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The Other Side of the Rainbow

by Jude Christoper Roxas on 9th September, 2011 at 2:03 PM CEST

The rainbow – it is a colourful piece that beautifies the sky and symbolizes hope and life after every hard storm. I can still remember when I’m still a child. Whenever I see a rainbow, I feel happy and this feeling of happiness really pushes me to go and find the start and end of that rainbow and to see the pot of gold and play with the leprechauns around it. But even tho it was just part of a child’s wild imagination being taken from story books, it gave me a new perspective about what the rainbow means to me right now and to many people who are struggling to find fairness among ourselves.

As the years go by, the rainbow continuously shows its presence around the pride of the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender). That for so many years, many want to grasp the attention of the majority as they cry for equality, even if not through vows, but at least with how people see them being an important part of the community. Many people from the LGBT community have been deprived with importance and understanding, resulting to many cases like bullying, discrimination, suicidal acts, rebellion, in which all result to living in an unhappy life.

I know of some people in real life and in my online communities who are afraid to show their real side in front of the community because they are afraid: afraid that they will not be able to be accepted by their families, friends and everyone around them. Where will this fear take them?

One of our writers, Denitza, shared some things about this topic and you can view her insightful sharing here: The Sharing of our Friends.

Even if we live in a civilized world, the fact that people keep on talking regarding this issue gives us a concrete idea that supports for the LGBT community have not yet been well founded, strengthened and will have difficulties in exploring what equality really means.

are you familiar with cases of hate crimes to gay people? Why do you think that it is difficult for some people to show off understanding and to serve equality for all? I believe that uderstanding and peace will surely be on our side. Do you agree with that too? Tell me your thoughts and let’s have a sound discussion.

Before I end this, let me share this video that is really thought provoking one that I watched not long ago. But beware though, the video contains minor nudity:

GAY = SIN from Matthew Brown on Vimeo.

Now let’s all together see the other side of the rainbow. Let us think of the rainbow that we once knew, the rainbow full of happiness, hope and love. The rainbow that starts to brighten up the dark sky. Can we let others see this as we share respect to our brothers and sisters in the LGBT Community.


Jude(CF Apprentice)

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Adedayo Adeyanju

Adedayo Adeyanju | Action team

Good one, J.C. We need to remember to be open-minded and receptive to people's personal choices.

9th September, 2011 @ 4:31 PM CEST

Jude Christoper  Roxas

Jude Christoper Roxas | Action team | CF Chapters

Thanks Adedayo for your thoughts. It's great if we can contribute to the people of how important it is to open our minds for every possibilities life is showing us :)

9th September, 2011 @ 4:48 PM CEST

Danna Joyce Chavez

Danna Joyce Chavez | Action team

Let's learn to be more sensitive to the people around us. Thanks for the thoughts, Jude :)

10th September, 2011 @ 4:11 AM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

Learn to love youself first and live your life for you alone and appreciate your loved ones, surely not everybody in this world loves you. Very good, Jude.

10th September, 2011 @ 8:35 PM CEST

Jude Christoper  Roxas

Jude Christoper Roxas | Action team | CF Chapters

Hey Danna! You are right :) thanks for your thoughts here too ;)

Kedei: indeed! i agree with that too :) if we will start to love ourselves, then we will also learn to love others as well, without limits, without borders, just love and care from us :) thank you ^_^

11th September, 2011 @ 3:04 PM CEST

TITILAYO IJAGBEMI

TITILAYO IJAGBEMI | Action team

We should never be afraid to express ourselvesf (although doing it right also matters alot) we shouldn't be afraid to stand our ground when we've got course to and we should always remember that even though we do not get fulfillment now, we will get it someday coz change is not instantaneous but progressive.

20th September, 2011 @ 7:01 PM CEST

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