We had became best friends and to this day we still are, but I noticed during the beginning of our friendship, people began questioning me and asking me if I was a lesbian simply because we hung out and she would spend the night over my house. This situation really became real to me when I began to get teased for being a lesbian only because I was friends with someone who was. Also, my family began questioning me. I had to explain to many people that just because my best friend is a lesbian does not mean that I am one. Just like my aunt being a lesbian, when I see her, I do not see her as "Auntie Robin the lesbian", but I just see her as my aunt, and the same thing with my best friend, she was not "Rachel the lesbian", but simply Rachel.
I have noticed that over the years the LGBTQ community has been more accepted, and there are more Safe Spaces for them, but there are still many areas and topics and things are being tip-toed around when it comes to the LGBTQ community and there are still those people who are homophobic and refuse to talk about sexuality out side of heterosexuals. The LGBTQ community needs their justice and they deserve the same rights as everyone else. Do we all have to agree with it, no, like August said, "It is important to note that we are not arguing for an explicit discussion of sex....But just as recognition...." We are the first step to changing the schools, the communities, and the ideas of the LGBTQ community in our youth, lets make the change.