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A little bleeding heart rant, by me


I am kind of shocked at seeing some in the LGBT community exhibit such patently racist, elitist and bigoted behavior lately. Really? Have we ghetto-ized ourselves so much that we're insulated against seeing discrimination and inequality that others suffer? We have the temerity to complain that the black community isn't supportive enough of us, yet we find it perfectly acceptable to denigrate women, minorities, the disabled and the homeless (and let's not forget those nasty trannies - surely a weight around our cause's neck!)?

Just because you spend all your time with your gay friends in your gay (gentrified) neighborhoods going to gay bars and eating at gay restaurants and dancing at gay clubs does not mean the fight is over, other people are at fault for not having it as good as us, or that you're better than anyone else. GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELVES.

Here endeth the rant.

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jkusters
Nov. 2nd, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Well said.

(Now, dish. What deserved your just ire? :-)
esprix
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)
A local friend who really should fucking know better.
merlinwon
Nov. 2nd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! Nice little rant there. Oohh.. i just LURVE/NOT goin' to gay.com and watchin' the queenies bitch and yell at each other. And the talk. One guy was "omg this fat troll keeps im'ing me" or "I'm so tired of gettin' im's from old trolls." .. WE/THEY fight amoungst themselves, about themselves, and "does not mean the fight is over, other people are at fault for not having it as good as us, or that you're better than anyone else." fits rite in!! Nice rant! <3
esprix
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah - forgot to include agist and sizist in there, too. If I've learned anything from my fat friends, it's to have a little pride in yourself and call people on their classist bullshit whenever you see it.
akirashima
Nov. 2nd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
and you see it in every group in every station of life. They the oppressed getting into gated communities or alcoves of safety and then lashing out at everything else. What gets me is that people identify so hard with some small facet of their lives (Gay, SCA, Fandom, BDSM, FOOTBALL, whatever) that they lose sight of the fact that they are an entire human and so is everyone else. they become this lifestyle and forget to have a life.
esprix
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
Therefore it must ALWAYS be confronted, no matter where you see it.
akirashima
Nov. 3rd, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
and i do.
igosm
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Once people finally get the concept of Human rights IS human rights we will have to find something else to be peeved over.
esprix
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
I'd be ok with that. :)
jayjaybear
Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
"Post-gay". God, I hate the very concept...
esprix
Nov. 3rd, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Seriously. Yes, it would be nice not to have a parade every 8-10 years, but that doesn't mean we're The Last Vocal Minority by any stretch...
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