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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

After all these years, we still have to do this in order to help human beings get the rights they deserve. I still cannot understand it no matter how much I try or how many horrible things I hear in the news. There are those who seek to outlaw same-sex marriage--basically telling people they cannot be who they are--or who they are is wrong. Who gives us that right?

I don't understand why we cannot look past "gay" and see human. It is not a matter that we cannot change. Even if we were taught to be hateful and horrible, there is a chance for change. 

Take me for example, 

I am Jamaican. While I love my country and the people there, Jamaicans can be horrible when it comes to the LGBT community. Don't believe me? Listened to a reggae song lately? They condone violence against the LGBT community and as a child I used to sing these songs loud and proud. Of course I didn't really understand what was being said or the ramification it could cause should a friend heard me singing it. I do not know how many people I hurt or how many hearts I broke partaking in that kind of behaviour but look at me today? I grew past it, I educated myself. I learned all I could and the truth is there is no need for this hate. There is no need for wat is happening today. 

We are all on this planet together and I believe it is our job to make it the best time we can. We should love more and care more. We have to learn that saying a kind word doesn't make us weak but strong. We have to open our arms to the people around us and be the best version of ourselves we can be. 

Today I stand in unity with the LGBT community, supporting love and helping to fight against homophobia and transphobia. I think if we stand tall enough, speak loud and clear enough, and lead by example, our grandchildren will learn from our mistakes and not judge someone by who they are or who they sleep with.

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Have yourselves a great day and please continue on with the blog hop - and remember, a smile or a kind word can go a LONG way to saving a life. Our children are dying from homophobia and transphobia--that is something we should all be worried about and do everything in our power to prevent.

Remmy Duchene


  1. I'm with you on that, I educated myself to stop the unknown homophobia that I grew up with and i hope to all hope that my children will be the change, will turn there noises up against it like all those other things of the past.


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  3. Thanks so much for the post!

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  4. Thank you for your post and participating in this blog hop.


  5. Well, I learned something new. I had no idea about reggae. :(
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  6. We all need to be a squeaky wheel. That way, we can't be ignored! =}


  7. Thank you for your personal post! I really appreciate it.

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  8. Great post! Thank you for sharing and for taking part in the hop to spread awareness.

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  9. thanks for sharing your experiences in Jamaica


  10. Thanks for joining; nice post

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  11. Thank you for being part of this blog hop, I have learnt quite a lot following along and its sad how music can be used to express love as well as hate and prejudice. slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com


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