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As someone who falls under the LGBT umbrella, I don't think...

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Fly-gonz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
But the writing on deviantArt gives us a bad image.

I'm not exactly gay (I'm bisexual)... but I'm sure gay people are NOT people who don't suffer every day and lead normal lives without kicking themselves. People like me AREN'T victims. On the inside, we are normal people! I mean, if we had a normal conversation, you wouldn't notice my sexual orientation. Sure, I feel uncomfortable with certain people, but it's not anywhere close to the level described on various pieces of "literature" on deviantArt.

For example:
What It Is Like To Be GayI feel so abandoned
Amidst the waking of a midnight dream
Locked, victim of a cave-in
The misty, loosened seams

The seams of my slowly dying life.

Vanishing, leaving with a blink, disappearing
Misunderstood, I find myself forgotten
After all this time, I find myself still hearing
The words of those who haunt me

All because I kissed a girl.

Walking upon the cobblestone paths
Never finding a soul with an ear
Unable to do the prejudiced wrath
That they, the unforgiving,
Have brought down upon me.

Please, won't anyone listen?

Listen, please! To our woeful cries
To the shouts of those you dub as condemned
Someday you'll finally see into our


Yes, I fight for these rights. Yes, I recognize people are bullied for these things. But please, please, don't be so heavy handed. We're not humans who became non-humans after some misadventure and are desperately trying to be humans again. We're humans, period.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
If you were to read literature about everyday life, it's pretty boring (Our Town, anyone?). When you're writing about feelings, it's probably going to get pretty heavy-handed. Especially in something like poetry. That's not the way of life, it's the way of art. Art gets romantic sometimes.
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Espada-Kitsuki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not making gay people sound pitiful. I'm describing my life experience indirectly through this piece, and I do know people who went through this experience as well.

I live in San Francisco, and I'm lucky to be here because a lot of gay people are here too and SF doesn't bother us much. Only some people know that I'm am bisexual and/or gay... I'm not sure exactly which is the case.

deviantART is a place for art. It's a place to express yourself. You also didn't need to make this public, you realise, although I really don't mind much because it doesn't affect me. I use dA to write about my experiences, and you really do not know what I've gone through.

I'll tell you this, though... when I was in kindergarten, I had no idea that I was bisexual. So when I kissed a girl who was one of my good friends without any idea that it was "wrong" in the eyes of the kids at my school, a large gang of them followed me around. They hit me and kicked me repeatedly. My legs bled a lot, and I kept coming home with bruises. When my mother asked me where I got them, I said I tripped, because I was afraid what SHE would think. I still have a scar on my ankle that hasn't faded for years... although God knows how it managed to stay there.

I live in a Christian, to be exact, Roman-Catholic family. I was raised thinking gay people are bad and protesting strongly against them in my home, and what do you think I felt when I figured out I was gay, myself? To this day, my parents, aunts, and grandparents still tell me that to be gay is utterly wrong; my uncles don't care that much. My family still have no idea I am actually bisexual, and so they tell me it is bad. Right in front of me. It's like a slap to my face.

My aunt said just recently, "Being gay isn't right. But to be bisexual--that's the worst of them."

... I am bisexual. And right there, my favourite aunt, the one I love the most, is telling me to my face that it's wrong to be what I am. It's wrong, and if I were bisexual, she'd disown me. Did anyone ever tell you that before?

Really. This isn't exactly meant to stir up a lot of pity. It's meant to describe how some people can feel about this situation. I really, really don't think you'd understand my own experience.

And I'm not saying that gays not human. That is an assumption, and I think you forgot to read the line that states directly "We are human". I also wrote this in first person, if you noticed.

And I get the feeling that you posted this after seeing just my poetry. I really get that feeling, and it hurts to see that you, of all people, who claim to be bisexual like me, do not go out there and help other people to cope with their life experiences. Really.
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vi0letdream Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
everyone feels different about certain issues. just because you don't feel that way doesn't mean no one else does.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Eh, goes both ways, that.
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MisterKhact Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What bothers me more is most of this writing isnt good enough to help us understand what the author is talking about.

I got bullied a bit. I also had friends. Real life friends, which you cannot substitute the internet for :l
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Fly-gonz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
You rejected me from CRLiterature. Bad person.

On a brighter note, I have written some other stuff that isn't avant-garde essays or emo poetry.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not a lit showcase group, lots of people get rejected. If i did it, though, i assume I didn't put in the friendly note recommending other groups.

How is an essay avant garde?
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Fly-gonz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I mean essays on avant-garde topics.

Try these two?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those aren't essays :O
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