I’m not a member of the LGBTQ community, but I fully support loving whoever you want. Unfortunately, I can never truly understand the pain and struggles that come with being apart of the LGBTQ community. After reading this list provided by an unnamed professor, I can’t begin even to imagine dealing with these questions. It also makes me wonder how anyone could be opposed to anyone loving whoever they want if they apply these questions to themselves, a little empathy people it’s a fantastic thing. The list provided to us by Elise who is a 20-year old college student; she decided to keep her college and professor unnamed to leave them out of any form of backlash because people are ridiculous.
Elis is a junior taking a human sexuality course that is discussing orientation studies as well as the misunderstandings that are common with different sexual orientations. The way the professor decided to approach these common misconceptions was with this pretty incredible list of questions.
* What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
* When did you decide you were a heterosexual?
* Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase that you may grow out of?
* Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can’t you just be what you are and keep quiet about it?
* Why do you heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into your lifestyle?
* Have you considered therapy to change your heterosexual tendencies?
The idea behind these questions is to help heterosexual people get an idea of what it’s like to get asked some of these ludicrous questions. Hopefully, it helps prevent people from perpetuating these questions, and people start to realize how insane they are. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes, we all learned this when we were children. The gold rule, do to others as you want to be done to yourself, or something like that. How awesome would it be to continually be asked “why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Why can’t you just be what you are and keep quiet about it?” I’m sure any heterosexual person like myself will read that and laugh or be confused. Now, imagine the same feelings the members of the LGBTQ community have to deal with on a regularly occurring basis.