I have never been more proud of the Irish people in all my life for finally allowing marriage equality only 22 years after decriminalizing homosexuality in 1993. But personally I feel that there is still an issue at hand when it comes to sexual orientation globally and I’ll go into that in more detail soon, but first consider this…
I don’t believe in terms like “homosexual” “heterosexual” or “bisexual” but I do however, strongly believe in love! So what do I mean by that exactly? Well, for me it all boils down to the fact that we don’t choose who we fall in love with, it just happens. I’m a 20 year old “heterosexual” man who has never been attracted to another man in any way, but who is to say that in 10 years time I don’t meet another man and fall head over heels in love, just because I haven’t been attracted to a man so far in my life doesn’t mean that I never will be. Have you ever met someone who in the beginning who you had no initial attraction to, but then after you got to know them developed an attraction for? I have and I like to think I’m not the only one who has.
Honestly I’m open to the idea that I might fall in love with a man in the future, because does the gender of a person really matter when you’re in love. At the end of the day its the person we fall in love with not the gender. We have all heard stories, whether its real life or on t.v, of a person being “straight” for years before ever entering into a same sex relationship, some even go as far as to get married, have kids and raise a family before ever even having relations with someone of the same gender. So if this can happen to someone else whats to say it doesn’t happen to me in the future. We cant define love, it just happens and when it does we should embrace it.
I said at the beginning that I feel there is still an issue when it comes to sexual orientation and that issue is the labeling of it. That’s why I said that I didn’t believe in terms like “homosexual” “heterosexual” or “bisexual”. We are all human beings, we are all made up of the same stuff, skin, bones, flesh, and blood. So why label ourselves anything other than humans. Whether you love a man or a woman it doesn’t matter you’re in love a human being.
Love is love. It can’t be explained and it can take us by surprise sometimes and that is why it’s such a beautiful thing. It really doesn’t need a label because finding love is already special.
But hey, this is just my opinion and we are all entitled to one, just like we are all entitled to fall love.
If you made it this far thanks for reading!!