Yes, a household staff was removed from employment because, well she happened to be a lesbian. Post the discovery of her sexual preference by the employer, the staff was asked to leave. The fear that, what if she attacks/ makes advances on lady guests when they came home.
It is amazing to see homophobia in a well read and well–travelled person. I have always thought travel, exposure, reading let the mind grow; apparently it does not.
A good worker is relieved of services because she happens to be a lesbian, and this in a household, which could perhaps have understood her choices. This recent incident left me with a realization.
I understood why so many chose to be in the closet; after all who wants additional problems in life? Having different life choices can itself be a challenge.
Why did the incident trouble me so? I don’t know why. I just thought being removed from services all because of one’s sexual preference was saddening. Here lesbianism was being equated as being not worthy-enough-to-work, that’s where it was most unfortunate.
In my limited understanding, homophobia is akin to racism, albeit not dependent on skin color, but on sexual preference.
Why did I pen this little incident; because I wanted to get this out of my mind. What better way, than to write about it?
In complete agreement with these words which I read ..
Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you.