Recently, our southern neighbours made a huge advancement in the development of American kind as a people.
They legalized same sex marriage.
** please note I had a very long internal struggle on what image to use to show my support of this change, however in the end I decided to use my own Facebook profile photo as that is DEFINITELY my face, and so I have no fears on people saying I stole their picture**
I wholeheartedly believe that love has no sex, race, age or religion. When two people (or three + people who have seriously figured their shit out) love each other, there should be no limitations on the way they can express that love. If they want to commit to each other through the bonds of marriage, that is their right. Not just as Americans, or Canadians (FYI we’ve been doing this for over a decade!), but as human beings. My standpoint on this entire thing is that it should NEVER have been an issue, and should never have required “legalization”. It should have been a basic human right from the get go. And now it is.
The flood of rainbows over the last week has been something amazing to see. The support of the LGBT community has been on a massive scale, and I know many people out there never thought this day would come. Thank fucking God/Christ/Allah/Buddha/Cheese it has.
However, there of course, is the negative repercussions of this change. The bigots, the homophobic people that fear change and swear up and down that this is against God’s plan. FYI, if there WAS a plan set in place by a God of any kind, he/she/they gave us free will. And if they had a plan in place for the overall scheme of the human race, if they didn’t want same sex couples to be there, they wouldn’t have given us free will in the first place.
This recent out pour of LGBT love has somehow made the straight people, regardless of their stance on the whole same sex situation, feel alienated. Like being straight is not the “in” thing to do, and they’re being singled out for NOT being in a same sex relationship.
I just wanted all of you out there, straight, gay, bisexual, transgendered, asexual, lesbian, and others, to know that I accept your lifestyle choices. Because it is YOUR lifestyle choice. I do not feel that if I’m not part of the LGBT crowd, I am being singled out. I am just proud to be part of this monumental change.
If you want to be one of those boring straight couples, be straight.
If you want to love a man, love a man.
If you want to love a woman, love a woman.
If you want to love yourself, love yourself.
If you want to love a sock puppet, well… sure. Do that. And send me pictures because I am curious on how it works.
My love for you has NOTHING to do with the person you choose to love. It has to do with the person YOU are.
If I don’t like you, that also has NOTHING to do with the person you choose to love. It has to do with the person YOU are. If you're an asshat, I will dislike you regardless of your choice in how you choose to have sex (with a mirror, scissoring, sword fights, scissoring sword fights [which sound very dangerous, fyi]).
I will dislike you for being a douchebag.
I am an accepting person of undisclosed sexuality, and I am proud of it. So rather than share my “proud to be straight” or “proud to be gay/lesbian/transgendered/bisexual” stance, I share this one:
Here’s hoping that the future holds some more amazing milestones within my lifetime.