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Birthday Bash and some serious stuff
Recently, I’ve seen more and more authors say that they are going to write “gay” because that genre sells the best. They see it as an easy way to make a buck and to finally make it to the top. While I always welcome new writers to this wonderful genre, it hurts me, and on certain levels insult me, when I see people say these kinds of things. I know that a lot of this doesn’t come from malice, but rather because most every-day people don’t realize the simple rights that are denied to LGBTQ individuals, so I thought I would list some of them. As a mother of a gay child, I’ve heard some stories that would make you want to cry and then go out to fight for change. To follow a term by the wonderful Ryan James Yezak—I want to know… • What it’s like to not have to worry when my son goes out at night. • To have not of heard about the child who was held down while their family tried to pray the gay away. • To not have to see all the homeless gay teens whose own family turned them away. • How to end the ban the Red Cross has on accepting blood from gay men. • Why in the State of Michigan it’s still perfectly legal to fire my son just because of sexuality. • The joy of somebody being able to go to my son’s wedding and have the government acknowledge its existence. • Why so many people hate my son, to the point where some would like to see him dead. • For people to know that there is a huge difference between a civil union and a marriage. How many you ask? 1138 • To have to never hear the words, fag, homo, deviant and sinner again. • To not have people treat LGBTQ people like they have a mental condition and that they can be “fixed”. • For my son to be able to have a rainbow bumper sticker on his car without having people get angry at him. • To know the joy of being able to hold my grandchild in my arms someday, because my son was able to adopt a baby. • For my son to be able to love somebody from another country and not have to worry about DOMA tearing them apart. • For all kids to be able to go to school without the fear of being bullied or beaten. • For there to be no more tears. • For there to be more love. • For there to be more understanding. • For the world to realize that we all are really just the same inside and out. • For the end of hate. Since I didn’t want to end this with a downer, I wanted to add a couple of things. First of all it’s my birthday and no, I won’t tell you how old I am. LOL Since I am taking part of Amber Kell’s birthday bash, I am giving away a free book. All you have to do is comment below about what you would like to see changed for a chance to win. Now enjoy this moving video. As always Ryan says it way better than I ever could.