This thread is for the people who are homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, pansexual, asexual, heterosexual and/or anything else you may be.
You don't have to be homosexual or bisexual to support this; it's called the Gay-Straight Alliance, after all. Just be someone who believes it's unfair and not right to simply judge someone of what gender they're attracted to.
There are quite a few kids about there who are figuring out their sexual orientation. It might just be a phase. It might be because of hormones. It might be you discovering who you really are.
But there are teenagers and adults alike who are bullied every day for who they are. Some eventually can't stand the pain anymore and kill themselves because they feel hated, unwanted and repulsive to others. These people need to know that there are people out there in the world who care, even if you don't know them personally. They care what happens, and they believe in equal rights for all. Don't be afraid to be who you are.
Just because of who they like doesn't change anything. They're still human.
The idea of a guy and another guy or a girl and another girl making out can be disgusting; I understand that. But making out in general isn't something I like to watch (unless it's anime or manga ) and should be private to the couple.
And even if you find out your friend is homosexual or bisexual, you shouldn't freak out. They're still your friend. It doesn't automatically mean they like you and are trying to come on to you.
There are males who are attracted to females. There are females who are attracted to males. There are males attracted to males, females attracted to females and some who are attracted to both males and females. It just happens.
A quote from Cassandra Clare:
"Because this being gay business doesn’t mean you can just throw yourself at any guy and it’ll be fine because he’s not a girl. There are still people you like and people you don’t."
Did you know? Interracial marriage wasn't allowed until after 1967. How would you feel if someone told you that you couldn't marry your love just because they weren't the same skin color as you? The same race?
Same-sex marriage is currently legal in ten countries:
The issue has been debated in several more, and some are still working things out. It is, however, in some countries, illegal to be homosexual and you will be put in jail or even killed for it. Homosexuality used to be considered a mental illness.
And get this - It's legal for gay marriage in six states of the U.S. (Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa) while it's legal to have sex with a horse in 23. Nice going, America.
According to Aeyra:
"What really matters is that you believe in EQUALITY.
And for those of you who live in America: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. THE RIGHT TO LOVE WHO YOU WANT, THE RIGHT TO LIVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH THEM AND BE LEGALLY RECOGNIZED AS A MARRIED COUPLE."
I do realize there are people out there who are religious and even pious, and this goes against your beliefs. Or there may be other homophobic people who are merely disgusted with the idea who homosexuals. I understand that. However, if you are one of these people, I ask that you don't flame or hate on this thread. Don't even bother with this if it's not in your beliefs. We want to help people; not start a fight or an argument with anyone. If you do, however, have a serious issue with this, please PM me.
People should be able to love whoever they want. To be truthful... I'm currently trying to figure out what my sexuality orientation is, and I believe myself to be bisexual. But to all my friends I've made here on Detective Conan World who are homophobic, I'm still me. Nothing's changed.
Homosexuality is still considered a new idea. Many people are afraid of new things and straying from the normal path. It will take a while for people to adjust to the idea of two males or two females loving each other, but I hope they will learn to accept it soon. Take a look at how America felt about interracial marriage. They didn't react very well. Look at it now.
If you're homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, pansexual or asexual and you haven't "come out" about it, just know that there are people who care. Don't think about self-abuse or suicide. Know that someone cares, and we're here for you. If you need to talk about anything, I know Aeyra, I and many other DCW members will be happy to listen and try to help the best we can.
I just want (and I know many others do as well) to be able to walk down the street openly, holding the hand of whoever I love freely and unafraid of what anyone will say or do, regardless of their gender.