I have been an “official” gay man for about four years now, and I’ve noticed a few things that don’t quite fly with me.
“My friend told me he was gay…I was so surprised I nearly choked on his penis.”
“Why do you think it’s cool to be stupid?”
Here are the stories of those who have been assaulted or harassed by people who now believe that only some colors and creeds get to be American citizens. It is ugly. It is scary. It is very painful.
Conservatives are professional deniers, however, and still insist the attack was a hoax and that President Trump will be “great for the gays.”
“Read a book you remedial fucks.”
It’s amazing how “brave” people are when they write down a hateful message and then run out the door.
The Pulse shooting was not a function of Islam, or fundamentalism, or terrorism.
You will hear and see straight people politicizing this and trying to turn us into some sort of cause. But do not forget your humanity in this. Do not forget to see yourself.
Pray for the victims, but don’t forget to be angry. Not at another group of oppressed individuals, but the people who strip these groups of agency and identity.