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Homosexuality - A Choice? Also: Homophobia - Why people are afraid... [an informative rant. seriously]
2007-12-09 00:00:34 by Swim-The-Swan
*If you are homophobic or against homosexuality please do not read this rant*
Before I start running my mouth off on another random topic I would just like to state for the record that I have always tolerated gayness even at its highest, and though I am not gay, I have always had respect for the gay community and people's right to be gay. Now I know NG isnt the best place to post somthing like this because most people on here are hederosexual and even more hate gays, the reason I'm doing this is to try to educate all you insensitive racist homophobes on the basics of homosexuality. Now for the majority of my life I never knew many gay guys(or gay girls for that matter) and I never really had a strong opinion on the 'gay' topic. Or in the immortal words of Eminem: "I just dont give a fuck", however that is nolonger the case. Last night I went to a local club for teens with my girlfriend Alia. I had never heard of the place before, but she recommended it so I went to see if it was cool or not. Now upon arrival it seemed pretty normal; kids smoking weed outside, loud-ass music, druggies passed out after taking way to much ecstacy until we went into the lounge area and I met some of the regulars at the club. I met a lesbian couple, two gay guys, and an eleven year-old kid named Dylan. Dylan sticks out in my mind not only for the fact that he could breakdance better than anyone i've ever seen before, but that he was also gay. Thats right folks, an eleven year old gay kid. I talked to alia about how someone that young could make the choice be gay. Now all my life i thought it was a choice, but as it turns out; this kid had been attracted to males his whole life. After hearing that I started wondering: "Is it really a choice, or not?" So I talked to a couple of the other gay kids there. A gay guy named Domitri told me he was the same way too, same with the lesbian couple that was there. It seemed like all the rumours that Republicans, Christians, and Facist-Nazi's had put out was all a bunch of bullshit. But who's really suprised at that? People dont realize that if you're gay, you're still a person. If you are gay, do you not love? Do you not feel pain? That kind of brings me to my next point: Homophobia. It seems alot of people are afraid of gays, or hate gays. The reality is, most of these people have never even met a gay person. I had my own predudice against gays before I met them. If someone hates the gay community it is normally because they have never met a gay person or had a gay friend before. But that is not always the case. In this world of bi-curiousness, many gay young men and women are raised to believe that if they have homosexual urges, to surpress them. Kids arent raised to express who they really are inside. Parents who catch their kids having gay relationships try to make them believe that they arent really "that way", and supressing their own natural urges causes depression which can lead to suicide. Another HUGE reason people are conditioned to dislike gays is because of religion. Christian leaders publicly express hatred for gays, saying that homosexuals will "burn in hell" if they dont change their ways. The thing is, if you're born gay you cant just DECIDE to be straight. Homosexuals cant change because they're gay by nature, not by choice. Even certain types of animals mate with the same sex such as Dolphins, Monkeys, and Penguins.
In conclusion: Homosexuality is not a choice, and people who have been manipulated to dislike gays need to realise this. Look at it this way: What if you where in a world where everyone was gay? Wouldn't you want to be treated equally. Also- if you are gay, dont be afraid to admit it. If you're afraid to be who you are, that fear will take over you're life. Dont let it.
If you took the time to read all that, thank you for your time. I hope you learned something.