I kinda wanted to have a discussion over this news article i read
My general thoughts on it are that its more than fine and acceptable for people of any sexual orientation to participate in a heritage event/rally, but im questioning of whether or not this needs to become a sexual identity rally as well.
Before i go on i just want to clarify, i am not anti homosexual or anything of the sort. I love gay people and believe everyone on earth deserves to be with whoever makes them happy. But i don't necessarily believe it needs to be about being gay or being straight. The whole point of the parade is about being Irish. This is why i feel like a lot of people today go out and try to label things as either "pro gay" or "anti gay" when in reality the subject has no inherent sexual preference or bias.
I mean i felt like one of the men who was was quoted in the article sounded rather obnoxious. An executive from a pro gay group named Nathan Schaefer said the decision was "disappointing and self served". I don't understand why he wouldn't be happy about the news, to me it almost seems like hes annoyed that a parade isn't ENTIRELY about homosexuality. He doesn't seem to understand that not everything has to be about being gay or not being gay.
I don't know if I'm wording this correctly, i just feel as if several different areas in the world are becoming battlegrounds for lifestyle choices. Like the whole Michael Sam thing. I think its great that he is the first openly gay football player, but i don't care if he's gay or not to begin with. When ESPN started talking about his shower habits, i was kind of disgusted. Why the hell are they gossiping about stupid things like that when they're supposed to be a sports channels talking about stats. His sexual preference should have no relevancy period, the only thing that should be important is if he's a good player or not. The fact that a sports network is no longer talking about sports but instead the personal choices of a particular player is enough proof that everything is becoming a debate of "should this be gay or not".
Again, i don't care about peoples sexual orientation to begin with. I would be just as annoyed by 2 dudes making out as i would a man and a woman making out (and yes, that would annoy me very much so). I just think things need to be sexually neutral and that no one should be concerned about the choices of others, but i don't know. My main argument is that it should be about if you're gay or straight, but if you're irish or not, or if you can play sports well or not, but just overall that sexual preference shouldn't matter for anything. What do y'all think?