Posts tagged “homophobia”
August 5, 2013
Just a couple days ago Huffington Post, YouTube, MSN, Democratic Underground, and a slew of other websites re-posted Katie Vyktoriah’s, stay-at-home mom and blogger of amotherthing.com, blog post, “What Happened When My Son Wore A Pink Headband To Walmart.”
Vyktoriah’s two-year-old son, Dexter, decided to wear a pink headband to Wal-Mart, and while shopping, a man asked her if that was a boy. She responded yes. He then reached forward, threw off his headband, and after the mother had intervened asking him to never touch her son again, the man responded with: “Your son is a f*cking fa***t.” However before he left, he remarked, “He’ll get shot for it one day.”
Her article goes on to discuss her feelings after this incident and explores the issue of homophobia in our country. Her fear’s of this kind of behavior and people viewing members of the LGBTQ community as “lesser.” Her story and feelings regarding it, is an example of why James Lecesne, one of the founders of the Trevor Project, and author of Trevor created a beautifully written novella depicting a boys struggle with being different, and how he comes to accept it.