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Kevin and I have had hateful words directed toward us. We ignore the offenders. We have been sensitive to other people who are uncomfortable with our relationship and limiting our PDA to be non existant in some cases. We love each other and we want to do the same, appropriate PDA other couples do with out the negative effects. However that is not the world we live in.
I am frustrated with apologizing for my happiness. I shouldn't have to defend my happiness because someone seeing my relationship as a sin. I am tired of dismissing the hurtful words directed at me personally and at my fellow LGBT community. I am tired of being denied validation for my personal definition of happiness. I am tired of contemplating if I'll come out to someone at work by simply having a conversation about my weekend. I am tired of hearing people use the word gay as a synonym for stupid.
Today at work during the anti discrimination training I was reminded of progress that needs to be made. I heard the word gay used negatively, as a slur, among other language expressing discrimination toward the G of the LGBT. I would like to point out that this occurred during a briefing about how an employee is protected from discrimination.