miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

Get real

Miren lo que me encotré mientras revisaba unos archivos. Es la carta que escribe el personaje principal de "Get real", una de mis películas favoritas sobre la homosexualidad. Supongo algo tiene que ver que cuando vi la película (por ahí de dos... ¿tres años? atrás) me sentía muy similar, aún cuando no me aceptaba gay... o sobre todo, porque no me aceptaba gay.

Get Real

I am a pupil at this school, I am 16 and I am gay.
Someone once wrote that one's real life is so often the life that one does not lead. I wish I could lead my real life. I am writing this article because I'm angry and because I want to impress on all of you parents that your assumption that your children are heterosexual may be destroying their lives.
I have known that I am gay for years now. I have had to keep this a secret and cannot talk to any friends or family about it. This secrecy has led me into difficult and even dangerous situations. I guess growing up is hard enough for anyone, but when there is no one to confide in or give support to you, it leads to despair and misery.
I'm nothing special, but I'm not a bad or evil person either. I don't understand why everyone is so scared by this issue. Maybe it's not fear. Maybe people assume that homosexuality will never touch their lives. Well, I've done a lot of reading on this and even if one takes the most conservative estimate, at a school this size there are statistically likely to be twenty to thirty boys and girls who are gay. Think about it. Could your child or best mate be one of them, suffering unnecessary torment because you assume they are straight. Feeling lonely or guilty or scared, with no one to talk to about what is on their mind. Please think about it ...
Les seré honesto y diré que me trae buenos recuerdos la carta, que aunque no es mía refleja mucho de lo que sentía, pero eso ya lo superé, ya fue ( hace no tanto tiempo) pero justo ahora estoy mejor.

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