Today I had a book release and I thought about doing a promotional post here on my blog. I also have so much to write that it would be easy to spend my time on my books, but this subject needs to be discussed.
In no way shape or form are gay people a waste.
This morning I was talking to someone about the new Liberace movie and our conversation progressed to how there were a lot of gay men in West Hollywood. Then she said something that totally floored me.
"What a waste."
I asked, "What?"
Again, she said, "What a waste."
I asked her what she thought was a waste and it came down to her thinking that gay men were so beautiful it was a waste because they were gay and wouldn't have a family, or kids and would never be with a woman. Needless to say the conversation deteriorated once I said that gay men are never a waste, that they are great guys and live wonderful lives. She back peddled on her statement, but the words were already out there.
I want to be very clear on this. Gay men and lesbian women are not a waste.
Gay individuals are productive members of society, wonderful dads, loving partners, and kind individuals. They are not defective or sick. They do not have problems nor have they made a choice to be the way they are. They are gay. They were born gay and no wishing/forcing/tempting them to change is going to make them any less gay. The only choice they make is to live as who they are or lie to themselves and everyone else by pretending to be straight. Gay men and lesbians add value to our society and are all around great people. They are just like straight people and discriminating against them is wrong.
To all the straight people out there who don't like gay people, get over it. I grew up in a very racist and homophobic family. My father said on many occasions that ugly people were a waste (same type of attitude as thinking gay people are a waste). My father specifically attacked Chelsea Clinton, saying that her parents should have aborted her because she was so ugly and she was a waste of space on earth. That type of attitude about other people does nothing but destroy. No human on the planet is a waste. All are valuable and important.
If you believe that gay men or lesbians are a waste, you really need to take a long hard look in the mirror and figure out why you don't feel secure with yourself or love yourself. Gay people are no threat to you. They are just people and deserve respect as humans.