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|Love, I believe is something we all desire. No matter how much we pretend, we all need a little bit of love. I also believe every religion teaches us to love one another. The sad thing is – we were born in a society that taught us that a man should love a woman and woman should love a man, but we weren’t taught what love is and it isn’t the lust that we have associated it with. Love is a broad subject that we misunderstand, it isn’t just subjugated to one meaning, it also means acceptance, respect, kindness. Your love for your mother is different than your love for your friends or significant other, well love is much more than we were taught.|
So here’s something about LGBTs, it doesn’t matter where you stand on it, it’s whether you’re human enough to love and respect a fellow human being. Being LGBT is not a decision nor something to be judged by us, it’s their love and acceptance of who they are. You may think it’s wrong for a man to love another man or for a woman to love another woman or for people to change their genders, but it’s not you, it’s them, they are brave to accept themselves even when our societies and cultures don’t. You may think that you’re helping them – by all means, it’s only human to help but they are not asking you to save them, all they ask is to be accepted. Listen to what they have to say, they are just like us, human, underneath all their fears and insecurities.
At the end of the day, laws and bills won’t change us, we have to change ourselves. Underneath all that fear and hate, we’re all just humans. It’s about time that we start to accept the differences in others. We were all made different, each with our own flaws and beauty and it’s what makes our society and culture unique, maybe that’s why our diversity is beautiful. To each their own. Don’t get me wrong, we can’t solve the problems and issues overnight but this is a start, loving and accepting each other regardless of where we stand or who we are.