So based on the fact that being a bully means you like picking on people who are vulnerable, I think we can safely say that the POS currently sullying the White House is quite the bully. He has now declared that he will roll back Obama era protections for the LGBTQ community in such a way as to threaten their access to health care. Yep, what a guy!
I think that for most of us, the emergence of our sexuality – even if it is of the kind accepted by society – is a messy, scary and confusing part of maturing. Given how difficult this is for people considered “normal” by society, I can’t begin to imagine what it must be like for a young boy or girl who have gender identification issues. A girl starting her menses is stressed on so many levels as she adjusts to this major change in her life. Imagine if you are that girl but know a mistake has been made because you know in your heart of hearts that you should have been born male. How do you cope with the emotional roller coaster that is a monthly menstrual period if you don’t believe you should be having a period at all?
It’s the same for gay young people. They may have known for a long time that they were attracted to people of the same sex. But until the teen years, that knowledge just kind of lies there unused. Then the hormones kick in and there is little else we think of. While the majority of people are figuring out the boy/girl dynamic that is the social norm in our society, the teen attracted to his or her own sex is left trying to navigate a very scary landscape. They not only have to deal with those same hormones that are making us seriously think of hooking up with anyone just to find out what all the commotion is about, they also have to deal with how to carefully address those hormonal urges within the social norms of his or her peer group. Ask the wrong person out, and you may find yourself beaten and bloody.
The POS currently sullying the White House is making every effort he can to once again ostracize the LGBTQ community by throwing them out of the military, upending rules that provided them with some security when they had health care needs – you know, being a bully in the hope of distracting us from the fact that he has made America a laughing stock in the world today and has diminished our dignity, morality and honor beyond what we ever may be able to repair.
No wonder Melania was smiling at Barbara Bush’s funeral while she stood next to Obama. She was finally able to be photographed standing next to a man of dignity, honor and integrity. Then she had to go back to orange balloon boy and listen to him rant about prostitutes and how they are ruining his life. Whatever she has in the pre-nup, it’s not enough to cover the indignities to which he has subjected her.