College is usually a time when many students “find” themselves. Some try to find a religion they can identify with, others look to find who they are sexually.
Thanks to a program at Florida State University, students who are attempting to “find” themselves sexually don’t have to feel alone.
FSU’s the Safe Zone Tallahassee-Florida Program, is designed to support the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But honestly, there should not be a need for such a program.
Everyone should be accepting and understanding of others’ sexuality, regardless of sexual preference, everyone deserves to be respected and treated equally.
It would seem that at a university we wouldn’t discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation.
Whether you agree with their choice or not, the choice is not yours – and many believe it isn’t a choice, that it’s just how they are.
Disagreeing with someone’s decisions is not reason enough to treat someone disrespectfully or make that person feel uncomfortable.
As black people who know what it’s like to be discriminated against over something beyond our control, should we turn around and discriminate against others?
People should be judged on the way they treat others and who they are as people, not the decisions they make, which only affect them.
Amber Vaughan for the editorial board
Amber Vaughan for the editorial board.