Disclaimer: I really don’t know how to start with this, all I know is that I have a lot to say about this subject, so just hear me out here. Also, this photo has some significance, but it’s mostly because I find it extremely adorable!!!
Now, I know this is a very touchy subject for people right now, and I understand that some might feel uncomfortable about speaking there mind, but I believe it must be said. Now, to make it perfectly clear, I am nor bi or lesbian, even though I do act very intimate with my good friends. I am as straight as they come and I have a loving boyfriend, but I can not say the same about some of my family.
The story goes like this: A family full of individuals who love one other with all their heart. Now, we are not blood, but we are so close, we defend and back up one another like families should. Our blood families, sometimes, not so much. To put it simply, my little sister, who is the world to me, has dealt with problems; Problems that deal with her sexuality. These are not the usual kind of problems that people might think: She is transgender. Her family does not agree with this and the only support she has is through her “real family”.
People might think that being this way is a choice and that it is a sin. It might be a sin, but it is not a choice. Throughout the years that I have known my sister, I have seen her go through some terrible things including emotional abuse from her so called “Family”, hateful comments from friends and people close to her, and even ridicule. She’s been having to hide herself from people for multiple years, and she didn’t even know what was happening to herself; I hated every moment of it. Years passed by, and I stayed by her side letting her know that everything will be alright. Now, I’m grateful to say that she has found an amazing girlfriend, and an amazing support group (“Family”) that will be by her side through thick and thin.
Now, this rant isn’t about her, but about how people think and how their hateful comments can hurt people.
How can the majority of people who practice love and peace be so hateful? How can we live in a hateful world where ideas and thoughts that are unique and, to say the least, beyond the norm are shunned? Our world has gone through so many great lengths to free people from discrimination to find another group to put in the same situation. Can people be so hateful that they would take rights away from their own friends and family.We live in a society where everything that is not the norm is a horrible idea and should not be spoken or acted upon EVER!!!
What people don’t understand is that not giving them their rights, not giving them support is like mentally abusing a child by saying they will never amount to anything. They already have had to deal with their own problems “coming out”, as some would say, especially if they lived in a very religious background. For them to finally accept themselves, and for them to be able to show their true selves to people takes a lot of courage. Being shot done by people they consider very close to them is more hurtful they people think. It can mentally scar them, forcing them to think they should be punished for their “Sins”. Sometimes these words can hurt so much as to make the person believe that they only way to “punish themselves” is by taking their own life. Words do hurt, and they can hurt to the point of no return, literally.
There are people out there, however, who have stood up in the face to hate and shown they not all people are hateful to things that can’t be explained. These people I recommend to keep close.
Now, I could go on forever about this subject, but I will leave it here for now till the next rant.
But remember this:
To the people who have dealt with this pain and hurt, big or small (And this doesn't have to be something with LGBT, it can be anything): Don’t give up!!! You have people to support you. If you ever need me, just message me!