The lack of care shown by many in the LGBTQ community during this pandemic has left me astounded.
Hamilton Hall started sending out its weekly Newsletter Blog at the beginning of the initial Pandemic Lockdown in March 2020.
It has proven to be massively appreciated and read in dozens of countries - and our web presence has rissen enormously and has helped many cope with the isolation, just hearing weekly from a nut job, a friend, a familiar supportive person, someone who invites your input, your questions and your fears and we are here to help in whatever way we can.
No questions asked.
It is the human thing to do, to be there for each other and not to hybernate in a hole and vanish from view until you want something - until you need something, until it's all over and the storm clouds have gone and where many have felt abandoned by groups and organisations who have been noticed by their complete absence - their complete lack of thought for others and when they do come out of the woodwork now the pandemic looks to be ending, it is to promote their workshops, their venues and their events coming up after this all ends, and not a thought of what others have been through, the stresses and mental anguish, sexual frustration and loneliness - and all that seems to concern is getting their message out there that they are back and wanting your business and money.
PEOPLE NOTICE. PEOPLE ARE AWARE. PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID.
MANY have voiced concern to me here about the complete isolation felt and the desolation offered by many support groups who - quite simply - have done nothing.
But: Many have worked tirelessly to help, and many have put their heart and soul into offering the best they can during these harrowing times - like the volunteers who have helped roll out the vaccination programme - or like my local church who delivers food to those who cannot get out and about,- and helping feed the people who cannot afford much during these times and who are financially strapped, as many are. Many have volunteered and worked tirelessly - giving the best of themselves at a time when humanity has fallen down the rabbit hole and is desperate for some guidance, some communication, some truthful and caring input - just so they know they have not been forgotten.
There are many wonderfully kind hearted and considerate people out there doing the decent thing and helping others and sadly there are those who should be helping, even if just a regular e mail to see how you are - or a phone call to those not on-line - as a friendly voice helps beyond belief.
If this was 25 years ago I would have been out there delivering food etc. and doing a great deal more, but at 66 and with many health problems, I have done what I could. Many have not.
I received an e mail today from a Tantra group in Spain who we have been in communication with me just a few times, and whose e mail today was 100% a promotion of events they have coming up and not a single word asking how we are coping, how things are, what precautions they have in place concerning Covid or anything other than to promote themselves. Not a word, not one single phrase, showing concern for those they are e mailing - not a word of thoughtfulness towards others and it was all about themselves, and I was stunned. I e mailed in return and stated this fact and have not heard in reply, and within a day I was blocked from seeing their web site as my 'membership ' was suddenly closed -
and it seems that rather than approach the problem of their absolutely disgraceful attitude, they run away and block me and it just adds to what I say
WHATEVER YOU HAVE - OR HAVE NOT DONE - OVER THIS LAST PANDEMIC 18 MONTHS OF COVID - WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AND NOTED - AND YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS, YOUR INPUT OR YOUR LACK OFF - WILL BE ACTED UPON BY HOW YOU DID - OR DID NOT - OFFER ANYTHING TO HELP OTHERS OTHER THAN YOUR SELF.
It saddens - as if these able bodied people cannot think of others during these trying times, what is their worth in normal times when we now know they do not 'have your back ' - they ' do not give a damn' - and they clearly have absolutely no thoughts for others and ESPECIALLY the members on their group that they are suppose to be there for - yet they show no concern for others and it comes over as just selfish behaviour, and how unenlightened is that - especially as in this case it was from a spiritual group whose actions are unenlightned.
Many do not offer the best of themselves.
So clearly - some groups are not worth it - who it would appear have done nothing - and they betray their very ethos and they let down their members and they run from anything that is decent in humanity by turning away from responsinbility - and they deserve nothing from us when this all ends.
It just goes to show that many who