Thursday, May 5, 2016
(couldn't help myself, had to use this picture!)
Many look at the title and immediately get irritated and think that this is going to be a rant about how horrible a person Donald Trump is. Though I would love to do that, this is not the time. To be completely honest, even though Trump says he is going to get rid of the law that makes same-sex marriage legal in all states, it is not that simple. To get any law passed or revoked one has to go through a lot of steps, for example, convincing congress to go through with it. Yes, Trump can be a little over bearing with his opinion on things, but that's just it, it is HIS opinion, and he has to right to state it. Yes, I personally do not care for Trumps views or ideals or him as a person in general, but I will not be hateful and rude about something that is out of my control. Trump can only go so far with his statement about getting rid of this law, but Bernie Sander did the same thing when he said he would make marijuana legal, which can not be promised unless he goes through many steps as well. For now, I am not worried about Trump and the same-sex law just yet, because unless he goes through all those steps and getting all the approvals needed to get rid of the law, same-sex couples are free to marry.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
LGBT children are always scared of coming out to their parents or anyone in general. Due to that, when they get the courage to tell their parents, and their parents completely disown them or kick them out, it's hard for them not to be devastated. There are many children that get so depressed bout their parents, the ones who cared for them since birth, to kick them out that they think the only thing is to take their own life and not feel that pain. Though not many LGBT children do take their own life, they still hurt themselves or are severely depressed and self conscious. Many are bullied and beaten, abused by their parents or others in their lives. LGBT children are scared everyday to go to school or even get out of bed because of the hate they get because of who they are. LGBT children should not be treated like trash or like they are scum. These children are wonderful, beautiful human beings and just like any other child, they should be by their parents. Love your children, no matter who they love or who they are in general.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
There are a number of stereotypes for and of the lesbian and gay community. When many people think of gay men, they think of them being obsessed with fashion and really stylish. They also see them as going to school as a hairdresser, fashion designer or an interior decorator. Along with that they frequently are assumed to attend seedy gay bars, grinding and flirty with any or all the other gays and homosexuals there. Though thats not the case at all, many homosexual men look like regular normal men, and that's because they are just REGULAR NORMAL MEN. They don't have to look like their stereotypes to be who they are. That also apply's to lesbian women. They are thought to always have short hair with tattoos and wear mens cloths with combat boots and body piercings. They are also thought to were plaid alot, while also driving a pick-up truck and wearing a tool belt. Which is also not true among lesbian women. Lesbian women do not have to be very buff and boy-ish to be lesbian, they look like normal women. You could say they are hiding in the closet(horrible joke). The media and news are always overly stereotyping gays and lesbians. Even though they are stereotyped all the time by many people who just do not understand, they are still proud of themselves and express themselves how ever they feel.
Friday, April 15, 2016
So, I decided this weeks blog post would be based on something that has been a topic all over the country. One, transgender is a thing. Two, it's OK to be or know someone who is transgender. And three, no one, I mean NO ONE should mock, put down, or hate on someone who is transgender. Transgender boys and girls have enough trouble as it is as they slowly transition from their old body. Many people think that transgender bathrooms should be a thing. That businesses should put gender-fluid bathrooms in their facility. Though, I do agree with this idea, it is the choice and decision of the business owner and the business owner alone if they put these bathrooms in or not. The transgender community tries hard to spread awareness about who they are and that they should be respected just like everyone else. My best friend is a transgender male, and even though he sometimes feels like he is a girl, or sometimes a boy, it does not matter what others think. It only matters what he thinks of himself and no one else. Adden is a wonderful person, he has showed me the difference between what is right and what is immoral. I am proud of Adden being my best friend and who he as become through out our friendship. I realize this post has gotten slightly off track, though this post is not supposed to be me telling you about what transgender is, but to make you realize that it exists and that who ever is transgender and proud of who they are, that all they want is for you to accept them. If you are reading this and actually do not know what transgender is well, transgender is when a person was born one sex but feels like they are the other. Its like wearing a different kind of skin when their real one is hidden and waiting to be set free. If you or a loved one are transgender, be proud of who you are. No matter what, trans-people and others in between are beautiful.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The rainbow flag has many meanings in a lot of different cultures, but the one to make it known as the gay flag today was Gilbert Baker, who was a San Francisco artist in 1978. The colors of the flag first represented diversity among races and sexes. Due to the rainbow being widely known as the symbol for LBGT rights, it has been widely distributed and sold as shirts, hats, even pants. To some, the flag makes them proud of who they are and they flaunt who they are freely with the flag waving behind them like a cape or a security blanket. The flag originally had eight colored stripes including pink and turquoise. Besides representing LGBT, the colors were designed to symbolize: life (red), healing (orange), sunlight (yellow), nature (green), harmony (blue), and spirit (purple/violet).The removed colors stood for sexuality (pink) and art/magic (turquoise). Since the flag is so colorful and bright it is easily seen and is a normal sight today. To LGBT people, see the flag makes them feel happy, calm, safe, like they are wanted in the world or in the place where ever the flag is flown.The colors are placed from where they would actually go on a rainbow, therefore making it look not only more organized but easy to recognize.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
When it comes to my family, different sexual orientations and preferences are different and not normal. So when I came out as bisexual I thought I would be the only one in my family, though it turns out, that I'm not alone. Both my cousin Russell and my cousin Kayleb are gay and are proud of it. My cousin Russell as around my moms age and they grew up together. My mom told me how he was always open about being gay and embraced how different he was from the other kids. He of course got picked on and hated because of who he was but that did not stop him from embracing who he is.My cousin Russell has been through alot, to being picked on and then having to deal with the lose of his partner who took his life a few years ago, but throughout all those hardships, he still smiles and tries his hardest everyday. Then there is cousin Kayleb who is about twenty and lives in Colorado with his newlywed husband Brad, which they just tied the knot last October. After hearing how happy my cousin is with his husband and how hard they work to make a living, and just trying to be happy in there slice of life it makes me smiling and want to try harder to be happy and have a good life. This post is specifically dedicated to Russell and Kayleb, who show me how strong one can be even through out all the hard things in life.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
When I came out as bisexual to my mother it was an interesting experience. I have always been one to be very open with my mom and I am lucky to be one of the few that was able to come out very easily and quickly. What had happened was I came home from a friends house and my mother was sitting in her chair reading a book. I was rambling on and on about my day, assuming that my mother was half not listening so I took that as the chance to just say the words "oh by the way mom, I'm bisexual." The look on her face when she looked up from her book at me then to her friend then back at me was priceless. Even though see was so surprised that I had said that, even though my heart was pounding, even though I was blushing extremely bad, I still stood there as my mother said "you're what?". I continued to repeat myself and then the rest was all a blur. I'm still not sure she is accepting of me being bisexual, but she has not said nothing about my girlfriend currently or my boyfriends before. I feel she does not care either way, she does not accept it, but she also does not hate it and has not thrown me out to the street. My brother sees no difference in it and the rest of my family pretends it's a faze. My coming out experience was a lot easier than others, and even though I'm thankful for how understand my mom and brother are, I wish other parents would be that accepting and understanding to their children.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
What is asexuality? How does it work? How can you tell if some one is asexual? A lot of questions for one word, but one is a very good question. Asexuality is not having any sexual desire towards any gender. No one knows how asexuality works. Its not something that can be chosen or controlled. One can TELL if someone is asexual, because they look just like me and you. The acceptance of asexuality in the scientific field is relatively new but it is still recognized as a sexual orientation. Some one who identifies as asexual can still find someone cute, or attractive, they even will date, they just do not find that person SEXUALLY or ROMANTICALLY attractive.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Ok, so when someone hears the word Pansexual, they think that someone is claiming to be sexually attracted to pans. Though, that's not exactly correct. Pansexuality is sexual attraction, or emotional attraction to someone no matter what their gender or orientation. Some times pansexuality is seen as a branch off of bisexuality, which is the sexual attraction to both genders. The prefix, pan, in pansexual means all. Which means that these people like anyone no matter their gender, or sex orientation, though that does not mean they will just be attracted to anyone they see. Everyone, no matter their orientation have standards and things they look for in their partners. When put in a metaphor, one would say that being pansexual makes one a revolving door, where bisexual for example would be a swinging door, since bisexuals swing both ways. It is said that pansexuality rejects the gender binary, or, the notion of two genders and indeed of specific sexual orientations.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The different flags of the LGBTQ community
There are many different flags of the community, the one known world wide is the beautiful rainbow flag that is plastered everywhere. Though that flag has a meaning all on its own there are still other flags that don't get alot of recognition. The Pansexual flag for example, consists of three colorful lines, pink, yellow and blue. Pansexuals like someone no matter their gender and accepts people. The Bisexual flag has three colors of purple, hot pink, and a royal blue. Bisexuals like either a male or female and some even date both at the same time. Then there are the Asexual flag that has four lines with the colors, black, grey, white and purple. Asexuals are not attracted to any gender and though they do date, they are not sexually active. There are many that I have yet to find the flag for like Demisexual and Gender Queer, though they do have the flags for it. People fly these flags to show that they are proud of their sexuality and who shouldn't be. Love is love.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Children growing up with same-sex parents
People act like same-sex couples having kids is a horrible thing. They act like the couple is committing a crime by taking in a child and raising it into a loving and caring house hold. Same-sex couples want the same thing as everyone else, to be happy and to have a loving home. They made a choice to adopt, they didn't have to but they did because they saw how many children don't have homes because straight couples have so many "oops" babies that they don't want to take care of them. I'm not saying that adopted children are a mistake they are actually a blessing, because they where they brought into the world with a choice of who they want to raise them. Same-sex parents love their children just like any parent would, and because they are being raised by a couple that is out of the ordinary they learn not to judge others and accept people who are different. So, while people view same-sex parents as an abomination, they are actually a gift, by teaching they children not to judge and be kind to others they are raising a better generation. The older generation needs to just accept the changing world and accept same-sex couples
Monday, February 1, 2016
Coming out as bisexual/gay/lesbian or anything in between
It is always hard coming out to people, ones family, or anyone. Though if you are proud of who you are it is not hard at all. Some parents reject their children or just pretend that they are not gay at all. Being rejected is the biggest fear when someone comes out, some people are lucky and get accepted but others do get rejected and thrown out of their homes with no place to go. Parents always say before their child is born that, " It doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl, I'll love them either way". If that's true than why throw your child out once Justin tells you she is Jessica. Even though some people rely on the support of others through their coming out process, sometimes ignoring the hate and just loving yourself and finally being you is all that matters. Once people be themselves and forget what society thinks or says is right, this world might, could, hopefully will be a better place and have more acceptance in it. So, yes, coming out is hard, though once it's done and over with you will feel this gigantic weight lift off of your shoulders. Just be you and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Being of afraid of being different
The reason many people don't like Gay people or someone who likes something other than the same sex is because this society has tuned our brains into conformity. If we don't wear all the same brands of clothes or like the same things, we are different, and according to society that's a bad thing. Yes, expressing yourself is good but evidently one has to express themselves according to the book of whats in or whats out. So even though one might get dirty looks, and called mean names because of how different they are it's actually a good thing, because unlike others, that person had the strength and courage to stand up and be themselves.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
MY TAKE ON GAY MARRIAGE
So recently I found an old essay I had done on gay marriage when I was in a sophomore(maybe a Junior) in high school. I figured I'd share it with the world to see how well it actually is. Tell me what you think about it...how you think gay marriage is better(or worse, but come on..it is way better) than regular marriage. I mean, Heterosexual marriage is good as well don't get me wrong.
Monday, January 11, 2016
States with Same-Sex marriage
This site will tell about the states that have joined the rainbow revolution and made it legal to get married. Go and check it out and see if your state is in the rainbow revolution, if not, maybe you and many others in your state and community can make that big step to make it legal.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Types of Sexual Orientation
There are many types of Sexual Orientation, though I only know a few. There is: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Tran-sexual, Pan-sexual, Heterosexual, and Asexual. I am Bisexual, which means I am attracted to both boys and girls. I support all genders and orientations. Sexual Orientation is not a choice, I can't help liking both genders, just like lesbians and gays were born liking the same gender. Showing your support for the LGBTQ community will just make our nation stronger and you a better person. I mean come on, you get to support a rainbow, who doesn't love that.