Bridging the Chasms that Cause A Great Divide

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Winnie the Pooh and Friends

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you. — Winnie the Pooh

It Does Not Matter What Anyone Really Thinks About Us

It does not matter what anyone really thinks about us. They have their opinion, whether it be right or wrong. What does matter is that we know who we are, and more importantly, Whose we are. We are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. It is His stamp of approval that we should seek, and not the approval or disapproval of man.

None of us are exempt from life’s trials and challenges. We all face our own battles – our own Goliath – as we travel on this pilgrim journey. Whether or not people understand our struggles ought not be our main concern.

I have come to realize that those who truly care and want to understand will do their best to understand, and those who don’t care are not worth spending the time and energy to extend an explanation, as no explanation would suffice anyway.

At the end of the day, whether we are true to ourselves is what matters, and not being overly concerned about what others say about us, or think about us. God, our Heavenly Father loves each of us, and to Him, we are all special.

~ Keith Lionel Brown

Coca-Cola Gay Anti-bullying Campaign

Coca Cola Gay Anti-bullying Campaign

The short video below will not get any air time in the United States, nevertheless, Coca-Cola is making a big gay bold statement in Latin America with a new short film and advertisement called “The Text.” The film, written and directed by Dustin Lance Black for Coca-Cola, centers on bullying and two gay teens in love.

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black EngagedDustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film “Milk.” Dustin, 41, and his long-term boyfriend, Tom Daley, 21, have recently announced their engagement. Tom is an English diver and television celebrity. His specialty is the 10 metre platform event, and he was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the event at the age of 15. He started diving at the age of seven and is a member of Plymouth Diving Club. You can read an article in the Huffington Post where Tom sat down with The Guardian for a revealing interview in which he discusses coming to terms with his gay identity in the public eye, his relationship with Dustin Lance Black, and his life as an athlete.

Coca-Cola recruited Black to direct three short films for the company to air in Latin America that would challenge young people to choose compassion over bullying. He told AdWeek that one of the campaigns was specifically “aimed at the LGBT community.” He further stated that the intent was to show “a crossroads moment where you’ve got to make a decision: Are you going to go the way of kindness, or are you going to go for the easy joke when someone’s having a tough time?” The moral, he says, “If you do something with acceptance and kindness, you can create a true friendship.”

Source: Best Gay News; Category – Youth

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No importa lo que realmente piensa de nosotros

No importa lo que alguien realmente piensa acerca de nosotros. Ellos tienen su opinión, ya sea bueno o malo. Lo que importa es que sabemos lo que somos, y lo más importante, de quién somos. Todos somos hijos de un amoroso Padre Celestial. Es su sello de aprobación que debemos buscar, y no a la aprobación o desaprobación del hombre.

Ninguno de nosotros está exento de pruebas y desafíos de la vida. Todos nos enfrentamos a nuestras propias batallas – nuestro propio Goliat – mientras viajamos en esta peregrinación. Sea o no la gente a entender nuestras luchas no deben ser nuestra principal preocupación.

Me he dado cuenta de que los que realmente se preocupan y quieren entender lo hará su mejor esfuerzo para entender, y los que no les importa, no vale la pena gastar el tiempo y la energía para extender una explicación, ya que no hay explicación sería suficiente de todos modos.

Al final del día, si somos fieles a nosotros mismos es lo que importa, y no estar demasiado preocupado por lo que otros dicen de nosotros, o piensan de nosotros. Dios, nuestro Padre Celestial ama a cada uno de nosotros, y para él, todos somos especiales.

~ Keith Lionel Brown

Love is love, and gay is OK

Judging Another Person