Warning: post may cause you to be overwhelmed by "the feels"
As you may already know, I never post on Friday. I only post on Monday and Thursday, but I feel like I have one more thing to add to my LGBTQIA+ posts (for now). Today, I want to talk about kissing.
Okay, so sometimes when I watch TV or a movie or something, someone will cringe or turn away or say something when they see two people of the same gender kissing. I heard one of these people say that they were (and I'm paraphrasing) totally not homophobic but they just didn't like to see two guys kissing.
I mean, I get it. You've grown up in a time where it's OK to be gay, as long as you don't see anyone acting gay in the media, which includes kissing.
I honestly don't get what the difference is between this:
To me, it's just people kissing. And for you it should be that way too. Next time you see two people of the same gender kissing, and you feel yourself cringe and/or turn away, have a think about why you feel that way and how you can change that. Two people kissing shouldn't bother you. What should bother you are the ideas people associate with two people of the same gender kissing. No one should want to perpetuate hate against the LGBTQIA+ community.
Anjulie Te Pohe
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