It is perfectly OK to be gay.
It is equally perfectly OK to be straight
Bi Folks are probably the luckiest because for them any party is a smorgasbord. And THEY are perfectly normal as well.
(Note, I’m including Lesbian, Transgendered, and Questioning folk in the larger over arching broadly defined groups above. Deal with it!)
And this is a real big deal for me. It is not ok for us to shove our beliefs, politics, and details of our lives down someone’s throat that is diehard straight, or devoutly religious, or who may have outdated or even antiquated beliefs, in our opinion.
I mean ask yourself how you’d feel if a straight person was telling you, you were wrong because of your desires. How about a straight person forcing you to bake them a cake for their sons first sexual encounter with a hooker?
Both are distasteful and you’re entitled to say, “I do not agree,” or “I prefer not to do business with you.”
Why then do we feel it’s not ok for a devoutly religious person to refuse to bake our wedding cakes? How are we morally superior when we shout about a CEO being homophobic and demand their resignation?
We are winning the right to marry whom we choose. We are making progress in winning hearts not with force, but with education, compassion, and common decency, we don’t need to keep pounding everyone over the head.
And yet we do.
We’ve become guilty of the same things that we’ve berated conservatives and religious groups about for years.
Are we so shallow as a group that all we want is revenge?
“Oh Bitch you’re going to bake my wedding cake! I’ll lawyer up and FORCE you to do it!”
Really? You’re going to serve that cake, made by someone you’ve deeply offended and pissed off to your friends and family? Ever heard the old adage, “Don’t piss off your food server?”
And if you’re smart enough to know you don’t want to serve a cake baked under those conditions to your friends and family…
Then let it the fuck go!
Why the hell would you want to go to the hassle of lawyering up just to prove a point. Make your point by going to the competitor bakery and then make sure all your friends do the same. You don’t need to picket, you don’t need to say or do anything other than find a different bakery and help them become successful.
All these people freaking out about Firefox’s CEO having an opinion about homosexuality that they disagree with is insane!
Firefox is a FREE product! Use it, OR Don’t. But for god sake, get the hell over yourselves! Go back to Internet Explorer or use Chrome. NEXT!
There was an article on Breitbart today with the headline “Teacher White Privilege Conference: Whites are never cured of racism”
First and foremost, the nature of the conference and its message is offensive on its face. Second, is this where the LGBT community really wants to go?
20 Years from now do you want to have a conference titled “Straight People are never cured of homophobia and must be re-educated time & again”
Lets get beyond the continuous “Butthurt”
Its time to realize that many of the GLBT organizations cease to have relevance when we achieve equality. Its in the best interests of such organizations to keep the GLBT community frothing at the mouth at perceived slights, because without relevance these organizations are out of business.
The GLBT community isn’t quiet equal yet, but the day is coming and on that day the “Special” organizations should voluntarily and gladly lock their doors.
On that day we’ll be like everyone else our rights and freedoms guaranteed by The Constitution. We should all begin thinking of ourselves and acting, as normal participants in our society now. Consider it training for ‘The Big Day’.
We don’t want to make the mistake of continuing to highlight how different we are.
I personally believe separatism, whether imposed from within or without is detrimental to any group in the society at large. I think of it like; Stop acting different and you’ll stop being different. Most people today don’t care if you’re GLBT, take that and revel in it, but don’t be mean.
I for one am sick and tired of story after story of the GLBT community abusing people who have different beliefs or opinions about homosexuality.
Its time for the GLBT community to grow the fuck up.
Not everyone on the “playground” is going to like us, nor should they be required to. Let folks have their own opinions, let them decide if they want to leave money on the table, let them come to realize, in their own time that the inclusion of the GLBT community will not bring about the end of the world as they know it.
Live as an equal member of your community, get involved, be a member of the neighborhood watch, volunteer your time, make your community a better place. Take the initiative to teach others a positive message by your actions, instead of a negative message by being a distraction.
People will figure out you’re GLBT and they wont care, because you’re an asset to the community.
We can’t demand equality and freedom while denying the same to others.