This post is gona get pretty deep, so I'm going to start it off kindof lightheartedly. But after that you better buckle up, babe.
Despite all recent allegations calling Gaga's originality into question, I'll still listen to every word that flows from that dirty sailor mouth of hers, because it utters such beautiful declarations as this.
I'll be proud to stand up with anyone against sexuality & gener discrimination until that happy day when everyone is free to love and be loved by anyone of their choosing & is accepted by society as a whole person instead of being rejected for not conforming to other people's idea of right/wrong/normal/etc.
Now for the deep shit. Ready?
This quote reminded me of a photography piece I stumbled across called A Series Of Questions. It's a body of work that focuses on transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender-variant people.
Hear me out on this.
Pretty much any other project like this would focus on the inherent differences of the photo subjects, but this one is different. Instead of enhancing the scrutiny these people are subjected to everyday, it turns that exact same scrutiny back on the viewer by showcasing questions they are faced with everyday. It forces everyone who sees these photos to see the phobia society has for people who don't live their lives according to conventional gender roles, which would otherwise probably go unseen & unrealized.
Not getting it? Ok. Take a look at a few of the photos, you'll see what I mean. The first one really hit me hard the first time I saw it.
So if you've made it this far down the page, you obviously either 1) have a robust attention span, 2) compassion for those in our country being oppressed due do discrimination, or 3) love me. Either of those 3 are super. But I just want to leave you with this....
Love is blind. Stop drawing lines in the sand & realize that we're all just people here for a short while. Don't let this precious time we have here be wasted in hate.