Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Family

I was reading a blog that I follow, she is a cardiologist and a trans-woman, in her blog she wrote about a funeral that she attended for a friend’s father. The family never acknowledged her nor mentioned that fact that she was there, the only conversation that they had with her was to ask her to move so they could set up the tables up for covered dish after the service.

All too often when a person comes out to their family that they are either gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender they are disinherited they are forced out onto the streets to fend for themselves. Many of them are still teenagers with no skills and end up working the streets, but the woman’s whose father died is one of the luckily ones and is working herself through medical school.

1 comment:

Fleur de Lisa said...

I cannot begin to understand how someone can treat another human being in that way. Cruelty, prejudice and ignorance has no bounds.

We donate to the local youth gay group for just this reason. I don't want to see anyone out on the street, homeless just because he/she is GLBT.