gay equality

How I conviced two people that homosexuality is nothing bad

Okay, first of all, theses two boys are from Turkey and Iran. One of them believes in Alah, the other one not. I’m aware of the fact that not every one, who is islamic is homophobic, that’s something individual, of course. But those two are.

Anyways, we have art class together, and they really like me, and I like them.
I took a seat next to them because it didn’t want to sit on my usual place. We quickly started talking and somehow the topic homosexuality came up.

The one, who believes in Alah, said: “It’s a sickness, isn’t it? There has to be something wrong with them. The other one said: "It has to do something with the mind, I guess.”
And I said: “Well, I like girls, too. And I also like boys? Am I strange?”

They were really confused first but the guy who believes said: “Well, you’re normal, but-”

And I said: “So is everyone else who isn’t straight. Look at me, and then look at the other people here, is there anything different between them, and me?”

They took a look and said: “No, nothing.”

I said: “Well, and that’s the case with every other person, who’s like me.”

They said: “We don’t have a problem with you being bisexual, but we have learnt it different, like there is always a female person who completes a male person.”

I said: “But isn’t love more important? Would you be happy with being forced to love another man?”

They both said no, and I smiled: “Of course you’re not. And gay people would be unhappy if they would have to love a person of the other sex. So I think tolerating this is very important.”

And both nodded. And that’s the story how I convinced two guys, who belived homosexuality would be a bad thing otherwise.

Afterwards everything was like before and we talked about video games and my Pokemon addiction.

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Looking back at an unspeakable tragedy – and looking ahead for the communities that will never be the same.

What follows are the names of the 49 victims who died in the Pulse Nightclub Massacre. Rest in power.

Stanley Almodovar III, 23

Amanda L. Alvear, 25

Oscar A. Aracena Montero, 26

Rodolfo Ayala Ayala, 33

Antonio Davon Brown, 29

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29

Angel Candelario-Padro, 28

Juan Chavez Martinez, 25

Luis Daniel Conde, 39

Cory James Connell, 21

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32

Simón Adrian Carrillo Fernández, 31

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26

Peter Ommy Gonzalez Cruz, 22

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22

Paul Terrell Henry, 41

Frank Hernandez, 27

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30

Javier Jorge Reyes, 40

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30

Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21

Brenda Marquez McCool, 49

Gilberto R. Silva Menendez, 25

Kimberly Jean Morris, 37

Akyra Monet Murray, 18

Luis Omar Ocasio Capo, 20

Geraldo A. Ortiz Jimenez, 25

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25

Jean Carlos Nieves Rodríguez, 27

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano-Rosado, 35

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24

Yilmary Rodríguez Solivan, 24

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33

Martin Benitez Torres, 33

Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, 24

Juan Pablo Rivera Velázquez, 37

Luis Sergio Vielma, 22

Franky Jimmy DeJesus Velázquez, 50

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31

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Taiwan takes historic step toward same-sex marriage legalization

  • In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, Taiwan’s constitutional court positioned the country to become the first in Asia to recognize same-sex marriages.
  • Previously, Taiwan’s civil code had stipulated that marriage must be between a man and a woman. 
  • But in a majority opinion, the court ruled that the ban on same-sex unions ran afoul of two articles of the country’s constitution that upholding human dignity and equality in the eyes of the law, according to the Associated Press. Read more (5/24/17)

So today I realised something -
These skittles are cool, sure. But let me get needlessly deep a sec.
I always thought I didn’t like the yellow skittles, or the orange ones. So if I saw them in the pack I’d leave them or give them to someone else.
And today I’m munching on these white Skittles thinking “oh no I’m going to come across a yellow one any minute” and you know what? I must have come across a yellow one by now because almost the whole pack is gone. But you know what else? I’ve enjoyed every flavour I’ve put in my mouth this morning. I just think skittles have summed up the way things like homophobia work. They see the label, the ‘colour’ and think “wow, better stay away”, but if you take that away, chances are they’d enjoy the different flavours all the same.
Back to your regularly scheduled poetry soon everyone !!