A random ranting ahead, but felt like sharing anyway
Is just that something that really pisses me off is see how dominant ignorance is here. It happens that I don´t know why or how, the gay subject comes pretty often these late days among my family members and friends. But the problem that they talk about it filled with prejudices and with a lack of knowledge that makes me want them to just shut up ¬¬
There is also pretty hurtfull to listen to all the cruel stuff they come with and that has been said infront of gay, bisexual and other members of the LGBT comunity.
I better make it short with a list of the most stupid conclussions they come up with, get ready:
1._There´s no repentant gay (common quote of my country reffereing that if you turn a person gay, they won´t regret it)
2._ There´s no such a thing as bisexuality, just people transformed in gay.
3._Asexuality is just a mental problem or a sign of inmaturity, probably it doesn´t even exist. (and the asexuality topic was never mentioned again)
4._Gay men want to become women and gay women dream to become men.
5._Gays are perverts who dream with a gay world.
6._Gay men envy and even hate women.
7._Homosexuality is not normal, the day there are more gays than straight people or the day that we are born with two genitals THEN I might consider it normal.
8._Most people with AIDS are gays.
9._ Most pedophiles are gays.
10._They (gay people) can teach a little boy or girl how to become gay and that´s wrong. They shouldn´t be parents. (going back to the first 2 points of this list)
11._They are satanic and possesed by evil spirits (this was told by a religious person)
12._ We can support gays as long as they don´t act gay in public, for a matter of respect to the normal people. (this meant of them not kissing, hugging or holding hands)
13._male gays are girly and lesbians manly, if they are the opossite then they are faking it.
And there are more, but these are the most common I´ve heard, here and well, you can see why I´m pissed. BECAUSE THEY MEAN EVERY SINGLE WORD. Probably there might be people in real life with some of those characteristics, but it pisses me off how THEY SAY EVERY GAY PERSON IS LIKE THIS LIST AND NO EXCEPTION.
And what makes things worst: their lack of interest of knowing about this gay people they talk about that much ¬¬
seems that stereotypes about them are more reliable sources of information about this comunity and if a gay gets offended "I´m sorry, deal with it" (that was an actual comment from a close friend)
Also that seems here otehr topic that aparently won´t be never accepted is bisexuality: People can´t accept bisexuality as a real orientation, they just say bisexuals are just in "the roead to gayland", referring that straight people convert into gay or gay convert permanently into straight.
Wich means PEOPLE THINK THERE IS A ORIENTATION SWITCH IN EVERY HUMAN BEING.
I really would love to know YOUR opinions, becaus ei hate to be alone in these kind of stuff.