Well, hello. Its Friday and I'm writing this because I have been extremely affected by what one of my friends, Emma, said to me this week. I thought I would share this with you guys because I think the gleeks on here are pretty supportive and hopefully you guys will accept me and my morals and Emma and her morals. I hope you at least listen to me and maybe, if you want, comment me some help since I'm very upset over this.
Ok, here's the story. On Wednesday, me, my friend Emma, and my one of my best friends Arika were talking about god knows what. I mentioned the name Shane Dawson (aka the youtube sensation that dresses like a women sometimes) and his song Superluv. Emma, well, she hates him for some reason, but instead of saying nicely that I should stop talking about him, she said that because he dresses like women he is gay.
Now, I know that Emma is a christian. A very devote one should I add. She can be quite judgemental about people, which no offense isn't very good. Then again we have different morals and beliefs and that sort of thing. Sorry, back to the story.
So I told Emma he isn't, since he has had a girlfriend, but she kept blabbing on and on about how if a guy decides to dress in drag for his art, he is gay. We got in a fight, with Arika jumping in saying that Emma was being way to judgemental. I mentioned that the lead singer from Twisted Sister dresses in drag when he was in the band, and he is married, but no. Apprently she decided that he was just in the closet, leading to me going all Santana on her because she really shouldn't have said that.
It got me thinking WHY people can't just accept each other, no matter what race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual oreintation. And for the past couple days its been on my mind and I need to share it with someone.
I, like alot of people, am for gay rights and I'm not agianst them at all. My ex best friend was bi, and I didn't abandon her when word spread about it. I'm not someone who is hating on people because their different. I'M freaking different so why should I hate people cause they are?
Anyways, I know there are people in this world who are against them or view them in a different light, like Emma. And yes, I have accepted this. But besides from the a-holes sitting in the back of the class calling people who are odd the really bad f word (the homophobic one), I don't hear very bad things in my school enviroment. At home, I've gotten that "transexuals are odd" talk a million times from my mom, most recently when we saw a commercial for the 20/20 with Jenna Talchovic (I think thats her last name) who is a transgender girl competing for the Miss Universe Canada crown. And yes, I've seen alot of horrible comments on youtube about it. But besides that, I've never heard something like that from classmates, let alone my friends.
I feel this is a good time to talk about this since Alex is going to be on Glee next Tuesday in full drag, but either way I needed to get that off of my chest. I really am confused of why people can't be nice to everyone. I do get sick of the homophobes in the world, especially when they consider gay people the devil. But I guess our world isn't perfect and people just aren't that accepting yet. But still, when I hear that sort of stuff, it affects me.
I guess my problem is that Emma said something that I didn't agree with. I do think she should have not said those things, especially since she knows I don't have the same morals as her, but still I should just accept that we are different. I'm not very good friends with her anymore, but that's only because she annoys the hell out of me and she can be a total jerk when she doesn't get her way. I do accept her and her morals, even though I don't belive in them, but sometimes she does really need to accept that people are different and they are still human no matter what gender they like.
I hope I didn't bore you to tears or that I just annoyed you. I hope you accept both me and Emma's beliefs and my thoughts on my little issue. Thank you for reading. I love you all no matter what. Bye.