2010 Equality Rider: Tashana Brown


Name: Tashana Brown
Hometown: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Age: 19


Families swear that they will stand by us for a lifetime, that they will never turn their backs on us. But today, after finding out who we really are, we cease to exist to them.  No matter how hard we try to win back their affection and love we never seem to succeed; we are hurt to learn that we are not even capable of inspiring love and loyalty in those who should love us unconditionally. So how do we expect it from others? 

It is with self-confidence, determination and pride in who we are that we earn the respect and loyalty of others. We are all human beings who were created equal by God and nobody has the right to judge us for who we are. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people were created to be who they are.

I am not a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person, but I believe in the rights of every human being. I don’t believe in conforming to society’s norms, especially when doing so endangers the happiness, comfort and peace of mind of others. We should each be given the opportunity to enjoy the best that life has to offer. Through communication we hope to open the minds and hearts of those who discriminate against LGBT people, with the hope that they will accept LGBT people as equals. 

Tashana has been sponsored a total amount of $.

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