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Rainbows=Gay?

Let me just say this: I'm completely straight. I'ma chick and I like dudes.
When people ask me what my favorite color is, I say "The Rainbow".
Why?
Because I like all colors. I can't say I only like one color.
(Even though "The Rainbow" is not really a color)
But, when I say I like rainbows or I wear rainbows
I get the same question: "Are you a lesbian?"
My answer: "No.I can't like rainbows without being gay?"
My question is: What's people's deals with asuming rainbows comes
a gay person?
One word: Stereotyping.
One word I don't like to use. I hate being labled or stereotyped.
Just because a person likes or wears rainbows doesn't automatically
mean they are gay. I mean, they could be, but who are you to make
that assumption?
But, another reason I wear rainbows is that iSUPPORT GLTB people.
I don't see why people are so close-minded about gay people.
Are they really that bad?
From what I know, No, they aren't that bad.
My friend is Bi-Sexual.
Yeah, I have to admit, it's cool checkin' out guys with him.
Getting his opinion on things and seeing things from his point of veiw.
But, don't make up your mind about someone because of the clothes they wear,
where they come from, their sexual orientation, ect.
You're not giving them a chance at life.
Let them be them.
As in the words of Michael Jackson:
"Before you judge me, try hard to love me."



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chappariz said...
Mar. 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm:

i dont hate gay peple or bi-sexuality but iam  just against it well the bible is.God dosent like that ofcurse he loves the person he just dosent like bi-sexuality and ect.

   p.s what does GLTB?sorry just curious

 
Sharlayne replied...
Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm :
to answer your question: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bi-sexual
 
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RedDaisy said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm:
This is very true and I admit that I have also done this type of 'stereotyping' in the past. But now I've read this article and I agree: it's the same as when my mother tells me: "don't sit like that, that's how men sit! Cross your legs like a girl." It doesn't anger me as I'm used to it, but it has caused self-consiousness. And that's what's so bad about stereotyping, not letting people be themselves. Great article~
 
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MaxRide said...
Nov. 17, 2011 at 7:43 am:

that happens to me when I wear Vans or guys' jackets. Its so annoying!  Rainbow is only the gay rights colors, but it shouldnt mean you are gay!

besides, why does it even matter if you are gay?

~Max <3

 
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MaxRide said...
Nov. 17, 2011 at 7:41 am:

rainbow is the gay rights colors, btu wearing colors shouldn't make you gay.

I like to wear black, green, and blue, so i dont know what that feels exactly like, but people ask me if i am lesbian when i wear guy jackets and Vans.  It really annoys me so i kinda know what you are talking about

~Max <3

 
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RioU-B said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm:
well done... well done. im startin to see it that way too.
 
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Amelia_KThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm:
Well, seeing rainbows as equaling g.ay rights isn't really a stereotype because rainbows are the g.ay rights symbol, and the rainbow flag is the g.ay rights flag. I agree that it shouldn't mean that you yourself are g.ay, but I think that it's fair that we have something that symbolizes pride.
 
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JoS-iahh said...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm:
I agree. It doesnt matter what other people are we should all be open to new ideas and views because this world is diverse. I love your connection with rainbow because it symbolizes the unity of all people together which piggybacks on your openmindedness.
 
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Waiting_For_Love said...
Sept. 4, 2010 at 11:39 am:

i totally agree!!!!!! descrimination in the face of gays is just sad. i actually love to hang around everyone, i don't care about their perspectives. they love who they want to and i accept it. if someone else i talk to can't accept it, then i can't accept them.

enuf said. :)

 
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CorixMuffin said...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm:
People can love whoever they want to.. enough said<3
 
cmetarko replied...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm :
I compleatly agree with you, people should be able to love anyone with out people being mean
 
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Jayme said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm:
I totally agree.
 
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Laughs said...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm:
:D all people are beautiful, all people are equal.
 
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kaileeboo said...
Apr. 10, 2010 at 7:24 pm:

I think it is messed up how u started this that is how a stright person would say cas they hate how gays are treated

 

 
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DHgirl said...
Apr. 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm:
<3 <3 lov this! my mom is gay! and i lov the quote! KING OF POP!
 
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WriteForLove said...
Feb. 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm:
I totally agree! Completely!!!! I hate the discrimination against gays!
If you could please read my piece about this "Discrimination Is the Issue" that would be great. And anybody else who has an opinion on the matter I would love to hear it no matter what it is. Thanks.
And this is really good. Great job!
 
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J.Moore said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 11:04 pm:
I like this article alot and I totally agree. Oh i can't stand steriotypes
 
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thatgirl_93 said...
Nov. 24, 2009 at 9:40 am:
thanks =) i'm gay and this puts things in to a whole new perspective for me
 
lab96 replied...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm :
Same here, I love reading comments and things like this, cause it tells me that not everyone is homophobic, and some people go threw similiar things.
 
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tori_nastasi11 said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 1:38 pm:
I totally agree with you on this one!
 
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