A good friend once shared a real life story where the wife came to know that her husband is gay and has a boyfriend too. She was devastated and did not know whom to approach. Why did the man marry her if he was aware of his sexuality? The answer lies in the value system of our society. Society dictates that LGBT communities [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] are not God’s work but the devil’s. They are not given their due respect in society and are frowned upon. This leads many young men and women in entering into relationships that are accepted by the society.
But in recent times, many lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people have slowly started coming out of the closet and admitting their sexuality to themselves and the society. Many countries have now legalized homosexuality and this has made the gay, transgender, bisexual and lesbian community to rejoice. Most recently, the Asian country of India which is home to Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, and Jews too has legalized homosexuality.
Why do we consider LGBT communities as weird or abnormal? Just because there are certain laid down rules which say that opposites attract does not necessarily mean that it should work the same for everybody. Should we judge the worth of a human just because he belongs to gay society? What concerns two consenting adults should be nobody else’s business. Homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender all contribute equally to society. They are not a burden on anybody. Who are we to discriminate against them?
People who do not accept their sexuality suffer from stress and anxiety and lead double lives. Homosexuality is not a disease or curse that one should repent having. Every human being is unique. If God created you a certain way then you must have some role in the larger scheme of things. Be proud of who you are first. Follow your inner voice and make decisions based on your beliefs. Free yourself from society’s notion of what is right or wrong. Love yourself and then the world will love you.
There are many celebrities like Elton John, Lindsay Lohan etc who are speaking openly about their sexuality and this has made others bold too.
So if you are one of the LGBT communities and have set yourself free by accepting yourself as you are, here is good news for you. Now you can interact with lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender and other friends through various means such as video chat, instant messenger, emails, game rooms and blogs, talk about personal issues, share experiences, meet people from all over the world and build your own community of ‘Pink Pals’ at www.mypinkpal.com. This is a LGBT social network site that is clean, safe and professional and gives you an opportunity to meet others from gay society and lesbian social networks. You can also meet people of various ethnicities like Jewish, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Hindus on it.