Human Rights CampaignWhen i saw the HRC logo, I joined this group right away. I've been a member of HRC for years, have written several letters, have enlisted my friends to do the same and have made monetary contributions to assist in their efforts.
Equal Rights for all people should come easy, but when sexual orientation or sexual identity comes into play, people get scared. Well, the people with closed minds and closed hearts.
I struggled with prejudice in my family, when I was found out. My little sister came home from school, in tears, because people were telling her I was gay. Why should it matter to her? Why in the hell would that enlist tears? I certainly wasn't unhappy being the person that I was ~ why should she? It was a difficult time in my life, when my family found out. (Just for the record, I'm not gay, I am bi-sexual). Instead of coming to me to discuss this rumor, my mother decided to handle it her own way: she went through my bedroom, read my journal and found love letters I had from my girlfriend. She completely betrayed me.
To this day, I have attempted to get my parents on board with same-sex marriage and other GLBT issues, but they are so narrow-minded, staunchly conservative and hypocritically religious that they will never see beyond their own ignorances. What a sad, sad shame.
I just don't understand how the GLBT community does not have equal rights or why there is still so much hatred or misunderstanding in the world today. I don't understand why our rights, as citizens, should be any different than the straight community.