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The Trevor Project

As Autumn trees shed tears, so do lovers who are denied the choice to love,
As midnight stars Shine, so do lover’s minds who rest on another lover’s chest,

Parents confused after walking in on their closeted daughter,
Didn’t understand where they went wrong;
Had dreams of Aisha marrying a doctor,

No effort put forth trying to understand Aisha’s feelings,
Instead mere judgement, excuses used such as Somali Culture,
Ignorance teaches society that women must be attracted to men,

All she dreamed of being was happy; found herself smiling from east to west,
While she walked side-by-side with her secret lover Fadumo,
Both of them hiding their identity from family,

As Autumn trees shed tears, so do lovers who are denied the choice to love,
As midnight stars Shine, so do lovers minds who rest on another lover’s chest,

All Marcus wanted, was to follow in the footsteps of Aisha,
They had met, become friends, after introductions at a Queer Meeting,
He absorbed her strength, didn’t care how his parents would react,

It was a Thursday night, ladies night downtown, everybody was out,
Across the room, leaned against a wall was Jacob,
Only eye contact was required, a slight nod, and they entered the bathroom,

Without noticing who was in the stall next to them, somebody took a picture,
Posted it on Facebook, Marcus had no idea, his father on the other-hand,
Was forwarded the picture by another child’s father,

As Autumn trees shed tears, so do lovers who are denied the choice to love,
As midnight stars Shine, so do lovers minds who rest on another lover’s chest,

Both Aisha and Marcus were ill-prepared for what was to come,
Aisha’s parents tried to place her in the mental ward of a Children’s Hospital,
Fortunately she was able to sneak out of her bedroom window the night before,

Marcus, he wasn’t as lucky, when he came home from drinking downtown,
His alcoholic father accidentally beat him into cardiac arrest,
As of now, Marcus lays conscienceless in a hospital bed,

Whether we are talking about Aisha or Marcus, both scenarios are frightening,
Imagine what it would be like if one of them was Transgender,
Maybe both of them would be sharing Marcus’s fate,

As Autumn trees shed tears, so do lovers who are denied the choice to love,
As midnight stars Shine, so do lovers minds who rest on another lover’s chest,

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