“diversity” my awesome fat ass

know what i’m fucking done with? people saying “gay” or “gay and lesbian” when they mean “queer.” (i’m also done with people saying “queer” when they mean “gay.”)

i just read an article in a newspaper entitled “gay and lesbian community celebrates diversity.” the article is about a local group that organizes pride events every year. they claim to be about celebrating all sorts of queer folks, but this article gives no hint that bisexual, pansexual or asexual (etc.) people even exist. instead, the article talks about gay and lesbian people as though they’re the entire queer community.

to make shit worse, the article uses the word “transgenders.” like, they can only be bothered to refer to us once in article with the word “diversity” in the title— and they think “transgender” is a noun.

i have no idea if this is just shitty reporting or if this queer (gay and lesbian?) group actually erased multisexual/asexual folks during the interview, but fuck off. not that i find any of this surprising, but it still pisses me off.

and i know it’s only the beginning; pride season is upon us. we get to hear about “gay pride” and gay pride parades” all summer. i find this really upsetting; our own community has no space for us.

there’s only one thing to do; go forth and smite those who would erase us, my lovelies. go forth.

2 responses to ““diversity” my awesome fat ass

  1. Glad to have you back posting or ranting or whatever. Looking forward to the other zillion ideas you had while you were moving/gardening/studenting. I hate people who tell me I am a butch dyke and I should stop saying I am trans* since I am not planning on “transitioning” and that somehow I am tarnishing butchdom by not upholding butch purity. Aargh.

  2. yay! hello! posting again is fucking awesome!

    and those people sound like asshats! nobody has the right to tell you who/what you are; that’s YOUR area of expertise. oog.

    the whole idea of transitioning in a certain way in order to follow ~the trans* narrative~ is fucking bullshit. being trans* isn’t about fitting the trans* narrative. it’s about being who you are in a world that tells you you’re someone else.

    and yes. i do like to rant. mostly about grues.

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