This is a bit of a stream of conscious Saturday effort, which requires me to simply (with minimal editing) write. This one went much better than last week and is pretty much unedited. I would have liked to redo it as I like the idea but it is what it is.
Details can be found here if you fancy having a go:
In a world where diversity across society is ever increasingly celebrated there remain places where prejudice and hatred still run free. For every minority welcomed into inclusive arms there are those who day to day must face the very real darkness that lies in the hearts of men. It is on behalf of one of those most marginalised segments of modern society that I write.
While the LGBTQ population blaze a glittering trail and celebrate their diversity and individuality we are forced to remain hidden under your beds, our history and heritage now long forgotten and all that remains of the joy we once brought is fear.
You have forgotten us, and more than that you have allowed our memory to be twisted until all that remains are your own inner fears and inhibitions which you project onto us.
In sports and entertainment those that are differently able are now held aloft as a symbol of our more progressive ways yet we must hide our difference and we are forced to lurk in the dark recesses of your closets for fear of discovery.
We deserve better for once we were the better part of you, we ewre your joy and your escape and your light in the darkness. Now, I fear we have become your darkness and we must now arm ourselves to protect all that remains of our once proud people.
My heart’s desire is that once again you will embrace us and allow us to help you regain your innocence. We are tired of living in the sewers and the garden sheds. We wish to be released from the shackles of your childhood nightmares and to again bring joy to the faces of small children.
We ask of you to no longer exclude us but to open your arms and embrace our kind, free us from our solitary existence be ask for we are born of you and and deserve better.
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