Monday, January 30, 2012

ARE WE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY? THE LGBT? AT TIMES...

I AM TOTALLY PROUD OF THIS GUY & I RESPECT HIM TOTALLY

I am also PROUD of what I do and what I stand for.  I have devoted the balance of my life to my advocacy work and know before long I will be instrumental in bringing about total equality for the LGBT worldwide, as well as eradicating homophobia from societies across the globe.

It may not happen in my lifetime, but at least I will know I gave it my best and hopefully paved the way for others to pick up where I left off.  Do you want to be a part of that or do you just want to sit back and criticize me for my efforts, as some of you appear to enjoy doing?



SHOOT FOR THE STARS...true optimism is a blessing!

NOW, WHAT I AM NOT PROUD OF ARE THE FOLLOWING:

1.   Those who criticize & sit there & don't do a damn thing...
2.   Those who are supposed to be leaders, but won't put the LGBT above their own egos...
3.   Those who say they weren't contacted, but were & just didn't want to get involved...
4.   Those who spend more of their time soliciting donations rather than taking action...
5.   Those who say they know you, but spread rumors of what they want others to think...
6.   Those who want you to do it all for them, but they won't do anything for you...
7.   Those who say their way is the only way, but yet never tried your way...
8.   Those who said they support your efforts, but then you never hear from them again...
9.   Those who give you a commitment, but then never follow through...
10. Those who quote you with what they wanted you to say, not what you said...
11. Those who lie to make themselves look better at your expense or that of the LGBT...
12. Those who don't give a damn & would do anything to make you as miserable as them...

Yes, I am fairly new to LGBT activism, but I have always been gay and I have always set high goals and I have always done what I truly feel is the best thing to do in advancing the rights of the LGBT and for those of you who think otherwise, then you really don't know me.

For those of you who fit in any of the 12 categories above, I did not list those items to hurt or offend you, I listed them so just maybe it will allow you to realize that just maybe a little tweaking in your own personal behavior might just give you that quality of life and freedom of happiness that will allow you to give those around you a better quality of life, as well as allow your efforts to do so much more!

Yes, I have fit into some of those categories at one time or another in my life, but I can tell you without a doubt, when I realized it and adapted, it gave me a whole new outlook on life and expanded my abilities to accomplish so much more...

Since I started this campaign and work on the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches, I have met a great deal of truly amazing and wonderful people who do truly amazing and wonderful things both individually and within their groups or organizations, but I have also met my share of people who fit into the categories listed above and I am not proud that they are within our own communities and organizations and are visible to our opponents.  As I read in a book about a year ago, written by one of the all time great LGBT Activists, this excerpt from a paragraph has stuck with me and probably always will...the LGBT are at times our own worst enemy and we are continually fighting the stigma and stereotypes that our opposition paints us with!
  

HUGS TO ALL OF YOU AND LET'S PLEASE PUT ALL DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT MANY HAVE SPENT MONTHS ON IN PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS AND MAKE 2012 OUR YEAR, THE YEAR THAT WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE YEAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RIGHTS FOR THE LGBT TOOK A GIANT LEAP FORWARD.

JUST DO IT...MAKE IT HAPPEN!
                                               
J.C. (Joe) Knudson

Official website just launched   http://www.letsreachonemillionpeople.com 

2 comments:

  1. As a member of GetEqual, ME USA, AVER, LoveHonorCherish, etc. and 65 years old, I get tired of having the LGBT community not getting involved other than "I have at the office" or " I suuport you, but..." or worse, pretending they are deaf....b.s. Very frustrating. Appreciate your 12 points. Spot on.

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  2. Given everything that those in the LGBT community have against them, I appreciate it when people do contribute. The LGBT community is more active in progressive causes than the straight community. I just wish more in the LGBT would concentrate their efforts on helping the LGBT community - because straights almost never help us.

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