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What should I blog about next?

More art stuff?
Movies? Books?
Resource masterlist? (I’m actually working on that.)
Any topic to talk about?
Etc etc…

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Tebya: Why say something?

While advocating LGBTQ rights, or any human rights in that matter, there’s always the question of “why bother?”. Why not just be gay, be lesbian, be bisexual or be trans and go on with your life? Why vocalizing it and announcing it to the world? Why ‘pride’? Why advocate?

It seems easier to save the trouble; it feels safer to remain silent. Speaking up means exposing yourself, means to take matters into your own hands and putting yourself on the line. Even in California, one of the most LGBTQ friendly states in the U.S., over 78% of transgender individuals have reported being harassed at school, according to National Gay and Lesbian Task Force‘s regional report. Sometimes, speaking up puts you in danger.

But not saying anything is also dangerous.

Not saying anything is breeding ignorance, is allowing the discrimination to continue. Hatred and discrimination doesn’t stop itself. Not saying something against it might be avoiding the confrontation and immediate danger, but it only puts the danger in the future.

Of all the things I fear, ignorance the greatest. People fear the things they don’t understand; fear grows on ignorance, and hate grows on fear.

Saying something is to break the silence, removing the barrier and let conversations happen. It might be intimidating at first, but just like what R says in the movie Warm Bodies: all great changes are a little scary at first.

-Tebe

Why Should Straight People Support Gay Rights?

Have you ever heard of someone saying they got dumped because their partner was gay?

Imagine how it would never happen if gay and straight people are equal so no one felt the need to be in the closet!

How many unnecessary heartbreaks did we just prevent there?

Even better: Gays might get dumped for their partners are closetly straight!!

Revenge!!

p.s. y’know this post is s’posed to be ironic.

p.p.s. but seriously. It’s not gay rights, it’s human rights.

Movies about Sexuality (and more)

My Own Private Idaho (1991) directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting)

Yossi & Jagger (2002, Israel)

The Hours (2002) starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

Goldfish Memory (2003)

Mysterious Skin (2004) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

C.R.A.Z.Y (2005, Italy)

A Single Man (2009) based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel of the same name, directed by Tom Ford.

J’ai tué ma mère [Eng: I Killed My Mother] (2009)- Xavier Dolan’s semi-autobiographical.

Prayers for Bobby (2009) based on Leroy F. Aarons’ book Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son, which was itself based on a real life event happened in 1983.

Je te mangerais [Eng: You Will Be Mine] (2009, France)

Room in Rome (2010, Spain)

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

…more to be added when they come to me.