It’s Okay To Be Different

Being accepted is difficult in today’s world.

Kay Root

The LGBT community has been around for many years. Just like the women’s movement, the LGBT community had to fight hard to get where they are now. The community still has a lot to accomplish, but 2015 and 2016 were two huge years for the community.

From June 26, 2015 same-sex marriage legalization to June 12, 2016 Orlando shooting and of course the community has had many accomplishments and downfalls, but they still struggle with getting accepted.

The transgender community is still struggling to be able to use their preferred restroom.

South Carolina just passed a bathroom bill where people who identify as a different gender than they are assigned must use the restroom that they are assigscreen-shot-2016-11-29-at-2-01-56-pmned at birth.

It shouldn’t be like that at all.

Everyone and anyone should have the right to use whichever bathroom they feel is right for them to use.

With the 2016 presidential election people are even more scared to be themselves.

My mother and i were talking about the election, and brought up LGBT community, and my mom turns to me and says, “You better be careful with how ‘gay’ you are. You never know what could happen now.” It hurts me to think that my mother has to worry about me being gay. Parents shouldn’t be worried about their children being gay these days.

There is always going to be people who won’t accept someone who is different, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to disrespect anyone for being different.