The real sin

My friend pulled up a hilarious SNL favorite called “3-way” featuring Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga with the lyrics “It’s not gay if it’s in a 3-way”. It’s light, it’s funny. Wonderfully entertaining.

“What is this — some gay thing?”

Another kid came up behind us, disapproving of the “gay thing” on the screen, as if it were an uncomfortable sin. And yeah, this kid’s comments really bothered me. But I didn’t say anything, I didn’t get up and leave, because I can’t stop the people who are going to make these comments, and I don’t intend to.

I just intend to one day be comfortable with myself and not care what everyone else thinks.

There’s no point in being angry with the people who think this way, even if it was innocent. Even if he didn’t mean to offend, I learned that the word “gay”, in the negative connotation, is a common word in this kid’s vocabulary. It’s casual for him to drop the word “gay” in a hurtful way — offensively. It’s people like him who throw around “faggot”, “dyke”, “queer”. It’s his crowd that makes LGBTQ people feel lesser.

If you ask me, that’s the real sin.


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