Hatred exists everywhere. Always has, always will, so long as we keep on with this current mold of society. No, I'm not talkin about the corny watered down versions of the word being used today in reference to jealousy and tough love. I'm speaking on the very real meaning of the word. The very real emotion of hatred. That very powerful emotion that moves people to feel justified in the most senseless and violent acts against those different from them. The meaning I refuse to water down, because of the very power this emotion holds.
More often then not, hatred is reported in it's racial, political, religious, nationalistic, and economical forms... watch the evening news for an over indulgence in this, if you think I'm lying. One form that is under-reported is sexual hatred. At the moment, it's actually popular to glorify and even sugar-coat sexual hatred in the form of pimps and hoes... This bio does have something to do with that form of hatred, but it has more to do with the hatred of homosexuals.
Sakia Gunn was born May 26, 1987 in Newark, NJ. Interestingly enough her mother always had a difficult time trying to get Sakia to wear dresses and skirts. She prefered baggy jeans and t-shirts. More interesting, anytime she was given a 'Barbie' doll as a gift, she'd cut the dolls' hair all off. At age 11, Sakia announced to her mother, 'I don't like boys.' Sakia's mother said, 'well, you've got awhile to figure out what you do or don't like in life.' Eventually, she found friends and a support network, to her mother's relief and would make trips into NYC with her friends to be in a more a gay/lesbian 'friendly' atmosphere.
One night, however, Sakia and her friends decided to take the bus from the Newark train station home. This as opposed to the taxi ride they usually got. Upon arrival at the bus stop, a car of men started attempting to get the girls' attention. The girls said, "no, we're gay.' One of the men shouted anit-homosexual epitaphs at the girls. The guys got out of the car and menacingly approached Sakia and her two friends. The confrontation continued and ended with Sakia being stabbed in the neck by one of the guys. All of this happened across from an unmanned Police Booth.
Sakia's death was May 11, 2003 at the young age of 15.