No, I Do Not Want to Fight for LGBT Rights

A year in my thirties

Let me preface this blog post by saying I respect that everybody has an opinion and you, of course, are just as entitled to yours. I am not here to educate you or change your opinion, but I am going to voice mine. That doesn’t mean you have to like it, agree with it or argue it. My mind cannot be changed on this, and I appreciate your views may well be different, and I am sure you will have your reasons for that. I recently came across an online petition, and it asked: “Do you want to fight for LGBT rights?” My answer is no. No, I do not want to fight for LGBT rights.

If you haven’t heard of the LGBT community, then you are likely living under a rock somewhere. It’s becoming more and more prevalent and spoken about as the years go by. Twenty years ago, it was less common to hear and right back to when I was a child, it wasn’t really referred to at all. There is lots of buzz and talk about fighting for LGBT rights. I do not want to fight for LGBT rights and here is why.

I Do Not Want to Fight for LGBT Rights

I feel entirely lucky to have found the person that I feel is my soulmate. Society says that it is acceptable because he is a man. It’s ok for me to get married and walk down the street holding his hands because we are an opposite-sex couple. We are straight. There is no problem with us going out in public or attending our child’s school and people don’t look at us funny because we are considered ‘normal.’ Yet if I was a man or he was a woman, then it would cause a huge issue from specific individuals.

I do not want to fight for LGBT rights because it’s ridiculous. We shouldn’t be fighting for the rights of humans to love who they want in 2019. For anyone to feel they have any kind of opinion on anyone else’s life like that is delusional. Why should people suppress their feelings because of ignorance? I do not want to fight for LGBT rights because they should have always had equal rights. They are human and not in any way inferior to anybody else regardless of their sexual preference or gender identification.

Why DO People Care?

People get so passionate about the LGBT community. They are so hell-bent on creating a divide. A Them and an Us. Normal and Weird. Right and Wrong. It’s all just ignorance. Why do you care? It doesn’t make a blind bit of difference to me if you love a man, woman, someone who identifies as trans etc. etc. My life isn’t impacted. I don’t feel weird or grossed out by it. I find it endearing, and I am happy for anybody that can find love regardless. Sometimes I am a bit fearful. Not of them and who they are but for them because we still live in a society that makes it difficult. A society filled with judgement and hatred and ignorance. There’s that word again – ignorance.

No, I Do Not Want to Fight for LGBT Rights

Parents are fighting so hard to keep LGBT out of schools and education, yet it’s the parents that need educating more than anything. Some people hide behind a religious cloak. They preach about how it goes against their religion. Times have changed, and there is so much religious text that we no longer follow. You know what though? Lets for a moment, say that it is a sin. Live and let live. Tend to your own garden and don’t worry yourselves with anyone else’s!

I do not want to fight for LGBT rights because they should have the exact same rights as everybody else. I do not want to fight for LGBT rights, but until there is change until they are treated as equals and individuals across the globe, then I will fight and shout for them. I will stand up for them and stand with them because despite the fact I do not WANT to fight for LGBT rights I HAVE to.


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I recently came across an online petition, and it asked: "Do you want to fight for LGBT rights?" My answer is no. No, I do not want to fight for LGBT rights.

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2 Comments

  1. 2nd July 2019 / 11:05 pm

    love this sophie!!! You are so right. We shouldnt have to but we do. One day things will be different!

    • sophiegw
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      3rd July 2019 / 10:34 am

      I really hope so Laura all we can do is keep fighting!

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