Article In Defence Of LGBT Rights
It’s being a few months since New York legislators’ passed into law the full recognition and legalisation of same-sex marriage, This has resulted in a new international enthusiasm amongst the LGBT community and support groups to pressure world governments into legalising same-sex marriage and other rights that are denied to the LGBT community like the illegality in most nations if not all, of homosexual and bisexual men donating blood or the institutionalised Homophobia that persists in most nations education system, Military, Politics, Media and so on. In this article I will be venting my views on the Bigots, The liars and the misled whose ignorance collaborates to discriminate against me and other members of the LGBT community. I will also give my short opinion on where we have gone wrong in our struggle and what we should do to advance our cause.
I like a lot of LGBT people are annoyed every time I turn on my TV or read a newspaper and see some ignorant politician or social commentator giving the impression that I am inferior to them because I refuse to accept violations of my human rights, What right has anyone in society got to tell another member of society that they are inferior because they refuse to accept violations of their individual rights? , These ignorant baboons openly promote hatred and ignorance towards LGBT people by saying we are a threat to society because if we are allowed to marry we will damage heterosexual marriage which will ultimately destroy the morality of society! I know I know, It’s almost hard to keep a straight face when you read that but it is true, just look at what the Pope said last year in relation to same-sex marriage being a threat to creation “Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience. One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes,”. This is a man who heads an international organisation that over the centuries has, raped, murdered, abused and tortured an unknown number of women and children in its “care”, and the Pope has personally being involved with covering up abuse in German dioceses during the 80s, but for some weird reason he is seen by the establishment as a credible social and moral commentator who is only giving a “philosophical” view , but that is not the real problem , what the real problem is , is that a huge number of people look to this man for guidanceso when he says same-sex marriage is a threat to humanity some people in power and in the public believe it to be true so ultimately stand in the way of equality and human-rights, but they don’t see the illegalization of same-sex marriage and other LGBT rights as violations of Human rights because as I said at the start there still exists in most countries a system of institutionalized homophobia , whereas from childhood you are made to believe that any sexual orientation other than heterosexuality is abnormal and sick, even though science has shown this not to be the case.
In America we have right wing religious nut cases that in some political sections even call for LGBT people to be giving therapy to “straighten them out”, take the uneducated bigot that is Tea Party Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachman, whom up till a few weeks ago was one of the favourites to beat Barack Obama, she along with her “closeted homosexual” husband Marcus, run a clinic in their hometown that openly admits to performing therapy on LGBT people in order conform them to “heterosexual ways”. Here is a quote from Michelle Bachman in relation to LGBT people“Little children will be forced to learn that homosexuality is normal and natural and perhaps they should try it.”, This is an exact quote from a person who could possibly become the most powerful person in the world, Yet she openly promotes violations of her own citizens rights because she believes their human rights is against her religious beliefs , even though anyone who reads the bible will find Jesus Christ never mentioned homosexuality once, the Christian views on homosexuality where devised between 200-400AD By men who never knew Jesus and took the Roman Empires view against homosexuality which was the ideology at that time.
In my home country of Ireland it was illegal to be LGBT up until 1993 after the government was forced to decriminalize same sex relations after human rights activist David Norris won a 1988 court case against the Irish governments illegalization of same-sex relations, now 18 years later the man who made it legal to be gay in Ireland is favourite to be elected President of Ireland, Proof we have come a long way but we still have a way to go, it is still illegal for same-sex marriage , it is still illegal for gay or bisexual men to donate blood because of possible sexually transmitted disease, even though scientific research has proven this to be a false belief and that it is possible for gay and bisexual men to donate blood as long as they have not had sexual intercourse in 6weeks. This scientific fact has resulted in Britain legalising gay and bisexual blood donations from people void of sex for 2 months. Imagine this, as an Irish citizen if my mother or any other family member was terminally ill and required a blood transfusion from me, I would not be allowed, because I am gay, so ultimately if I am the only person with the same type Blood then the terminally ill relative will be left to die by the system because the establishment thinks my blood is filthy and refuses to open its ignorant eyes to reality and award me rights I shouldn’t be forced to fight for.
It is illegal in most countries for LGBT couples to adopt children as a couple, a violation of the right to parenthood. This policy is upheld by twisting facts to present an argument that LGBT couples are a danger to young children and that children of a LGBT relationship will grow up to be mentally disturbed. Both these ludicrous claims are complete falsehoods created to smear and deny the human rights of LGBT people, It is well accepted amongst social intellects that children of LGBT couples are in less danger than that of heterosexual couples, It is also accepted that the mental state of adolescent children in LGBT family’s is more stable and happy than that of children of heterosexual couples.
The reality is that the majority of all western societies are fully tolerant of LGBT rights, but it is the elite in society who constantly deny our rights, From politicians to church leaders to mainstream media they all collaborate to manipulate democracy so that the views of the majority of the public are ignored in favour of an elitist view that is presented as the voice of the majority but in reality is the voice of the bigoted minority, If citizens had any control over their societies then LGBT rights would be guaranteed long ago, It is time that all progressive and public organisations, LGBT and heterosexual unite to pressurise world governments into accepting the majority view and normalize the public’s view LGBT sexual orientation, Because as long as we criminalize certain aspects of the LGBT lifestyle then we are telling society it is okay to be ignorant and hateful towards LGBT people. This kind of isolation and demonization over the decades has resulted in hundreds of young people committing suicide believing it to be the only way to escape the constant bullying that persists in all societies because of institutionalized discrimination, this outdated policy has also resulted in hundreds of people being murdered, injured, humiliated etc. All because they were born with a sexual orientation that is not the accepted orientation of heterosexuality, which the establishment has persisted in stating is the only natural orientation even though scientific research has proven this to be a falsehood. We need to stand up and not ask nicely or beg for our rights but demand our rights, for too long members of the LGBT community have faced unnecessary and illegal violations of our rights and still we stand quietly hoping that manners will get us our rights, false, We need to start a real grassroots political movement that 365 days a year lobby’s for the rights of LGBT members, Gay Pride is all well and good for enjoying ourselves but it won’t get us our rights, because it is a week of celebrations that once over, results in LGBT concerns fading into the background like any other political deviant to the establishment fades into the background after it makes a short point, As I said we need a REAL dedicated, radical activist movement that every day of the year pressures the government on LGBT rights, We need more open LGBT members in government advocating our rights, We as a unit are a powerful political and social force and we must realise this, If we all united under the one political banner I can guarantee you that every political party will come to us begging for our political support through votes in return for our rights, The LGBT community has many ways to use its power to guarantee our rights but still we have not bothered to use our best weapons, instead we use gay pride, and although I am not complaining about pride and I think it is a great fun expression of our community, I am saying that it won’t get us our rights, a few floats, drag queens and men dressed ultra-camp will not convince any government or public to legalise LGBT rights instead I believe it discredits our cause by portraying the LGBT in a overtly stereotypical way,We need to start being serious in our fight for equality , we can no longer go around portraying a stereotype that the elitists use to discredit our case in the eyes of the public. A system of pure political activism should be the way, led by LGBT and heterosexual people united in the name of equality just like black and white were united in the civil rights movement of the 60s, It is only then when we are portrayed as serious activists and bring our fight to the top that we will win our rights, and that day hopefully will be soon because as I write this people around the globe are starting to put their activism into serious powerful LGBT political organisations, and with a new found enthusiasm since the New York legalization we can now begin to look forward to the day when we are recognised as equal citizens in all aspects. Just let’s hope it’s soon or else!!
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