nah it was funny uhhh I don’t know what you want anecdote wise though??
Yeah I don’t know either this concept is exceedingly fetal at this point.
I’m basically stepping away from the political debate aspect of the issue and trying to look at the personal and interpersonal aspect of it. I’m just interested in anything (positive or negative) that aids that.
So I’m writing an Original Oratory for Speech&Debate. I had to clear the rough concept with my coach because, let’s be honest, I won’t win a damn round with this in Southwest Missouri, and Williams really just wants trophies. HOWEVER, she was actually really gung-ho about it and was like YEAH PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR THIS MESSAGE ANYWAY SO DO IT DO IT NOW
My O.O. is going to be about something in the realm of the way that LGBTQ people are treated. It’s not going to so much concern itself with “rights” or “legality” or “laws” or anything of that sort. Rather, I want to talk about the way they’re treated in day-to-day life and the little, common things that make it difficult for them (the de facto aspect rather than the de jure). Basically, the message is going to be something along the lines of “I don’t care how you vote or what you believe or how you were raised or what party you belong to; they’re people just like you so stop being a dick.”
Sooooooo, what I need from all of you is some brainstorming help, talking points, personal anecdotes, ideas, issues to point out, etc. I’d really appreciate the help because, though I feel very strongly about this and I have many LGBTQ friends, this is still out of my realm of experience because, obviously, I’m straight (see guys? I’m checking my privilege).
So, help a girl out, please?