first_imgLocalNews “Fighting for change so that no one has to suffer alone” by: – June 23, 2011 Share Gay pride flag. Photo credit: telegraph.co.ukThe role of the homosexual in Caribbean society has never been properly explored. We have all the names- funny, batty bwoy, nasty boy, nasty girl, anti man, buller man, chi-chi man, and tanty man, but these words are barriers to confronting the reality of the Caribbean sexual orientation revolution.In my very small town, there were always a few men who were known to bat for the other side- at the age of ten I knew of at least three.  There are also many other social indicators showing that time has indeed moved on.  More seriously, many of us (including me a few years ago) cling to the Bible for justification for discriminating against homosexuals.It’s what we have been taught. But how can we cling to a literal interpretation of a Bible that for years was used to justify slavery (in the New Testament -“slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear, serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ”) discrimination against women and racism (the “curse of Ham” was used by some members of Abraham religions to justify racism and the enslavement of people of Black African ancestry, who were believed to be descendants of Ham). I must admit I am probably not fully comfortable with and do not want to know the fine details of how two men have sex but we do not accord rights to human beings based on our personal comfort levels.I would like to think that when Martin Luther King fought and spoke about that important promissory note that “that all men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”, he did not only speak in terms of white or black, American and Non American, gay or straight but he hoped that this could be truly extended to all.  I am of the live and let live persuasion. As Bertrand Russell said “The only part of the conduct of anyone for which he is amenable to society is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns him, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign”. Invisible life is the story of our lives. School, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of our lives, but there were other, more terrifying issues for us to confront. Being black was tough enough, but we were becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that we knew weren’t “right.” We were completely committed to Societies acceptance and moral values, our parents, Family members but our attraction to same gender sex grew.  After meeting during our final year of fully accepting the person we both were what we had for each other become more than just a friendship. No matter how much we tried to suppress the feeling of love for each other, our feelings were deeply sexual.Moving from one relationship to another Anthony found himself more confused than ever before, giving him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires.  While Glenroy on the other hand, was very much into the party scene and failing to realize life’s worth.  After meeting with Anthony, Glenroy now realize that life is much more than what he had it to be, and worked tirelessly to maintain a relationship with Anthony.  After an amazing three (3) months of preparation, the final day was here and the wedding ceremony proceeded.  Through the trials and tribulations leading up to the wedding and after Glenroy Marshall and Anthony Marshall-Williams decided to be the voice of countless gay lesbian folks trapped in loveless relationships and marriages, doing what they do best for the sake of an “image “that floats tentatively on a quivering body of nerves and air.SecretaryC.H.A.P Dominica Chapter Share 48 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img

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