I was jumped by four guys, and two chicks, one of which had a little girl with them, at the park I take my brothers.
I was walking home from gate. Minding my own fucking business. The hurled insults about my weight, and how my hair was cut. They asked if I was a dyke or a faggot, and I wasn’t going to answer, until one of them stepped in front of me.
So, of course, I said “I’m a fucking dyke.”
Then? I was tackled to the ground and they laid my head against the curb. Two of them stepped on my head, and I covered my face so they wouldn’t really curbstomp me (you know, open your mouth on the curb, so they can break your jaw).
Did I call the police? Sure.
Are they going to do anything. No.
I told everyone I was tired, or I was fine.
Truth is. I lied.
I’m not okay.
This isn’t okay.
She watched me the entire time. And when she started crying? Her Mom (?) said “Don’t cry, they can’t feel anything.”
I saw this when it came up and should have instantly reblogged. This is a truly terrible thing to happen and it shows the damage that ignorance, fear and intolerance can do. There is nothing I can say that will improve this because it is the reality of our society’s prejudices.
Clearly the message of Spirit Day didn’t reach everyone.
This intolerance must stop. The division of people based on their sexualities is illogical, ridiculous, and often extremely damaging. This should not happen. As you say, ‘this isn’t okay.’ Not only was this incident heart-breaking, it is proof of how unbelievably far we have yet to go towards equality.
“It is of vital importance to teach the next generation to accept everyone for all their differences. Homosexuality is not the enemy. The enemies are the mechanisms that cause us to abuse those that are different.”