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Mundo 'De-mente'
by Iván Torrijos
2004-02-01

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El futuro llegó. Las palabras gay, homosexual, comunidad GLBT o diversidad sexual se repiten una y otra vez en las bocas de presidentes, obispos, el papa, jueces, políticos y por supuesto, la sociedad civil entera.

Nosotros, los que vivimos en algún momento de nuestras vidas la burla o el rechazo de la gente por ser diferentes, hemos sonreído ante las noticias que van surgiendo en relación a nuestra familia GLBT. No obstante, todavía queda mucho camino por recorrer antes de eliminar por completo esa ideología que repudia y considera perversa una orientación sexual que no encaja en el marco del heterosexualismo.

Nuestros lideres de gobierno de aquí y en China se arruinan el seso día tras día intentando decidir si un gay, una lesbiana, un transgenero o un transexual merece los mismos derechos que alguien que no lo es, cuando por otro lado, pareciera ser que es tan fácil seguir con las tradiciones provenientes de la edad de piedra: violencia, muerte y destrucción.

¿Quién es el líder?, ¿Quién puede más?, ¿Quién tiene la razón?, ¿A Quién creerle?.

El pasado 26 de diciembre, el mundo, la naturaleza nos recordó de Nuevo quien puede más. 30 mil personas fue el saldo de muertos luego del terremoto que sacudió a Irán. Mientras tanto, aquí seguimos debatiéndonos sobre quien es normal y quien no.

El primero de diciembre, durante el "Día Mundial de la Lucha Contra el Sida", la Organización Mundial de la Salud reveló los más recientes índices de personas en el mundo viviendo con el VIH/SIDA. Más de 40 millones han adquirido la enfermedad, muchos de ellos sin acceso al mas modesto tratamiento. Algunos investigadores han dicho que los estragos de la epidemia apenas comienzan, están en su primera etapa de desarrollo; mientras tanto, se invierten millones en campañas de abstinencia haciendo a un lado la verdadera educación sexual. Desde Italia le hacen gestos al condón como si de generar miedo se tratara, en vez de crear responsabilidad ciudadana.

Por otro lado, a finales de noviembre del año pasado, científicos de la Fundación Mundial para la Prevención de la Vida Silvestre dijeron que el inadecuado uso de los recursos naturales y la misma actividad solar, están ocasionando un sobrecalentamiento de la tierra que, en un ritmo bastante acelerado, amenaza con derretir los glaciares del mundo para finales de este siglo, lo cual traería consigo la inundación de muchos territorios de hábitat humano, desequilibrio de los ecosistemas y desabastecimiento de agua potable; mientras tanto, los habitantes terrenales nos dividimos en fronteras, en dictaduras, en capitalismos, en ideologías. Nos desgarramos las vestiduras por la posesión del trono, luchamos por obtener el poder. Al final, los pobres, los más vulnerables, son los que siempre pierden.

Todo lo anterior no lo digo yo, lo dicen las estadísticas, las investigaciones, los analistas. La sociedad, esta en crisis. Tan ocupados estamos en la obtención del poder que nos olvidamos de la convivencia, del cuidado en conjunto de nuestro planeta y de como afrontar unidos estos enigmas de la naturaleza.

Ojalá que este año 2004 nos traiga una nueva "Identidad". Ojalá que nos regale más acontecimientos de celebración y nos permita aprender a como vivir en paz con nosotros mismos y con los demás.

MUNDO "De-mente" es un espacio de reflexion, analisis, información y comentarios en relación a la comunidad latina GLBT. La columna es escrita por su autor en español con el objeto de cubrir algunas expectativas linguisticas.

Preguntas o comentarios a: ivanukor@yahoo.com

Fuentes utilizadas para este articulo: VIH/SIDA: www.cinu.org .mx/temas/vih_sida/eventos/dia.htm

Medio Ambiente: www.cnnespanol.com/2003/tec/11/28ambiente.glaciares.reut/index.html


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