WHAT DID YOU CALL ME? #FAGGOT? – DOUG CARLTON


Every now and then I read a post which resonates deeply and this is one of them, from a long term facebook friend, Doug Carlton. 

Agree or disagree, Doug has an important and valid point to make.


I just unfriended a few gay guys that seem to think it’s ok to use the word “faggot”. This is a hate filled word that is on the same level as the N word. 


If any of my friends ever use that word and I’m around, you’re gonna have a fight on your hands. 


I, like so many other men and women fought long and hard for the rights and privileges that GLBT folks enjoy today, and I’ll be Damned if some young gay guy, who has no clue about the struggle and fight that gay men and women my age went through, is gonna disrespect me like that!


Learn about our history and respect the ones that marched and protested and won those freedoms and privileges! 

Using that word is NEVER ok!

Ok, got that out of my system.

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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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