Read about it here Homosexuals are not pedophiles. Pedophiles are pedophiles. It's wrong for adults to subject children to sex, gay or straight, man or woman. It is wrong to deny foster children the opportunity of a loving home because of sexuality. They are hurting the children by denying gay people the right to love a child. They are hurting our society! There is tons of research and data out today that shows that children of gay parents are no more likely to be gay and they are developmentally normal compared to children of heterosexual parents. Most gay parents are becoming parents by choice and because of this they are prepared to be parents. Most gay parents are not parents by accident. Most gay parents are parents because they want to be. Being a foster parent or adopting from foster care is not easy. Foster parents and adoptive parents, especially those of older children are heroes.
When I was 13 I was a bit of a tomboy. I liked sports. I liked track jackets and basketball shoes. I hated makeup and dresses. The girls in my group home told me I was a lesbian and would constantly taunt me. They would ask me if things they did turned me on. I had no idea what they even meant by that. They would tell me that they would smother me at night if they ever caught me looking at them. They would warn new girls that they should lock the bathroom door or I might try to come look at them while they were in the shower because I was gay. I had no idea what gay was, but there must have been something "gay" about me because the girls were relentless in their bullying. While I was a tomboy--I had and still have long hair, I looked like a girl and acted like a girl. I WAS a little girl! I cannot imagine how horrible it would be if I was a boy or if I had been a more masculine girl. Even the group homes have rules about being gay. They don't explicitly say you can't be gay, but I had to sign a contract when I was 12 years old at one of my group homes that said I would not date someone of my own gender while in the group home. Seriously! I was 12 years old! Gay children are not safe in group homes. Gay children deserve foster homes too.
Thinking about this makes me want to take in a gay teen. I totally would if I felt I was emotionally capable of being a good parent right now. I'm not. Right now I have to focus on me. Right now I have to figure out who I am and where I am going before I try to share my life with a child. I just wish the world was a safer place for everyone. No one deserves to be hated for who they are. No one deserves to be forced to deny their feelings and happiness. No one should feel ashamed about who they love. Love is special. Love is precious. Sexuality is normal. Sexuality is natural. Sexuality is fluid. You should celebrate your sexuality. You should celebrate love. You should celebrate who you are