Are we all perhaps linked by invisible bonds? Do the actions of one affect others, even if those others are far away? Our lives and the universe itself may be all part of a single mechanism in which all creatures and events are 'entangled' with one another.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

A Simple Act Of Courage

Sometimes what seems to be a simple action can be an incredible act of bravery. That's what I thought when I saw the following story at In China five lesbians and one gay man
stood on a busy street giving out leaflets calling for equal rights for gay people. This in a country not exactly known for it's willingness to allow any sort of dissent or openness to ideas that conflict with the government's views. China censors all incoming internet traffic to keep unwanted opinions away from the people.
In such an environment, I think these six people displayed great courage in undertaking this simple action in their effort to have their voices heard.

Here's an excerpt from the the title above to visit for the whole story.
During a busy lunch hour on Valentine’s Day in Beijing’s central business district, six lesbians and gays handed out 200 red carnations wrapped in leaflets calling for the acceptance of gay love and marriage. A Beijing exclusive by Dinah Gardner.
“Love has no boundaries; it is nothing to do with gender,” the flyer read. “We are homosexuals. We also want a life together with our loved one… please support all kinds of partnerships and all kinds of love. Please support same sex marriage.”
A gay man handing out red carnations
wrapped in leaflets calling for the acceptance
of gay love and marriage in Beijing’s
central business district on Feb 14. (Photo by Dinah Gardner)

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