Respecting the Members of LGBTQ+ Community
Equality, peace and acceptance are the things that every people in the LGBTQ+ community longing for. Transgender who belongs to the LGBTQ+ are the people who feels that their personal identity does not match with their sex. They are ashamed of who they really are. They have been discriminated on how they act, what they wear and what they are, even on using bathrooms for their personal hygiene. But they are also the one who remains strong despite of the violence and discrimination they are facing. In our daily lives, bathrooms are very important. It is a place for personal hygiene activities, it could be located on houses, malls, buildings, and on both private and public places. There are separate bathroom for boys and for girls, where girls can only enter and use their own bathroom to avoid some danger as well as for boys. But have you heard about the trending news between the bathroom and a transgender? Is it going to be effective if ever Bill will be approved by the government? Have you ever experienced harassment in the bathroom? For me, having separate restroom is the best way to avoid unfairness, everyone can freely express themselves. But approving the Bill that protects them, because they are gaining respect and attention to our society and promoting the Law for them is not the answer to the problem. Hence, other might use this law for their own interest or using it as a revenge from the people they hate.
After all, being a homosexual is contrary to the command of God. However, they are still humans who deserves love and acceptance that can help them believe on themselves and gain confidence. Why would people need a transgender bathrooms when there’s two already? Or should the government add more bathrooms for the LGBTQ+ people? How dangerous is it to be in the bathroom with their opposite sex? Transgender bathroom throughout the years, views of life have changed. Our Government have become stricter. Now they are trying to pass the transgender bathroom law, the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender equality and Expression) Equality Bill, also known as Anti- Discrimination Bill. Some of us believe that having a third bathroom is safe, but some think it’s dangerous and it may become worse. Some men are crazy that they might feel like being a woman and then come to rape or harass someone.
We all know that Quezon City is a gender equality city and they respect the LGBTQ+ community. A transgender woman, Gretchen Diez was dragged by the janitress and arrested by a guard, because she wants to enter a woman’s restroom at Farmers Plaza Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. A trans woman, who fell in line at the girls restroom felt anger when a janitress blocked her from entering women’s restroom. The Janitress also said that, the restroom was exclusive only for the real woman. Gretchen initially walks out and felt really embarrassed, that she turned her heel back, grabbed her phone and opened her camera. As you watch the record, it shows there how the janitress criticize her for being a transgender. The mall staffs called a police car and, and they bring them to the Cubao, Police Station. During the interview, the janitress defend herself and said that, the mall owner does not oriented them about the restroom policy very well. The issue became trending on social media as well as on the news. In addition to that, a famous ABS CBN artist and host Vice Ganda stated her opinion about the issue during the noontime show ShowTime, that there should be a separate restroom for the LGBTQ+ people to avoid issues and awkwardness for both man and woman.
The senates of the Philippines also talked and discussed about the issue. According to senate sotto, the SOGIE equality bill has no chance of hurdling the upper chamber. Senate Bato Dela Rosa also said that “If they allow the transgender to enter the girls restroom, some man will pretend to be like them and harass the victim”. Afterwards, the opinions and statements that utter the persons mind into so many questions. We should always think that disrespecting someone by their physical appearance is always a wrongful decision. As they say, respect begets respect. We should apply this to ourselves and stop judging people. The LGBTQ+ people are also people who needs respect and to be respected. Generally speaking, we should act as an educated person. People nowadays are becoming so disrespectful, for harassing and bashing people especially those who are transgender.
After all, being a gay or a member of LGBTQ+ is a sinful thing. But as a human, we should respect but not to tolerate them.Biblically speaking, in the book of Romans chapter 11 verses 26 to 28 stated that, 26. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. In addition to that, why do we need to approve the SOGIE equality bill if God once said that being a Homosexual is a sinful thing?
Believe it or not, LGBTQ+ are being too spoon fed by the special privileges that our society is giving them. That they are demanding for the SOGIE LAW and they call it equality while the real women’s rights are being ignored. As a woman, I think respect is enough. Respecting them for who they are, are enough to feel that they are accepted, but giving them the Law that they want is just tolerating their demands that is against the law of God and were becoming like them for letting those people to have a SOGIE Equality bill.
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