High School life as we know it is coming to an end sooner then I could have imagined. Even though it’s still 48 weeks until I actually graduate, I can still remember my first day of kindergarten; the last day of 5th grade; middle school; and my freshman year of high school. The real-world and all of the responsibilities that come with it couldn’t be more prevalent in my life right now, even more so for the average 17 year-old.
I’ve given up the fear that held me back – who kept me from being who I am and am far happier than I could have ever imagined. From meeting Brad and Ben, to the blog, to everyone who supported it and helped it grow to where it’s at right now, I have realized I could really have a voice in what happens with current issues that affect my own community.
I’m not sure if you’re aware of what happens in little ol’ Tennessee, but there are a few Senators who feel ‘gays’ shouldn’t even be mentioned in any school setting.
“Two Tennessee lawmakers, State Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Bill Dunn, have introduced a bill in the state’s legislature that would ban schools from discussing any sexual orientation other than heterosexuality. The bill, House Bill 229 and Senate Bill 49 (PDF 36KB/1 page), says in part: “No public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.”
This bill is a stepping-stone for other states to further the oppression of LGBTQ people in any community, especially that of Tennessee. Please take some time to read this and pass it on to any one who may help with protesting this bill. (Thanks)
In the upcoming release of Lupe Fiasco’s new album “L(A)SERS” I have dedicated this post to this amazing live performance of one of his new songs to be released on the 8th of March.
(PS) – Shout out to Sean Chalk – hell of a bro, thanks for being there for me man.