I don’t support GAY marriage or gay rights. Yet I am a grooms maid in the wedding of two amazing, loving, caring males this June. Why then do I say that I don’t support gay marriage or gay rights?? Because I support freedom of choice and I support human rights. If we take away the rights of someone based on their sexuality or race or gender or religion or economic status or culture we are giving permission to remove HUMAN rights. That is NOT ok. Every removal of human rights effects us all and puts our own rights at risk. So having to support gay rights should not even be a thing. All people deserve equal rights in all areas of life unless they choose to interfere with the rights of others (ie murders).
I personally love everyone no matter what, sexuality, race, religion or gender. There are people that are nasty and evil in every category. So those people I choose to give no energy to. I share my energy with those who are loving and kind. They are people. They are not a label.
That being said I have no problem with labels. Labels help keep us to be organized, they help us to understand, they help us to find each other. Labels help us to identify like minded people and help us to learn about each other and describe our interests. So If you choose to label me I’m ok with that. However never forget that people are people and we are ALL human beings so we may have many labels to identify different aspect of our lives but we are all more than those labels. I love, honour and respect you unless you have given me a reason not to regardless of your labels. It’s about the person in that case not the label.
So wear your labels proudly but know you are more than them. Know that you matter, that you are important that you are a human being and That I support you and I believe in you!