Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 17...

Apparently it's International Day Against Homophobia today, and the theme for this year is Homosexuality Knows No Borders, which says homosexuality is a universal fact, it exists in every country and can't be restricted by borders.

Sounds ideal, doesn't it? But the reality is that not all of the world's gay men and lesbians are able to enjoy the privilege of living in an egalitarian society. In many countries, loving a member of the same sex and having sexual relations with that person are against the law.

Meanwhile, in many countries like ours, sexual orientation is recognised as being a basic freedom just as is the right to freedom of religion and belief. But does it make our lives easier? Of course yes, but it'll NEVER be the same as our straight counterparts.

Call me negative, but I do feel very depressed about the social state of our broken world. Everything 'different' must be opposed and/or destroyed. Why can't we open our minds to the needs of our brothers and sisters? If the straights can't turn gay, then I can't turn straight!

The sad truth is, no matter how much we 'educate' the world, homophobia WILL always be there. It's a fact of life, just as HIV+ stigma within our own gay community. Having said that, if we were all living in Never-Never Land with rainbows and flowers, it would become a very boring life for everyone. Life is interesting because it's tough. You have good moments, bad moments and the in-between.

And last but not least, in order to make this whole anti-homophobia thing work, we must start from ourselves! Stop discriminate against other people (even ones who discriminate against you) and hopefully love will find its way from one person to another. Remember, when they show hate, show love back =]


Kian said...

very very good, couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

hangon there. Pls check your facts. i do not believe that china has yet embraced fags, much less civil unions or even human rights for that matter. has the ussr?

Also vietnam and many other asian nations do not look kindly upon same sex couplings.

imho, there should be a lot more ORANGE AND YELLOW on that map.

Anonymous said...

Wow definitely ned more dark red on that map.
And china should invite fags for sure! i mean, it'll definitely help their over-population crisis