Many persons have a neutral opinion towards lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals but do not bother much about the issue because they feel it does not concern them. Well, what is the guarantee that your child will not turn out as a gay or lesbian? Do not provide silly justifications like good parenting or disciplined lifestyle.
Sexual orientation is not a matter of good parenting. It is not as if all gays and lesbians had bad parents. If you have a general idea of the level of discrimination and complications that lesbians and gays face, just ask yourself whether you would want your child to face the same problem.
Rather than waiting for the problem to reach your home before you take action, you should try to be proactive and prevent the issue because it affects everybody equally. If you still want justification or proof of personal loss before proceeding, why don’t you consider the impact of discrimination against this community on the economy?
Since these persons have the same capabilities as other heterosexual individuals, the discrimination is actually causing a huge loss of manpower for the country. How would you like to live your life with one hand tied behind your back?
It is obvious that the productivity will be hit. You should consider this and try to integrate these individuals so that the nation, the community and your personal life enjoys an improvement. If you do not know where to start, log on to the Internet and search for associations and organizations working towards this goal in and around your neighborhood.