What? Discovering they are not homosexual? Are you telling me that they are being raised as gay?
I don't think most parents raise their children to be gay or straight. I've never heard of parents telling their 3 year old the proper technique for the missionary position. Sexuality is something people come into, and become gay or straight. Most kids don't have real sexual feelings unless they were abused. Sure they have little crushes and stuff, but that isn't in a more serious way that teenagers and adults have, since little kids could even have a crush on a cartoon monster if they wanted.
Gay pride, to me anyway, has always meant being proud for being different and trying to get others to realize that they are just normal people that happen to love members of their sex in the romantic sex. Straight pride is a pride of not being a part of a minority, is it not?
Not necessarily. I love my girlfriend, and I'm proud that we have found each other. That is a form of "straight pride" I would think. I really like females in general. I've always been better friends with women than men, and just like many things about women. I am glad that I am male, so I can experience what I do in life that is related to my sexuality.
Also, I agree with some of the posts I've read that say how silly "gay pride" is. I don't see what there is to be proud about. I don't go around wearing shirts that say, "Proud to be 6'4" or "Green-eyed Pride" in public. It is stupid to make something like that the most defining part of who I am. I shouldn't have to go around announcing to everyone that I have green eyes and that I am part of a minority. I just live my life who I am and that's it. The problem is not the majority of gay people that just accept life and live it, the problem are the ones that try to shove their sexuality in your face and if you get tired of talking about that subject with them, they yell that you are discriminating against them and are a bigot. It's the same problem with some of the racist black people I had to deal with in high school. It was ok for them to get special priveledges and treat me bad because I was white, but if you stood up to them you would get your ass kicked by 10 people waiting for you outside while the teachers ignore it. I wouldn't say that it reflected upon the entire so-called black race, but this group of psychos tried to make it seem like it did. Another example would be if you invite some friends over to supper at your house, and when they arrive they inform you they are vegetarians, and that you are a cruel and evil person for attempting to serve them a steak.
Some people just want to be assholes, and try to drag the rest of the group they associate with along with them. The same thing happens frequently in homosexual groups. We get these militant people that have huge marches in Washington DC parading down the street trying to scare straight people. Well, it works. If noone felt the need to wear a "gay pride" shirt, then "straight pride" shirts wouldn't exist either. You can't force people to befriend and accept you by being a loud jerk, but by being a friend and acting nice. I think the majority of homosexuals do this and are met with success and acceptance. In fact, I don't think that it is a subject that should be discussed as much as learned. If I had a friend and got to know them as a friend, then discovered they were gay, that is fine. If someone came up to me with a high-pitched voice and a lisp while putting a rainbow sticker on my truck and being annoying, I'd get pissed off.
Anyways, I have gone far off the subject, but just to end this post:
Either way, it is free speech, but neither have a place in a public school. A mandatory public education is not for making political statements, but for learning.
I agree, but unfortunately the school doesn't. They wanted to make "safe zones" to discuss homosexuality, but apparantly heterosexuality is not welcome in that school system. I think that it is the school's fault this problem happened, and should be for learning rather than politics.
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