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WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS IMAGES OF VIOLENCE

The other day I was asked a really important question.  "Why are you doing this?" (Meaning why are you advocating for the rights for the LGBT community if you are not Gay?) It broke my heart because all I could think at the time was, "I care."

The fact that we are all human means that there is some part of our entire experience of life that can help us empathise with someone that is different to us.  I will never be able to say to anyone that I know exactly how that made them feel, but I can occasionally say that I have a pretty good idea.  With my personal experiences of rejection, isolation, fear, loneliness, violence, judgement and condemnation, I can listen with an open heart and comfort by saying, "I am with you and I am for you."

It's important that we check our motives when doing any sort of advocacy to make sure we are not doing it for our own glory or to make money off the backs of others misery.  We should only ever be doing anything like this because it breaks our heart to see injustice and we want to be part of the solution and the change that makes this world a better place.

If you are finding it difficult to empathise with the LGBTTIQ community, please watch this video that I got from one of my new friends.  God bless us all.


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