This is in IMHO for a reason. I’m curious how y’all feel about homosexuality. I don’t want debate, I don’t want rudness, of course, I just want to know where people stand on it.
I’ll start. I’m gayish. I dig chicks more than I dig guys, I have a girlfriend, I’m a little bit butch and get a kick out of calling myself a dyke because it’s a sexy word. I’m somewhat uncomfortable about labeling myself, but for all practical purposes, I’m a lesbian. Obviously, I think being gay is groovy and fine.
On issues, I’m relatively political, although not vocally so. My current excuse for this is the fact that I’m in school and living with my parents, and that I’m not comfortable being active in this enviroment. I figure I can be out in college and later, with people I haven’t known all my life. (I do feel somewhat guilty about this, but it’s hard to change). I think a key issue currently is marriage between gays. It needs to happen. No one can pretend we have equal rights until we are able to have the state recognize our relationships when it comes to taxes and medical rights. etc. I think that we’ve come a long way when it comes to acceptance of gays. I know most of the people in my town are more or less ok with it. However, I know that things are still harder in smaller towns, and in the midwest. My girlfriend lives in Ohio, and she honestly feels a little bit afraid about being outed there, because the majority of her friends are vocally against gays.
One thing that I wish we could change about discussion of homosexuallity is the whole ‘is it a choice or are we born with it’ thing. The point we should be stressing is that it shouldn’t matter if we choose to love members of the same sex, or if it just happens. The important thing is that we do, that a good deal of people do, and that we deserve respect and recognition of our feelings.
I don’t think it’s possible now, but I hope in the future that bisexuality can be discussed. I think a lot of people are uncomfortable with the idea that people can be attracted to both sexes, and I don’t think it should have to be that way. Sexuality varies from person to person, and I think it’s entirely legitimate and understandable that people could like both men and women. But in todays society, people who approach things with an open mind, liking both genders, are generally antagonized as experimenting, fickle, and slightly slutty. Some people don’t think a bisexual person can commit. All this stuff is not true, and I hope that in the future, bisexuality will be accepted.
So… what do you guys think?