I Am So Scared For LGBTQ Youth (trigger warning)
Families kick out their LGBTQ kids so fucking scarily often, leaving them homeless, scared, lost and without a support network. But it’s not even just that that scares me (it’s illegal if I recall correctly to refuse to house and provide basic support for a minor you are the legal guardian of) what really fucking scares me is the fact that it’s legal to force your gay son into church sponsored counseling, that it’s legal to send your lesbian daughter off to a camp to be essentially tortured into behaving in a manner “congruent with your faith” well if your faith outweighs your child’s physical and mental well being, then FUCK YOUR FUCKING FAITH. It scares me that it’s legal to put your kid who displays gender varient behavior in therapy to “fix” them. It scares me that it’s legal to put your child in a faith based school that teaches them who they were born is wrong.
It scares me that parents are allowed to teach their children that pansexuality doesn’t exist. It scares me that parents are allowed to force their children into programs that are essentially psychological (and sometimes physical) torture because of who they are. It scares me that some people think that anti-gay/anti-trans* bullying will “fix” their already perfect children, and it scares the fuck out of me that there are people out there that love their non-existant god more than they love their children.