I read this crazy news story last night about a Hong Kong tycoon who’s offering $65 million to any man who can win the heart of his gay daughter.
Hmm. I don’t think he’s very clear on what the word “gay” means, exactly.
But I have to admit that the huge reward for this impossible quest is pretty tempting. Geez, even I considered it for a while.
I’M KIDDING! Relax! I love my hubby! I wouldn’t sell him into a loveless marriage with an uninterested lesbian! :D
Well, unless I could keep all the money… and we could still see each other on the side.. since I’m sure he’d have a jet and all… I’m sure his new wife wouldn’t really care…It’s not like they’ll be getting it on or anything… NO! STOP CONSIDERING IT, CHINIE!
Okay, enough silliness. :) Let’s get back to this clueless tycoon. Now I’ve never even had the slightest tendency toward same-sex attraction, but some of my dearest friends are gay, and they’re always happy to satisfy my endless curiosity.
And so even if I don’t know a whole lot about homosexuality, one thing I do know is that you can’t just turn people UN-GAY just because you want them to be.
Give it up.
Being gay isn’t something people plan, just to piss you off.
It’s just who they are. It’s not something they can just switch off. And it’s something many people still struggle with, and are persecuted for - in many different ways - even in today’s considerably more liberal society.
You may not always agree with other people’s lifestyles and personal choices, but there’s no reason to be an A-hole about it.
Everyone deserves the right to carve their own path in this world, in whatever way they think will lead them to happiness. You can advise, but at the end of the day, their choices - and whatever the consequences of these choices might be - are THEIRS.
Just accept, agree to disagree, and move on. Hopefully, together.
Have a great day, everyone!