One of the many reasons we find people are homophobic is because of an obscure idea that homosexuality is unnatural. They say, as a weak defence, that it shouldn’t be. That it’s going against what is natural for life. This is not an article about fighting against this ludicrous idea that it is seemingly ‘unnatural’ to like the same sex. That will come next month!
We need to address the issue more that homosexuality is something over sexualised. As we progress towards a universal expectance, there comes the negative impacts of this. The fetishisation of LGBT people as a source of sordid sexual satisfaction.
You see it all the time, jokes about homosexual people’s sexual activities made into lude and disgusting imagery in the minds of the twisted minorities. They think it’s except-able to ask a homosexual person crude things because they automatically think of sex when they are confronted by someone who likes the same gender.
I’m sorry if this is had to hear, but its true. The vast majority of people who do not except LGBT people, saying they are wrong or disgusting are automatically thinking about the person sexually. To me this is bizarre. We would never automatically think about the specifics of a man having sex with a woman in such an in depth and sordid way.
So why is it a normal thing to do when it comes to people liking people of the same gender? It’s not, and that’s a fact.
It’s weird. Your weird if you think in such a way. I have no sympathy for people who say they are straight but then have these thoughts automatically.
You’re obviously surrounding yourself with highly sexualised views of what a LGBTQ person is. In doing this and vocalising your opinion that nobody asked for, your actually revealing the fact that you enjoy spending your life thinking about genitals and where they go.
I mean, even weirder… there not even your genitals. They are an other persons genitals that you will never see because they really probably never want to touch you if you were the last person on this doomed planet.
So I think a lesson that a lot of people need to learn is how human LGBTQ people are. they tend to separate themselves from people who are different and sit in dark rooms overthinking about things that may not even be.
There are a lot of myths surrounding homosexuality that can be answered with a simple search on the internet. Hopefully there people who are confused with questions and overcome with misconception can find peace in knowing that LGBTQ people are not aliens who are wanting to probe you with any chance they can get, but are normal people who function well in a civilised society, and who are not at all sexualised objects to satisfy your urges.
We can all live on this planet without bullying people for being born the way they are, so why not just do that.
This year the National Trust that oversees many historical sites and old, peculiar and absolutely amazing houses around the United Kingdom is progressing. They will be hosting exhibitions and events centred around LGBTQ history and queer history surrounding the sites/houses. People will be able to go and learn about the persecutions and dangers of sexuality differences in the yesteryear. Academic experts will be working to uncover stories on the subject that have perhaps never been heard. This is not just a chance for the public to enlighten themselves on the morality of different sexual preferences and identities, but also learn about individuals that may be hidden, not shown in the oil paintings, or noted in the cursive writing in leather bound books shown behind thick glass panels. Hidden forever because of their biology.
The national trust will also be getting a lot more involved in pride parades and events around the country. To me, I think the conservative, stuffy and traditional views that some people have about the national trust’s decisions to do this is quite disrespectful. As a human race, we will always be equal, that is the case when we are gone. The time we spend on Earth, judging people, will eventually be told in history books of the future, about how we left a legacy of fairness to others and respect. We can change how we are seen by humans in the future simply by institutions of the country like the National Trust giving LGBTQ people the normality that they are still fighting for.
I’ve always been very curious about the history of LGBTQ people. I just find it interesting how there must have always been people with different sexual identities in the past. They would obviously have been hidden and it was an underground thing, but what was life like. It’s something I could research for hours. I could read many books on the subject. Imagine knowing what a neanderthal mans reaction would be to homosexuality. Imagine that there must have been homosexual and lesbian ancient Greeks and transexual and transgender tudors. It isn’t even a possibility, there would have been quite a number of people like this. After all it is said about 10% of the worlds population are LGBTQ, so this statistically would have been the case in previous years, despite the attitudes and dangers.
On their website the National trust say;
‘We have adopted the approach taken by Historic England in their recent Pride of Place project and acknowledge that ‘in the past, as today, there is no single LGBTQ community, terminology or uniform identity that defines all LGBTQ people or heritage’.
They are simply trying to share the stories that were never shared because of obscure views. Now, in a time of liberation and fairness, we can be proud to see them sharing these stories for us all to enjoy. After all, that is what the National Trust is about. Since I was little I have enjoyed days out at National trust sites, made memories, read about interesting histories and smiled at the similarities of the child who used to live in a priory near where I live, Nostell Priory who’s drawings can be seen emblazoned over bibles and expensive looking books. This is something I would have done had i been a rich kid living in a big house in the 17th century.
Over the past few years, there has been a growing fear about travelling to other countries. It may be because of terrorist attacks, LGBTQ rights or policies that don’t adhere to a persons ideals. It continues to be a growing issue because of how media portrays certain places. Im going to theorise something here, but maybe they are exaggerating things for the entertainment value. I’m not saying most of the things they report aren’t true, but when it comes to terrorist attacks and the such, don’t you think they are quite tabloid-ish?
The trouble with doing this though is that it has a knock on effect. If we disagree with what a country believes in and refuse to go to that country, the people who make these policies official or who are the terrible voices of their countries are not the ones who suffer. It is the poor and the economically unstable who suffer. They are the ones who rely on travel and tourism, for people to visit from far away places to buy things. It’s not just always about political factors.
For Example, last October I went to Turkey on a family holiday. As a young gay man, yes i had my reservations about going. You hear on the news about all the atrocities committed against minorities in these countries and it makes you question whether you are going to get hurt or have a really bad time of it when you go. In reality I had a great holiday. No one ever questions anything, especially about your sexuality. The majority of people, I hope, share the belief that should be shared by many to just let people live.
Russia is proving to be problematic too. This is down to Vladimir Putin’s obscured view that homosexuality ‘should not be promoted’. By this he does not mean parading round and handing out leaflets to sign up to the gay agenda. You know, because that really is a thing. I’m being sarcastic if that wasn’t clear enough. He is saying that even posting that you support gay rights on your Facebook account is considered ‘promoting homosexuality’ so any Russian person, gay or not really is going to have a hard time of it because of these new bizarre policies. So if you were looking to have a holiday in Russia, because it’s a beautiful place to go, it would put many people off simply because of their leaders views. There again, Russian people do have a long way to go in order to prove they are LGBTQ friendly. Right now, they are kind of the opposite to that.
We are one human race who is so diverse, to start prejudice because of our differences is to me, so stupid and bigoted. It’s also not right though to avoid a beautiful and incredible holiday to a far away location just because the odd balls high up think they can dictate how a whole country should think.This is 2017, move on.
Minorities were once seen as people with different coloured skin and cultures. Now the LGBTQA community are enjoying a kind of ‘gay rights revolution’. With reports of suicides and shootings, what more can we do as a society to help out those who were simply born that way?
It was not long ago that homosexuals were cast out of society. Perhaps more shocking than this, it is not long ago that different races that were not white were viciously discriminated against for no apparent reason other than the colour of skin they were born with.
So when we see how progressed society is now, it may give reason for hope in the near future for a society of complete acceptance and understanding for those who were once thought to be lower class citizens. Times are changing and with the coming future our attitudes must change too. Imagine a world where old world views never went out of fashion.
Imagine a world where old world views never went out of fashion. Imagine it, a reliance on old world views would lead us to a not too distant future dystopia with no new influence or general evolution of mankind.
It sounds dim but this is the reality of such a world. Now can you see how important it is to adopt an attitude of acceptance not just for political correctness, but simply so we can move into the future as one species in a proper and realistic way.When such a societal change does happen it will open up a world of freedom and opportunity. It will be a shockingly quick change from an aura of repression which we all have to admit to feeling at some point in life at the moment, to a feeling of complete freedom and unity. We may all rightly consider ourselves as unique individuals but it is accepting the unique that will truly bring us all together. We must accept to thrive. Its as simple and clear cut as that.
The ‘A’ in LGBTQA STANDS FOR ALLY. A person who may consider themselves to be straight but accepting of the lifestyle around 10% of the world population leads. It isn’t a problem, as if 700 million mistakes of nature were made, surely nature is royally messing up and instead of causing more hatred in a world already chock full of random hate, we should maybe realise it is a marvellous thing to be different.
This is why we all should be allies. Regardless of race, colour, culture or belief. We are human. Don’t use your upbringing or inner prejudices to fight a losing battle. Guess what? That time has come and gone mister/ma’am. We are entering an age of acceptance, of alliance and happiness for all minorities. There is still problems, that is definitely true, and the problems cannot be ignored.
Don’t feel invasive if you have to fight for the cause, be a martyr for gay rights (in the sense of getting your voice heard by any sane means, not dying for the cause, that is a quite terrible idea)
Show your acceptance by displaying the gay rights rainbow flag. Go out, purchase a pin with it on, buy merchandise with symbols of acceptance and t-shirts with messages of hope and symbols of support.
I’m not saying you need to attend a militant rally or paint your face with rainbow war paints. Just bring attention to the fact we are still not there.
Why are we still not there? In many ways modern society has largely come to accept different sexualities and gender norms. This is a step in the right direction but the next step must be towards normalisation.
I think nowadays many people might feel nervous of LGBTQA culture because it’s still over sexualised in a big way. This is why many parents of young children may choose not to talk about how their second cousins best friend is a suspected ‘gay’’ as though they are some kind of sexual deviant who cannot be talked about in a normal days conversation between civilised individuals. People cannot and should not live their lives this way. It is a sad way to think and statistically people of the LGBTQA community are way less interested in sex than many people think. NOTE TO THE WORLD- Liking people of the same sex does not mean they will want more copulations compared with the lonely middle age guy who lives alone two doors down. Both are the same, both have needs that is true, because the simple fact is that they are both living and breathing members of a modern, free thinking and free doing society.
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