Different strokes :) I can definitely see your point! The reason that I personally feel people like my brother need a label is because there aren't enough people like him yet. And until we get to that point, I think it's important to recognize those efforts. But like I said, I can see where you're coming from as well.
You make a good point about allyship, but to me I don't consider someone an ally just because they don't hate us. I consider my brother an ally because he actively engages in queer culture for my benefit even though he's straight himself, has come with me to LGBT events when I was in college, and works in real life… Read more
I struggle with this so hard in my real life. I get tired of giving the benefit of the doubt and having to teach grown people things they should learn themselves if they call themselves allies. Online it's easier because I can type out a whole response and not be interrupted, or choose to step away if I'm clearly not… Read more
Yeah, it's a nasty place :/
It's always your own choice. Don't worry about any sense of responsibility to the movement or anything :) it's about you and your comfort level. What I can tell you from my own coming out experience though, is that my anxiety almost immediately went away once it was out there for the world to know. And other people's… Read more
It seems to be the ones who came out as bi, and then that was kind of it, that I see pulling this shit over and over. Especially, women who came out as bi, but who seem to only ever experience discrimination from other lgbtq people, and who are primarily upset that others would think them less queer. They seem to be… Read more
Thank you for the compliment too, I really appreciate it. I'm not sure anyone who needed to hear it was really listening anyway, but I did my best!
Hey I'll take insightful over concise any day, rambling is very much my style lol :)
This is pretty much exactly what I was trying to say, but much better worded than my own comment I think :) It was a long day at work for me and I'm exhausted mentally at this point. I'm not sure if you meant that you don't understand my point or that you didn't get it when it was brought up on the mod talk post, but… Read more
I also just noticed the new tagline and I am in love lol. Perfect.
Oh I definitely will be :)