More and more our society has been hearing the terms “transgender,” “homosexual,” “intersex,” and many more.
To clear things up a bit, above is the definition for transgender. So basically, its anyone who is born with typical male or female anatomies, but could feel as if they were born in the “wrong bodies.” Intersex is anyone who many have the anatomy that isn’t considered male or female. Homosexual is someone who is attracted to another person of their own sex.
There are many opinions and beliefs when it comes to sexuality and gender identity. Our world isn’t perfect and neither are we. I’m a Christian and I know that in the bible it states that marriage and love is to be between a man and a woman. That’s what God intended. But things change. People change, and there is nothing we can do about it. I believe that if someone is truly happy, let them do what they want. If a woman wants to marry another woman…let her. If a man has lived his life trapped inside a woman’s body, he should embrace how he truly feels inside and do what he can to become that person.
Celebrities, athletes and everyday people are constantly in the news about sexuality and gender identity. I’m a huge fan of “Orange is the New Black,” so take Laverne Cox for example. She plays a transgender woman on the Netflix series and she’s a transgender in her everyday life as well. She became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category. She is also a very strong advocate in the transgender world.
Most recently in the news, Bruce Jenner claims that he has been living his whole life as a woman. Many considered his recent act to be incredibly brave to come out and say this about himself.
Bruce Jenner on the cover of Sports Illustrated after winning gold at the 1976 Olympics
Bruce Jenner on the cover of Star Magazine announcing plans on becoming a woman
“I’ve never been with a guy,” Jenner said. “There’s two different things here. Sexuality is who you are personally attracted to. …. But gender identity is who you are in your soul.”(CNN)
Maybe, Jenner coming out about his gender identity will give other people the courage and strength to be who they really are and to be confident with it.