The Gay Agenda

You hear that floating around a lot, don't you? "It's just a part of the gay agenda" "They're trying to push their gay agenda on the rest of us!" But what exactly is the gay agenda? Well, speaking as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I'm here to tell you exactly what it is.

The gay agenda is for us to have the same legal rights as every straight person.

The gay agenda is for us to be able to adopt. Me? I want a kid. I want someone to whom I can give a home and with whom I can skip rocks and bake cookies just as my father did with me. And if I can't biologically have a child, I want to be able to adopt - maybe one from a Third World country.

The gay agenda is for us to be able to eat in the same restaurants you do, buy the same clothes that you can, not have to walk miles to buy groceries because the places near our homes won't serve us.

The gay agenda is for us to have the same employment opportunities as you do. In many workplaces, there are rules against discrimination because of age, gender, religion, ethnicity, and disability - but, while those are all extremely important, there's nothing to prevent you from firing me or refusing to hire me or assaulting me because of my sexuality. There's nothing that says you have no right to create an environment in which I am petrified out of my skin every second because I am afraid someone will find out that I am not straight and show me the door because of the person I love.

The gay agenda is for us to feel safe in our schools, safe in our workplaces, safe walking down the streets.

The gay agenda is to be able to say "I do", to build a life with the person we love, just like you can.

The gay agenda is to be included in the "all" in "justice for all".

And the gay agenda is to understand why that's apparently too much to ask.


Namarië,
Ellie

4 comments:

  1. I wish it wasn't so hard for people to just accept one another. But I think you know how important it is to stand strong and keep up a good fight. Just know that I'm always gonna be there on the battle grounds with you.

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  2. Yes! I mean, I have had multiple times, in MIDDLE SCHOOL where kids have been jerks for me being one of those people that believes in things like this. I was told that my great aunt that died of cancer got cancer because she was lesbian. I have been ignored for talking about things like that, and it just enrages me that people are such huge jerks about that. Then again, I live in Kentucky, a state notorious for being very much exactly as I described. And, I do not feel very safe here if I find that I am LGBTQ+. I fear for LGBTQ+ people and their rights as we get closer to Trump's presidency, and will do all I can to make sure LGBTQ+ rights are still in act through those probably horrible four years. Sorry for the rant. For ANYBODY in America, I say, "May the force be with you," and "May the odds be ever in your favor."

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  3. Hi, Ellie!

    I actually disagree with you.

    I don't think that members of the LGBTQ+ community would be allowed to adopt. I think it is harmful to the child. I think every child needs another and a father. Both roles are essential.

    However, I absolutely agree that you should be allowed to eat in the same restaurants, attend the same churches and schools, shop in the same stores, as everyone else. And I am so sorry if you have ever been made to feel as if you can't do that.

    I do think that everyone must use the bathroom assigned to the gender you were born with. Otherwise predators have easy access to little girls and the very idea of anyone being preyed upon in that way breaks my heart.

    I'm sorry to say tat I don't believe ngay marriage either, though my reasons for that are less concrete.

    In the end, I thought this post beautifully expressed how everyone in the LGBTQ+ community feels and I respect your opinions.

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