Anyhow I am around for the last week or so I have been focusing on Twitter, therefore I have not blogged for awhile. I was heartened to see a list of rallies planned for the 1/08/09 around Australia demanding social equity go to http://www.equallove.info/ for further information. Earlier I was going to write an entry on Christian opposition to Same sex marriage but lost the motivation.
This happens often with all good intention I loose focus and drift off on some meandering journey with very little to show for my efforts. I let the fluff get the better of me, as a suffering of anxiety/depression this habit of avoiding situations that may raise my anxiety levels seems to be a real pattern that affects my writing. Do I manage my disorder yes with support, that allows me to also challenge the inevitable self doubt at some level. It is an ongoing story I write in real life everyday through my lived experience.
Anyhow I am glad that there is such an active LGBTIQS culture/communities on the Net because thought their validation I gain some reassurance of myself worth. No I don’t feel that I need this, rather it supplements and reinforces my self worth. So another week ahead…
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
While many would argue that King was speaking on the experiences of African Americans, it is not a leap of faith in applying this to all oppressed people. It is through the work of community activists that we can challenge our oppression. The potential to become a community activist lays within us all it is a matter of speaking out against our oppression. This is what happened in at the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, when the 78’ers stood up to be counted.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”- Martin Luther King Jr.
This quote can be applied to those in our world looked into perspective dominated by heterosexual normalcy. The most recent example includes those political and church leaders rallying vitriol on the recognition of same-sex marriage based on dated values. It seems many in the communities have stood up against this in giving voice to their demands for acknowledgment of basic human rights to participate freely in the culture of their chosen communities. However, due to both sincere political ignorance and false moral conscientious people who identify as LGBTIQ experience both social marginalisation and physical danger.