Saturday, July 31, 2010

"In The News Today..."


Argentine Gay Couple Tie Knot Under New Marriage Law


30 July 2010

The couple have been together for 27 years An architect and a retired office administrator have become the first gay couple to marry in Argentina under a new law legalising same-sex marriages.

Miguel Angel Calefato, 65, and Jose Luis Navarro, 54, have lived together for 27 years.

Argentina is the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage.

The law was passed after a long and often bitter campaign and it still faces opposition, most notably from the Roman Catholic Church.

After the early-morning ceremony in the northern town of Frias, Mr Calefato and Mr Navarro promised to hold a big party to thank all who had supported the passage of the law.

Another gay couple got married in Buenos Aires an hour later, and many more gay marriages are scheduled for the weekend, including one between two men serving time in prison.

The first lesbian couple are scheduled to tie the knot at the beginning of August.

The BBC's Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires says the law's passage was not smooth, with the country's Roman Catholic Church lobbying strongly against it.

The first gay wedding in Argentina took place in December when Alejandro Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello in Tierra del Fuego province.

Gay marriage was illegal in Argentina at the time, but the Tierra del Fuego governor issued a special decree allowing the couple to marry there.


*******

"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived..."

"The Artist's Corner"

"In Celebration Of"
Acyrlic on canvas
Steve Walker

"A Love Story..."


Erwin and Ed – Wish Upon A Wedding Recipients


From Wish Upon A Wedding's website:

When we were contacted by Ed, he told us he wanted to do something special for his fiance Erwin, who had been battling lung cancer since 2008. Erwin goes through a lot of medical treatments, and spends many days at the hospital and in and out of doctor’s offices. Although he is very tired and does not have much energy, Erwin still goes to work when he can.

Ed and Erwin met in New York City in the Spring of 2000. Ed was working in NYC for the summer, when he and Erwin met. They dated all summer long. Soon they knew that they were meant to be together…forever. When Ed had a job opportunity in Virginia, he asked Erwin to move with him. On the first anniversary of their meeting, Ed surprised Erwin with a Limo ride to party where Erwin’s friends were all hiding and asked Erwin to marry him. Life being what it is, they never wound up having a ceremony.

In March of 2004, Ed and Erwin adopted a special needs child from Guatemala. In July of 2007, they adopted another boy from Guatemala. Leon is now age 7 and Ilo is age 4.


In 2008, Erwin noticed an unusual pain in his back. He saw a few doctors and they detected a mass in his right lung, but they were unable to diagnose specifically what the problem was. In March of 2009, Erwin was diagnosed with stage IIIB lung cancer and given 6-12 months to live. The cancer has metastasized to his brain and bones. He has had 6 round of chemotherapy, 14 rounds of whole brain radiation and is currently on an oral medication called Tarceva. His cancer is responding well to the new treatment, but the future is uncertain as lung cancer at this stage is always terminal.

Ed and Erwin are taking one day at a time, enjoying their children and trying to travel when Erwin’s health permits.

Wish Upon a Wedding is beyond thrilled to offer this very special family their wish: To celebrate Ed and Erwin’s Tenth anniversary as a couple by allowing them the chance to at long last seal their relationship with marriage.

We’ll be sure to keep you up to date, as the wedding planning moves along. Right now our D.C. Chapter is working on securing all the Wish Granters for this sure-to-be-fabulous wedding celebration!


*******

Ed and Erwin have announced that their wedding will take place August 14, at the historic Meridian House in Washington DC.


"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived..."


Contribute to Wish Upon A Wedding here.

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 393"

"Our Wants, Our Wishes, The Precious Desires Of Our Hearts... They Are The Same As Anyone Elses - To Be One With The One We Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, July 30, 2010

"This Made Me Smile..."

"Not necessarily gay, but still funny..."

Adam and Andy No. 2




Find more postings of this great comic at: adamandandy.com



Today's post was originally published 7-11-06

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 392"

"Happiness Is Being Together And In Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

World Cinema Review - Brazil

Today, I decided to add a new feature to my blog... In actuality, this is a resurrection of sorts in that this was a feature from my first blog on Yahoo!360.

As the title of this blog suggests, I am a devotee of world cinema. And although Hollywood has much to offer, over the course of many years now, I have discovered that there is a whole world of films told from differing cultural perspectives that often speak more powerfully to the truth of our common humanity than the highly commercialized stories told by the dominant American cinema.

Although in future posts, I'll often be featuring GLBT themed foreign films. I've found that in many foreign films, even when the main subjects are not GLBT characters, you often take note of the fact that we "are" there, not hidden, not unmentioned, but a real part of the subtext and "part and parcel" of the story. That fact is one of the things that makes world cinema so great in my mind... "We are there."



“CITY of GOD”

Brazil - 2003

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino Da Hora,
Phillepe Haagensen, Jonathan Hagensen, and Seu Jorge



Among the foreign films I most admire, I want to introduce you to one of the best of the best; “Cidade de Deus” (City of God). As most foreign films do, “City of God” reveals incredible insights on another culture in the world; in this case the crime-ridden slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

There is so much I could say about “City of God:” it reminds me of the American cult classic, “Pulp Fiction” only with an even sharper edge, better characters and acting, and a much more compelling plot. The film, based on a true story, more or less follows the life and times of “Rocket” (played by Alexandre Rodrigues in his film debut). Rocket is a young black man trapped in the squalor of the “City of God,” a horrific slum 15 miles outside of Rio where even the police fear to tread. From an early age, Rocket’s life becomes intertwined with the life of “Li’l Dice” (played by Leandro Firmino Da Hora) who grows up to become an infamous crime lord and the boss of the City of God.


“Li’l Dice”


Along the way, the film is at times a poignant “coming of age” story in which we learn that Rocket desperately wants to escape his violent surroundings while being thwarted at every turn by his frequent chance encounters with Li’l Dice. At the same time, the film is a suspense filled, ultra violent romp through the streets of Rio’s most notorious slum where even little kids are killers and nothing is what it at first seems to be. And, believe it or not, a heartrending love story is beautifully weaved into the multi layered plot. Together the elements of this great film combine to form something truly unique and gripping. This is a film that you can’t take your eyes away from. The film’s two hour and 10 minute running time is longer than most, but you won’t notice it a bit as you’re mesmerized by the intriguing visuals and the fast paced action… As all great films do, you don’t want the story to end; and when it finally does, you’re left thinking, “I wonder what happened to…?”

This film is lush and visually stunning. And like “Pulp Fiction” it’s quite graphic in its depiction of the violence that pervades the story. The story telling is done from many levels and with incredible skill, including one of my favorite techniques; a running narrative by the main protagonist, Rocket. Surprisingly, one of my favorite scenes is at the very beginning of the film when the story is first revealed through the eyes of a live chicken waiting to be butchered; you’ll be as surprised as I was at the effectiveness of this innovative technique. Famed director, Fernando Meirelles does the impossible as he out “Tarentino’s” Quentin Tarentino’s famous directorial style. And as if this film didn’t have enough good things going for it, there is also its fantastic soundtrack featuring the funk, soul, and samba music of some of Brazil’s most famous musicians. The soundtrack also includes some great American “old school” music from the likes of James Brown, Tower of Power, and Carl Douglas.

“Angelica and Benny”


Although Alexandre Rodrigues’ character, “Rocket” is the main protagonist, Phillepe Haagensen, delivers a show-stealing performance as “Benny,” Li’l Dice’s lifelong friend and companion in crime and Alice Braga (who plays “Angelica,” the love interest of both Benny and Rocket), delivers a fine performance as well which brings the love story within the plot to life. There are in fact so many great performances in this film, that it’s hard to know which to mention; but I’d be remiss not to mention the performance of Seu Jorge. Jorge plays “Knockout Ned” one of the most enigmatic characters in the film… I won’t give away the entire plot, but I will say that Jorge’s character symbolizes the battle of good versus evil in the film.

That I truly think this is a great film is clear, but you don’t have to take my word that this is so… City of God was received with critical acclaim around the world, winning awards at a number prestigious film festivals. Here in America, Roger Ebert called City of God, “One of the best films you’ll ever see!” Rolling Stones magazine, The Chicago Sun Times, and The New York Post all gave City of God, four out of four stars. As for me, although I’m no film critic, I know what I like and so I give this film a perfect 5.0 on a 5.0 scale. “City of God” is one of my all time favorites from the World Cinema genre. It’s well worth the search to find a copy to rent, although, like me, you’ll want to own a copy once you’ve seen this great film. Inexpensive copies are usually available for purchase on ebay’s “Half.com” and it can be rented online from Netflix.

Finally, Although I won't give it away here, there is also (to my mind) a story of unrequited same gender love being told in this film that makes it easy to empathize with a character one might otherwise never identify with thus making the storyline believably human, tragic, and compelling.


*******

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 391"

"Light, Life, and Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Poet's Corner"

From Walt Whitman's poem
"Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"
Quoted in the film L.I.E


Demon or bird! (said the boy's soul,)
Is it indeed toward your mate you sing? or is it really to me?
For I, that was a child, my tongue's use sleeping, now I have heard you,
Now in a moment I know what I am for, I awake.

...

Never more the cries of unsatisfied love be absent from me,
Never again leave me to be the peaceful child I was before
What there in the night,
By the sea under the yellow and sagging moon,
The messenger there arous'd, the fire, the sweet hell within,
The unknown want, the destiny of me."

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 390"

"Love is Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Adam and Andy No. 1



This is the first post of a fantastic comic strip that I recently discovered by James Asal Jr. In the same vein as my daily post of "Same Gender Loving People", I'll be posting from this series of great cartoons that can be found at adamandandy.com


Today's post was originally published 7-10-06

"This Made Me Smile..."

"What a wicked sense of humor..."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"The Artist's Corner"

"Move In, Take Out"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 389"

"Life Is For Sharing... And Love Is The Reason"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Monday, July 26, 2010

"The Artist's Corner"

"Man and His World"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 388"

"There Is But One Reason... Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"A Thought To Ponder..."



"What if Jesus comes tomorrow (as a young gay man), what then? This is what I often think about as I consider the venomous hatred spewed by those who claim to speak for him..."

*******

"Fear Eats the Soul"



Saturday, July 24, 2010

"The Artist's Corner"

"Family by Water"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 387"

"The Day We Became One..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, July 23, 2010

"The Artist's Corner"

"The Lily"
Mixed media
Unknown

"A Thought To Ponder..."


“I guess sometimes the ground can shift between your feet. Sometimes your footing slips. You stumble. And sometimes you grab what's close to you and hold on as tight as you can.”

The character, Kevin Arnold - "The Wonder Years"



*******

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 386"

"Together in the World..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"In The News Today..."


"Congratulations!"
Politician Pedro Segarra becomes Mayor of Hartford, CT


Prior to becoming mayor, Segarra, who served as president of the city council was a managing partner of the Law Office of Segarra & López , however after taking office he announced to his clients that he would be closing down his private practice to focus on his mayoral duties. An active member of the community, Segarra resides in the West End of Hartford with his husband, Charlie Ortiz.


Pedro's Wikipedia Entry is here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"The Truth Today..."


Seven years ago, the world changed in a very real way... Although I had not at the time heard or read the commentary below, I was keenly aware of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier that June in Lawrence v. Texas that nullified laws criminalizing consensual sexual relationships between persons of the same gender. I remember the news of that decision as the starting point of my thinking about my own life and my own heart's precious desire for love.

I was still deep in the closet, unable to come out even to myself. I had entertained fantasies of love, and sex, and of all the things that can come with being true to one's own heart. At the time, I knew that someday soon I would seriously tackle my inner demons and fears and find the truth of my heart. I realized then that removing the stigma of criminality would make that eventual journey much easier and it was around the time that this writer penned these poignant thoughts that I began to pry open the door of the closet that had held my heart and my freedom hostage for the first 40 years of my life.


‘Gay Independence Day’
KERA 90.1 (Dallas), July 22, 2003

By Stephen Whitley, KERA 90.1 commentator

DALLAS, TX—It is hard to describe my reaction the morning I heard the Supreme Court decision in “Lawrence v. Texas.” “Finally,” I thought, “Validation that my sexual preference should not be illegal.” It’s difficult to explain to a person who is straight, white and middle-class, how it feels to constantly feel like a second-class citizen simply because of a biological imperative that makes me attracted to men, rather than women.

For years, I had felt as if I were somehow flawed, not whole. I, like most other gay people, had endured taunts and ridicule, sometimes feared for my safety, always felt like I was on the outside. On that day, which some people are calling Gay Independence Day, I didn’t feel that way.

It’s hard not to compare the gay rights struggle with the civil rights struggle, although many African Americans are disinclined to see the similarities. Gay people, for the most part, have historically been allowed to vote. Gay people have been allowed to eat in restaurants, and gay people have been able to ride buses without being forced to sit at the back. But while discrimination against gay people may be better hidden, it isn’t any less real. We still have trouble adopting or winning custody of our children. In many states, a person can still be fired just for being gay. Since 1993’s compromise “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” 9,000 gays have been discharged from the armed forces. And more importantly, gay people don’t have the right to marry. This last point is a real sticking point for me. Convicted felons and even child molesters are allowed to marry, but law-abiding gay people are not. My brother lived with a woman for six years without marrying her, but at the end of that time she had more rights to half of his estate than my boyfriend would to mine if we were together twenty. While the Lawrence decision was an important first step, it is just a starting point. We still have a long way to go before we enjoy full equality.

After the decision was announced, almost immediately the religious right cried out that the moral fabric of our country was crumbling. Right-wing Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his bitter dissent—which he took the grandstanding opportunity to read aloud in court—that the “Lawrence” decision would open the door to legalized bestiality, bigamy, prostitution, and incest. Scalia predicted that the court’s decision would cause “a massive disruption of the current social order.” Other than the obvious question as to why members of the Republican Party are so concerned with bestiality, my question to Justice Scalia would be, “Didn’t opponents of the civil rights bills in the 1960’s say the same thing, that giving Blacks equal rights would forever disrupt the social order in the South and the country at large?” Maybe Trent Lott was right; and maybe ketchup is a vegetable, but most Americans don’t think so. There will always be a segment of society who hate and fear the other, and wish to make America just as it was in the 1950’s, when Blacks knew their place and “gay” meant happy.

Luckily, most Americans don’t want to go back to those days. The normally-conservative Dallas Morning News—in a surprising and brave move—is now going to accept announcements for gay couples’ commitment ceremonies. In a Newsweek live poll on the Monday after the decision, 55% of respondents said they believed gay marriage should be legal throughout the U.S. 16% said they believed in gay rights but not marriage, and only 29% said they thought homosexuality was immoral. We are nearing the Promised Land where our right to pursue happiness through marriage will be realized, and we will get there—someday.

Stephen Whitley is a writer in Dallas.


*******

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 385"

"Where There Is Love, Dreams Come True..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"It's Just Love..."

"Love is beautiful..."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 384"

"Love..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"A Thought To Ponder..."

Corvino: Did The State Create Marriage?


By John Corvino, columnist, 365gay.com
07.16.2010

Last week a U.S. District Court judge in Boston ruled portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, prompting the usual cries of “judicial activism” from conservatives. Among the responses was a statement from Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Kentucky, chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.

"Marriage exists prior to the state and is not open to redefinition by the state,” Kurtz said. “The role of the state, instead, is to respect and reinforce marriage.”

Archbishop Kurtz is partly right—but he’s also wrong in interesting ways.

He’s right that marriage is not something the state invents out of thin air. There is a social institution of marriage pre-existing any particular legal incarnation, and part of what legal marriage does is to acknowledge and protect this prior social institution.

But it doesn’t follow, as the archbishop and other opponents insist, that marriage for gays is therefore impossible by definition. That conclusion is a non sequitur for several reasons.

First, legal marriage doesn’t MERELY track the social institution, and it can thus have different boundaries. For an analogy, consider the notion of legal parenthood, which is based in a pre-legal reality of biological parenthood but can vary from it. (Indeed, “legal parenthood” is often most important in those cases where the legal parents are NOT the biological parents.)

Second, and related, the causal arrow between the legal institution and the social institution goes both ways. The legal reality reflects the social reality and vice-versa.

That’s one reason why marriage equality scares opponents: the change in legal meaning is bound to effect change in social understanding. Sure, marriage-equality opponents can still teach their children that marriage “really” means something narrower—just as, for example, they can teach their children that a “real” marriage must originate in a church—but the broader legal definition makes those lessons more challenging to impart.

Third, and perhaps most interesting, there is an emerging social institution of marriage that includes gays. It’s time for the law to catch up to that.

Last month I participated in a same-sex wedding for some dear friends. The Presbyterian church hosting the ceremony called it a “holy union,” but just about everyone else called it a wedding—including the grooms’ families. There were tuxedos and champagne and cake and presents and all the other usual markers, including teary-eyed families witnessing solemn vows.

The state where this event occurred (Michigan) forbids legal marriage for gays and lesbians. But each groom’s parents have begun referring to their son’s partner as their “son-in-law,” and everyone around them understands why they do so.

It’s not a legal reality. But it is a personal and social one.

A growing number of people know gay and lesbian couples who have been together five, 10, 15, 20 years or more. Legally these couples may not be married, but in virtually every other way they are.

When people vow themselves to each other in the presence of friends and family, set up a household, and build lives together, they create a marriage. That’s how it happened for straight people long before the state started getting involved. And that’s how it’s happening for gay and lesbian couples now.

So the argument that marriage has a culturally determined meaning, independent of words assigned by law, cuts both ways.

Archbishop Kurtz is right when he says that “Marriage exists prior to the state.” He’s just wrong to think that it’s solely heterosexual.

********

John Corvino, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and philosophy professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. His column “The Gay Moralist” appears Fridays at 365gay.com. Read more about him at http://www.johncorvino.com/.

John will be spending the coming week as a volunteer faculty member for Campus Pride’s LGBT Leadership Camp. For more about Campus Pride’s work, visit http://www.campuspride.org/.

"It's Just Love..."

"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived..."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"The Artist's Corner"

"In His Arms Again"
Watercolor book illustration
Paul Richmond

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 383"

"Love Is An Adventure..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"This Made Me Smile..."

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 382"

"Love Is In The Air..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 381"

"To Love Is To Be Together In The World..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"The Artist's Corner"

"Sunset Lovers"
Watercolor on canvas
Kenya Shimizu

"It's About Equal Rights..."


Argentina Legalizes Marriage For Gays





By Michael Warren
July 16, 2010

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina legalized same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to grant gays and lesbians all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage gives heterosexual couples.

The vote came down to 33 in favor, 27 against and 3 abstentions in Argentina’s Senate shortly after 4 a.m. Since the lower house already approved it, and President Cristina Fernandez is a strong supporter, it now becomes the law of the land, and is sure to bring a wave of marriages by gays and lesbians who have increasingly found Buenos Aires to be more accepting than many other places in the region.

The approval came despite a concerted campaign by the Roman Catholic Church and evangelical groups, which drew 60,000 people to march on Congress and urged parents in churches and schools to work against passage.

Nine gay couples have already married in Argentina after persuading judges that Argentina’s constitutional mandate of equality supports their marriage rights, but some of these marriages were later declared invalid.

As the debate stretched on for nearly 16 hours, supporters and opponents held rival vigils through the frigid night outside the Congress building in Buenos Aires.

“Marriage between a man and a woman has existed for centuries, and is essential for the perpetuation of the species,” insisted Senator Juan Perez Alsina, who is usually a loyal supporter of the president but gave a passionate speech against gay marriage.

But Senator Norma Morandini, another member of the president’s party, compared the discrimination closeted gays face to the oppression imposed by Argentina’s dictators decades ago. “What defines us is our humanity, and what runs against humanity is intolerance.”

Same-sex civil unions have been legalized in Uruguay, Buenos Aires and some states in Mexico and Brazil. Mexico City has legalized gay marriage. Colombia’s Constitutional Court granted same-sex couples inheritance rights and allowed them to add their partners to health insurance plans.

But Argentina now becomes the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, granting gays and lesbians all the same rights and responsibilities that heterosexuals have. These include many more rights than civil unions, including adopting children and inheriting wealth.

*******

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 380"

"The Look of Love..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"The Truth About Love..."


"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."

- Unknown

"The Artist's Corner"

"Space"
Acrylic on canvas
Hero Tolsma

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 379"

"Yes, Love Can Last Forever..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"A Friend Indeed..."


Although I was blinded by love, this is the friend who told me the truth about Stephen Christopher Harris. Much later, I told Stephen about it, and he could never believe that his evil deeds had traveled so far and wide... But of course I knew it was a case of "Six Degrees of Separation."

And even though I knew the truth as it was being revealed to me, true love allowed me to forgive the wrongs and to love the man nonetheless. That is the mark and the curse of "Love..."


Mailbox: Inbox
Message Received
Saturday May 31, 2008 - 01:05 am EDT

Justin has sent you a message

Sent To: Christopher

RE: Whassup?
I can t say much about how do I know about him, all I can say is, that the supernatural nature of it cannot allow me to share...

But he is in North Carolina at this moment.

BE very CAREFUL with him, because he is just trying to make you miserable, and play with your feelings.

-------------Christopher wrote:

Justin,

How do you know what you said here? I don t know where Stephen is, or if he s moved to NC?

Please share with me what you know and how...

Thank you, your lovelorn friend,

Christopher

-------------Justin wrote:

Okay...

To be honest... This is what I know About Stephen:

He is an evil person who enjoys playing with peoples emotions. Ask him why he moved to North Carolina, and why is he sleeping with other men.

He is not afraid of love, because he does not know of love to the least bit. All he knows about is, how to make other people as much or even more miserable than himself.

But if you think what he feels about you is love ... I don t even want to know what does hate means to him.
*******

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"The Truth About Love..."


"Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest... For all the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love."

Eleanor Farjeon, Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard‎ (1922), p. 172.



********

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 378"

"Our Home Is Built On Love..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Linkwithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...