Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The loss/hate of those in the LGBT community

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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

Stereotypes of lesbians and gays

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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

Transgender is real

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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

Why the rainbow flag is the gay symbol

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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.