LJboiJust feel like we shoudln't make a big deal out of it if we really want the LGBTQ community to feel more accepted and natural. I wouldn't want to come out if I was going to be praised as some hero for the rest of my life.
Well the trend was kind of fuck gays, and fuck gay rights. But if something good happens we shouldn't make a big deal about it because being gay doesn't matter...
It's pretty selective imo. The thing is, there aren't many gay role models. More now than before, but look at action sports. It's not that there were never any gay athletes, but they were afraid to come out, and I can't blame them. This is a big thing because it's a part of change.
Even in his dew tour add he mentioned maybe 15 seconds in that he wants it to get to a point where being gay doesn't matter. So do I. The thing is, we're not there yet.
This isn't a "Who cares it's totally normal" point in time yet. We're moving in that direction but we aren't there. If you grow up hearing nothing but negative things about gays, and don't see anything positive on TV. See nothing but heterosexuals(I get it, more straight people than gay) Seeing two men, one of them an olympic athlete kiss on the TV live is a pretty big fucking deal. Maybe it means nothing to you, and that's fine, but too a lot of people it's a big deal. It's getting to the point where it's ok. People are freaking out about cutting it, because it could hurt them "What if people complain that two gays were on TV!!!!" and getting to a point where nobody gives a fuck.
There are still a ton of people who care in a very negative way. IT's more a generational thing, but that hate is still there. I hope we get to a point where if two gays kiss on tv, nobody posts about it, because who the fuck cares.
I want that, but we aren't there yet.