The LGBT community has risen over the last decade fighting for civil rights and equal opportunity here in America. Thus far, the LGBT community has fought to have their voices heard, their stories told and to live amongst some of their heterosexual counterparts. In the last few years fourteen states have recognized same-sex marriage as civil unions between two people who are madly in love with each other. The fourteen states that have legalized same-sex marriages are:
2. New Hampshire
8. New Jersey
10. Washington State
14. Washington, D.C. (city-state)
In my opinion, I don’t see anything wrong with living next to a couple who are homosexual or even having friends who are homosexuals and lesbians. Some people who are heterosexual is making such an enormous problem when a lesbian woman or a homosexual male comes around as if they’re some type of plague getting ready to take over the United States of America. The fact remains - the lesbian female and the homosexual male are human beings with basic human emotions just like any heterosexual woman or man. The people who live in the LGBT community need to be respected and not bullied all because of what thei sexual preferences are. Who are we to judge? We are not God.
I wasn’t raised to hate or pass judgment on anybody above all homosexuals and lesbians. I was always taught to love and appreciate any fellow man who I encounter. Right now today, I am not homophobic towards any gay man or a lesbian woman. Truthfully, I have gay friends who I adore very much. Some heterosexuals who appear to be homophobic like to throw in religion about gays and lesbians going straight to Hades due to the fact they are living a wrong lifestyle given that God never made two men or two women to be together. What people fail to realize is the homosexual man and the lesbian woman might’ve gone through some trauma during their youth such as being sexually molested which made them question their sexuality or a man might’ve picked up some traits being around women or vice versa. It is something called….NATURE versus NURTURE, wherein the nature debate justifies that some people are born that way and nurture supports the idea that people are cultured and shaped into the people they become.
This is the reason I applaud the Obama Administration for standing up tall against the hate and bigotry to end the DADT (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell) law which discriminates against homosexuals and lesbians and prohibits them from joining the U.S. military; along with making strides to end certain discrimination in the workplace against men and women who are living in the LGBT community. The world is constantly changing every day before our very eyes, so I cannot hate on someone else due to their sexual preferences and I cannot be homophobic towards anybody in the LGBT community; it is not right. Everyone should be treated fairly regardless of who they are or what they are.
I am certainly proud of everybody who lives and thrives in the LGBT community in the United States for standing up tall and strong and fighting for the right to have their voices heard and a chance to live among society and enjoy an equal life just like the next person.