Jessica Hamilton February 2, 2014
I chose an article called “a graveyard for homosexuals.” This article revolves around the hate, anger, and disgust of non-heterosexual people in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is actually trying to get the death penalty for any non-heterosexuals and that’s where the title actually comes from. As I have sat and read this it has opened my mind to many questions. One of them is, “how can the United States government help people like the Ethiopian government?”
I do not agree at with what is happening in Ethiopia because not only am I offended about how the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is treated and have to live in fear, but also I can connect to this article very strongly because I am bisexual. There are a lot of people who believe that non-heterosexual people are evil, demonic, or even a disease but I see normal human beings who deserve to have the same life as a straight person. To me ...view middle of the document...
”(Baker). Why should people like have to live in fear and not be able to have any medical treatment and their families disown them? How can they believe that the LGBT community would sexually touch another person without consent? I do believe that maybe unconsented and inappropriate sexual contact could happen but not all of us are alike. I do believe however that there is always one bad apple in the tree. Why have to hide the person you really are? Why have to run away from the place you have known?
In this whole article not one person who was not already gay themselves could stand up for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. I thought all countries had human rights laws that prevented discrimination and mistreatment of citizens. I don’t find hiding in a home or acting like who you isn’t a very good example of human rights. Even the people who have activists groups for gays are too scared to stand up and be out in the open, but instead they also hide. More or less they have nothing or no one to run to, no protection for diseases, and no medical help, but how come the United States continues to help them?
It is nice that at least the internet has helped these individuals keep sane and actually feel accepted. I really thought how sad it must be not to be able to hang out with straight people. The group the facebookers seems to be the most beneficial things these individuals have. A family of other gays no need to worry about being judged or exiled but accepted with no fears. A group to go shopping and clubbing with it actually seems to be the only thing that the LGBT community has.
The process of coming out can be a fast or slow process. For men, I think it’s slower because a lot of men have this macho kind of attitude and don’t want anyone to know that secretly they are gay or bisexuals. Woman I think have an easier time because we don’t have the macho attitude. We are about our own image or we have “I don’t care attitude”. I guess it’s more how you look at the different genders.
In my over perspective this article was very well written, but very insulting to me and probably to many people but it has given me a lot of awareness of what other countries are doing to people who are not the same.