"Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality."James Baldwin
Throughout the course of history, people have been treated differently for being different than the "normal" based on their race, gender, and sexuality. Today, there are laws that are enforced to protect people against such discrimination in public places. But when it comes to the society it all has to do with morality. The society determines what is "normal" or acceptable, and anyone who does not abide by it is "abnormal," is a "disgrace" to the community, and needs help. Like racism in the past, homosexuality is becoming an alarming subject worldwide. Like Baldwin's quote above, diagnosing sexuality as pathological abnormality points out the ignorance in society. Instead of accepting people as they are, the community discriminates against homosexual individuals. Teaching young children the role of gender brings them up to believe homosexuality is unacceptable; thus they grow up to be bullies in school at a young age. Teens and pre-teens have hard time finding themselves and fitting in without the addition of bulling. And when bullied, taking their lives is becoming their only alternative. But how long can this go on for? Will it really get better? Can the law really protect the homosexual community? Will homosexuality be accepted as natural, like race, and eventually learn to live with it peacefully?
I have attached two videos below. The first video titled The Storm is Gathering is an advertisement by the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-homosexual organization advocating heterosexual marriage.
This video is of actor Neil Patrick Harris' from MTV giving advice to the gay youth on the current teen suicide issue.