Yeeees I knoooow I haven’t blogged in aaaaggggeees. Sorryyyy. Anyway.
Yesterday (17th May) was international anti homophobia/biphobia/transphobia day. I didn’t realise until yesterday evening, when I wasn’t meant to be on my phone, so I couldn’t blog about it, but here I am today! This really excited me, because I was like oh my god there is a day against people who are against me and like yesssssss! So you can find out all about IDAHOT (to be honest I’m not really sure what that stands for but oh well) here, and oh that was stupid of me. It stands for International Day Against Homophobia oh wait no it doesn’t. Aaarrrgggghhhh. Okay the exams destroyed my brain.
IM GETTING OFF TOPIC SOMEONE HELP ME.
Anyway. Prepare for a VERY long ramble. This is what I have to say about homophobes.
I don’t understand. Why can’t people love each other, even if they are the same gender? Love is love, right? And as for transphobia, what is so wrong about being yourself? Because of all of you against LGBT people, 44% of us have considered suicide. Including me. 41% of transgender people attempt suicide. Everyone always tells us to be ourselves, to be confident with who we are. Everyone who is LGBT is trying to be themselves, like you all told us to. But no, people don’t seem to like that. Between 10 and 20% of LGB people (no I didn’t miss off a T) attempt suicide. These percentages are staggering, compared to the heterosexual (straight) suicide rates, which are (I couldn’t find a percentage) roughly 500,000 a year (in America). LGBT people are more likely to report high levels of drug and alcohol abuse. And this is mostly because of bullying and teasing from homophobic people. LGBT people are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual peers to commit suicide, and more attempts are therefore successful.
So after all that, homophobes, can you see how much you’re affecting people’s lives? It’s hard enough for them without you, but you’re just there making their lives so much worse.
I know that people in my school avoid me (I’m assuming it’s because I’m bi, and not because I’m just generally a bitch) and yeah, okay, I’ll admit it. It hurts. But I don’t really care what you think of me. I am who I am. I don’t wake up every morning to impress you. I can’t help being me, okay? WE DON’T CHOOSE TO BE LGBT. WHY THE HELL WOULD WE DO THAT? We don’t wake up one morning and be like hey, I’m gonna have a crush on someone of the same gender as me today. No.
Okay enough. I’m just gonna end up making you think way too hard and then your head might explode and I don’t want that happening, but just so you know yes I would come to your funeral.
Lots of love,