Seven Things I Don't Love About Being Gay
From The Bilerico Project
November 26, 2012 - 11:00am
One of my go-to responses when people say "Being gay is a choice" is "Why would I choose this?"
Now that's not about shame, or unhappiness. It's about ease, acceptance, the expectation and/or disappointment of parents, the federal and civil protections we still don't have, and the simple truths that we're still overlooked for babysitting duties by people who claim to be otherwise accepting, and that things like holding hands in public can get us a brick to the head, to cite a few reasons of why we're still separate, but far from equal, and why if this were all a matter of a sign-up sheet, my John Hancock probably wouldn't be on it.
Although we've taken big giant steps forward with the last round of marriage equality elections and a President Re-elect who's not afraid to say Gay, being part of the LGBT alphabet soup is still no easy A.
But even as acceptance creeps in from the outside...
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