Sunday, May 31, 2009

'Gay' PostSecret

Via PostSecret (5/31/2009):

I don't feel guilty about being gay. Sometimes I'm even very, very happy that I'm gay. I usually don't judge people's feelings, but that statement angers me because it basically says that being gay is caused by sexual abuse and I don't think that that's true. How can you wish for something horrible to have happened in your past? I guess for some people being gay is harder than for others and that saddens me.

1 comment:

{{ d a n i m o }} said...

yep yep. for some, it seems that having a sexuality that is considered "deviant" by or is maybe not recognized by society is more hurtful and shameful than living with emotional scars of other kinds.

personally, i know a lot of queer people (obvious). i also know a lot of people who suffered molestation (not obvious). there is a certain degree of undeniable overlapping, but for every queer person i know who was violated by someone of the same gender, i know a straight person who was as well, and so on in every combination thinkable. it's not as black and white as the person who sent in that post secret subconsciously wants to make it out to be. i mean, obviously being assaulted sexually has an effect on sexuality, but it's really sad that we live in a world where someone wishes this upon themselves for vindication of something not even criminal!

anyway, i'm rambling and not making sense. >_<