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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Can I Live: The Judge and Jury of the LBGTQ

                       
I start this blog entry as honest open and true as I can possibly be. This questions often comes up in the community but it just seems to simmer never really seems to heat up, with understandable reasons. I just want to know is there like a legal LBGTQ court system where if you go against the LBGTQ  constitution or the LBGTQ commandments your punishment will be death by shaming from you former peers? For example: You will no longer be able to attend another LBGTQ event without being talked about or inappropriate jokes about how you've changed over or questioning if your were even gay in the first place? You cant have any same sex friendship because then that an additional charge of trying to play both sides of the fence AUTOMATICALLY making you a target for passing diseases throughout the community and when those don't apply your either pregnant or dying from some sort of STD.  I thought about it and if there where any truth to having a LBGTQ set of commandments (just for length purposes)  it would probably be something like this.

1. You shall only go to 1 club there are no other social spots put before your regular club
2. You shall not have on the same thing as someone else or a who wore it best contest will be started on Instagram where likes then counts as votes
3.You shall not talk bad about your home club when going elsewhere or you will no longer have access to the club.
4. Remember dedicate your entire weekend to the club
5. You shall obey your gay mother and father
6. You shall not murder the scene when you walk through it is displeasing to those who really put in effort for their look.
7. You shall not sleep with someone else mate UNLESS you don't like them for no reason or they have done you wrong, or a fellow gay family member wrong then its ok.
8. You shall not steal (drugs alcohol girl or boy friend or spotlight on the main stage)
9. You shall not be gay or lesbian over 5+ and the all of sudden hetero not even to have a kid.
10. You shall not lay eat or sleep in my house unless are doing absolutely nothing with your life


These are things that seem to be what we now consider acceptable and if your doing anything outside of this then it seems that either you "gay card" is snatched or points are deducted, but WHY THO. Last time I checked the world that we live in crucifies and tears us down enough so when did it make sense to do it within our own. Can someone tell me where and when the unity was lost? Why is it now a competition on who did it better? When did we stop catering to what the community wants for the sake of saying "I wore it better than you" "I threw the best party" "I have the better entourage". It kind of relates back to my former blog post (http://sweettoothmedia.blogspot.com/2015/04/have-you-been-kendrick-lamard-yet-blind.html) where we have our own race tearing each other down over their skin tone. Does anyone not recognize the ignorance? By all means I don't have the total solution...nope I don't, however I do want to be apart the solution in some shape form or fashion. I want to be apart of the community where I am not shamed because my make-up isn't MAC and my bag isn't Micheal Kors and my shoes aren't Jimmy Choo.



I want to be apart of the community where boundaries are respected within a relationship and where valid reasons for not liking a person is present. I want to be a part of a community that doesn't back down that doeskin hesitate to stand up and say something when one of our own is being degraded or abused and in some cases killed. That is willing to sign petitions and get laws changed to protect the T in LBGT and not re-post RIP. I want to be able to be comfortable in my own identity without being labeled (studs femmes trans drag) or put in a group because of what I prefer (rachet, hard workers, average, balling). Can we please PLEASE stop living our lives living outside of our means to be a replica of some Hollywood star without doing the work. Beyonce didn't just wake up like this her ass sung and competed in contest and formed a group  wrote her own songs SHE DID THE WORK. Oprah didn't just wake the hell up with her millions she started as an intern then she got a local show THEN moved her way to a national stage TO THEN have her own network (s/o to OWN Network hey Oprah girl). But it seems as within this community most live or try to live the life without doing the work. DO YOUR WORK start on the inside so then when those who lack growth come for you it no longer bothers you. I admit at one point in my life I was slightly caught up in the rapture of the lights and titles and the fake hugs and kisses just to try to get in my spot. But then I became ill, yep had a stroke. I wasn't supposed to make it for 8 months couldn't walk damaged kidneys and brain (God blessed me to not have major damage and I thank him daily for it) but then that's when my light was cut off and the show went on without me. That is when I realized that lime light that looks so nice and bright can be dimmed just like that. Now I'm at a point in my life where that need I felt to go out and mingle with those who said they love me has truly left and I now enjoy just living life and going to non LBGT events and concentrating on my growth because I choose to be known to the world and not just the "gay world". I want my mark left among millions of people gay straight black white young old, this is the goal I seek, and you know what, it much less stress. Because in society there isn't a label stuck to you when you are doing great things or making improvement all they know is your name and what you stand for and how much you made a change. I'm just waiting on the day where we can all put pride and problems aside and stand as one. Is that too much too ask? Let me know READ COMMENT LIKE AND SHARE!


Peace and Blessings
Swagg P
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Monday, May 11, 2015

To Inhale or Not Inhale: Texas and the Full Legalization of Marijuana



Cannabis, marijuana, mary jane, grass, green along with many other names is intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine.
Purpose: Cannabis is often used for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation, and an increase in appetite.


Possible side-effects: A decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.

History: As part of religious or spiritual rites; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC.


A survey conducted in March 2015 has shown that 49% of Americans have tried marijuana, 12% have used it in the past year and 7.3% have used it in the past month. Medical marijuana refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended herbal therapy, which is taking place in Canada, Belgium, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, and 32 U.S. states. Which brings me to my entry.


Texas is now in the running for the possibility to legalize marijuana see here ---> http://abc13.com/news/bill-to-legalize-marijuana-in-texas-clears-committee/701479/


Currently in Austin there is a proposal seeking full legalization of marijuana on religious grounds and has unbelievably passed.
Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview TX shares his feelings and says "Marijuana comes from God and therefore shouldn't be banned by government. On Wednesday the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee surprisingly voted to support it. There were 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans surprisingly voted to support it and it passed 5-2


My personal opinion... Let's just say I'm not opposed but I don't have high hopes (no pun intended) on it getting past the House. Many Houstonians have already commented on the matter and as of right now its an even split. However here are just a few of the awesome purposes for our green friendly plant that I feel if legalized could possible make medical history:

AIDS (HIV) &; AIDS Wasting
Alzheimer's Disease
Arthritis
Cancer / Nausea
Epilepsy / Seizures
Glaucoma
Migraines
Multiple Sclerosis / Muscle Spasms
Pain / Analgesia
Psychological Conditions


And these are only some of many. I understand and fully comprehend the negative effects if made legal in Texas however as stated above marijuana helps assist psychological conditions such as depression anxiety as well as bi-polar and manic depressive which then will possibly decrease murder rates (don't quote me though lol). As of right now the bill has until June 1st to reach the House floor which is when they take a break. Before I go for those who aren't familiar with how this legal process works here you go step by step.....your welcome.






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SwaggP

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