Tuesday 2 June 2020

Sharing My Thoughts on Pride and the LGBT+ Community

Hello my lovelies, happy Tuesday, I hope you're all having a wonderful day! For years I have been asked, online and offline, what my thoughts and views about age-gap relationships, Pride, gay marriage and the LGBT+ community in general are so I thought since June is Pride Month I would share an article to explain to you what my views are.

Love is love at any age? Personally, I feel like some parts of this statement is a little bit of rubbish, but before you shoot me down let me explain why...

The main reason I don't agree with that statement, I know this may sound a little bit silly but, because saying love is love means that you agree and support love whatever age the people who love each other are and it doesn't sit right with me that it would be okay if a fifteen-year-old was to be in a relationship with, say a forty-five-year-old. That is my view is totally wrong. The fifteen-year-old is still a child and doesn't really understand true love yet - I believe that you feel as a young teenager is a strong lust not being in love. Only a very, very few people can say that they are still with their first-ever teenage partner without breaking up at one point or another, right? Don't get me wrong, I know some people who are in age-gap relationships in their adult years and are very happy because they're old enough to make their own choices and are madly in love.

My views on Pride, gay marriage and the LGBTQ+ community are a little more different and before you get halfway through this article and leave a comment please read on first...
I would never ever want my child to come to me and tell me that they are gay. It would break my heart. Not at all because I would be upset or hurt by this, but because I would never want my child to think they had to hide who they were and then "come out" to me. No-one who is attracted to the opposite sex ever sits their family down for a talk to tell them that they are straight so why they feel the need to tell me they are gay would crush me. I would simply just want them to bring their partner home to meet me, no matter what gender they are, just like they would if they were straight without it even being a second-thought.

I do agree that no matter who you are you can fall in love, or at least think you are in love when you are younger, with someone from either the same sex or the opposite sex. It is okay. We need to stop this hush-hush "they're gay" statements and let people be happy, live happily and be in love happily with their partners no matter their gender because all people should be treated equally, regardless of who are they and who they are in love with. If Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that no-one should be living in a closet.

I'd love to know your views and thoughts so please get in touch with me on one of my social media pages! Sending you all so much love for a wonderful day x

With love, Alisha Valerie. x