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Kosmopolis Institute Publications Day 22: What does it mean to be different?

Day 22: What does it mean to be different?



What does it mean to be different? Does difference make you an alien (foreigner) to the present society. Does it mean you will never be accepted as an "alien" by this society?

Being gay and different, am I an "alien" because I'm so different? Does this difference mean I'm not a part of society? These are the daily questions that I believe gay people or other different people ask themselves. This might be a generalization on my side, because I'm gay or "alien", yet I do ask myself these questions now and then.

Does difference mean exclusion of the other? Does difference mean you are not part of us? Does difference mean we are not equal?

Lihlumelo Toyana