May 17th is
I received an email the other day asking me if I'd like to participate in this years Day Against Homophobia. At first, I cringed. Really! Are there still people so intolerant, so sure gays aren't like the rest of the population? Are there still people who think it's all right to pick on gay kids, to humiliate them, tease them, call them abominations? My God, and we call ourselves civilized.
After thinking all that, which took about 3 seconds, I leaped at the chance to say my piece, and here I am. A proud believer in 'it's all right to be gay, straight, bisexual, transexual, trisexual, pansexual and any other variant you can dream up, as long as everyone's in agreement who's taking part in the pairing. Okay, there may be more than a pair. LOL
In all honesty, what difference does it make to you, or anyone else, who the fellow or woman down the street falls in love with and wants to marry? Or not marry, for that matter. We seem to have grown into a civilization who find it perfectly acceptable to raise our children watching television where all manner of killing is thought of as just fine and dandy. We can teach them how to make bombs, how to mutilate each other, destroy the environment, humiliate a fellow student for not looking the same as they do. Yet, if something sexual is involved all Hell breaks loose. When a school wants to teach children about birth control or how to enjoy safe sex, the neighborhood militia emerge. How dare we, whoever 'we' is, teach our children to be sexually active?
We all become sexually active, or the vast majority of us do. Don't these idiots remember?
And what about those feelings most of us had for a girlfriend, if you're a woman. Or, what about the guys, remember getting those funny feelings when you were watching the hunk getting into his gym gear? We all have those feelings. Some of us still do. Most of us learned to be ashamed of those perfectly natural feelings. Some of us hid how much we yearned for those same sex partners to notice us and feel the same as we did/do.
What makes it right to throw a son or daughter onto the streets for loving someone?
How can a parent believe they have the right to dictate the sexuality of their child?
How can a loving parent suddenly turn on their child, denying them love, food, shelter even a future?
How heartbreaking! How utterly tragic for all concerned. How horrendous for the child. I weep for those children and the struggles they have to make just to reach adulthood.
Love is love. We all have a right to be loved and to love who we wish, in my opinion. There is nothing more beautiful than to see the eyes of two lovers, male or female, as they gaze into the eyes of the one they love. I don't care what gender! And, neither should you.