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Is Gay A “Trend”?

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Hi fellow Internetpeople,

 

I’m sure we’re all aware of society’s growing dispute on the topic of LGBT and anything in that category. And if not, then please comment and tell us all which planet you’ve been living on ;)

Shout out to Ireland.

 

Anyway, I was reading an article on LGBT expression connected to freedom of speech and rights to biological parents etc. (which was really fascinating so click on this link to read it, there are some really good points in both the article and the one it discusses) and it inspired me to write this one.

I have a few LGBT friends, and while I fully support everything about it, one of them actually said to me that they wondered if being LGBT might just be “trending” (or maybe I read it somewhere, anywho… that’s what I’m going to write about now). I was quite surprised that they would say that, but it has definitely got me thinking.

Some things, like the classic “college girl lesbian experimenting”, have been a widely accepted part of society for a couple decades now, openly admitted and even joked about.

case and point

 

Other aspects like, say, the situation in ANCIENT Greece (that was more than two-and-a-half thousand years ago, think about it.), have been around for ages, and prove that people always have been, and always will be, inclined to engage in more than just man-woman relationships.

In fact there’s some very interesting information out there, for example: You may have heard that the idea of soldiers in ancient Greece having romantic feelings towards each other was popularly believed to boost fighting morale. But did you know that even though Homer didn’t actually portray the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus as a sexual one, the Greeks shipped them tremendously? Yes, it was a thing, even way back then. Here’s some ancient fan-art:

Was I the only one who didn’t really know this?

Enough rambling: My point is, in the past few years, more and more people have been describing themselves (especially on social media, where anonymity plays a large role in self-confidence) as “confused”, “unsure”, “searching”, or “experimenting” with, for, or about their sexual orientation.

Or look at all the celebrities who are suddenly coming out at bisexual. Would they have done that ten years ago? Exactly.

megan fox…

…billie joe armstrong…

…lady gaga … and these are just a few

 

 

And I am in no way questioning the truth of such claims, but here is where you finally find out what the title of this post is supposed to mean ;) –>

Are all these people are finally free to express themselves, because the subject is no longer tabu? Or has the “trending” of the issue only just made them subconsciously aware that they are even “allowed” to have these thoughts?

It’s probably a combination of both, but I just wanted to put my thoughts on the matter out there, and I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.

 

Cheers,

Penny

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Reasons To Start A Blog

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This is my first post as a brand-new blogger, and I’m super excited!

Actually, I used to have a site, but the URL was my full name, which was kind of useless. So I never wrote anything.

However, I’m starting over now, because I love to write – about anything that’s on my mind, really.

But what are some other reasons to start a blog? If you are looking for inspiration or justification or for any reason at all, here are some suggestions:

 

1. You have some area of expertise to share: Or you’re a know-it-all; either way you’ll have stuff to say.

2. You are prone to monologuing: If nobody’s listening to you in real life, time to pester the internet! We understand!

3. You have many thoughts: Too much floating around in your head? Why not write it down for the world to see and appreciate? Deep thoughts, everyone, deep thoughts. Epiphanies everywhere.

4. You FEEL LIKE IT: If writing – about literally anything – makes you happy, then do it! Personal freedom is vital in this world!

 

Frankly, I myself read all sorts of babble, as long as the writing has a good style. There’s somebody for everybody, and there’s a reader for every blog, however random it may be. You wanna post 300 cat pictures a day? Somebody will worship your blog, I guarantee. Just look at Tumblr.

Therefore, I’m going to follow my dream, writing and posting. Enjoy!

 

Cheers,

Penny