This was inspired by the Orlando disaster and reactions to that by the media and the public.
First of all, let me tell you that I am not taking sides in the comment sections below the articles that presented the news. What I can tell just from minor observations is that so many of them are absolutely terrifying. I am very disappointed to be aware of the existence of the people who use their hands to both cuddle with kittens and write comments celebrating the terrible.
I would not normally write anything in support of the LGBT communities, I would not participate in or spectate at a Pride Parade of any kind. The same holds true with so many communities that I don't support, don't even care or know about at all. You can always find a community of some poetry lovers of some particular authors and ask me how I feel about their event that is taking place in my neighbourhood somewhere. I would say that I am not going to the event and I don't care about the community. But here, I am somewhat forced to take sides.
I do feel the need to support the LGBT communities now as there is so much hatred expressed in their direction which is unjust. And such injustice is what I hate.
Funny thing is that there are only a few gay people I happen to know and I find them unpleasant to be around. Which is fine. But now as there are hordes of people so badly educated and misinformed that I feel that not supporting LGBT would automatically make me an asshole.
Some people argue that this is a matter of opinion. I find my personal experiences and opinion completely irrelevant when I find that there are such a great many people in my country holding on to their usually superstitious and ignorant beliefs and making horrifying comments online.
I seek a position that would express my uttermost contempt for the individuals that I was hoping were fewer until it very recently turned out I was mistaken.
I do believe it shout be a long term goal for our education system that such individuals would not exist. Children who can potentially become agressive haters must become educated or fail to survive. I hope it doesn't take centuries until our societies become educated at that level.