i believe love is love

Natalie - buda, Texas
Entered on August 29, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: equality

I believe love is love.

Although I am sixteen years of age, and about the maturity of a 5 year old, I am so content with my feelings. I feel as if I know everything about myself, I know every little thing I want, I desire, I dream. I know what I like, and dislike. I know that I may seem young to adults, but I’ve got figured myself out.

Basically, when I say I believe love is love, I mean that love is love. No matter the age, sex, race, etc. love is love and no one can deny it. What I’m getting at is that I am a lesbian. Yes, it is true. It seems as if many older people have such a problem with it rather than the younger kiddos. Maybe its society changing, who knows? Some people see it as inhumane, unnatural, and to others it’s something against their religion so they automatically think that it’s wrong. I, raised from a strict catholic family, know all the rules and regulations about being catholic. No sex before marriage, always obey your parents, and of course homosexuality is a sin.

One day I was walking down the street in downtown Austin, and I saw two males holding hands it was obvious that they were a couple. Although I didn’t see it as a big deal I turn to my left and I hear an older man and woman whispering. They had a serious problem that those two males were holding hands. I overheard them saying how “absurd” that was for them to show affection in public. Then, I look to right and there was a younger couple, they saw the two males, and went along with their day. Obviously the older people had much more of a problem with it than the younger couple. The two males were doing what any other couple would be doing. What’s wrong with holding hands? What’s wrong with showing affection to someone you love? I was definitely upset with their reaction. I had to hold my tongue though; I didn’t want to be disrespect them and that was none of my business.

So, I’ve came to the conclusion that the people with more years under their belts are more old fashion, they take things the tradition way which is the typical man and woman relationship. When the young kids don’t really see this as much of a big deal, they don’t really think anything of it. I know not everyone is going to agree with what I have to say. But others need to understand that we are all human, we all have feelings and we all are equal, no matter where you come from, who you are, or what you believe.