Today I came across a woman in the library who was so busy browsing her book titled, “Gays and Lesbians” to which I have come across this topic whilst in the class. She was no stranger but one of my classmate. It was a casual conversation and we were talking about the legalisation of gays and lesbians in United States of America and eventually in Australia where gay and lesbian tradition was also legalised some months ago.
With all these conversations and keeping my boundaries between her and my tradition, I openly enquired if it is religiously legalised as well here in Australia. I don’t know why I asked that. I felt stupid for a while. Because I know, there are lots of religious conflicts coinciding with legalisation of Gays. I guess, she noticed my face turn red and confused. Definitely, I felt uncomfortable sitting near her. For once, I felt like running off to the rest room and breathe some air, calm down and talk to her again.
I was waiting for her to answer anyway. Then she came closer to me. I saw her, she was anxious to answer me. I expected some kind of an explanation or say, a statement to what I wanted to hear about ‘religion and gays’. The only thing she said to me was, ‘Dear Darling, no question is stupid.’ I smiled and then I stopped her for answering me. I thought may be I wanted to hear from some Aussie talking about it.
So keeping my mind and face relaxed, I was skimming through her notes about Gays and lesbians during 80’s. I will say, it is our mind that is creating whole of us as men and women. Whatever and whoever we become, we should respect the way the people are. Everyone is not born same and that is why, all of us are different from one another.