Monday, May 2, 2011

I wish...

I wish for things to be better.
I wish for our culture to be excitedly inclusive and varied.
I wish for our culture to be less judgmental (my boyfriend and I decided people have the most opinions on two things: other people and music).
I wish for the drive for equality to be a restless entity in all people.
I wish for people to see that we are all one, not a people separated by borders, colors, and creeds.
I wish for people to care for more things than what affects them directly.
I wish for our society to break free from the detrimental traditions that keep us from progressing.
I wish for religion to be a personal journey instead of a collective vessel for social control and condemnation.
I wish for more apologies and more forgiveness.
I wish for every person to live in the comfort of their own skin, even if it takes time and is difficult and scary.
I wish for everyone to have someone to love and cherish them so they only have positivity to project back into the world.
I wish for us to celebrate all of our little victories and believe that we are moving in the right direction, even if it sometimes feels like we're moving backwards.

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April 11th, 2011: Hundreds stage gay kiss-in outside pub accused of homophobia.
April 13, 2011: Kobe Bryant calls HRC to apologize for using an anti-gay slur. He expresses understanding and regret for how his words were hurtful and could be used by some to discriminate.
May 2, 2011: J.Crew includes their designer with his boyfriend in their catalog ( shortly after a firestorm over pink toenails). The caption reads: Happy Together.

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March 18, 2011: An ABC/Washington Post poll found that the majority (53%) of Americans think gay marriage should be legal.
April 7, 2011: A Chicago jail adds a transgender policy that will allow inmates to be housed according to their gender identity instead of their birth gender.
April 14, 2011: In Western Pennsylvania, a Planned Parenthood offers transgender hours (because many are afraid of seeking medical care).
Feb. 11, 2001: The president of a new Asian airline welcomes four transgender flight attendants to his 30-person fleet.
April 28, 2011: Marines get trained on accepting gay recruits.

I know there is a lot of work to be done; however, on some days it's nice to bask in the positive of what has been done.

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