We have probably all seen teachers who would pick a student up by the scruff of the neck for saying ‘Shit,’ but who would walk by without a word when overhearing that same student taunting a classmate, calling him a ‘fag.’ It is often easier not to intervene – even when there is a clear-cut victim. It’s out in the hall. It isn’t our business. It isn’t our problem.
But our inactions, like our actions, define who we are and what are true values are.
You want to go out to dinner sometime?
Sorry, no. I’m married, not hungry, infected with seven unknown diseases, gay, pregnant with lizards and clinically dead.
Perhaps it was a statement after all: I don’t want to die without knowing you. Do you feel the same way, Carol? She could have said the last question, but she could not have said all that went before it.
Y’look like someone told you they’d stopped making lube.
Most people who are would each not be in love with their partner, if they did not have the kind of genitals they have.
Being gay is not just what I do, but who I am. It is part of how I choose to live my life even if I never chose.
‘How old were you when you realized you were… different?’
Logan opened his mouth, then smiled slyly, ‘What sort of different? Gay different, magic different, or just plain fucked-in-the-head-crazy different?’
Collin bit back a smile at Logan’s delivery, ‘Magic different.’
‘Ah,’ Logan said, ‘Pity, the other stories are a lot more fun.’
Kumplikado ang tao, lalo na ang mga bakla, hindi siya dapat ikahon sa labels.
…I realized how naive I was. My aunt Tina was right: this stuff does exist, and it does hurt people, and although there are lots of people at Liberty who condemn violence against gays–including Dr. Falwell himself–the number of students who want to give them the Goliath treatment isn’t zero. In fact, the number who live in my room isn’t zero.
Maya repeated the achingly slow process with the remote control in reverse, and in the profound quiet that ensued, looked at Leyla.
‘Why are you doing this to me?’
Yasmin turned on her mother. ‘She’s not doing anything, she is gay. It’s not a choice. So I think, actually, that you should be telling us why you have such a problem with it.