verbal abuse & bullying is not ‘freedom of speech’
stop romanticizing the idea of becoming so dependent on another human being that you cannot function adequately without their presence goodbye
Adults teach you to stand up for yourself and fight for what you believe in until what you believe in is different than what they believe in.
Does anybody else get really excited when they see another gay person in a normal place? Like I was in the grocery store today and saw this cute lesbian and I’m just like running back and forth with my cart in front of the produce like HEY LOOK AT ME I’M GAY TOO LOOK AT US BEING QUEER IN THE SUPERMARKET LETS BE FRIENDS.
Gay people literally act like dogs when they see other dogs.
Anonymous asked: How should I explain to my dad why people are gay, it's such a hard concept to explain to someone. ( trying to make him vote yes to gay marriage)
Explaining to someone why an entire group of people are gay is entirely possible, however keep in mind everyone is different and thinks differently. Being LGBT actually was a diagnosed psychiatric disorder and not too long ago, which is kind of scary. Changing minds about the subject, especially to an older population is incredibly difficult since they have been brought up to think a certain way all their life and do not necessarily have as open as a mind as younger generations. But you can try to explain it to him as such…
Everyone is a condition of their genetics and the environment they were raised in. While there are hypotheses on “gay genes” and the amounts of each hormone you are exposed to in the womb, just focus on environment…One argument is that homosexuals “learn” their behavior…Homosexuality is seen all over, no matter what type of family/environment they grew up in, especially because so many people who have come out are from heterosexual families. And homosexual couples majority of the time have heterosexual children, so it’s not like seeing their parents together is influencing them.
If you were raised to think you will one day marry a fairy-tale prince charming and have been asked what boys you thought were cute all your life, you would think it’d be weird & would repress any thoughts about a princess charming or cute girls. While this can go on and on, eventually something inside would just tell you, you can’t repress the thoughts forever. A good example of this is looking at someone who has grown up in a strict-ruled, heavily conservative, very anti-gay environment. When they did figure out what sexual feelings are and realize they have them for the same gender, they would repress it because they were taught what they are thinking is wrong. So while it may take someone longer to realize their sexuality (based on what type of environment you were raised in), it’s normally not a by-product of outside influence. It’s not like someone who has been taught that being gay is wrong all the time would see a gay couple together and be like “OMG that looks fun, I’m gonna be gay now!”
Another good thing to show him would be this video on youtube as well…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnOJgDW0gPI
If his thinking stems from religion, that’s a little tougher. You’re not gonna change his mind over-night on a subject that he believes to be correct. In that case, there are plenty of resources online talking about what is said about homosexuality in all religions. And while it may make your father uncomfortable, exposing him to homosexuals just to see how ‘normal’ they are is very helpful as well.
Hope this was helpful and we apologize for the length, we just have a strong opinion on this subject obviously!
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