Today is the national day celebration day for coming out of the closet for LGBT which is very important. LGBT people are alot like people with Aspergers because they are often ostracized for being themselves in the same way. They also have to decide who to come out to and when. In addition, like the Austic spectrum many of these people believe that sexuality is also a spectrum and that it is not simply a choice between loving a male or loving a female. Therefore, on this day of days we should stand with our LGBT brothers and sisters and say bravo for being yourselves. In addition, if more people were allies of diversity the world would be a much better place. It is a hard thing to accept ourselves for who we are with all of our differences when we so badly just want to fit in and be like everyone else instead of sticking out like a sore thumb and risk being ostracized. This is something that I have personally had to deal with and therefore, I have alot of appreciation for everyone in a similiar spot no matter what the cause. Some times this is easier for some people than other people depending on where you are on the spectrum but we have to support our comrades no matter where they stand.
I also have a heartfelt appreciation of people who choose to stand beside us and call themselves allies even though they may not necessarily have anything personally at stake and have risked being ostracized alongside us or worse. Many people have recieved terrible beatings for sticking beside people who they may not even personally know, but know in their hearts of hearts that what others do to people for simply being different is wrong. Therefore, I cannot thank these people enough amd say that we should celebrate these people’s trials and tribulations as much as we celebrate our own.
As long as we have people standing up for important values such as diversity I believe that we are heading towards a better day, this day will come, maybe not this year, maybe not next year maybe not even in my lifetime but a better day will come. I know this is cliche, but there is often some truth to cliches no matter when they were started. This truth may be lost over time but at one point it existed and well a better day may be a cliche I still believe in it. For all the people who have come out of a closet and all the people who support them I salute you.