If you don’t see me as equal,
I still see you as equal,
if you see my sexuality as wrong,
I still see yours as right.
But don’t expect me to respect your opinion
about things damaging to me,
about things inaccurate about me,
I accept you have the right to the opinion
and I respect you as a fellow human
but I will never respect
dressed up in so many guises
that I’ve lost count,
if you believe your words shouldn’t hurt
then you are very misguided,
put yourself in my shoes,
if I was personal about your sexuality,
would you think it was alright?
Please stop telling me to
try to understand you
when the root of this problem is
that you could never understand me.