Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A gay path les(s) travelled

If a man fantasizes about a man, you cannot force him to adore a woman, just because the ‘law of nature’ says so. Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns rather than holding hands?   Similarly if a woman plans to marry another woman, that doesn’t give you the license to treat her like an outcast. Strangely, the society tolerates women being married to trees or animals…Even kids are following this dogma. To them, ‘gay’ was first merely a synonym of ‘happy’. Now it has a number of puns associated with it.  

Next comes the religion factor. No religion supports homosexuality. So a gay or a lesbian couple cannot seek shelter in the cradle of a church, temple or mosque. When God has no issues with one’s sexual orientation, why are we as humans being so particular? The irony is that sexual intercourse and conception between a man and a woman too is termed as a sin in ‘Christianity’. A sin that is forgiven only when the child undergoes ‘baptism’.  On an optimistic note, “Homosexuality is God’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children”, rightly said by Sam Austin.  

Who knows…the guy you are best friends with maybe gay. The girl you once loved could be a lesbian. You cannot recognize these species because they are not aliens. They have the same genetic composition (barring transgenders), same physical appearance, same emotions……….they are normal humans, as normal as any of us. They lead normal lives. It’s just that they think differently, not because of a chemical imbalance in their brain, just out of personal choice and the ‘attraction’ factor.   

So why discriminate and treat them as unusual?

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Sneha said...

I agree to most of ur write up... But you have confused with transgender and homosexual.
Transgender are the ones who feel tht they r trapped in the wrong body whereas homosexuals its the attraction to the same sex...They dont feel tht they r in wrong body..

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