It has come to my attention lately, that people are using the word ‘gay’ as an insult. And it has been referred to as a whole different race and alienated. Being gay does not make you apart of a different eternity, you should never be ashamed of it, nor does it give anyone the right to insult you for it. Let me just get this straight, if you wear bright coloured pants or quirky patterns, it is not okay to say that “you look so gay in that”. If you mess up a trick or a stunt, it is not acceptable to say “that was gay”. You are using the word gay as something to describe something in your head “wrong”. Being gay is NOT wrong, it is a sexual preference, I still don’t know why it is such a big deal to make it legal. Maybe it’s just me, but can someone begin to explain why marrying someone from the opposite sex is perfectly fine, but marrying someone from the same sex is not? Aren’t we all human?
Signing a piece of paper over whether or not you are legally bound should no longer be a travesty in this day and age. Let alone people being insulted for liking the same sex as their own. Marriage should just be kept as that single word, it should not have three thousand definitions and laws. If you love someone enough that you want to spend the rest of your life to them and be utterly devoted, there should not be people and insignificant laws that should stop you. But still we live in a world where rape is the victims fault, there are boundaries on love and protestors sometimes get more jail time than criminals.
The other day I was minding my own business on the train. Aware of my surroundings and the buzz of conversations, but focussing on nothing in particular. I had just turned the page of the book I am reading and looked up for a few seconds, and I was so disappointed and disgusted in the conversation I overheard. There was couple kissing and messing around and the guy bit the girls nose and I don’t even know why that’s attractive but it’s not the point - She then said to him “Stop being so stupid and gay”. And then she laughed. She associated ‘stupid’ and ‘gay’ in the same insult and then laughed it off. Well didn’t she have a lot of nerve. I was so angry that I just couldn’t help myself but to just stare at her in disgust. Are you telling me that if i bite someones nose, I can be called gay? Are you saying that if I mess up a game or get a question wrong on a test, I am gay? Why are we making wrong definitions of an already delicate situation? And the sad thing is, the girl kept laughing like she didn’t even know that she had done something wrong.
Despite that, if you are in an argument with someone, and they do call you gay, don’t overreact and throw a tantrum over it. Because being gay is not an insult, but it is a word that you just don’t throw around and you never use it as something to try and “offend” someone with. So stop just calling people gay for no reason, it’s not a harsh term but it’s extremely offensive to use it as a word of little intelligence. Legalise gay marriage and never forget - It’s okay to be gay!
An article written by Dakotah for outcast magazine. *Photo not mine just edited it a little, full credits to the photographer* If you liked this article feel free to check out more here! Happy reading!
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Gay also means happy everyone, that’s what it first meant a long time ago before it became a sexual preference