Thoughts about #equalrights & the LGBT community
I’m sharing this one with you today because equal rights is very close to my heart. I grew up in a society where being mixed meant you were black. Or “talking white” was wrong. I grew up where the word fag and “You’re gay” was okay to say. Where you couldn’t be multi racial, but had to be bi racial. Where you had to check “Other” as your race because the choice selection only allowed 1 race.
The sad part is, that wasn’t so long ago.
I like most in the world that don’t follow the cookie cutter white american dream was judged for being different. And though I’m not gay, or bi or trans, I’ve had many friends that are. When I was growing up, if you hung out with someone that was gay, it was frowned upon. “Ew, why you hanging around him — he’s gay.”
People pour hate in to social media and in your face while using religion as their pillar. Like it makes it right. Like they can determine whether you’r going to hell because they read the bible. I read, listen and Youtube everyday — that doesn’t mean I can give you scarlet letter.
I’ll save religion for another day, but similar to this article, I believe it’s okay to have different beliefs for yourself, but don’t overshadow others with them. It’s so simple:
I like design and coffee
You like tea and cats
We can still be friends.
Sexuality is each person’s decision. Just like watching football or binge watching Casey Neistat. Stop judging and enjoy your life.