Free country huh?
What about us that are squished into boxes
Can't be who we are because society wants us to fit into the same type of box as everyone else
What about us that can't be our selves because we are scared of what people will say
Scared of being rejected by our family
Scared of losing a job
Scared of losing a house
Scared of losing those closest to us
Scared of all the what ifs
Because society wants to put us into a box where we don't belong
We are forced to worry about what people will think when we step out of the box
And be who we are deep down.
So what was that again?
A free country?
Well what about people who can't marry the person they love because they happen to be of the same gender
Or what about those who were born in the wrong body and want to get out
Want to be of a different gender because that is how they feel safe, comfortable and open
Yet that is the state in which they are most vulnerable because their rights aren't protected by the laws.
So for them is it a free country?
The citizens who were born here
Grew up here
Might not have ever set foot out of the country
Yet their basic rights to nondiscriminatory work and housing is denied to them?
Free you say?
Do you still say this is a free country?