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Culture and Identity

It doesn’t matter if you’re gay straight or in between.
It doesn’t matter what god you pray to or the color of your skin.
It doesn’t matter what gender we identify as or who we are as a person.
It doesn’t matter.
So why are there still people telling us that it does?
Why are there still people denying us opportunity because how we look or who we love?

If who we are comes from the heart,
Then why to they keep telling us to go back to where we came from?
Because soon we won’t have a heart if they keep making fun of us
Because of how we look on the outside or how we function on the inside
We won’t have hearts,
Where are their hearts?