There comes a point when a person gets sick and tired of being sick and tired. When fighting for the same amount of respect, recognition, and access to equal protection under the law should not be a battle but a given.
When you can no longer deny the hostility directed at you from a group of people who look like you but are the first to disown you. Yet for the sake of "belonging" you continue to endure the torture hoping by some state of osmosis things will change.
There comes a point when you get sick and tired of having to explain your right to exist on this earth as you are.
When you grow weary of having to lie so much you have to learn how to tell the truth. When your body won't allow you to simply sit half of you at the table while leaving the rest of you behind in order to make everybody else at the table comfortable.
There comes a point when you get sick and tired of having to refute the lies and stereotypes placed on you by the world regarding how you live, love, walk, talk, think, work, play, and pray.
When explaining for the thousandth time that an overbearing mother, absent father, or childhood molestation was not the reason you turned out "that way", as if who you are had to be born out of some devastating experience.
There comes a point when you get sick and tired of hoping that religion will catch up with science and when the word abomination is mentioned in a sentence it won't be directed at you. Or when you hear the word spoken again you won't buy into the lie that it defines you.
When your happiness doesn't require the approval of family, society, or an ancient book that was once a source of hope for so many, but has now been turned into a weapon more dangerous than anything requiring a bullet.
There comes a point when you get sick and tired of your rights being put up for the popular vote and you get so angry that all you know to do is take to the streets by the thousands.
When you get sick and tired of explaining that a dog or a goat can't sign a marriage license but another human being can.
When "water and doughnuts" simply aren't enough unless they come with the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, hate crime laws in all 50 states, additional funding for HIV/AIDS research, full marriage rights, and an end to religious bigotry and homophobia.
There comes a point when you get sick and tired of being marginalized and the second class citizenship you've become accustomed to is no longer sufficient.
When you expect your leaders to carry through with campaign promises to make this country a place where all men and women truly are equal regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity instead of the same old empty rhetoric.
Yes there comes a point when you've had about all you can take and your body and mind becomes numb and you can't feel anything.