I was just on the facebook for TDOS and a man’s post really touched me. This is what people should be like:
I’m a supporter of the LGBT community but this wasn’t always the way it was…. I used to be THAT guy…… The high school jock, who didn’t understand/know that it was wrong to “bully” people…. A few friends and I used to wait outside a …known gay bar, for “stragglers” and we would harass and at times; physically assault them…. In a small southern town, this was overlooked in the 80’s…. We beat this poor man so bad, one night, that we almost killed him….. A few years later; I found out my brother, whom I love more than just about anyone, was gay. We had grown up with his life partner and he was like a brother to me as well. At that moment, all my anger, fear and prejudices went away….. I used some contacts in my local Sheriffs Office to find the man, I knocked on his door one night and asked if I could speak to him. I was invited in and we sat down. I told him my name and then confessed my crime to him… That was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was crying when I was done and told him that I’d sit right there while he called the Police to came arrest me so that he could press charges…. That man….. Wrapped his arms around me….. And broke my heart when HE cried for ME and said; “I forgive you”. We all do stupid things when we’re young, but I hope none of you ever experience what I just told about. I am very active in my support for the LGBT community and consider it my “penance” for being so evil in my youth. I won’t tell you young people out there, reading this, that it gets better. As a straight man, I don’t know if it really does or not. I can tell you that you will get past all the people who are picking on you. Suicide is never the answer; there’s a big World out here, just waiting for you. I’d suggest that you look to God for guidance in your day to day life. He’ll help, if you talk to Him. He loves you just the way you are… Perfect, as He made you. Don’t listen to the opinions of the small minded and the slow witted; they’re not worth your time. I’ll be praying to God to keep y’all safe. :)it makes me smile knowing that change is possible and people can become accepting<3
what inspired you guys to make this blog? i love your care for strangers. keep doing your thing.
well we both have personal experience with self harm, so we kinda know what its like to be in that place. we know how awful it is, so we want to help bring people out of that place so they can see that there really is hope for everyone.
I'm doing really good right now. I have bi-polar, depression, and a low form of schizophrenia. So life can be hard and confusing sometimes. Have you guys read any of my poetry? Where are you guys from?
oh wow. well if you ever need to talk to anyone thats what we are here for! our email will be up and running soon!
and no we havent read any of your poetry but we definitely will right now!
I'm sorry but I have to do my wrist, I can stop, yes your right but do I want to stop? Nope, It's just a bit of blood and a cuts. I'm really upset with out it anyway because I can't cope, why do you think I started? Sorry if this sounded harsh, I appreciate you being there for me but I guess you can't understand why I don't 'want' to quit.
i actually can understand why you dont want to quit.
see, i cut from the age of 12 to the age of 17. and i have stopped.
it got so bad that the cuts still arent all healed. i completely understand that feeling of not wanting to stop. and i understand how you want to feel that feeling.
if you ever DO want to stop. we are always here.
but i cant help you if you dont want help.
even if you dont want help, im always here to talk, bc believe it or not i really do know what its like to be in the place you are in.
You guys remind me my favorite T.V show (the best thing in my whole life): Angel! Their slogan, "Angel Investigations, we help the helpless". I love it so much!
Also, thanks for follow me.
Thank you so much! We love you and one of us happen to love that show haha. So thanks. And if you ever need us, message us on here and we’ll have our email/facebook/myspace/twitter up and running soon. :)
We want to help you. We love you and care about you and want to be there for you when you need someone. You’re a beautiful person and you deserve to live and live happily. Anything you need, to talk, or vent, or even just share things with us, advice maybe? Anything at all, we’re here for you. <3