“queer can’t be used as a self-identifier or a collective term for lgbt people” and “trans women MUST self identify” are the exact same stance
because tumblr brain makes you think removing words from your vocabulary is the absolute height of activism, regardless of who is telling you to do it or why
the person im vagueing thinks ace people are “the ones pushing the q slur” & can’t figure out why terfs love their posts where they call trans women “demons” for self-IDing as queer in public
trans ppl own the word queer
we use it to stay safe so we don’t have to constantly announce that we are trans in potentially unsafe company
it originated in the gay community and has always seen common (if regional) use in actual lgbt communes and real-world activism
terfs want to retire the word queer so trans women have to taxonomize themselves to self-identify
there is no other word that serves its purpose
there is nothing distinct about its use as a slur from the word “gay”
i just saw someone get called a “demon” for self-identifying as queer by someone with f*g in their url
im actually over caring how harsh it sounds on yalls ears
blacklist it if it triggers your ptsd that bad
you’re not allowed to compromise trans women’s safety and demonize our elders because you’re sheltered enough to think nono words are the biggest threat to our way of life & you’re too ignorant to know your history
i dont care what galaxy brain discourse you saw. i, and every trans woman i know, am telling you that stigmatizing the word queer is choosing terfs over us
cis ppl should reblog this but dont say anything
Also people who say “it’s okay to self-identify with that word as long as you don’t use it as a community term” are missing the point that the ENTIRE REASON I started self-identifying as queer is because I wanted to find other people who self-identified as queer and be in a community with those people SPECIFICALLY. Those are MY people.
And yes, the primary reason I wanted to find that community is because I wanted to explore what gender means to me in a space where other people felt free to explore what gender means to them without any of us being forced to tick a specific gender box that doesn’t fully encapsulate the fluidity of our experiences.
We’re here, we’re Queer… And that’s all the information we feel like fucking giving you. So back off…
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