With Pride month closing in today, it has been a different experience from others. Having talked to many different members of the LGBTQ lately, and hearing views and thoughts, I know more then ever we have to move out of our little clicks and broaden our circles and embrace all. When the Banana Republic queens look down on the freaky clubs kids, or the fem guys, or the jock queens name call the trans walking in, or a married couple looks down on a slutty singleton, or the couple who is trupled, we have problems.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
When the community was developing in the 60's and 70's, we were just glad to have a community. We weren't trying to bash other member of the community. But then and now our trans brothers and sisters were, and still, are not treated well by the more bougie gay men, who kind of took the movement and ran with it, who in reality was started by the trans and drag members. Look, were a tiny community...maybe 10 -12 percent...there's a lot of people that don't like us. I really wish we could stick together. Some days, I feel were at each others throats with the pronouns and this and that, this one is to fem, this one is too freaky, this one is to butch. It makes me think when I heard of AIDS from older friends of mine... and the tragedy that happened, and the lives it took from just having a act of sexual expression. but the tragedy brought us together. Even though the lesbians, who weren't as susceptible of catching HIV, stuck right there with us. Yet, I sadly know gay men who won't hang with a lesbian, which I find incredibly sad and mentally limited. I hate to say this, but is there a need for some tragedy to bring us back together? Because sadly we are not together. I sadly don't see much of a gay movement these days. Yeah there is the HRC but they have been known to endorse many Republicans and seem more like a business. I feel us gays have gotten really, really comfortable, we're rightly scared of a Republican regime, and lets be honest, we fell asleep in the Obama years. If we don't keep making demands we won't get anything. Yes, we got gay marriage, but now that we got that goal, we need to work on equal rights for us all. In half the states many of us can be fired for being LGBTQ, denied housing for being LGBTQ... denied medical attention for being LGBTQ...and now trans can be banned from taking part in sports, and told what bathroom they need to use. Where's the demands? I just don't see the demands, I don't hear people demanding these things loudly. I see the gays running around being politically involved, with #this and # that. Well I'm sorry, that is not a legislative agenda. Were too comfortable. Are the ones leading these groups not worried about getting kicked out of their homes because they have money, or they have big power jobs that pay well? We need to care about the less fortunate of the community, and all of us, which is what the trans and drag queens who started the Stonewall riots were saying. So are we going to be bougie movement or a bold movement for all the LGBTQ. I say we need to be very bold. Be loud, Be fierce. Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera got this. This quote from Marsha sums it up. "History isn't something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities. You never completely have your rights, one person, until you ALL have your rights."
Take it from this freak. Love yourself and embrace others.
And always be yourself. Don't let anyone take that away or your right to be yourself
Embrace your Gay Pride.