If I wake up in the morning and decide to drink tea instead of coffee then that is my preference.
If there is something about myself that is ingrained into my psyche that I can’t deny or change, then that is my orientation.
Being gay is not a preference, all my friends who are gay admit it is a harder life and that it would be easier to be straight but they’re not straight, they’re gay.
If we advocate for tolerance & equal rights around the world then that should apply to minorities, the less fortunate and members of the LGBT community.
I stand in solidarity with the LGBT communities around the world, particularly in Orlando today with the victims and their families and friends who are suffering from the terrible tragedy that happened last night.
The world needs more empathy, kindness, understanding and compassion. It is up to us as individuals to demonstrate these qualities.