Tag/DM those you Love without judgement ❤️🌈
Being #Queer is objectively one of the harshest identities to live through within our #Habesha circles (as well as in many others); just existing breathes protest. The word “Queer”, once used to slander and degrade but recently Reclaimed by its community, is an overarching term used to describe the people who represent the #LGBTQIA+ (#Lesbian #Gay #Bi #Trans #Questioning #Intersex #Asexual) Without Question, there have been #QueerEritreans & #QueerEthiopians living amongst us both Privately & Publicly who’ve also been Productive Members Of Society for thousands of years, despite facing Verbal, Physical, Psychological, & Fatal #Persecution by religious critics. The actual Question for some of us is: “If my #Religion says it’s wrong, can I truly accept it?” Though the answer is individually tied to each questioner, an argument can be made for all; there’s a clear distinction between your #Faith guiding you vs. your #Hate guiding you. The Abrahamic faiths teaches those who follow to #Love & #Respect their neighbors as well as their enemies, no matter what they do for #NoOneCanJudge but the #CreatorAbove; Hate orders all those who serve to #Despise & #Antagonize all those who don’t think and act like them, falsely giving them the #Authority to #LordOver their perceived #Morality. Moreover, one of the greatest aspects of Habesha culture is that we have #Christians, #Muslims, #Jews, Traditional Worshippers, & #Agnostic/#Atheists who have all lived together in Peace for centuries, even though each religious point-of-view Contradicts the others’ beliefs and customs; however, for some reason, we collectively & selectively choose to Invalidate & Hold in Contempt the personal beliefs of the Queer Community.
So back to the Question:
“If my Religion says it’s wrong, can I truly accept it?”
Perhaps you should also ask yourself this follow-up:
“All the things my Religion asks of me,
have I myself been doing them right?”
“Let They Without Sin, Cast The First Stone.” Condemn All Who Sin, You’ll Live Life Alone.
PeaceForAll 🙏🏾 LoveIsLove 💞
Hetero/Cis- Dude for Queer Representation 🏳️🌈✊🏾