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Sep 27, 2011
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Emily Potts

emily-thumbEmily is a girl.

Emily is a girl who wants a normal life.

Emily is a girl who just wants to love and be loved.

Emily is a girl who believes that love is love, no matter who it is for.

Emily is a girl who desires the approval of her parents, but knows that if they knew the truth about the sexuality it would never happen.

Emily is a girl who wants to make a life with someone, no matter their gender.

Emily is a girl who wants to be able to love whomever she wants to love, without judgement.

Emily is a girl who wishes that she didn’t have to hide in the proverbial closet, fearful that if she ever came out she would be shunned for being attracted to males and females.

Emily is a girl who witnesses anti-gay hate constantly being directed at her ‘out’ friends, terrified that one day it will be directed at her.

Emily is a girl who gets worked up into tears every single time someone takes their life because of the hate directed at their sexuality.

Emily is a girl who is religious and becomes infuriated when people say that because someone is Christian, they can’t be gay.

Emily is a girl who yearns for people to rid themselves of their prejudices.

Emily is a girl who witnesses the amazing steps that countries like Canada and America are taking towards equality for all.

Emily is a girl who is ashamed that her own country refuses to take their own steps towards marriage equality.

Emily is a girl who teared up at the prospect of millions of LGBT citizens in New York being able to marry their same-sex partners.

Emily is a girl who cried at the thought of her country remaining at its current level of ignorance and preventing her of the freedom of marrying whomever she wants.

Emily is a girl who doesn’t understand why the government of her country, who pride themselves on their country’s ‘fair go for all’ image, refuse to give a ‘fair go’ to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered members of society who simply want the same rights as their fellow heterosexual Australians.

Emily is a girl who just wants to love and be loved.

Emily is a girl who wants a normal life.

Emily is a girl.

Emily is me.