Death-threats and Pirouettes



 
How time flies. It’s 4 years on and I’m still here, dancing the diversity dance.


Thank you facebook for the sweet reminder of 13 June 2012, when I reported that:

“We welcomed a new person into the group and offered support in an inspiring way…people all over connected and answered this person’s questions about being transgender. This person started to say things which hinted at suicidal intent and some of the older motherly ladies in the group engaged more closely but then the new member just deleted his profile. We then noticed other profiles with similar names on other pages which were using the same words to tell his/her story….saying no-one cares or wants to help. Long story short…I warned our group that this person had not taken his life and that he was using different profiles to do the same in various groups. Next thing I know, he is pretending to be his father and is saying that his son is dead and I am a murderer. He posted all over facebook, on his page, my page and our group. He then appeared again and was very abusive to me personally. He has said that if he lived near me he would kill me…

Apparently if you receive death threats, then you are making a difference in this world. Must be doing something right then because I have had my fill of death threats today…”

Keep Giving Hope and 

NEVER BLEND IN

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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