I don’t usually post anything quite as serious as this, but this video has struck a chord with me. I’ve always believed in equal rights and supported gay marriage & this video is of importance because it really delves into a situation that many gay couples go through. Although it may not be as severe as Tom & Shane’s situation, I’m sure everyone can relate in some way. At some point in time, we will all lose a loved one; whether it’s your wife, daughter, mother, uncle, etc. Now imagine losing your partner & being denied any sort of information regarding to their death because you are not technically their “spouse” or related to them by blood. This is what Shane had to endure when he lost his boyfriend, Tom. What made it even worse is the fact that Tom’s family didn’t want Shane to be any part of Tom’s wake or burial. Tom’s family were outraged when Tom came out to them & revealed that he was gay. Tom’s own father threatened him with a gun & physically attacked him. His mother told him it was a sin & it was Shane’s fault that their son was gay. She also wished Tom had told them earlier so they could’ve gotten him help. It was as if Shane didn’t exist & that he wasn’t an important part of Tom’s life. How can you do that to someone who loved & cared for your own son? To someone who still continued to be in his life & give him the support he needed, the support that you didn’t want to give him? HOW?! That infuriates me so much! D:< I can’t even imagine going through what Tom & Shane had to endure. Had they been able to get married, things would’ve been different. It’s important for these issues to be talked about in order for there to be change. We must speak up & stand up for what we believe in. Please spread this video not only to spread awareness, but to let those who have gone through similar situations know that they’re not alone.
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Jason Mraz - I Won’t Give Up
- "& when you’re needing your space, to do some navigating; I’ll be [ here ] patiently waiting, to see what you find.”
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Adele - Turning Tables
- "Under haunted skies I see you; where love is lost, your ghost is found."
Note To Self: “Don’t slip, don’t fall; just get a grip & hold on. Don’t lose your balance.”
Anyone who abandons you is “for” teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is “for” teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is “for” teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is “for” teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is “for” teaching you courage to overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is “for” teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe.