Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Beautiful Stand We Made!






so this was an exiting week for me!

as i told you all in my previous post, i attended an Anti-homophobic rally this week at Beaulah Bar where i was interviewed on radio and asked a very interesting question.....

WHY DO YOU THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE HOMOPHOBIC?

it got me thinking about where we are as a nation with regards to this topic. i read an article in the Mail and Guardian about Pastor Ray McCauley and his involvement with Pres. Zuma in trying to change legislation concerning abortion and same sex marriages. i became rather concerned, as I'm sure most of you did, as the very laws that served to protect us as a people were threatened by the very people whom we put our trust in to rule our country. i also read in The Heat Magazine (not that i read Heat that often...kinda just browse through.....and not that there is anything wrong with Heat...we all like a bit of 'skinner' news from time to time...lol) how 18000 people joined a group on facebook in protest to a kiss which happened on one of our day- time soaps between two men...Are people still sooo intolerant to those different from them? is there still a serious threat to our constitution by people who serve only their own interests?
is Homophobia STILL so rife in a country that boasts to have THE most liberal constitution in the world?

so why are some people out there still HOMOPHOBIC?

well, i had about a minute to think about this one....literally, and my answer?
Phobia, is a FEAR, and people Fear what they don't KNOW. it is sad that people only see a small part of what BEING GAY is all about, and sometimes what they see is clouded by a stereotype. its is only through education, and awareness that people come to know and understand. if you know better, then you do better, right? and who are the educators? i dare to say....WE ARE. it is up to every single Gay man and woman to show 'homophobic' people out there that we are NO different than anybody else. that, just because we prefer partners of the same sex, doesn't make us any different to them. just BE WHO YOU ARE and show them that there is more to you than your sexual preference. we are all made of the same 'dust' and we will all return to that very same 'dust' one day!
as the 'good book' says...do unto others as you would have done unto you!

ciao
C

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LET LIFE HAPPEN!

Hey Ya'll!!
its been about two weeks since i have done anything so i thought i would make up for it by giving my blog a NEW LOOK and some interesting news!!!

i am always amazed at how life works and how things turn out for the best, if you just allow space for development!!! sometimes WE tend to get in the way of the universe working its ways and so we get frustrated because nothing comes to fruition, when all along we simply needed to surrender to LIFE and let LIFE happen!

the past few weeks have been going really slow with arrangements concerning the fundraiser not seeming to get anywhere. i had sooo much on my mind with what i wanted to do, but thought about it so much that i never allowed it to grow on its own! until i was kindly reminded by two really awesome people that i needed to keep my focus on what the actual goal was. i realised once again that we can only do so much..then we need to surrender and let it grow. just like a child is unable to grow if its mother holds onto it, so our dreams and goals in life often get restricted, or even inhibited by our own efforts to ' hold on' to them.

so on Tuesday i went to have a meeting with Glen De Swart from HEALTH4MEN to chat about how the arrangements are going and what has been happening. he gave me a few tips on what i could do and whom i could speak to with regards to marketing and getting the idea out there!
he mentioned that i should get in touch with HEART104.9FM to see if they would be interested in getting involved, as well as speaking to the Dean of Cape Town to see if he would like to attend the event as a guest of honour. after a very successful meeting i left enthused once again...and with about two pages of homework...lol

i thought id drop by Beaula Bar to say hi to Myrna, the Owner, as i hadn't seen her for ages, and low and behold...there was HEART104.9FM busy setting up for a ANTI-HOMOPHOBIC RALLY to be held in a few minutes. and who was there to attend the rally and give his support...you guessed it...THE DEAN OF CAPE TOWN!!! suffice to say i was a bit gobsmacked!
anyways, long story short, i found myself involved at the rally. meeting new people, telling them about the fundraiser, including speaking with Rev Smith AND BEING INTERVIEWED ON RADIO DURING THEIR DRIVE TIME SHOW (at 17:10pm to be exact-lol)!!!!

I left with a big smile on my face, amazed again at how things work out and how, if you just let the universe take its course, it WILL work together with you to accomplish your dreams and goals!!!

so yea, just a word of encouragement to any of you out there who feel that things don't always go your way...just hang in there! allow life to take its course and don't resist the 'blessings' which come your way..they ARE there, you just need to see them, take the opportunity and run with it!!

till lata, adios!!!
Charl

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

hey there guys and gals!

just thought id give a quick update about whats happening on this side!

its week three of my mission to get body and mind into good shape again after a lOOOng absence from the gym, and i have to say, its going AWESOME!!!
i forgot how good it feels to be able to wake up early(and lately without an alarm might i add) and go to gym, knowing that im healthy, body, mind and soul!
its amazing how your perspective changes. the environment around you feels better, you feel 'lighter' and all of a sudden you have a new zest for life and all you want to do is just go out there and enjoy it!

as for the body....yep...its getting there! lol! i have told myself i want to resemble some sort of 'underwear model' by the time the competition comes around and so, in true sagitarian nature, im giving it my all! (you know how we saggies like to to things to the extreme!)

dont get me wrong...i miss a nice little bash, but for now, its focus focus focus!!! im sure there will be enough time to celebrate and have a ball!!! (and dont we know how to do just that girls!-lol)

as far as that fundraiser is concerned, things are looking good. Health4Men (the organization that the funds will be going to) are excited to be onboard! there are also two possible venues for the event, some DJ's that seem keen on giving of their time and now it is just to think of a theme for the night! so if any of you have suggestions, feel free to share!!!

anyway, watch this space, as ill be posting some new pics soon (just to show you boys that i REALLY am working hard) and ill also be giving you an update on how the planning for the fundraiser is going!!!

and now, i am done babbeling!
ciao!

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