I love living in my bubble (My Feelings Toward Sexual Orientation Discrimination)

I love waking up everyday with my partner, 17 year-old kid (I have guardianship of my partner’s sister) and my newest addition Kato (my dog).  I live in this little bubble of going to work everyday, cooking and cleaning with my family, and enjoying time with friends and family.  But, today, a conversation was brought up that really hit home for me.  I forget sometimes that people don’t like who I am, and who I have become.  I forget many times that Me and Ana are different.  Everyday, I teach my kids, pretending that I am someone I am not.  When they ask me about my husband, I just kind of brush it off, or say that I am single.  When I apply for jobs, I ensure not to mention it, because I am pretty positive that I did not receive a job offering after my interview because I mentioned my partner.  It’s hard enough to deal with my own life and proving who I am to my immediate family, but to get it everywhere I go definitely doesn’t help.Why are we as a society still so judgmental?

My stomach hurts in agony for all of the people that have to live like me.  To be shunned upon and judged or better yet, frowned upon for not going to the classes that save us and help us be the way we are supposed to be.  I have seen kids get hurt, had friends who have died, and deal with many who cry everyday.

A message to all of the people who continue to live in a bigger bubble than mine.  WE ARE OUT THERE!  WE HAVE BEEN HERE JUST AS LONG AS JESUS AND EVEN BEFORE HIM! THERE ARE POLICY-MAKERS, LAWYERS, EDUCATORS, SOCIALISTS, ECONOMISTS (AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON) THAT ARE JUST LIKE ME.  WE ARE HERE TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE WORLD. WE ARE BRAVER AND STRONGER THAN MANY PEOPLE  IN THIS WORLD THAT ARE YOUR KIND WHO DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO BE THEMSELVES AND FIGHT EVERYDAY OF THEIR LIVES AND FOR THEIR LIVES.  WE ARE THE ONES WHO ADOPT THE KIDS THAT ARE THROWN AWAY BY YOUR KIND.  WE ARE THE ONES WHO LOVE THOSE AROUND US HARDER THAN YOU CAN OR EVER WILL. WE ARE THE ONES WHO SOMETIMES FORGET TO CONTINUE TO FEAR FOR OUR LIVES OR FUTURE WELL-BEING.

We are the ones who still continue to live in our bubble, because your bubble is a little bit bigger.  But, we are out there, and just like you, we have feelings.  We have fears.  We have aspirations.  We have hope.

I love living in my bubble…

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1 Comment »

  1. Lynn Said:

    I love your bubble my AngelBaby…..


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