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Quote of the day

Filed By Ed Team | March 06, 2007 6:36 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: David Wene, homophobic behavior, inspirational, self awareness

Today's Quote of the Day comes from yesterday's Open Thread. Reader David Wene left a comment that I'd like to lift up so that everyone can read it. His response is in answer to the question, "Which Hoosier do you think is most homophobic?"

(Thanks to David for allowing me to reprint his comment on the front page. I cleaned up a couple typos for him at his request.)

"Unfortunately, many times I have to say it is me.

"I see it in me when I think someone is too fem, too butch, too straight-acting, or just plain weird.

"I see it in me when I allow others to assume I am straight or that my partner is "just my friend".

"I see it in me when I do not expect to be treated fairly and honestly by others.

"I see it in me when I have not written my elected officials, visited my legislator, attended a rally, etc.

"I see it in me when I criticize other lgbt people and groups for what they are doing instead of doing all I can to make sure that I and the groups that I am part of are doing all we can.

"I see it in me when my anger against those against the LGBT community is so strong that I cannot treat them the way I believe they should treat me.

"Unfortunately, many times, I think it could be me."


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