Homophobia.."Ew!" you will yell and wrinkle your nose every time you see a gay person. You will look at me like you expect me to agree with you. I don't.Homophobia..4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"There is nothing wrong with gay people. They're just like you and me. You're so homophobic," I say to you. I hate that you are like this. I know you are my best friend but if you know if you say things like that, I feel embarrassed to be seen with you.
"I'm not homophobic. I just find gay people disgusting! " You say coldly.
"Thinking that they are disgusting is homophobic."
"So what if I AM homophobic? Why does it matter if I AM?" you question me.
I shrug my shoulders. I know that if I say something wrong, you will get mad at me and yell. I've put up with a lot from you, but not this time.
"Exactly. Why do you even care anyways? The things that I say don't apply to you anyways, do they?" You look at me strangely.
I care because it's hurtful. Not to me, but to other people. Some of my friends happen t
IT GETS BETTERTo all those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, to all those who are young and old, to all those who are being bullied and think that your life is just absolute hell, I'm here to tell you something, something that I think all of you should know: IT GETS BETTER.IT GETS BETTER3 years ago in Spirit Day More Like This
Like many of you, I was shocked and devastated about the tragic suicides that took place in Fall 2010 and again this Fall 2011. These bright young students were constantly picked on and bullied severely because they were gay or perceived as gay. I know some of you who read this are probably saying right now, "Oh, you know how kids are, they can be so cruel, kids are going to bully regardless". Those who have said it or are even thinking those words as I am speaking, you know who you are. I am letting you know how bad this hurts me as a student who once was looking for the support she never got when she was bullied and harassed in middle school. But I'm getting way off topic. This isn't
Random Snippets on LGBT RightsRandom Snippets on LGBT Rights6 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
The following people can marry:
* those with a past history of rape or murder
* active members of the Ku Klux Klan or Nazi Party
* people with late-stage AIDS or terminal cancer
* Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
The following people cannot marry:
* lesbians and gay men who love and support each other unconditionally
The following people find this unacceptable:
* any person we would want creating binding laws on our behavior
"Marriage isn't sacred! Not in America, where we have 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' and 'Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire' and 'Who Wants to Marry a Midget'!" --Chris Rock
" 'Don't [let gay people] get married.' Well, why not? You don't have to go to the wedding; you don't have to buy them anything. It doesn't matter! It doesn't have any effect on your life; why the f*** do you care?" --Louis CK, comedian
" 'How am I supposed to explain to my child... that two men are getting married?' [shrugs] I don't know; it's YOUR kid. YOU f***i
Who I am: A LGBT interview.Who I am: A LGBT interview.4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
1. How long have you known you are part of the LGBT community?
Well... I had had suspicions about it for years, but I only accepted it May of 2011. (18 years old)
2. Was it a struggle (emotionally) for you at the beginning?
In the years prior, oh ya. I spent many a night praying and hoping that these thoughts would go away. But the second i said it my life changed instantly.
3. How did you start to discover your sexuality? (Example, thoughts, feelings ex)
I had always been curious about other guys, but there was one guy that changed it all. He was he first person I told, first guy I wanted to kiss (or do other things...) and I felt different around him. Better.
4. What part of the LGBT community do you belong to? (Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ex)
Labels are for scared straight people. I'm a guy who likes guys.
5. How long have you been out of the closet, or if your not, do you