Knives Don't Have Your Back...

al-fie asked: i know you didn't. there were/are hrc people at my school who always confront me about gay rights and it just really bothers me that we're still going for this assimilationist tactic. and when i tell them my interests lie in other aspects of queer activism, they get all ruffled. i just personally think that its bs to have marriage equality be the face of the LGBTQ movement. i know many older queer folks feel the same. i wasn't targeting you specifically.


Answer:

The HRC can be really manipulative, which I hate. So don’t worry about them. There are many people like you and I that want to see change in the world. Marriage Equality isn’t a “Cookie-Cutter” plan of life, it is different for everyone. It’s okay to have different interests and other things that are a priority for you, but don’t let a person’s/group’s opinion get to you. Change happens in steps, I feel that Gay Marriage has overshadowed all the other issues within our community. But didn’t you notice “transgendered individuals” finally get a spotlight in the news just recently? I feel things happen in time and it will get better for everyone, but there’s so many issues with inequality on many aspects of life. Have all the issues regarding racial discrimination been abolished? We all can’t possibly sift through them at once.

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