It seems lately, that my life has become full of controversial topics and that if I don’t get them down on paper (or in this case in print) I might just explode into a million tiny little pieces.
So here is my disclaimer: If you don’t like what you’re reading STOP! This is entirely my own opinion, not intended to hurt anyone’s feelings. I am however, entirely prepared to take whatever comments come my way. Proceed with caution.
Yesterday, there was a nationwide campaign to wear purple in order to end intolerance of homosexuality and to raise awareness of homophobic abuses
As I opened up my Facebook page yesterday, I was met with a question, “I wear purple because I am. Why do you? I thought it was wonderful! My head was swirling with the answers I would love to type. Unfortunately, duty called and I had to leave my computer behind.
For those of you wondering what my answer would have been; it’s tough to say. I could have answered, ” Because my best friend is.” “Because I believe in the movement.” or simply “Because everyone deserves to live a life filled with love.”
It breaks my heart when I hear stories of suicide due to homophobic bullying. I hate it when you overhear someone saying that they won’t be friends with someone anymore because they “came out”. I can’t stand it when someone says they chose this lifestyle.
I love the episode of Fox’s Glee two weeks ago. I think Kurt said it best when he said, “[God] makes me gay and then makes His followers go around saying it’s a choice, as if I’d choose to be mocked every day of my life.”
Now excuse the reference to God, I have no intention of bringing religion into this. The quote was intended solely to get my point across.
I have to say though, If I had a choice between normalcy and being mocked everyday, I’d pick normalcy. So, let’s try not to call it a life choice from now on.
I guess the point of this whole thing is to just get those of you out there who don’t share my views, to think a little differently on the issue. Each and everyone person out there, gay or straight, is still a person, and they deserve to be treated as such.