Here’s a little bit of background first:
It’s eighth period. I’m about to be done with school, and am actually kind of happy. The day has gone by fairly quickly, nothing notably bad happened, and tomorrow is the next episode of Supernatural. I am in a pretty good mood, which is kind of strange given that I got almost no sleep last night.
Now, my eighth class is ELA. We’re choosing a topic for an essay - a non controversial, worldwide problem. The teacher mentioned how someone last year did LGBTQIA+ discrimination, which is what I was going to do. The class discusses it briefly, and now this is the topic I’ve locked onto. Then I go to the bathroom, and while I dislike using the bathroom at school, I don’t particularly like wetting myself either.
While I’m washing my hands, I notice something written on the wall - big surprise. It’s not about me; it reads “(name) is a lesbian”. Now, this person and I don’t have the best history. We exchanged a few quiet though relatively heated arguments when I had her in my art class a few weeks back, but nothing horrible. Really they were just disagreements; not enough to make us, say, hate each other. But we’re not friends, either. And this bothers me, because the remark is meant to be derogatory.
I don’t know what she did to them, or if she did anything at all. I don’t know why they were calling her gay. But they said it like it was a bad thing, and with the topic my english class was discussing earlier, it certainly didn’t help. It was quite sobering. And I hate that people call other people gay, bi, trans - whatever - like it’s a bad thing. It’s not. It’s part of who some people are, and it isn’t a choice. I mean, it’s almost like calling someone Virgo and meaning for it to hurt them.
Anyway, I just wanted to address this. I don’t typically ask, but mods, please let this through.
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