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Prince William on Gay Magazine

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After the discussion, HRH The Duke of Cambridge made the following statement:

“No one should be bullied for their sexuality or any other reason and no one

should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured

in their lives. The young gay, lesbian and transgender individuals I met through

Attitude are truly brave to speak out and to give hope to people who are going

through terrible bullying right now. Their sense of strength and optimism should

give us all encouragement to stand up to bullying wherever we see it.

What I would say to any young person reading this who’s being bullied for their

sexuality: don’t put up with it – speak to a trusted adult, a friend, a teacher,

Childline, Diana Award or some other service and get the help you need.

You should be proud of the person you are and you have nothing to be ashamed of.”

Attitude editor Matthew Todd says: “During my time as editor of Attitude I have met

parents whose child has taken or lost their life after being bullied for being LGBT+

or just perceived to be LGBT. I am very happy that the future King of the

United Kingdom agrees this must stop and I would urge parents in particular to

raise their voices in their communities to ensure that every school protects

– really protects – all children.”

This issue of Attitude magazine went to press on Wednesday 8 June, just days

before the devastating shooting in Orlando which saw 49 LGBT+ people lose their lives.

Attitude sends our most heartfelt condolences to those affected by this atrocity.

Around the world, LGBT+ people experience hatred and violence every day.

Such violence does not exist in a vacuum but snowballs from intolerance and bullying

that begins in classrooms, too often comes from politicians or religious leaders and

is often not treated with respect by the media.

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(You may see the original article here)
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Being a photographer (or used to be) I have/had many friend who was
happened to be a gay.   Most of them were such as a hair stylist, designer
etc who was working in the creative industry —– but on the business,
(I mean photo shootings) no such things are the matter I neither care.
(Still I appreciate their gentle attitude and the care for the details.)
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I myself is a so-called straight = only had relation with opposite sex
but, almost 30 years I haven’t touched a woman (only a shake hand).
(I would say “Enough is enough, no more thanks” = fundamentally,
sexual relation was designed to be quite unfairly = pleasure, the woman
can get, is comparable to have a trouble to have 10 months pregnancy
 
and the child-birth.  In comparison, a man’s pleasure is to release a shot,
still receive a blame etc etc of trouble. = What is the point to have one.)
Though, in the society, “If a man doesn’t have a woman he must be a gay”
= It seems, the people couldn’t think the third way.
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When I was a regular of the Club, Fridge, Brixton, London where they
had “Escape from Samsara” every Friday — I was there for 5 and a half
years as I had free entry and the free drinks — since I was the best dancer.)
The club also had the gay-night = “Love Muscle” on Saturday night (but I
didn’t like the atmosphere = I stack to Samsara.)  Still time to time gay man
came to Samsara.  Though they are the very flashy people (wearing SM
string costume, exposing their bottom kind) I didn’t care at all, (it’s their
business, not mine)  When I was in the club (in fact in any club) I was there
for dancing, not for socializing, I didn’t speak with the cloud but only to staffs
(so, some of the people mistook me to an under-cover drug police, security,
even the real owner of the club !)  Then one night, a man with a SM costume
hugged me from behind and shake his thing onto me.  I twisted his arms 
and throw him out.  A member of the Samsara organizer, took the man inside
again saying “I’m a gay since I was 16” “I don’t care it’s your business”
“I have the exactly the same right, no to be harassed by the gay”  “OK, if you
don’t like I stop to come here — see what would happen”  — after I stop to
go Fridge club, strangely, every Friday was rainy, and the club floor became
empty.  6 months later Samsara bankrupted and a year later, Fridge was sold.
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So, I don’t care who ever, what so ever your sexual orientation kind = leave 
me alone and I’ll leave you alone = Don’t expect me to treat you special.
 
Everybody born with their own Karma = So, everybody is different — AND
while finding somewhat common, we ARE living together by the “Majority”
consensus = Minority IS always there. Behind of 51% Majority, 49% of almost
the same size of the Minority is there.  If the Minority is asking the same right,
what is the point to have the Democracy.  The system was designed and
working when each part was functioning in cohesion.  To keep in coherent,
the part or person has to compromise otherwise the system disintegrates.
It must be the headache, when the each part of the system behaving
differently (out of cohesion) still asking  the same right and the same
treatment of the perfectly functioning system. (System is in debt already
still the person “speaking” friendly words while living above the system
looks nice — to the untrained eyes.)
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  1. Marcelo said, on June 16, 2016 at 22:59

    This time I should disagree with you. I perceive in your comments a typical mistake of our era, which is the dangerous stereotyping. Human behavior is much more wider from these stereotypes we’ve been imposed by social paradigmas. Recently discovering myself a bisexual, I can tell you that these stereotypes were the main cause of the impossibility of accepting myself my identity for 33 years, with terrible consequences for both my mental and physical health, naturally. The problem was, precisely, that although I had always recognized my same-sex-attraction, I really never ever felt identified with what I believed being a “guy who likes guys” was. And that belief was actually the stereotype the social paradigm “sold” me. Now, I’ve discovered what it should have been natural: there is as many ways to be a person who likes same sex people, as persons exist. Just like there is not one way to be a 100% heterosexual. I think that all this kind of stereotypes and labels, are actually the sort of mind constructions that buddhism try to get away from. Don’t you think? Nevertheless I want to strongly express my rejection to any kind of harassment like the one you suffered. I simply believe that that kind of insane behavior shouldn’t be attributed to a sexual preference. Peace and regards to you!

    • yoshizen said, on June 16, 2016 at 23:44

      Thank you for your comment. Karma is there for each individual therefore
      there are billions of different sexuality.
      I have my own and I’m living with it = IS ny business, not yours.
      I wouldn’t and haven’t ever imposed my “Taste, or Idea” = so-called Stereotype,
      though, I wouldn’t deny the “Society” tend to conceive their own Idea / Stereotype.
      And I know often the chieap media creating those so-called concensus or illusion of it.
      Yet still, this is the society we are having now —– living more than double of
      your age, I’ve observed the change of society and its ethos, both in Japan and here.
      = I would rather say, the change has been far more than the “amazing level”.


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