Friday, April 6, 2012

Feeling like the child with a disability

I am watching a child--Asperger's syndrome, perhaps autistic spectrum--with his parents. He is in his own little world as his parents keep one eye on what they want to do, and one eye on the child.

Sometimes, as a gay man, I feel society does the same with me: keeps one eye on the task at hand, and one eye on me. Society won't let me be free to be. Instead, it treats me as a young child with a disability, tethered, wary of my antics, sure I will embarrass them at one point or other.

Just want to say to society: let go of my hand. I'm not going to behave per se, but I will no longer be treated as your child with a disability.



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