It’s in marked occasions such as today when I am reminded of the road traveled by most Americans over the past decades and what lies ahead of us all. As an American expatriate I often wonder why it takes the US so long to undergo changes that other nations seem to oblige on so easily.
Yes, the 4th of July is all about freedom, celebrating it and being proud about it, but are we all citizens in the US truly free? I’d venture a no, until all citizens are given equal rights a large part of our nation will continue on being discriminated and considered second class citizens.
I don’t mean this to be a harsh criticism, but I am simply pointing out the fact that we cannot let our guard down on our fight to equality, no matter how many oppose to it and for what reasons -valid or not-, equality will happen, it is one of those things that is not only unstoppable worldwide, but the day it is achieved everywhere, many will be ashamed that they were even on the wrong side of history.
Yes we are considered free and proud to be so, but those of us who were born with an “alternative sexuality” are not really free, we just live under the illusion on some areas that we are, just like the rest of the citizens out there.
So let’s keep fighting until that illusion is no longer one, but a reality. Happy 4th of July!
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