Gay rights

Topics: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT Pages: 3 (1083 words) Published: April 22, 2014
Words and phrases like “faggot,” “dyke,” “no homo,” and “so gay” are used casually in everyday language, despite promoting the continued alienation, isolation and — in some tragic cases — suicide of sexual and gender minority. The word "faggot" is used over 10 million times a year on Twitter. The countless times that those sexuality slurs are used on social media doesn't even compare to the use of them in day to day conversations with your friends during passing periods. How would it make you feel if vulgur words were created to make fun of your sexuality? What if those words were used constantly in regular conversations? The 21st century is all about being yourself. It is about shaving a section of your hair, stretching your earlobes, and getting tattoos. Being youself is what we are encouraged to do now. What if all of the people who surrounded you on a daily basis were "expressing themselves", meanwhile you can't even publicly hold hands with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with without being ridiculed? This is what society has done to innocent people who want to scream at the top of their lungs the name of the person they love, but instead they are forced to whisper it behind closed doors with the fear of being rejected. To me, being yourself is what you make it. If someone wants to be with a man or a women, so be it. Why is it so hard for us to let people be happy without judging them, and allowing their personal opinions to effect our lives? The Declaration of Independances states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness". Everyone is legally allowed to be happy according to the Declaration. So, what makes you happy? I'm sure if I recieved answers from all of you, they would be completely different. I can tell you what makes a homosexual person happy,...
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