I'm sure someone has posted something like this in the past, but it was really bothering me. Robin Roberts came out and anytime you see a news story about someone coming out, there always seem to be people that are like "who cares" or "why is this news?" and it really frustrates me.
There is the part of me that understands that straight people generally don't have a clue about what it's like to be gay. That they haven't thought about the issues that many of us have dealt with for the majority of our lives. But then even when gays or lesbians try to explain why coming out is so important, it seems that there are many that are bullheaded and just don't get it.
If being gay was totally accepted then fine, it wouldn't be a big deal, but then we wouldn't have the closet, would we? Gays and lesbians wouldn't have to feel stressed because they would know without a shadow of a doubt that them being gay wouldn't change how they were treated or what others thought of them. But we aren't there and it bothers me that there are some straight people that downplay our struggles.
Does this bother you too?