I had an encounter with a homophobe today and I believe I handled the situation well. I do not think he was coming from a place of hatred, but more a place of ignorance and immaturity. He was just a young boy, maybe 2 or 3 years younger than me. Parents on my island in Hawaii doesn't normally teach of other forms of love, only that a woman and a man are supposed to love. He was never taught that a man loving a man was just as full of love as a relationship including a man and woman. It isn't a child's fault that they don't support. It's their guardians' fault that they are not taught about and how it should work, regardless of gender. Boys grow up learning that homosexuality is bad but that they need to fuck as many girls as possible - with or without consent. These matters need to be addressed. If you don't support gays and are here to try and gain some understanding, let me explain. Say a man loves a woman with all his heart. Well, what is love? How does he feel about her? He feels more complete with her. She makes him feel things no one else does. She makes him feel safe and happy. He'd do anything for her. He would protect her with his life. Picture this man, holding the girl's hand but change the thought of her to be a man. The love is still that genuine and that real. Now, this homophobic boy was revolted when I tried to explain. He thought I was trying to force him to like boys. That's not the point. I like girls. I like girls like he does. My gender shouldn't get in the way of that. Gays want to be accepted, only toxic ones would actually attempt to "turn you." We just want your support and acceptance. We want to be viewed as normal people, regardless of who we love. If you're a straight man, you shouldn't make it your business about who a boy likes unless he likes you. Love who you do. Let people love. First choose love.
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