💚Tw homophobia in audio💚 Hello. I'm Em, and I'm 16 years old. I'm Lgbtq+, panromantic asexual to be exact, I'm also agender. This means I love who ever, regardless of gender, but I do not experience sexual attraction, and to put it simply, I'm genderless.
In todays world homophobia is very common.
I was 10 when I first found out what lgbt was. The moment I found out about what it was, I ended up coming to terms with me being bisexual, I never saw anything wrong with dating a girl, but now I had a label. Over time of course I found out more things, like there was more than 2 genders, and tonnes more labels, so I found some that fit me. I'm a pan ace enby.
In the short 6 years I've considered myself part as the lgbt community I've had my fair share of homophobia, whether it be in the form of a comment on a post, saying I'm a sinner, or going to burn, or if it was a classmate pestering me about being different, or my grandad being his homophobic self, or a random post on social media calling out all lgbt folk giving an indirect attack to everyone.
If in the eyes of your God I have sinned, let that be my problem, not yours. Who are you to judge?
With the COVID-19 pandemic going on a new issue has arisen in the lgbt community.
Our pride flag is being used to show support for the NHS.
So many people are showing support by putting a picture of a rainbow up in their windows, that's absolutely great! Rainbows are a sign of hope. Beauty after the storm.
We do not own rainbows, we own a rainbow flag.
Put an actual rainbow on a flag, it's fine, but take our flag, just to re-purpose it? That's not right.
What you are doing is homophobic. You're erasing the history of that flag, just to respect another group of people.
You can respect both communities without harming the other.
Lgbt people have been dying for far too long over that flag.
The NHS was founded in 1948, now I can assure you, Lgbt have been suffering a lot longer than that, so do not say how members of the NHS are dying over this virus.
I respect the NHS. I appreciate everything they do, but that flag is taken. If you really want a flag, make a new one with no history. #Lgbt #pride #lgbtq