#HowIResist Campaign 15

#HowIResist Campaign 15

A crime is a crime for a reason. A crime has victims. A crime harms society. On what basis is homosexuality a crime? Adults do no harm to society in how they love and whom they love. –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

#HowIResist

For the longest time, I’ve been semi out of the closet, so it won’t take you so long to guess correctly that I’m queer. Because of this, I’m talked about in hushed tones and sly remarks come my way. But I resist them all by giving no fucks and staying my fab self. YOLO! – Moya

 

#HowIResist

I’ve been homophobic before because I wanted to be accepted by friends. I’ve lied to family in the past because I wanted to conform.

Although these were horrible things, doing them has taught me that there isn’t a switch anywhere that can make me “normal” and that the world is full of selfish hypocrites who try to take the speck out of your eye when they conceal the planks in theirs with sunshades.

So, I have learnt to live fabulously for myself. I go out everyday even more confident in my abilities. Every experience I have as a gay person becomes a material for my art. I’m crossing every river as I approach it and I’m looking forward to the glorious day when a river washes the keys to this closet right into my palm. – Ox

 

#HowIResist

I always believed my sexuality was life’s melting pot, next to being human, cutting through race, religion and several other labels society assigns to us before we are born. I also believe in peace and love. I believe in a utopia where my sexuality is as irrelevant as the size of your index finger.

I resist homophobia calmly. My pen is a big mouth, and my written words are deafening chants against homophobic attacks. In years, I believe through literature. We will win the war against homophobia for our children. – Rysie

 

#HowIResist

To be yourself in a world that has made it illegal to do so can be deflating.

I resist by speaking up in the face of injustice and calling out bigotry whenever we encounter each other. – Swan King

 

I don’t let the outside judge my inside. I am what I feel, what I feel is me. This is #HowIResist – Zee

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