Day 24: What are your thoughts on homophobia? Is it really a phobia or an excuse to spread hatred.
Well I think for most people the hate stems from the fear although they would not admit the root is fear towards the LGBTQA community and the unknown. They hate the LGBTQA community because they dont understand and either are incapable because of their biggoted views or just don’t want to try to understand.
But then there are those who start out homophobic and cruel about it but once educated can turn around a bit and see that perhaps the way they were thinking towards people in the community was wrong and hateful. I know a few people who were like that, constantly calling gay people ‘faggot’ and ‘fag’ and cringing when they would walk by holding hands or if they kissed in front of them, but since they are my friend I made it known of my sexuality and answered any questions they had on the subject: about how it’s nto a choice, and love is something everyone should be able to experience, and how would you like it if you walked by with your partner and people cringed and made derogatory comments to you? It’s definitely helped. They still are a little cringy about it at times, but I think they are starting to understand and at least stopped using the words ‘faggot’ and ‘fag’ in reference. So that’s a start eh?
Some people say that being gay is unnatural and I somewhat agree. If you are put on this earth a heterosexual being, then yes, being homosexual or anything other is unnatural to you because that’s not how you are, however, there are those like me who weren’t created heterosexual and to those people (namely homosexuals) being hetero. is whats unnatural. Just because the majority is straight does not mean that it is right to be that way and wrong to be anything other. Just like because there are more white people around than black that one is better because they are white. Segregation is absolutely ridiculous, just as is homophobia, and hopefully a few years from now people will be able to see that and look back to realize how shameful such behaviour towards the LGBTQA was.