Joined: Feb 2010
February 25, 2010 09:24:17 AM
I'd like to live in a world where we stop defining who we are specifically based on our sexuality or race. I'm tired of those little divides, even just in conversations like "oh you know the gay guy from" "man that's so gay" "that's a hot black dude."
But when you live in a society that defines you based on your appearance, accent, and who's hand your holding/or not holding, it can be pretty tough to escape.
I don't think the day will arrive where anything besides adam/eve pragmatic way of life will be completely accepted by a majority. It's been a very long time coming to even get this far. Homosexual couples may eventaully gain complete rights, but there will always be someone out of fear/hate that wont accept it. I'm a huge fan of religions and spiritual groups but with them so prevailently Abrahamic I doubt we will see much headway in gay acceptance.
I grew up in a very accepting home, too. My whole family were even overly supportive to the point where they were insistent that I was a lesbian (because I prefered to go hunting and fishing with my dad, played video games, sports, and spent countless hours reading instead of going shopping/being a girl). They would constantly tell me that if I was a lesbian they would love me anyways. I never really tried to explain to them that I didn't see the value in clothes, or highschool dating, I just felt lucky that if I turned out to be a lesbian they wouldn't hate me!
And that's where the whole problem lies really. People not understanding that you can't just turn gay, or straight, and that activities that are not typical to your gender are not indicative of your sexual preference. Alot of people are just afraid. They don't want to be gay, so they prove it by acting like assholes
I'd imagine with any major breakthrough in research on Homosexuality and it's origins at birth, would really help alot of the people who hate out of fear.
My personal belief is that you love who you love.