Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Flyer

I don't know if they put this flyer on every car or what, but there was a flyer that said something to the effect of asking why gay mormons were so willing to blow their own heads off. At first, I thought that it was an anti-gay thing, and sort of dismissed it. Then I looked at it more closely and realized that it was talking about how gays aren't accepted and how we feel ostracized and such. The flyer wasn't very well written and had grammatical errors (sorry if someone on here put it up...) which made me sad and I don't think it advanced our cause very much. But at least the fact of getting the voice heard was important. It was something that I never would do, but I'm glad that there are people that will do it.
But more importantly, it made me reflect on what happened about a year ago. One of my friends actually did commit suicide. I knew he had been depressed, but I didn't see it coming. I guess we never do. We never expect something like that to happen to one of our friends. But it made the whole situation real. I had a gay friend commit suicide. It changed my life. I had always contemplated doing it. But I always joked around that God must've knew something by making it difficult for me to swallow pills! But after seeing the effect of one life, why throw mine away. It gave me new perspective. And to my friend, I'm thankful for that. RIP.

3 comments:

Bravone said...

Remus, I know some of your brother's journey because of his blog archive. I would like get to know you better. Would you mind sharing a bit about yourself for those of us who haven't had the opportunity to know you?

Thanks,
Bravone

October Rising said...

Yeah! I'm glad you and your brother are back :)

Scott said...

I'll echo Bravone--I'd also like to get to know you. I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say.