A friend told me that gays are overly sensitive and think that everyone is supposed to agree. What prompted this discussion was a picture and comment that was posted on IG by Snoop Dogg.
I was then asked my opinion, to which I said it was ignorant, because it was, and that he had some nerve talking because he walked around, for years, looking simple with a wrap, perm and rods! At this point, I was told that gays are overly sensitive. And that’s fine, but for me, it’s a matter of respect. If that was a heterosexual couple no one would question the father in the picture even though he, in fact, could actually not be the child’s father. This is supposed to be a joyous time in this couple’s life, not a time to be the butt of a joke.
So, are gays being overly sensitive every time someone doesn’t agree or when their are injustices. For me, it’s a matter of respect. It’s almost the same as saying victims are overly sensitive when people think they should stop “playing” the “victim role” or blacks shouldn’t be upset when things happen within or to the black community or women shouldn’t be so sensitive when people don’t think women are equal to men. As a black lesbian woman I want to be recognized for my accomplishments and my personality, just me period. I don’t want to be cast away because I am black or because I identify as a lesbian or because I am a woman. I don’t want to be the end of a joke because I am pregnant and my partner and I take a picture. It’s not about being sensitive, it’s about being respectful.
When it comes to “gay” subjects are gays overly sensitive? Honestly, maybe I am. I want every aspect of who I am to be equal to my white, heterosexual, or male counterparts. But then again. I am one of those gays who boycotted chik-fil-a too. And that wasn’t about them not agreeing, that was about the fact that business and personal beliefs shouldn’t mix, and well, they did so I can’t.