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Feedback: All can relate to homosexuals

This letter is in regards to a certain letter that was displayed in the Dec. 17 issue. I think it's fine to have your own opinions. I initiate it even, but if you are going to argue somebody’s point back up your opinion with reasonable explanations and supportable statements.

I understand how people can be questionable about this gay-straight alliance group since there haven't really been any homosexual students stating their opinion publicly. But just know that it's probably not easy to come out and admit something that you know people will discriminate against.

The most ridiculous statement in the letter was when she said "how can you support something you don't relate to?" Well by asking this question you are contradicting so many things. So should I not have an opinion on the subject because I am not gay or bisexual? That's saying I shouldn't promote anti-racism because I'm not the minority. If you had a feature about yourself that was strongly looked upon as wrong by the public, wouldn't it be reassuring to know you had other people supporting you? It has the title "support" group for a reason. Anyone and everyone can support what they want, even if it pertains nothing to them.

That is why I'm for this group. All I'm saying is that I know what it's like to be judged. We all do it, it's natural. But sometimes it can really hurt. If OHHS can have groups like French club, or SADD, then why not a group for homosexuals? If we start this group and straight kids come as well as homosexuals, maybe then people will realize they aren't really different from everybody else and maybe some of the criticism could finally die down.

Torey Massey

Oak Harbor

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