Gay, Fag, Faggot, Homosexual,
What do you think of when you hear these words? Well, when
I hear them I think of this weird skinny man around his 20s dressed in
a tight turtle neck bean-shaved hair and talks like a teenage girl.
Or the thought of a pink-haired, leather-wearing, faggy behaving freak
wearing earrings and all walking downtown may also come to mind.
we're not sick.
Even though I do like boys, I hate referring
to myself, or other people, with names like that. (Queer, Fag, and
Faggot are out of the question to begin with.) Because those are
the people they're trying to describe. Yeah, we're given lots of
discriminating names, but do people know what's really in our hearts?
They think we're just a bunch of girly-boys who want to act weird for a
reason they don't even know. The thing is, we're not gay,
we're just boys who like boys. It's not like it's our choice either.
If a new term was made to describe that, it would automatically make people
think of the descriptions above. Now, only an extremely tiny number
of people are just beginning to realize that we're not all that different
from the portrayed 'normal' human being. We have thoughts, feelings,
hopes, dreams, goals, just like everyone else. And the only way you
could explain the reason why this person acts differently is because that's
who they are. This person doesn't have to be gay, in fact, all weird
people I know,
(other than me) are straight. J
Is Weird Bad?
this weird thing. Let me tell all of you 'newbies' something.
You find out that you like other boys right? That
doesn't mean that you are expected to start acting, dressing, talking,
or thinking like a girl.
I'm not saying it's wrong, and
I feel that if someone wants to dress and behave in their own way (as long
as it doesn't threaten their's or anyone else's life) then let them.
I'm just saying it will probably be a lot harder for you to be accepted
socially--for most people anyway. Another thing, and I hate to break
it to you, but it's the people who do that stuff and who are extremely
open and overstating about themselves who give boys like us a bad name.
I hate to say it, but it's true. I in no way intend on this to be
something that will turn all "straight-acting", as they say, boys to hate
these people because sometimes, people just feel they have to express themselves
in an exaggerating way, which may not be the best but if they will it,
so be it.