this awesomeness is by [rin] , Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:39 PM
READ: ****This event was not created by me. It was created by someone who cares deeply on Tumblr, and I am only spreading the word.****
It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools. RIP Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase and Billy Lucas. You are loved.
Join this event and invite everyone on your friends list. Don’t let their deaths be for nothing. Let it mean something, and let’s do something to change this country for once.
Out of the approximately 28 million people in Malaysia, where I am, I highly doubt that even 10% of our population will be aware of this going on. Neither will many of them give a damn, because this is something that is taboo here, in the Eastern side of the world. We are a conservative society, yes, but it’s time to start moving forward, I think.
Despite being a Christian and having people preach at me my whole life that ‘behavior like this is bad’ and ‘against the original intentions of God’, I still believe that each one of us have our own rights. If He’s all that great and omnipotent, would He not want His creations to live in peace and harmony with one another, with free will and passion? Everyone says that nobody knows the will of God, or what His intentions truly are, because we, as ordinary humans just can’t understand Him. So how can anyone insist that they interpret His Words as such and such? How will anyone know the real meaning behind it?
Anyway, this is something I’m gonna be a part of. People may not understand the reason behind me wearing purple this 20th, but at least I will know I’m doing something for my beliefs. Not only will this be for the six of them, but for everyone else who’s true to themselves, everywhere around the world.