Dear Gay Community: ‘Enough with the heterophobia’
Recently there has been so much discussion on Facebook and other websites about banning or keeping straight people out of gay venues.
The hatred displayed by some people on forums is disgusting and I feel terrible that they want to discriminate and hurt others just for being heterosexual.
As someone who has fought hard for equality, I find this a very backward step.
I don’t want to be discriminated against when entering a predominately straight bar or restaurant.
I want to be able to get a job in any company and not hide my sexuality and not be discriminated against.
I want to be myself with my partner and be accepted where ever we go, and in order for this to happen I must accept others.
Above: Straight people are not our enemy. Discrimination against heterosexual is not on.
I realise there is still homophobia in our community and it is important to have our gay bars and safe venues, but we must not discriminate and hate on heterosexuals.
They are our parents, brothers, sisters and friends, and they deserve the same respect we demand.
The main thing is that we live in a society that has no tolerance of violence and we learn to accept people of all sexualities, race and colour.
I am finding more and more people wanting to be heterophobes and forgetting what the word ‘equality’ stands for.
I saw a great ad for a gay accommodation hotel Axel in Berlin that stated it was ‘hetero-friendly’.
We all know what wonderful gay people the straight people helped create.
Let’s be thankful how far we have come even though the struggle is not over.
One day I hope to live in a society where choose like this don’t even need to be written.
Hopefully the day will come when I can marry whom I choose, live where I choose and explore this amazing world, knowing everyone is equal.
This is only my view of the world I want to live in.