Rainbows=Gay? | Teen Ink


September 4, 2009
By kmarshall50 BRONZE, Sedalia, Missouri
kmarshall50 BRONZE, Sedalia, Missouri
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Let me just say this: I'm completely straight. I'ma chick and I like dudes.
When people ask me what my favorite color is, I say "The Rainbow".
Because I like all colors. I can't say I only like one color.
(Even though "The Rainbow" is not really a color)
But, when I say I like rainbows or I wear rainbows
I get the same question: "Are you a lesbian?"
My answer: "No.I can't like rainbows without being gay?"
My question is: What's people's deals with asuming rainbows comes
a gay person?
One word: Stereotyping.
One word I don't like to use. I hate being labled or stereotyped.
Just because a person likes or wears rainbows doesn't automatically
mean they are gay. I mean, they could be, but who are you to make
that assumption?
But, another reason I wear rainbows is that iSUPPORT GLTB people.
I don't see why people are so close-minded about gay people.
Are they really that bad?
From what I know, No, they aren't that bad.
My friend is Bi-Sexual.
Yeah, I have to admit, it's cool checkin' out guys with him.
Getting his opinion on things and seeing things from his point of veiw.
But, don't make up your mind about someone because of the clothes they wear,
where they come from, their sexual orientation, ect.
You're not giving them a chance at life.
Let them be them.
As in the words of Michael Jackson:
"Before you judge me, try hard to love me."

The author's comments:
I wrote this because I'm tired of crulety toward gays.

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BOSS@K@COOL said...
on Mar. 14 2016 at 12:43 pm
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lol with this passssageer jjose reedd

lashondra11 said...
on Mar. 3 2016 at 2:58 pm
I agree!! Discrimination in the face of gays is just sad. I love to hang out with everyone, I don't care about their perspectives. they love who they are and I accept it. if someone else I talk to can't accept it, then i can't accept them. @Kendra1

on Jan. 31 2013 at 7:22 pm
Sharlayne BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
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to answer your question: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bi-sexual

chappariz said...
on Mar. 29 2012 at 2:58 pm

i dont hate gay peple or bi-sexuality but iam  just against it well the bible is.God dosent like that ofcurse he loves the person he just dosent like bi-sexuality and ect.

   p.s what does GLTB?sorry just curious

RedDaisy said...
on Dec. 10 2011 at 8:11 pm
RedDaisy, Guayanilla, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not just having the courage; you also need the strength. What's the point of having courage if you lose and can't get back up after the first fail?" -Me-

This is very true and I admit that I have also done this type of 'stereotyping' in the past. But now I've read this article and I agree: it's the same as when my mother tells me: "don't sit like that, that's how men sit! Cross your legs like a girl." It doesn't anger me as I'm used to it, but it has caused self-consiousness. And that's what's so bad about stereotyping, not letting people be themselves. Great article~

cmetarko said...
on Nov. 21 2011 at 1:19 pm
cmetarko, Sanford, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"A friend is not only someone who you can confide in, it is someone who can mirror the trust you have shown by confiding in you as well."-Ashly Young

I compleatly agree with you, people should be able to love anyone with out people being mean

on Nov. 17 2011 at 7:43 am
Musicalartist, Xxxxx, Other
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that happens to me when I wear Vans or guys' jackets. Its so annoying!  Rainbow is only the gay rights colors, but it shouldnt mean you are gay!

besides, why does it even matter if you are gay?

~Max <3

on Nov. 17 2011 at 7:41 am
Musicalartist, Xxxxx, Other
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rainbow is the gay rights colors, btu wearing colors shouldn't make you gay.

I like to wear black, green, and blue, so i dont know what that feels exactly like, but people ask me if i am lesbian when i wear guy jackets and Vans.  It really annoys me so i kinda know what you are talking about

~Max <3

RioU.B. said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 10:03 pm
RioU.B., Denver, Colorado
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well done... well done. im startin to see it that way too.

Bka341997 GOLD said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 10:40 am
Bka341997 GOLD, Bigfork, Montana
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lab96 SILVER said...
on Mar. 13 2011 at 7:57 pm
lab96 SILVER, Mission, Other
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You got enemies? Good, means you stood up for something you care about.

Same here, I love reading comments and things like this, cause it tells me that not everyone is homophobic, and some people go threw similiar things.

on Feb. 22 2011 at 7:56 am
kateknopp BRONZE, Carmel, Indiana
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"Sometimes you've gotta fall before you fly."

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde

it's stereotyping, but not NEGATIVE stereotyping. actually, it's called support. :)

on Dec. 23 2010 at 3:14 pm
Amelia_K SILVER, San Francisco, California
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Favorite Quote:
"You know how some people say, 'You can't live without love'? Well, oxygen is even more important." -- Dr. Gregory House, House M.D.

Well, seeing rainbows as equaling g.ay rights isn't really a stereotype because rainbows are the g.ay rights symbol, and the rainbow flag is the g.ay rights flag. I agree that it shouldn't mean that you yourself are g.ay, but I think that it's fair that we have something that symbolizes pride.

JoS-iahh said...
on Oct. 18 2010 at 2:18 pm
I agree. It doesnt matter what other people are we should all be open to new ideas and views because this world is diverse. I love your connection with rainbow because it symbolizes the unity of all people together which piggybacks on your openmindedness.

on Sep. 4 2010 at 11:39 am
Silence-Is-My-Virtue GOLD, Stansbury Park, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"The sentence below this is false.
The sentence above this is true.
Try to figure that out." -- unknown

i totally agree!!!!!! descrimination in the face of gays is just sad. i actually love to hang around everyone, i don't care about their perspectives. they love who they want to and i accept it. if someone else i talk to can't accept it, then i can't accept them.

enuf said. :)

on Jun. 30 2010 at 10:37 pm
CorixMuffin BRONZE, Weslaco, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"One must really have suffered oneself to help others"-Mother Theresa :]

People can love whoever they want to.. enough said<3

on Jun. 13 2010 at 3:38 pm
LoveMeHateMe GOLD, Tecumseh, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
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I totally agree.

Laughs said...
on Apr. 23 2010 at 7:37 pm
:D all people are beautiful, all people are equal.

on Apr. 10 2010 at 7:24 pm
kaileeboo BRONZE, Ravenna, Ohio
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I think it is messed up how u started this that is how a stright person would say cas they hate how gays are treated


on Apr. 3 2010 at 10:59 pm
Loveandboxing PLATINUM, Levvitwon, Pennsylvania
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<3 <3 lov this! my mom is gay! and i lov the quote! KING OF POP!