Rather than take ten steps forward, some social groups have continued to promote an image that sends them five steps back. These minority groups have to strive to create an image that is not like the negative one that their stereotype, and society, has made for them. The gay community is digging its own grave…
Everyone stereotypes; there is no way to get around it! Nevertheless, these labels are used by society to generalize a group of people, wither they be women, Hispanics, blacks, or homosexuals. There is nothing good about stereotypes; they are mainly negative portraits of the social group. However, these groups of people demand respect, while still fueling the stereotype that they have established. There is no way that a stereotypical social group can gain respected, by the majority that governs them, if they continue to fuel their stereotype.
Knowingly, being gay is not easy, and the coming out process may be even harder; you are apart of a social group that is still not considered acceptable. However, many homosexuals feel that they must change who they are to “fit in” to the community. And in turn, they may gain the “approval” of the group, or the “respect” for showing pride, or…“true friends.”
But sadly, in some places, the community is so small, that everyone knows everyone. That eventually causes excessive turmoil (drama) and…“intermingling.” There is no doubt that the gay community is a Petri dish of immature antics, and over dramatic situations! More so, the definition of a true friend seemingly falls by the waist side for something so much more important…”Who can I find to boast my own ego?” Many people in the gay community will use each other for…self-gratification.
And the idea of the traditional date has gone extinct; there are fewer and fewer genuine homosexuals that will put in the effort to have a friendship first, then maybe a relationship second!
In a country based on religious views, it is very hard for homosexuals to gain respect and equality, although the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees us that right! But the gay community cannot continue to pursue equal rights, when the image that is associated with the gay community is a fat man dressed in woman’s clothes. More so, Gay Pride is just a day that promotes sex, and shows what is wrong with the gay community, which sets the community back those five steps.
Consequently, homosexuals have low expectations, because the ones before us have continued to leave the bar so low, and established a negative image for the rest of the community to endure. So, the stereotype continues to hold true: polyamorous, weak, fake, promiscuous, overdramatic, ignorant, uneducated and untrustworthy. Nevertheless, for any change to happen, one has to be the change, and not fall under the stereotype that is given to you.
Ultimately, being a homosexual is not a choice! However, the way you live is! There is one thing to always understand about stereotypes…there is always an exception to the generalization…
Rather than take ten steps forward, some homosexuals have continued to promote an image that sends them five steps back. Social minority groups have to strive to create an image that is not like the negative one that their stereotype, and society, has made for them. The gay community has continued to dig its own grave, and until more people decided to be the change, that negative image will continue to hover over the heads of all homosexuals.
Always remember to be the change you wish to see in the world…