By: Mello Aryane
Article dedicated to Jamey Rodemayer and all victims of homophobia ... we gave up.
Various prejudices surround us on a day-to-day. Thousands of them. And sure, you have some sort of prejudice too. It is a human failures.
Therefore, it is natural to have prejudiced feelings, but not normal act without prejudice. For example, here's a brief story:
"John thinks Mary nariguda and therefore does not become her friend. Afraid of what others will say that he is walking around with "Pinocchio" class. Outside he finds ugly and certainly uninteresting. They never talked, but John thinks best to keep not only the distance, like their pre-determined concepts about Mary.
One day the gang was mocking those students "different" and Mary passed them, timid, curving to not be seen. Everyone shouted "Yo Pinocchio" and Mary ran to the living-class, between tears. John also cried and felt superior, felt more powerful because all his colleagues now thought as much. Now, he would do it more often. "
Of course, this story does not end well. Probably Maria grew, became teen and spent the whole economy of the country with a nose job. But she will never forget that needed to change your body in order to live in peace. And John in turn, still young, was arrested for stabbing a black man who waited for a bus with him.
This may be happening now, here on the street beneath his house. Or at your school or in college and even in the workplace. And why not, in your family? There, between cousins ... It gave to understand that our topic today is bullying, huh? It turns out that there is a bullying special called homophobia. What is much more serious than many out there think.
"Homophobia is a range of negative attitudes and feelings in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and, in some cases, against TG and intersex people. Definitions refer variably to antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion and fear irrational. Homophobia is seen as a critical and hostile behavior, as well as discrimination and violence based on a sense of orientation not straight. "
The story is very similar to the one here above, we only need to replace the "nariguda" with "lesbian" and the nickname "Pinocchio" by "shoe". Suffer homophobia is no less painful than suffer for being fat, tall, black, albino, Japanese, etc ... It hurts the same way and the result can be fatal, such as suicide.
Many children suffer every day at school with zoações other "colleagues". This is typical behavior of the human being when it is still in the infant stage, learning right from wrong. When we grow up, we learn certain limits and, in most cases, we maintain certain "opinions" to ourselves and remain silent not to hurt others. However, there are situations where the intent is exactly hurt the next. No one knows exactly why, perhaps mental disorder, lack of education given by parents, envy, for acceptance in certain groups (eg the John of our story) etc..
The child usually has no idea who is gay. She begins to feel strange, different from others. But even so, it takes to drop the record because after all, the "natural" is that it follows the parameters "normal". And then she starts hiding, pretending not to feel attraction for football buddy at the time, or who likes to play with dolls instead of carts. But the "colleagues" realize right away that something abnormal is happening and use it as a constant factor of hostile comments and jokes.
Because of this, unfortunately, tired of being victims of such callousness, people simply give up. Several try only, but then change their minds. And others can indeed fulfill the plan and eventually ending life.
This happened to Jayme Rodemaiyer, a fan of Lady Gaga mirim which unfortunately could not take much pressure. Days before he had made a video in support of people who suffer homophobia, to be strong and persist; known as a current super worldwide, called "It gets better" (This will improve). But Jayme surrendered to agonizing situation that was his life among "friends." When I heard the news, Lady Gaga is proposed to seek the president and fight for the cause of discrimination on homosexuality.
There are several videos of support and even famous already done their part by recording a message reassuring for those who feel at a dead end because they are not properly supported. Some post here.
Max Andler, the Karofski Glee.
Ke $ ha (singer)
Barbara Miyaji (vlogger)
Pixar Studio Team
I hope the message is clear. Bullying is something sucker! The assholes who do this kind of idiocy, they need to assert themselves to be able to have some self-esteem. In other words, the problem is with them, not with you. Of course fucking with gays and lesbians is interesting to them, because it is a tense affair, people feel fragile in the face of their own sexuality and the world is not prepared to hear that guy is gay.
But what you need to know is that there is a whole world out there waiting for you to come out of the closet, find a boy or girl who will make you happy, to enjoy many holidays, much to try ... And you can NOT take away the taste of with your life, because that is what they want.
Be strong, one day, it will improve! I, some friends and a lot of people I know thought it was the end of the world, but it is not. Worth fighting, continue being you. If you think you need to change your hair color, or making plastic, or even change schools do. No problem. If this is the way to make you feel better, like Maria, so be it. But please do not be discouraged. Remember that Xena would give some nice kicks in big guys that mock the weak and oppressed, not discourage. She would fight to the end! Honor thought Xenítico and do the same!
Next month we will have an article much more light, because this one was tense. But what do we need to give a few nudges sometimes, is not it? Be talking not only gives zucchini.
However, I will keep secret the theme!
Thank you Mary Anne for the idea of adding the "It Gets Better" in the article.
Zeus bless you!