Essay about Sexual Orientation: Stop the Hate

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Something that is wrong with society is the fact that it is over-judgemental of things that are outside of the norm. From the moment humans are able to establish differences between one thing and another, choices are made on what is considered better or what makes more sense to the developing mind. Such as, gay marriage is highly accepted by the younger generations rather than the older generations. This at one point in time created a stigma of sorts that alienated these specific individuals and for a time caused a plethora of teenage suicides. The only way to counteract the things that happen to the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual) crowd is by starting early in teaching that it is okay to be different and to keep overly religious …show more content…
However, they somehow try to make people feel better by saying that, “you can be gay, you just cannot act on those feelings.” Essentially someone would be asking the individual to repress themselves and to live a lie just for the sake of their own pious beliefs. Sadly, some individuals do follow through with this lie, they try to establish heterosexual relationships with some sense of a significant other. Although to live such a life is just depressing, after the truth would come out it would have to end in divorce, adultery, or some turn of events to heavy drinking or drug use. Someone simply cannot be expected to live up to some standard that they do not even feel compelled towards. Such as, you cannot expect a flamingly gay man to be happy with a woman, sure they could be good friends at best but to try and create a sacred practice of marriage just seems too much. Not only that, but it is not fair to either individual that one has to live a lie, just so that the other person in such a relationship could be content. (Holland)
A situation that dealt with a teen adolescent making a lasting impact in gay rights and how bullying can affect someone was the case of 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer. He was the kid from Buffalo, New York who made a video for the movement, “It Gets Better”. In the video he talked about how he had been bullied at school for coming out and telling people that he was

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