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Unfortunately we must care about how people think around us, we are not alone in this world, we always keep trying to ignore this point by saying we are proud of who we are, but deeply inside all of us we miss something
To be proud of something, you must say it, how many have enough brave sense to say I'm gay to his/her friends, family,..??
I'm not here to foil any one, I'm one of you.. Just I want to send a message for all of us, please for all of us don't decrease the problem by saying we are proud OR we don't care about stupidity
This is called "an escape", so please fix the problem, discusses how we can solve it, may be it is awful difficult taboo in our community but we must get a creative discussion, then we can get proud of what we act not of who we are......!!!!

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Love& peace.

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  • 25-34_f_b_h1_f1
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    There should be a field battle for this I think, It's not enough to hide or to write about it.But educating people about themselves and their rights represents a huge part in this.

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    You're right, ignoring homophobia is an easy way out, and we should make more of an effort. I think we are making a lot of progress with this in the media though, at least with films, already there are a few Arabic and Iranian films with LGBT subjects. Sometimes I feel the less visible we are the more people will hate and alienate us. It's important we have a voice and express ourselves with respect even to those who are mean and intolerant. Otherwise they will continue to dehumanize us.

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    Thx Reem... We must move. Any suggestion

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    I agree. I find it hard too. Especially when I am religious. I cannot stop being a muslim and I dbt think I can change being gay....and islam is a reality to me so yes I think we shud reconcile between the two. Its not fair....we must fight for justice. Thanks for this post.

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    hello I really like what 're saying i respect your opinion BUT we are free to do what ever we like
    u're free about your sexuality and it's not an escape when y're proud of your self in making the right decisions in your life
    After all it's personal and the one who really loves u and care for you will respect your choices and love you the way YOU are .
    It's hard to be gay and proud , but you have to be proud because your sexuality is not the problem but it's people's look to you and how they react and when you're being proud u're protection your right

    you have something to be proud of. Overcoming something is an accomplishment and its natural for people to feel pride in that. Its also natural for people to feel pride in honesty
    so be gay and proud my people

    • 17-24_m_w_h3_f3
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      Thanks Assouki for your support, but referred to" who really loves u and care for you will respect your choices and love you the way YOU are "..life is not that rosy easy way...Unfortunately this is not here in our Arab countries.... Most people are intolerant even our close... this is culture, not impossible to change it but of course not that easy & need extra time

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    Look im a proud lesbian I love who i am and what i was born to be and It's nobodys business, as i live in egypt not everybody is as accepting of the lgbt community so What i do it, i keep being a lesbian to myself but i dont ignore it , i mean if someone is a homophobe okay i'll ignore it and all but if they talk shit i stand up to them, my friends i told most of them and i didnt care who accepted it , my family i told only my sister and she was okay with it also, people who are not going to accept who you are or get in your way of being what you are just ignore them, being gay is not a shame but in my society its better being in the closet and shit , i prefer putting homophobes in closets

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    My family knows that I am gay, my friends knows that I am gay, my Co-workers knows that I am gay. My dad is an arab, and he didn't have a hard time accepting the fact that her daughter loves to be with a woman. I know few girls in the country as well whose family are very accepting and supportive of their gender/sexuality.

    I am living in the middle east for a while now, living with my family..
    Being gay or telling people that you are gay (for me) doesn't even count as a pride. I am pretty open about my sexuality in the island, maybe because of my "gender expression" ..
    I am proud of myself, as an individual .. not because I brave on and stand for being gay - but on what I have accomplished in life.

    I don't get this whole "being proud of who you are" thing ...
    I mean, heterosexuals doesn't go all "I am proud of being STRAIGHT" (?)

    I guess, the "proud moment" here is about what YOU DO.. what you accomplish.. what are your goals.. its never about the "sexuality" for me..
    In my case, my accomplishments is the subject (about being proud) .. and my sexuality just comes as a bonus...

    Like,
    "Yeah, I am gay... and... I just closed the deal of BHD 300,000.000 contract today.. "

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