GLBT

A Quote by Bruce Bawer on glbt and homophobia

“Straight Americans need... an education of the heart and soul. They must understand - to begin with - how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul.”

Bruce Bawer

Source: The Advocate, 28 April 1998

Contributed by: torrid_wind™

A Quote by Audre Lorde on glbt

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I was going to die, if not sooner then later, whether or not I had ever spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you…Because the machine will try to grind you into dust anyway, whether or not we speak. We can sit in our corners mute forever while our sisters and our selves are wasted, while our children are distorted and destroyed, while our earth is poisoned; we can sit in our safe corners mute as bottles, and we will still be no less afraid.

Audre Lorde

Source: Sister Outsider: Essays & Speehes

Contributed by: torrid_wind™

A Quote by Ken Wilber on joe perez, ken wilber, spirituality, integral, gay, glbt, mental health, hiv, and aids

Start as a human being in this culture, toss in madness, toss in mystical states, toss in being gay, toss in being HIV-positive, toss in religion that assures you God hates you for all of that - and then look me in the eye and tell me you can feel ok about yourself.  I dare you. I just dare you.

Ken Wilber

Source: Soulfully Gay: How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God, Pages: From the Forward by Ken Wilber

Contributed by: Digital Ghost

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