Shocking news reports have just emerged claiming that a gay couple were arrested in Mexico, allegedly for kissing near children.
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The LGBTQ community is stronger than ever...Since the annual observance of LGBT History Month began in the U.S. in 1994, the growth and acceptance of this community has been absolutely staggering.
LGBTQ identifying people are prouder than ever before...
via: ShutterstockAnd, because of the growing numbers of barriers being broken down, more and more people are coming out openly and proudly as LGBTQ.
But discrimination still lurks...
via: ShutterstockDespite amazing development, an array of narrow-minded individuals who spread constant hatred and fear amongst this community are still in existence.
Discrimination comes in many different forms.
via: ShutterstockWhether it's in the form of cyber-bullying or in the form of a violent physical act, discrimination against the LGBTQ community is rife... but never the less, no type of discrimination is okay.
These hate crimes are happening all over the world and it's not okay...
via: ShutterstockIt's a heartbreaking reality that hate crimes against the community still happen.
Education is key...
via: ShutterstockIt is common knowledge that those who discriminate against and abuse members of the LGBTQ community are often uneducated on the topic, and are lashing out against something unfamiliar to them.
And this is why education on the topic is so important...
via: ShutterstockThe more people that are educated about the community, the fewer hate crimes and attacks there will be against LGBTQ+ identifying people.
But it is a sad reality that no matter what, there will always be people out there who are against the community...
via: Getty ImagesAnd one mom is sadly an example of this...
Not too long ago, news emerged of one mom who stopped her kids from taking classes with a teacher after discovering he was gay.
And people went absolutely crazy...
@michaelneri as a practicing Catholic, I am genuinely embarrassed by the person that sent this. Your response is absolutely perfect.— Mike Peters (@Mike Peters)1447770464.0
@michaelneri Excellent response!!! 👏👏👏— Q. Allan Brocka (@Q. Allan Brocka)1448061088.0
@michaelneri your response was incredibly awesome!— Danilo Ribeiro (@Danilo Ribeiro)1448061255.0
@michaelneri I love this so much. That lady needed to be shot down and you did it so gracefully it brought a tear to my eye. Well done. 👏— jules ⭕️ (@jules ⭕️)1448082474.0
@michaelneri Your response was perfect! Sorry you have to deal with assholes like that! I hold my class and cheers you sir! 👏🏻👏🏻— 🇨🇦 Penny Loker ♿️ (@🇨🇦 Penny Loker ♿️)1448119571.0
@michaelneri great response to someone who should know better but doesn't. All the best for the future in your work and home life.— I Have Balls Therefore I Knit (@I Have Balls Therefore I Knit)1448133207.0
@michaelneri This made me smile. Great response! x— Melissa (@Melissa)1448136570.0
@michaelneri Dear One, how sad is the fact that these people who declare themselves "Christians" are the first ones to HATE!— Bonnie Ann Lackey (@Bonnie Ann Lackey)1448139348.0
@michaelneri It would be an honor for you to teach my son. Its our loss that you are not in Texas. How sad for those children..,— kristine skocpol (@kristine skocpol)1448150889.0
@michaelneri Fabulous response. Such a shame it was even needed.— Nick Tones (@Nick Tones)1448200882.0
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Got a lovely text this week https://t.co/UWPGRycuph— Michael Neri (@Michael Neri)1447708843.0
Crazy that some people still think like that in 2020.
And now there's yet another example of 21st Century discrimination.
As articles have surfaced about a gay couple in Mexico who were allegedly arrested.
And what was their crime?
Well according to reports they were kissing on a beach.
Police arrested the men in Tulum last Sunday, February 21.
Someone made a complaint about 'obscene behaviour involving several people'.
But the men claim it was just because they were gay.
"We are gay and we were kissing and that's why they are taking us. We are gay."
Police officers have supported their actions.
Reportedly claiming that children shouldn't have to see that.