December 28, 2013

What if Gay was Straight & Straight was Gay? {Warning: Triggering Video.}

This is an eye opening account of what it would look like if the shoe were on the other foot.

Actually, the shoe is on the same foot—intolerance and hatred of another person because of their sexuality is awful no matter who it is, but the impact of this version of the world—where heterosexuality is viewed as wrong—highlights why it shouldn’t matter who loves who.

In this stunning yet heart wrenching video starring Lexi DiBenedetto and entitled “All You Need is Love,” a girl experiences the kind of torment that kids and teens go through still, today.

Does anyone want this for their children?

I don’t proclaim to have any solid knowledge of what living this kind of reality is like. I didn’t go through this kind of abuse from classmates because of who I am, who I was born to be. As a parent, I strive to make it known that my sons will be accepted no matter who they are or who they bring home to dinner. We talk about inequality and bullying regularly, especially when the school-yard taunt “you’re gay” comes up in conversation.

What a person, never mind a child, still goes through today is terrifying. It needs to be shared. We need to educate every human on this planet.

My 14-year-old kid said quietly as I was watching and simultaneously getting ready to share this, “Mom, stop typing. You need to see the end. Because this is what really happens.”



Relephant reads:

Gay Love? Straight Love? How About Just Love. 

Bullies with Authority.

A Developmentally Challenged Boy is Getting Bullied. What His Peers Do Will Surprise You.

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