
Simmie Williams Jr. - 17 Murdered February, 22, 2008
Pvt. Barry T. Winchell - 21 Murdered July 6, 1999
Satendar Singh - 26 Murdered July 1, 2007
Ryan Skipper - 25 Murdered March 14, 2007
Sean Kennedy - 20 Murdered May 16, 2007
Gwen Araujo - 17 Murdered October 4, 2002
Michael Sandy - 28 Murdered October 13, 2006
Philip Walsted - 24 Murdered June 12, 2002
Julio Argueta - 28 Murdered May 16, 2005
Lawerence King_ 15 Murdered Feburary 12 2008
Please make a difference
by teaching tolerance and love
stop hate before it starts
How you could feel that way
Seeing people protesting who you
Preachers calling you
Your Friends make jokes
And call the tomboys dykes
And all this time you’re dying inside
You’ve heard your own mother
Say that just ain’t right
I can understand the reasons
You can’t stand it anymore
It seems the whole world
Hates you for something you can’t control
I can understand
How you could feel that way
But don’t lose hope
There’s pride to be had
People who will help
Tell you you’re not alone
There are many who share the feelings you try to hide
And we have taken up the fight
So that not all you see is people hating
But also the other side
Knowledge that you’re not the only one
That you are not a sinner
That you are not wrong
By Pam Hartley
Thursday, January 22, 2009
One World one heart event has started
this is my first year doing it
from now to Feburary the 11 you can enter to win a giveaway on my blog
just post a Comment on This post only for a chance to win
be sure to click the button above for Lisa's site with over 400 sites that are giving away prizes durning this event
On Feburary the 12th I will draw a name from the comments below
the drawing will be open to anyone who leaves a comment
please be sure to leave me an e-mail address so i can get ahold of you if you win
good luck everyone and have fun
the drawing is for
this needle felted piece
would be great added to a journal or
a small wall hanging it could be framed
I am adding a additional give away so we will have two winners total. I might get creative and make a couple more of these book marks before the end of the give away but for now here is the one that is up. I decided I would make something that would show what my blog is about and lacking a working printer this is what I came up with.
This is the front and it says Love simply is
and now for the back
I call this dream.
If the winner wants I can add the tassle things made with a charm or something to it.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I did not have to always deal with society hating me.
I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
I am the person who is afraid of telling his loving Christian parents he loves another male.
I am the guy who came out to the entire school in his senior speech and
a standing ovation for his courage.
I am the girl who kisses her girlfriend on the sidewalk and laughs at
We are the couple who planned and studied and got a damn good lawyer
BEAT the state that wanted to take our child away.
We are the ones who took martial arts classes and carry pepper spray
just too dangerous to gaybash.
I am the transgendered person who uses the bathroom that suits me, and
demands that any complaining staff explain their complaint to my face
front of the entire restaurant -- and shares with my other trans
which restaurants /don't/ raise a stink.
I am the mother who told her lesbian daughter to invite her girlfriend
over for dinner
I am the father who punished his son for calling you a fag.
I am the preacher who told my congregation that love, not hate, is the
definition of a true follower of God.
I am making a difference. Hate will NOT win.