La Casa Roja

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, November 14, 2022, 10:46 (381 days ago) @ IXTZIHUA

I totally got it from the beginning, I just don't think it's necessary nor agree with it....and to the other poster, no I'm not trolling.

The way things are changing rapidly in society the tables can easily turn the other way, and I would actually find it offensive to basically read "straight people are welcome too" if I had to find somewhere to stay, eat, etc.....

This is how you draw attention and single out groups instead of just letting them be themselves.

Seeing as not that long ago being openly gay was impossible due to prejudice as well as legal consequences, I think giving a hearty welcome to people who are still persecuted in parts of the world is the path open-minded empathetic people must take so that bigots and their bad laws lose their bite. I've had gay family and friends pretty much my entire life. I remember when they would almost get killed by rednecks as part of redneck sport, and it was all I could do not to repay rednecks in kind (they also wanted to beat me up all the time just for having long hair and dressing different). So if giving a hearty welcome to LGBTQ keeps away some bigots, GOOD!

I highly recommend getting better acquainted with people whom you appear not to understand very well, perhaps due to your own social isolation. One of my favorite cousins and many of my very best friends are and have been gay, lesbian and bi. I feel totally comfortable around LGBTQ people. A society where formerly persecuted people are made to feel welcome is a healthier society. It's not realistic to imagine the alternative, as you suggest is possible. There is no historical precedent for it. Not in Alexander the Great's empire or even in Caligula's Rome.

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