Today is National Coming Out Day here in the US and in various countries around the world. This is a very important day for the LGBT community. It i’s a day that celebrates people finally accepting and publicly admitting who they are. It is also a day that attempts to bring awareness to our “representatives” and the public about gay and lesbian rights.
It seems very strange that the so-called “land of the free” denies rights to certain people. The Constitution is supposed to guarantee rights for all people is it not? Well, the LGBT community is denied rights all the time, just like people of certain races and religious backgrounds are/have been denied rights they should have had all along.
And those prejudices are often made into constitutional amendments. The very document that outlines freedoms for some has made it perfectly clear that some people are not good enough.
Here is the message this country is sending people when we deny basic human rights to others: You are only allowed to have rights if you are the right color, the right religion, or the right sexual orientation. If you are not white, Christian, and heterosexual, you are out of luck—you are not entitled to anything.
Is this really the message we want to send? If it is, then can you really, honestly, believe that America is the greatest country on earth? How can a country that thinks anyone is less than human be the greatest at anything?
Why do people care if John and Jim want to get married? They do not care when Adam and Eve walk down the aisle. When a heterosexual couple get married it is a beautiful and blessed event, but when a gay couple kiss in public or want to get married, all hell breaks loose. It is unnatural and should not be allowed…right?
Homosexuality is just as natural as heterosexuality. Human beings are not the only ones that choose partners of the same-sex. Research has found that same-sex couplings are “found in nearly all animals.” Deny it if you want, but it is true.
So if you are someone who is struggling with your sexuality, I ask you to stop. You are better than the bullies telling people they are perverts and freaks. So bust out of that closet and be yourself, brothers and sisters. Announce to the world that you are who you are and people are just going to have to accept it. If they are unwilling to do that, then you do not need them in your life.
No one should ever have to deny who and what they are in this society. Do you agree?
- Thursday October 11 National Coming Out Day (queerlandia.com)
- Kevin McClatchy, National Coming Out Day, & You (bilerico.com)
- You’d Better Get This Party Started – GGG Salutes National Coming Out Day (geeksdreamgirl.com)
- Using Humor to Promote Marriage Equality (bilerico.com)