So I got on my soap box a little bit last night.
I posted the below status update on my Facebook in retaliation to a message I was sent. Yes, I know the person was most likely meaning it at as a compliment, but it still ticked me off.
Something really gets up my grill. Recently someone said that I am one of the strongest advocates for homosexuality that they know. I find it bloody offensive.
To speak, plead, or argue in favor of.
I personally find by someone saying I’m an advocate for homosexuality they are saying I’m about labels. I am not! I’m about equal rights, I’m about the different forms of love that we as humans experience, that we as humans connect with on deeper level that goes beyond gender. I believe love is like perfection, it comes in many different forms. Love in its truest form goes beyond the physical connection. It’s a love that should never be discriminated against.
I also believe that when it comes to rights, we should all have the same ones and be treated equally. Legislation should represent everyone. If there is a piece of legislation that excludes some, that is governmental endorsed discrimination and it needs to be stopped.
I don’t want people to say they are proud of what I do, when they’re not willing to take a stand alongside me and back those words with action. I do what I do because I feel I have to. I do what I do because if I don’t who else will? I do not do these things for compliments.
I am not an advocate for homosexuality, I believe each of us should be free to be who they are without discrimination no matter what their sexuality, gender or race is.
I am not an advocate for gay marriage. I believe in marriage equality and that consenting people of age should have the right to marry the person they love and be legally recognised under governmental law.
Above all I believe in equal rights.
much love Chad St James
The context it was said was when this certain person was discussing being interviewed for a film that I’m working on and also the roles we’ve played in each other’s lives. However, he’s now changed his mind about being involved. While, I respect his wishes, What really annoys me is when people say they want to make a difference, but they’re not willing to act upon it.
There are stories that need to be shared, ones that can inspire and change people’s lives. But it sucks when those stories are interwoven with your own and you know you can really make a difference and open people’s eyes, but the problem is you can’t share it. But then they follow it with a compliment about being a strong advocate for homosexuality but aren’t willing to take a stand alongside you.
Oh and I hate the term “advocate for homosexuality”! So yeah I really did get on my soap box last night.
Yes, sometimes I can be the worse Grumpy Cat around. lol