What is freedom?

Freedom has many different interpretations since its definition changes depending on the context. I would like to discuss freedom as in “the quality or state of being free as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action,” that concerns the choices of gender and sexual desire. Living in the 21st century, I am having hard times understanding how people still cannot live up to their choices. The LGBTQ community members are still not fully embraced and seen as “normal” by the society. People still cannot tolerate each other’s choices and differences in a time in history where innovation and change have never been faster. There are many debates around freedom and the USA claims to be the land of freedom; however, most of the people cannot freely exercise their rights to decide for themselves –in this case their sexuality. The majority, who does not belong to the white heterosexual men’s club, is forced to live up to the white heterosexual men’s rules and get represented, in media or in society, from the white heterosexual men’s perspective. I do not see any freedom here, do you?


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