Monday, February 10, 2014

Don't tell me you're Gay!

I understand it can be quite annoying to keep being reminded that you actually know a lot of gay or lesbian people. You just want to cover your ears and eyes and start doing the "la, la, la, la" thing.  It's especially hard if they are people you actually like or liked if they would just quit reminding you that they are gay.  It can be down right painful.
If it's your neighbor, co-worker, cousin, sister or child, it's really hard to hold onto any long held belief that homosexuality is dreadful or dangerous.  It would be much easier if they would all just keep it to themselves.  How can you look them in they eye and say calmly "hate the sin, love the sinner"?  It's a serious problem.
Now gay and lesbian people are getting married. You can't even tell anymore that everyone who says they are married is heterosexual. How can you separate them out? It was so much simpler when you could assume that everyone was straight and wanted to be straight.
Who could have ever imagined that gay and lesbian people would try to convince you that they are just as normal as you? And openly announcing it - well - that's just too much!
Why would anyone want to announce who they love? What is the world coming to?

Here is your answer -

“Every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends if indeed they are your friends. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. Once they realize that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed once and for all. And once you do, you will feel so much better”
Harvey Milk

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