Everyone has got a choice. Everyone has a right to life. If we were to select our friends based on their being faultless, the word FRIENDSHIP would only be a mirage. Show me your friend and I’ll tell you who you are, BUT, you are not all about your friend.
That one is gay doesn’t make him any less human but unique in a special way. That you are NOT gay doesn’t make you better. It’s a better deal if we look forward to learning something new from everyone we come across; bad or good, homo or hetero, as the moment we stop learning, we stop living. It’s no hear-say that there is something exciting about the person next to you, so, grab every opportunity to discover it.
There happened to be a gay dude in my first year at the University. Initially, I was very disgusted because his was so obvious. He used to catwalk!!! I later got to know that he was leading the class and that got me thinking. As an average student, I prefer to mingle with the very brilliant ones and that left me no option than to get close to him. I did not regret it. One day, we got talking on the issue of him being gay. He had discovered himself at the age of 16. He realized that he fantasized a lot about cute guys instead of beautiful girls. Also, his body chemistry was never alive whenever he was with girls. At first, he tried fighting it and be ‘normal’, but he couldn’t contend with nature.
In my curiosity, I asked if he was in any relationship and his answer was in the positive. That was enough for me to take in and so, I asked no further questions. What struck me the most was the joy in his eyes and him being content with his being.
In the end, he was able to change my perspective about gay people which was, that they were dumb asses. He made it sink in that they could also make positive impact on the lives of others. We became good friends and still are.
I believe the world would be a better place if we accept people for who they are, tolerate them to the best of our abilities and be happy for them.
But then, everyone still has a CHOICE.