|Taken from my personal facebook. I'm Alma, of course.|
The screen cap above is from my Facebook tonight.
I shared a post from The Trevor Project showing a gay couple embracing and kissing without fear of being discharged from the military thanks to the removal of "don't ask, don't tell."
The reply I got from the woman just surprised me. Go have a read if you haven't seen it already.
How dare someone say that a man (or woman) who is fighting to protect the rights of Americans hide the fact that he or she is gay while in uniform! I though we were past this already, people!
I very much support gay, lesbian, transgender, and bi rights. Anytime someone shows their ignorance or distaste for people in the LGBT community, it hurts my heart. It kills me to know that we are so advanced in this world technology wise, but so behind in morals and education.
It kills me to know that my friends and family members who are part of the LGBT community have to live with this day in and day out.
Open letter to the commenter on my FB post, and anyone who thinks this way,
This man in the photo - and every person in uniform - is protecting your rights to love whomever you want to love, to live however you want to live, to live openly and freely...and you repay them by saying "respect the uniform" and don't kiss other boys in public because it's icky.
I'm am sick and tired of the treatment gay and lesbian women get, especially in the military.
If you don't want to see gay men and lesbian women kissing when they come home from training or deployment, then you might as well ask the straight couples to stop kissing, too. Fair is fair, right?
These people fight for your rights, and the least you can possibly do is allow them to practice their rights. Especially the right to love their partner openly and without shame.
"Respect the uniform...and his brothers in arms past, present, and future" she said. Yes, cause of course none of the men or women in military history were gay. Of course not.
Are you that dense?
In the past, they had to hide in shame for fear of being discharged, beat up, shunned, or killed...it kept them quiet about their sexuality. And now, they can be free and open about their sexuality. It's a beautiful thing to receive these rights after so long.
And then people like you come along saying it's wrong and shameful to show their love.
It makes me sick. It makes me feel sorry for you.