i’ve said it once and i’ll say it again. queer people need to trust other queer people.
don’t question someone else’s labels. TRUST that they’ve done that already. if they ask you for advice, fine, but DO NOT go in swinging. don’t go up to a straight trans man and ask why he doesn’t identify as a lesbian. don’t talk to non-binary people and tell them that their identity is a sham if they don’t transition. don’t ask bi people when they’re going to pick a side. don’t assume that someone who is ace is just repulsed by their own internalized homophobia.
like just... have respect for your fellow lgbtq+ folks because there are so few of us in an OCEAN of hetero-cisnormativity. we don’t have to chip away at each other until only the Cardinal Few remain. there is no reason that we can’t have space for the people who question, the people who change their minds, the people who dip a toe in and pull back out. i am HERE for those people, just as much as i am HERE for the people who can write a dissertation on their attraction and knew from the moment they were born that they were Hella Gay.
there is nothing simple about self-discovery and frankly, i’m not here on this earth long enough to scrutinize my fellow marginalized peoples. there’s no reason to do that shit. it does not, in fact, hurt queer people to be wholly accepting of any wayward identity. non-dysphoric? demi-gray-ace as hell? don’t care, as long as you’re fighting on my side, because i’m fighting on yours.
inclusivity all the way, yo.
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