Recently, I watched Russell Howard’s Recalibrate on Netflix. I’ve loved Russell Howard for years because of the way he tells stories and how in all of his jokes there’s always a truth but they’re never malicious like some other comedians.
I particularly loved this show of his because it opened up a lot of thoughts for me. For example, how a lot of people are so accepting now over topics such as sexuality but how some people still continue to have old fashioned views.
We are reaching a revolution of the end of homophobia. It’s incredible to see so many more people fighting for LGBTQ rights.
Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That’s very important. But, that persons opinion should never be forced on someone else or used to make them feel uncomfortable or belittled. This is a conversation I’ve had too many times. I don’t know why, when there are so many celebrations and amazing supporters that there are still people trying to put others down. It’s depressing.
Personally, I think the youth today are carrying a positive message that others should follow from. I know a lot of older people don’t understand or choose not to understand anything but heterosexuality. This may be because of the way they were brought up and taught or because of their own beliefs. When I was younger, I used to think all older people were homophobic and all younger people are accepting. But, this definitely wasn’t the case and I discovered this later in my teens. I witnessed so much homophobic abuse in school and when some of my friends came out to family, I witnessed so much acceptance and embrace from the older people who I doubted.
We live in a much more free society which is great and there are more and more people who are accepting of all sexualities which is even greater. But, why are we still having to explain this to some people? It’s frustrating, but again that’s just their opinion – they’re entitled to that.
But, we can’t help who we are and what we are attracted to.
I’m just glad, in my eyes, in this country we seem to be getting somewhere and changing with the times.