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Their motto so lost
Like a moth to a bright lamp
Is All Lives Matter
A Random Haiku
So this is my random haiku concerning #AllLivesMatter. I've literally heard this argument every time someone says #blacklivesmatter or #translivesmatter. So I decided to share my thoughts.

First, the all lives matter group is full of hypocrites. For the people that post that, I have never seen them stick up for anything or anyone else. If all lives truly mattered in their eyes, why when a white teenager that was shot unlawfully, did I see no one from the movement say anything...but people at black lives matter did? Was it because this white student was poor and had smoked pot? If all lives matter, why didn't they protest the death threats, legislation, and defunding schemes for planned parenthood? Women's health and the health of the public should matter right? When there was the 30th person in the United States murdered for being trans (there were more than that but not every police report wants to write hate crime), why didn't al lives matter come in?i thought all lives mattered. Oh I gues they have to be cisgender and heterosexual to matter. When a mosque was shot up near my own town, where was all lives matter? Do Muslims not count as part of their agenda? Or when the Charleston Shooting happened, and it clearly was about race. Where was all lives matter? Or the people that post about it? Do black Christains not matter?

Second, having a black lives matter group does not mean that all lives don't matter or black lives and trans lives are more important. All it is doing is affirming that there are institutional issues and modern racism/sexism/ xenophobia/ homophobia/ and transphobia are still engraved in society and the institutions that it affects justice. That's all. To bring about the all lives matter argument is similar to someone saying that all cancers matter at a breast cancer awareness campaign.

Lastly, all lives matter in my honest belief is just away to accomplish two possible outcomes: first, people are uncomfortable talking about it so just belittling or pushing it aside will make it go away, or second, it makes people feel important. Either way, nothing is getting accomplished.

If all lives matter is true, why aren't there more allies? Why aren't there more discussions?
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It is time to walk down the corridor
Prayers etched not on my heart but on my skin
The doors to that closet have been broken, now gone

It is time to walk down the corridor
and I'm told to be scared of my lifestyle
Look at these numbers, look at your chances

It is time to walk down the corridor
An ally tells me that I am free of the stats
I can wear a band around my fourth finger

It is time to walk down the corridor
but the names and slurs never stop
the choir of hypocrisy never quits

It is time to walk down the corridor
I see my siblings, never truly at ease
Especially if you wear a T

It is time to walk down the corridor
Go ahead and call me queer I've heard worse
And I'll wear it proudly as I walk
It's Time to Walk Down the Corridor
This was just a poem I whipped up after reading a few Facebook posts, hearing the news, and everything else. Make sure to read in between the lines, my words deviate from straight lines
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Today in the United States, same- sex marriage became legal. All states must now allow for the marriages of same- sex couples. Now it's just called marriage. I'm crying because I don't have to fear being told at the hospital that I cannot see my partner because I'm not considered family, or not be allowed to be buried nearby him, or not be allowed to create a family. I can legally marry anywhere. And I'm overwhelmed. I'm still processing everything and it's amazing and frightening at the same time. 

There is still though a lot of work to be done. Many states in the United States still allow for work and housing discrimination of LGBT+ people because we are not a protected class. In many states, killing or beating an LGBT person can still not be considered a hate crime and in a few cases could even be forgiven. And trans people still suffer the most per capita to: sexual violence, assault, and emotional abuse. My brothers, sisters, siblings (keeping it gender neutral. Let us not forget the the T in LGBT) and I can still face bigotry and have it be deemed legal in many states or hidden under the cover of religious freedom, even though technically we would not be free from that. But this is a time for celebration for now. Marriage is a big step 

...but I'm going to keep fighting. 
Today in the United States, same- sex marriage became legal. All states must now allow for the marriages of same- sex couples. Now it's just called marriage. I'm crying because I don't have to fear being told at the hospital that I cannot see my partner because I'm not considered family, or not be allowed to be buried nearby him, or not be allowed to create a family. I can legally marry anywhere. And I'm overwhelmed. I'm still processing everything and it's amazing and frightening at the same time. 

There is still though a lot of work to be done. Many states in the United States still allow for work and housing discrimination of LGBT+ people because we are not a protected class. In many states, killing or beating an LGBT person can still not be considered a hate crime and in a few cases could even be forgiven. And trans people still suffer the most per capita to: sexual violence, assault, and emotional abuse. My brothers, sisters, siblings (keeping it gender neutral. Let us not forget the the T in LGBT) and I can still face bigotry and have it be deemed legal in many states or hidden under the cover of religious freedom, even though technically we would not be free from that. But this is a time for celebration for now. Marriage is a big step 

...but I'm going to keep fighting. 

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